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

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TYPICAL APPLICATIONS FOR ZIKODRIVE STEPPER MOTOR CONTROLLERS AND BRUSHLESS ESCS

Zikodrive stepper motor drivers and brushless ESCs (as well as our range of services and other motor controllers) are suitable for a wide range of applications.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

How fast can a stepper motor go?

How complex can the programming on the Zikodrive stock range of motor controllers be?

Can sensorless brushless motor controllers be used in dosing applications?

Can a sensorless brushless motor be started efficiently under load?

Can I purchase the IP rights to a bespoke designed controller?

Do you offer on site support and assistance setting up a new controller?

What are the typical costs associated with modifying an existing stock stepper motor controller or brushless motor driver?

Can I run a motor at a fixed speed under a variable or changing load?

Why choose brushless motors and controllers?

What is microstepping?

Can I start a sensorless brushless motor under load?

What do NEMA motor sizes mean and how do I use them?

Replacing a brushed DC motor with a stepper motor?

Industrial Applications

Our Stepper Motor Drivers and Brushless Motor Drivers are uniquely flexible and programmable and therefore work well in a huge range of industrial type applications. We can also add a range of plugin boards to our standard range to deal with specific communications protocols as required by your application.

Typical examples include:

1. Packaging machinery. Our stepper motor drivers and brushless DC controllers can all be used in a range of processing and packaging machinery.

2. Retrofitting - if you have an application that requires the replacement of an obsolete part we can help.

3. Automotive and vehicular.  Depending on what you need it is likely that we can supply a motor control which will work well in your application. All of our controllers are low voltage making them particularly suitable for such applications. We can also develop custom controllers which are very cost effective at high volumes.

4. Test Equipment. We have supplied stepper motor controllers and packages to manufacturers of test equipment.

5. Conveyors. Depending on the power you need, our controllers and packages are perfectly suited to conveyor belts and similar applications.

Laboratory Applications

Our stepper motor drivers and Brushless Motor Drivers are inherently flexible and programmable and therefore work well in a huge range of applications, many of which we have probably not even thought of! Some further examples of applications where our controllers could be used include:

1. Mixers. Our brushless motor controllers and stepper motor drivers can be optimised to provide whatever torque/speed combination you require.

2. Stirrers - both stepper motor drivers and brushless ESCs can be used in stirrers and can be optimised to suit whatever requirement you may need.

3. Centrifuges. As with mixers and stirrers we can optimise our controllers to deliver whatever performance you require from a centrifuge. Simply get in touch to discuss your requirements today.

4. Test Equipment. We have supplied stepper motor controllers and packages to manufacturers of a range of test equipment.

Point of Sales and Retail Display Applications

1. Rotating Prism Displays. Our stepper motor drivers and stepper motor controllers are well suited to being used in rotating prism display systems. The inherent flexibility of our controllers means that we can set up the system in whatever way you or your customer require. Need a smooth consistent speed, no problem! Need a more bespoke setup enabling you to turn a fixed number of degrees, pause, then turn again, we can help! See the SFD Rotating Prism Display Case Study for more information.

2. Full systems. Through our relationship with S3 Design and Development we can offer complete systems including custom mechanical design and build.

3. On site setup. Our engineers are fully insured and can deliver and setup any system you need wherever you need it.

4. Whatever you need in your shop window… As experts in motor control and on site setup we can deliver whatever you need for your shop window. If you have a specific model idea or anything at all that you would like to discuss please do get in touch and we will be more than happy to discuss your requirement.

Pumps and Process Control Applications

1. Peristaltic Pumps. Our stepper motor drivers and stepper motor controllers are widely used in peristaltic pump applications. See the Boxer Pumps iD Case Study for more

2. Diaphragm Pumps. Our stepper motor drivers and brushless ESCs can both be used in diaphragm pump applications.

3. Gear Pumps. Our stepper motor controllers and motors with integrated controllers are perfect for gear pumps.

4. Dosing Applications. Both our Brushless Motor Drivers and Stepper Motor Drivers are used in a range of dosing applications.

5. Compressors. Our BLDC ESCs are particularly well suited and are used in compressors where high speed and performance optimisation are critical. See the Vert Rotor Case Study for an example of this…

6. Low power process control. Because all of our controllers are low power we can easily run them from battery power supplies making them a good choice for vehicle based or ‘off grid’ applications.

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Automotive Applications

As the automotive industry has become increasingly focused on delivering improved energy efficiency and working within tighter environmental regulations demand for brushless motors has grown significantly.

As a quick example, the ZDBL15 brushless motor controller weighs in at less than 12g and can deliver over 450w of power into power dense brushless motors. You can find out more about potential issues and solutions related to the increasing trend for swapping DC motors for brushless motors HERE

In addition to this, our ability to deliver customised and bespoke electronic design solutions enables us to deliver specific controllers for specific applications within the automotive industry.

Given the typical volumes required in the automotive industry this can often lead to significant savings because we can deliver the exact controller required with no additional features adding weight and cost.

Stepper Motor Applications

Zikodrive stepper motor controllers are designed to work well in a huge range of applications, many of which are listed above. However, for a specific overview of some of the applications that Zikodrive stepper motor drivers are used in including specific case study evidence of why these applications are particularly suitable please click the button at the end of this section. Typical examples of these types of applications include:

1. Peristaltic pumps

2. Laboratory Equipment - especially gyrators and shakers.

3. Industrial applications where positional accuracy is hugely important.

4. Point of sales display equipment

If you have an application where you think that stepper motor drivers may be the best possible solution but you have a question then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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Brushless Motor Applications

Zikodrive brushless motor controllers are designed to work well in a large range of applications, many of which are already specifically listed above. However, for a more detailed  overview of some of the applications that Zikodrive brushless motor controllers are used in including specific case study examples of why these applications are suitable please click the button at the end of this section. Typical examples of these types of applications include:

1. Diaphragm pumps

2. Laboratory Equipment - especially mixers and shakers.

3. Industrial applications where longevity, size and weight and exceptional performance are important.

4. Hobbyist equipment equipment such as model aircraft or similar.


Amusement and Arcade Machine Applications

Zikodrive Stepper Motor Drivers and Brushless Motor Controllers are well suited to a wide range of amusement and arcade machine applications. The custom programmability of the entire range makes it particularly simple to use in such applications where specific functions are required quickly and easily.

Typical arcade and amusement applications include:

1. Coin pushers

2. Flippers

3. Pinball

For more information on using Zikodrive Stepper Motor Drivers or Brushless Motor Controllers in arcade and amusement applications please click the link below.If you have questoins at all please contact us to talk to one of our engineers.

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Catering Equipment Applications

Our brushless motor drivers and stepper motor drivers can be used in a broad range of catering equipment applications. In this market we can add a range of additional features that might not be available with many of the motors that have often been adopted in this area. One of the main areas that we work in here is in replacing DC and AC motors with brushless or stepper motor systems which can help reduce weight and increase performance and efficiency. Typical applications include:

1. Rotisseries

2. Electric knives, especially high speed slicing knives.

3. Kebab Equipment

For more information on any of these applications or discuss your particular need with an engineer please contact us direct or click on the link below.

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Other Applications

Our stepper motor drivers and Brushless Motor Drivers are inherently flexible and programmable and therefore work well in a huge range of applications, many of which we have probably not even thought of! Some further examples of applications where our controllers could be used include:

1. Remote control cars and other vehicles. Our Brushless ESCs are lightweight and poewrful and can be optimised to control and maintain set speeds as required.

2. Turntables - our brushed DC boards with encoder feedback are perfect for turntables.

3. Model making and hobbyist applications. Depending on what you need it is likely that we can supply a motor control which will work well in your application.

4. Test Equipment. We have supplied stepper motor controllers and packages to manufacturers of test equipment.

5. Custom machine builders. We have supplied a number of controllers and other packages to design houses building custom machines.

6. New ideas? We are always open to new ideas and are HAPPY TO ADAPT our range to work for you

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Our stepper motor drivers and stepper motors with integrated stepper motor controllers are frequently used in applications related to process control and pumping. The positional accuracy of the ZD series of stepper motor drivers as well as the programmability makes them particularly well suited to any type of dosing or positional application. In contrast the ZDBL series of brushless ESCs (BLDC motor drivers) are more suitable for higher speed and less positionally sensitive applications. They are still useful as the main driver in applications such as diaphragm pumps or compressors.


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