Motion control can be confusing to the uninitiated. For starters, there are a lot of motor types out there: stepper, piezo-electric, servo control…the list goes on and on. Even more confusing is the fact that each type of motor requires a different type of motion controller. Then there is the sea of applications for motors and controllers: small robotics, automation, packaging, scientific (positioners, spectrometers, monochromators, etc.), everyday life (printers, facsimile machines, scanners, cameras, etc.) and so many more. What works best for someone else won’t necessarily work best for you.
It sounds confusing, right? It doesn’t have to be, and with Simple Step motion controllers, it never is.
Our motion control boards are easy for anyone to install and use, and we’re happy to answer any questions you have about them. Just ask us!
How Are Simple Step’s Motion Controllers Different?
Historically, motion controls have been complicated pieces of equipment that required their operators to enroll in extensive on-site training courses and read and memorize the particulars of incredibly long and in-depth instruction manuals. Both of those activities mean time and money which could be dedicated to your operations are instead spent on research and learning. It’s extremely taxing and, frankly, unnecessary.
Unnecessary because Simple Step has found a better way, a way that, as our name implies, is simple. The tasks that our motion controls are capable of performing go far beyond simple, but the ease of which they can be operated will astonish anyone who is used to doing things the old way. You don’t need to read large jargon-filled manuals, and you don’t have to take any classes. Our motion controllers connect to your network via RS232, RS422, RS485 or USB virtual serial port and are operated through the input of basic ASCII commands.
Plug-and-play motion controls are finally here. Try them in your facility and you’ll never want to try anything else ever again.