MULTI-AXIS STEPPER CONTROLS

manufacturer of electrical spade connectors built a specialized batch dipping and coating line to increase throughput and minimize process variance. EDC supplied a control system to position 15 dipping stations utilizing Applied Motion Product’s high torque stepper motors, drives and planetary gearheads for positioning repeatability. An Omron PLC and touch screen coordinated the motion, controlled 8 temperature zones and allowed operators to build recipes for the various product set-ups.