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How do I reverse the stepper motor rotation permanently?
By swapping the A and B pairs of the motor leads, the motor will run in reverse direction. Swap A+ with B+, A- with B-.
The colors would be: Swap red with green, swap white with black.
FAQ ID: 1124
Do you have cable pinouts for connecting the SureStep drives to PLCs?
Generic wiring connections are shown in each drive/integrated drive chapter of the SureStep User Manual:
Chapter 2 = STP-DRV-6575
Chapter 3 = STP-DRV-4035
Chapter 4 = Advanced Drives (STP-DRV-4850, 80100)
Chapter 5 = Integrated Motor/Drives (STP-MTRD-xxxx)
Appendix B of the SCL User Manual contains a lot of good information about RS-485 and RS-232 serial comms
Detailed wiring connections to specific AutomationDirect PLCs are also shown later in the User Manual:
Chapter 9 = RS485 Serial connections
Appendix B = Using SureStep with AutomationDirect PLCs
FAQ ID: 1248
Can I use the SureStep Pro Software in 64 bit version of Windows?
SureStep PRO has been replaced by SureMotion PRO. SureMotion PRO is compatible with Windows 7 thru Windows 10 (32 bit and 64 bit). As with any software at AutomationDirect, always check the software's Item Page on our store for the latest Windows compatibility.
FAQ ID: 1317
The torque curves in the manual don't begin at 0 rpm, what are the torque values below those speeds?
This is from the Stepper Drive and Motor mfgr;
Dynamic torque typically starts out at like 70% or so of the holding torque value and doesn't usually appear on the TS curve- this is an industry standard.
What happens at those lowest speeds is that there is a lot of resonance which is lowering the dynamic torque as it gets going which is why it is lower in that speed range and also why many motor manufacturers begin curves at speeds above 1 rps. Yours probably starts at 500 RPM specifically because this motor is a parallel connection type which is meant to be run at higher speeds and therefore many engineers are not concerned with how much torque is available at lower speeds because they are not using those.
FAQ ID: 1318
What are the connectors for the STP-DRV-4850 and -80100 drives?
We now offer the stepper drive connectors as replacement parts.
STP-CON-1 = Connector kit for STP-DRV-6575
STP-CON-2 = Connector kit for STP-DRV-4850, STP-DRV-80100
STP-CON-3 = Connector kit for Integrated Motor/Drives (STP-DRVA-xxxx)
FAQ ID: 1555