Designed specifically for the open loop control of stepper motors sized Nema 17 to Nema 34, Nanotec Electronic GmbH & Co. KG (Feldkirchen, Germany) has developed a controller that is fast and easy to parameterize and program via USB. The C5 controller is ideal for simple applications that do not require an encoder but demand highly dynamic performance and smooth running, such as CNC dental milling machines. Other features include:
• Operation via clock-direction mode or through specification of the speed or position via the analog input.
• Support for application programs that are directly executed in the motor controller.
• A motor resonance suppression feature via software-based current control ("dspDrive").
• A CANopen field bus interface and an encoder input.