FAULHABER Stepper Controllers are fully programmable and allow to control a large choice of our stepper motors thanks to their tuneable current range. They offer microstepping capabilities up to 256 microsteps per full step as well as the possibility of controlling multiple axis when connecting several boards together.
They are intended to be used as evaluation boards and allow a quick setup thanks to screw terminals and a Molex connector compatible with the standard cables solutions offered on stepper motors. USB communications and many outputs and input signals allow for quick testing and external interaction.
The stepper motor controller MCST3601 is a motion controller based on the TMC429 and TMC260 chips from Trinamic®.
It is meant as evaluation board and can be controlled using the “TMCL-IDE” software. Its graphical user interface allows to easily tune parameters and operate motors using either a direct mode or a standalone mode. Code can be written using the TMCL language and can then be downloaded on the module.
The key points that characterize the stepper motor controller are the following:
Several application notes and some example programming files with the parameters for each Faulhaber stepper motors are available. These allow to simplify the start-up process and grasp the main settings to take into account.