Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions (Waterbury, CT) has released the DCM4826X stepper motor drive module, a bipolar 2 phase chopper drive package rated for a 12-48VDC input voltage and a continuous output current rating of 2.6A rms (3.68A peak) per phase. The drive can be used with rotary stepper motors or stepper motor-based linear actuators and can be configured for full step, half step, or microstep (1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64 step size). The mounting plate of the totally enclosed unit measures 64 mm x 60 mm with mounting hold center-to-center distances of 52 mm x 38 mm respectively. Total thickness of the unit from the mounting plate is 34.4 mm.

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