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Zikodrive Motor Controllers - stepper motor drivers, brushless ESCs, bldc motor drivers, stepper motor controllers

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MOTOR CONTROL FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - A RANGE OF TECHNICAL ARTICLES ON STEPPER MOTOR CONTROL, BRUSHLESS DC MOTOR CONTROL AND RELATED SUBJECTS



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The ZD Series of Stepper Motors with Integrated Stepper Motor Drives can be operated using a range of external inputs including analogue controls, UART and external hardware. In addition to this these stepper motor drivers offer up to 25600 potential positions (on a standard 1.8 degree or 200 step stepper motor) and can be programmed to perform any action you may require.

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In this section of the Zikodrive Motor Controllers website you can access a range of articles on technical aspects of motor control, specific aspects of stepper motor control or brushless motor control and also some of the more common questions we are asked in relation to our commercial terms and options. We welcome submissions which we can include on these pages so much that we have a specific contact form set aside just for that purpose - see bottom right corner and let us know if you have any questions that you would like answered!

GENERAL QUESTIONS

What is the best motor for my application?

What is a torque speed curve and how can I use it to make the right choice of motor?

How do I match a motor to a controller?

What user interfaces are available?

What is the difference between a single shaft motor and a dual shaft motor?

What do NEMA motor sizes mean?


STEPPER MOTOR CONTROLLER AND STEPPER MOTOR DRIVER QUESTIONS

How much speed can I get with a stepper motor?

An introduction to stepper motor theory - what is a stepper motor and how does it work?

Can I replace a brushed DC motor with a stepper motor and controller?

What are the main advantages of using stepper motors?

Can I maintain a fixed speed under variable load?

What is the difference between a stepper motor driver and a stepper motor controller?

What is microstepping?


BRUSHLESS DC MOTOR AND BRUSHLESS DC MOTOR CONTROLLER (BRUSHLESS ESC OR BLDC MOTOR DRIVER) QUESTIONS

What is a sensored BLDC motor?

What is a sensorless BLDC motor?

An introduction to brushless (BLDC) motor theory - what is a brushless motor and how does it work?

Can I replace a brushed DC motor with a brushless DC motor and controller?

How does back-EMF control of BLDC motors work?

Is Brushless DC the right option for my application?

Can I use ZDBL Series sensorless brushless motor controllers for dosing applications?

Can I use a sensorless brushless motor controller to start a sensorless brushless motor under load?

How to control a brushless DC motor

What are the different types of brushless motor controller (for example sensorless, sensored, ESCs etc.)

What is an ‘optimised’ brushless motor controller and why should I use one?

How does closed loop control of sensorless brushless motors work and what brushless motor controllers are needed to achieve it?

What are the differences between trapezoidal, sinusoidal and field orientated control (FOC) brushless motor controllers?


MOTOR CONTROLLER PROGRAMMING AND SET UP QUESTIONS

How complex can Zikodrive programming be?


COMMERCIAL QUESTIONS

Can I purchase full Intellectual Property Rights for a new design?

What are the payment terms for Zikodrive Motor Controllers?

What is an OEM?

What is the cost of modifying an existing controller?


TECHNICAL SUPPORT QUESTIONS

Do you offer on site support and assistance setting up?

What technical support do you offer?