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Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions has introduced the latest addition to the IDEA Drive line of sophisticated stepper motor controllers. The RoHS-compliant PCM4806E drive allows an encoder input to the controller for closed-loop position correction capability. This particular drive is optimized to regulate a low-current power stage suitable for accurately controlling smaller can-stack linear actuators.

The IDEA Drive encoder interface is designed to accept single-ended, 2-channel quadrature encoder input and an index signal. The 90 degree offset of Channel A and B allows the system to determine motor direction. A 1000 line encoder will be translated by the firmware as a 2000 pulse signal for use in position correction. 

For more information, visit www.haydonkerk.com.

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