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.
Read this white paper to master the best practices for optimizing cables in any servo or stepper system.