Motors and Drives: Stepper Motors--Advantages and Disadvantages

Part 4 of the Motors and Drives Series details the advantages, disadvantages, and different components that make up a standard stepper motor.

Positional Based

Stepper [System Overview ]

  • Advantage- Simple, Low cost, low maintenance, open-loop, easy setup

  • Disadvantage-slow speeds, lower power, inefficient (constant current regardless of load), susceptible to resonance, loss of position on stall.

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