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

+44 (0) 333 123 7130

Zikodrive Motor Controllers is a trading name of Round Bank Engineering ltd. Registed Company Number 08288866. VAT Number: GB226504428

Zikodrive Stepper Motors with integrated stepper motor drivers and stepper motor controllers

COMMUNICATIONS ON ZIKODRIVE STEPPER MOTOR CONTROLLERS AND BRUSHLESS ESCS

Zikodrive Motor Controllers can operate with a variety of communication inputs. The simplest of these involve setting up with analogue controls either directly through external hardware such as buttons and pots or through 0-5v speed control and signal inputs. More advanced options include using UART over RS232 or RS485 and we are also able to interface out controllers with a range of communications protocols including Modbus, CANbus and more.

Zikodrive Stepper Motors with integrated stepper motor drivers and stepper motor controllers

Communication

Typical Functions

Applications

Plugin Board Required?

Pros

Cons

Analogue and Digital Controls

0-5v speed control

Signal inputs for basic commands such as stop/go and forward/reverse.

Signal input can be used to run a specific programme.

Offline controls.

Basic pumps (peristaltic, diaphragm, gear).

Lab equipment

Industrial Equipment

Automotive Equipment

No

Very quick and simple to use.

Can quickly interface with a PLC if required (easy setup).


Limited functionality make complex commands impossible.

UART

Allows quick adjustment of any settings including speed, current, direction, distance turned, acceleration stage and more.

Intelligent cased pumps.

Barcode scanners.

OEM programming and setup of a large number of  drivers.

No

Simple to use and enables quick programming and setup of drivers.

Intended for board to board communications. Cannot be used over long cables as interference is common on longer cable runs.

UART over RS232

Allows quick adjustment of any settings including speed, current, direction, distance turned, acceleration stage and more.

Point to point industrial applications.

Full motor control via PLC for applications such as factory machinery, pumps and similar.

No

Able to function in electrically noisy environments.

Widely used serial interface.

Not addressable so limited to point to point communications.

UART over RS485

Allows quick adjustment of any settings including speed, current, direction, distance turned, acceleration stage and more.

Applications where multiple devices need to be controlled by 1 master controller.

Applications where protocols such as Modbus are required.

RS485 enables control of multiple devices over long distances in electrically noisy environments.

ZDRSU

Very stable in electrically noisy environments.

Enables control of multiple addressable devices.

Requires additional setup which increases time.

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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?