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Selecting the Proper Cables for Your Stepper or Servo System

Engineers devote a lot of time and effort designing highly efficient, reliable, and economical stepper or servo motor positioning systems. They select a motor, a controller, appropriate feedback circuits, and an amplifier to satisfy the specific motion system’s needs. Unfortunately, however, the signal and power cables connecting the components are often overlooked until the project is nearing its end or, worse yet, handed off to an electrician who lacks the proper training. Overlooking critical cable selection factors can deliver a system with lower than expected accuracy, frequent failures, low immunity from electromagnetic interference, and adverse effects on neighboring equipment.

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Servo Cables

Drive-to-motor connection methods vary widely depending on rated current and voltage, minimum code distances, different shielding concepts and other factors. We supply pre-assembled ready-to-use cables that meet relevant CE and UL requirements for any power and feedback requirement.

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KAS Network Cables

Kollmorgen Automation Suite™ uses EtherCAT®, our motion bus of choice for high-performance applications. We provide the highest-quality Ethernet cables to ensure reliable operation with the lowest possible network latency. Of course, we also provide all the motor and drive cables you need.

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