Stepper Motor Controller with Onboard Amplifiers VMEbus

The VME321 is a cost-sensitive stepper motor controller 6U VMEbus board with amplifiers. Its rugged design features are ideal for extreme environments, ensuring a long, reliable service life.

The VME321 intelligent stepper motor controller with amplifiers is an ideal solution for all applications where stepper motors must be controlled with a maximum of flexibility and a minimum of overhead. The local processor handles all high-level commands to provide maximum control for both straightforward as well as very complex applications.

The VME321 is also available in 3U form factor and as a M-Module, PCI and CompactPCI (3U and 6U) product.

  • Controls four sets of two 2-phase or one 4-phase motors
  • Firmware compatible with VME322 intelligent stepper motor controller for external amplifiers
  • Interrupts on position breakpoint, trajectory complete and command complete
  • Programmable hold-current reduction
  • User configurable maximum current
  • Brake Support
  • Full-, half- and micro-stepping (up to 16 micro steps per full-step)
  • Eight home sensor inputs
  • Step-rates up to 50kHz
  • Programmable acceleration from 50Hz/sec to 5,000kHz/sec
  • Hardware synchronization lines