Stepper Motor Development System
Original Publication Date: 1986-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
A stepper motor development system implements and optimizes stepper motor control algorithms. Any portion of a stepper motor profile, which is the sequence of step-delay operations in which a stepper motor is moved a specified distance in a specified length of time, can be altered during motor operation and can be utilized with any phase drive arrangement. This enables immediate feedback about the effect of the variation, such as a change in a step delay. System hardware includes a CPU 1 (Fig. 1) having the program and data memory required to run the system software and store the active motor profiles. A keyboard 2 is an operator input device, and a video display 3 is an output device. A storage medium 4 (typically a diskette or a hard disk) provides non-volatile storage of profiles and other system data.