Motor Drivers and Controllers for Laboratory Equipment
Zikodrive Motor Controllers are widely used in a range of laboratory motor control applications. All stock motor controllers can be programmed to run at whatever torque and speed you require as well as offering a range of intelligent alternative options including user interfaces. The advanced stepper control we offer is well suited for dosing and other types of applications whilst they can also be used in stirrers, mixers and other similar pieces of equipment. It is also possible to carry out dosing with brushless DC motors – click here to find out more about how this can be done.
The ZDBL range of brushless DC motor controllers can be set up to run in applications which had previously used brushed DC motors, offering additional life and more efficient performance. We can also offer both stepper and brushless DC packages which feature constant speed under variable load/pressure.
Trusted to deliver the performance and control you need
We know that every piece of laboratory equipment is different and that the requirements you have as a designer can be very exacting. With Zikodrive Motor Controllers you can be certain that we will have the right controller for you because we have such an extensive range of options.
We also know about how important safety is in laboratory environments. All our controllers are manufactured under the AS9100 Quality Management System to be life and mission critical and we also offer a huge range of safety features on our controllers to help you deliver quality products to market. Over temperature protection, over current protection, stall detect and more can all be used to ensure your products are trusted.
The Nymax Lab One - powered by Zikodrive Motor Controllers
A custom programmed ZD10LCD stepper motor controller for a lab application
Learn more about a project we carried out to custom programme a ZD10LCD stepper motor controller for a customer in the laboratory equipment industry. The project involved developing a range of user-selectable fixed length programmes which could be quickly and easily selected by the end user and run.
The interface would then display key information to the user about the stage of the run cycle that the controller was at.
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Frequently asked questions
It’s always best to give us a call to discuss this question as the specific case is usually very important. However, there are a few general rules of thumb to go by which are worth bearing in mind. Speed is arguably the most important. A typical stepper motor will usually go as far as around 600rpm before the torque rating drops to the point of being virtually useless. Conversely a typical brushless motor will often (though not always) be almost useless below 60-100rpm (especially sensorless brushless).
When making this decision it is always better to start from the actual application and think about what this requires. Once this has been done it is then easy to make the right decision and move forward with the project. If in doubt, please do give us a call or email to discuss.
No problem. Just send us the details of what you are after and we’ll get back to you as fast as we can with any thoughts or questions we may have and a quote.
Alternatively you can have a look at some of our pre-existing controllers such as the ZD10LCD stepper motor controller and request a customisation of any controller to include a user interface of your choice.
“Zikodrive were an excellent find, they are always willing to help & their products are extremely reliable. We use their stepper controller in lab equipment that ships globally.”
“We are a small SME company and it’s very rare to be treated with so much respect from a company who realises all customers have urgent needs even the small ones. Thanks again. Fantastic service”
“When customization means cost saving Zikodrive is your best partner.”
“S3 Design and Development Ltd is proud to work alongside Zikodrive in the development of motor control systems for our products and customers. The attention to detail is superb and we are always kept in the loop as the project develops and they are constantly investigating innovative approaches to product development.”
“Zikodrive has a responsive development team with intelligent grasp of the applications. Valuable input to the design and seamless cooperation contributed to an enjoyable development project.”
“It was a pleasure to work with Phil and the team. They provided essential knowledge and skills, on time and on budget.”
“Nymax selected Zikodrive controllers for our lab mixer due to their reliability”