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

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

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How complex can the programming of the standard range of Zikodrive Stepper Motor Controllers or Brushless Motor Drivers be?




One of the main advantages of using Zikodrive Motor Controllers over many similar manufacturers is that our motor controllers are fully programmable and that we can help you out with the programming.


QUICK SETUP OF THE BASIC PARAMETERS OF YOUR STEPPER MOTOR CONTROLLER OR BLDC MOTOR DRIVER


At its most basic, we can set up a stepper motor controller with basic settings such as current and speed. This is particularly useful for those customers who require a motor driver that runs in a set speed range or who just need a motor driver which will accurately and repeatedly run at a set speed. Our aim here is to simplify things as much as possible for our customers by setting up the basic parameters on the stepper motor controller or brushless motor driver before you even use them. To find out more about this type of operation you can browse some of our Quick Programming Case Studies which highlight some examples of this type of quick programming and how different customers have chosen to use it.


STEPPER MOTOR DRIVERS AND BRUSHLESS ESCS THAT MAKE IT SIMPLE AND EASY FOR YOU


The central aim of this type of programming is to deliver drivers which are set up and ready to go for the specific application that you need. Many of our customers have previously used stepper motor drivers or brushless ESCs where they have to try and manually set up specific speeds using either a pot or other mechanical methods but with Zikodrive Motor Controllers we can preset exact speeds into your motor controller so that you can simply take it out the box and plug it in….


MORE COMPLEX PROGRAMMING OF YOUR STEPPER MOTOR CONTROLLER OR BLDC MOTOR DRIVER…


As useful as the simple parameter setting programming can be in a range of applications it is just the tip of the iceberg of what can be achieved with Zikodrive Stepper Motor Controllers or Brushless ESCs.


For more technically advanced and demanding motor control applications we can set up controllers to run specific sequences (see the Rotating Prism Case Study). These sequences can then be triggered with a signal input or can be setup to be modified using external switches or pots. Always bear in mind that we can set up any motor controller to operate with a range of external user controlled inputs such as buttons, pots and more.


In even more complex examples the level of programming and motor control that we can implement is limited by memory on the motor controllers. To pre-programme detailed sequences obviously takes time and the more complex the requirement the more memory the programme will ultimately take up but there is a significant amount of programming that can be done on all our motor controllers.


If you want to get a sense of the level of complexity that can be achieved then a good place to start is with the iD Stepper Motor Controller specifically developed for Boxer Pumps . This features a significant amount of complex programming in order to incorporate automatic pump calibration, dosing monitoring, a full usre interface and second tier calibration interface and a whole host of other features.


CONCLUSION - COMPLETE PROGRAMMING OF STEPPER MOTOR CONTROLLERS AND BRUSHLESS MOTOR DRIVERS TO MEET YOUR PROJECT’S NEEDS


Just ask! If you have a specific requirement that you would prefer to be directly programmed into a controller rather than operated by UART or similar protocol then we are probably able to help. Stepper Motor Drivers such as the ZD4LCD are designed to be customised and so we will need to work with you to develop your specific application.







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Why not start by browsing some of the stepper motor and stepper motor driver packages that we have put together ourselves. All of these have been carefully matched to ensure the maximum mechanical performance from the stepper motor whilst at the same time ensuring they deliver value for money.

Stepper Motors & DriversZD4 Stepper Motor DriverStepper motors with integrated stepper motor drivers and controllers - NEMA 17 and NEMA 23ApplicationsBLDC Motor Drivers

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?