StepperMotor Controller - PLC 24V Peristaltic Pump 114ST Watson-Marlow
Panther stepper motor controller is now configured to work with 24VDC signals.
"A programmable logic controller (PLC) or programmable controller is an industrial computer that has been ruggedized and adapted for the control of manufacturing processes, such as assembly lines, machines, robotic devices, or any activity that requires high reliability, ease of programming, and process fault diagnosis. Dick Morley is considered as the father of PLC as he had invented the first PLC, the Modicon 084, for General Motors in 1968." - wiki
Most of the solutions above require a gearbox. Direct drive means there is no gearbox. Gearbox is an expensive part that takes up space and makes noise.
Stepper motors do not require a gearbox because of the amazing turndown ratio.
Historically they have been very difficult to control. Due to recent advances in technology that has changed.
When using the right stepper motor controller the motor will run quietly, cool and the setup will be a smooth process.
Stepper motors are the preferred method of powering the peristaltic pump.
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