The 3540i is a programmable step motor
driver suitable for a wide range of motion
control applications. It includes a
sophisticated controller integrated with a
140 watt microstepping amplifier. The 3540i
includes Applied Motion's easy to use Si
Programmer Windows software for the
rapid development of stand-alone motion
control programs. The 3540i can also be
commanded in real time from a host PC or
PLC, using the Si Command Language (SCL).
SCL allows for control via serial commands sent from a host device such as a PC or PLC. This permits the user to perform a variety of motion, I/O, and system
status tasks in real time via a host serial device.
For multi-axis applications, up to 4 Applied
Motion Si drives (stepper or Servo) can be
networked using a single SiNet Hub. The
3540i includes 8 optically isolated
programmable inputs for triggering,
branching, position sensing and end of
travel detection. 3 optically isolated
programmable outputs can send signals to
other electronic devices and activate relays.
A daughterboard is available which provides an encoder
input as well as an RS485 interface.
Si Programmer Intended for use in stand-alone applications, Si (Simple Indexer) Programmer
provides quick, out-of-the-box use with an extremely friendly, point-and-click
graphical interface that does not require any software programming experience.
Once an Si program has been constructed and downloaded to the drive,
the program can be executed stand-alone at power-up or from an external trigger.
Constructing a program is accomplished through the use of instructions selected
in a point-and-click manner. Once an instruction is selected, a "fill in the blanks"
format is used to input parameters.
Constructing an Si program requires no prior programming experience nor does
it require learning a programming language. Si Programmer generates the actual
motion control program, based on user selected parameters, thereby eliminating
syntax errors. Once created, programs are easily downloaded, uploaded, saved
Si Programmer also provides the capability to control digital inputs and outputs,
useful for interfacing with external equipment like PLCs, sensors, end-of-travel switches,
and more. Si Programmer has found success in all types of applications, from simple
linear actuator applications to complete machine control with operator interface
† All amounts shown in USD Note: Programming cable included. Software is a free download; click on "Software" icon below the picture. To see torque-speed curves for recommended motors, click on "Specs" above. Ordering Example: (1) 3540I Programmable step motor indexer/drive, $427.00 plus (1) OM-CONV-USB USB to RS-232 Interface Converter, $19.00 plus (1) OMHT17-075 NEMA 17 stepper motor, 62.8oz-in holding torque, $74.00 plus (1) OMPS150A24 Stepper drive power supply, 24 VDC, 6.3A, $119.00, $427.00 + 19.00 + 74.00 + 119.00 = $639.00
3540i Series - Programmable Step Motor Driver
STM, ST, Stac6, 1240i, 3540i, si3540 Series - Si Command Language (SCL) for Stepper Drives