This pancake bipolar stepping motor from Sanyo has a 1.8° step angle (200 steps/revolution). It offers a holding torque of 1.9 kg-cm (26 oz-in), and each phase draws 1 A at 5.4 V. This stepper motor’s flat profile (25.6 mm including the shaft) allows it to be used in places where more traditional stepper motors would be too bulky.
|Bipolar stepper motor wires are terminated with bare leads.|
|Sanyo bipolar stepper motor wiring diagram.|
This pancake bipolar stepping motor from Sanyo has a 1.8° step angle (200 steps/revolution). Each phase draws 1 A at 5.4 V, allowing for a holding torque of 1.9 kg-cm (26 oz-in). The motor has four color-coded wires terminated with bare leads: red and yellow connect to one coil; orange and blue connect to the other. It can be controlled by a pair of suitable H-bridges (one for each coil), but we recommend using a bipolar stepper motor driver.
Our 5 mm universal mounting hub can be used to mount objects on the stepper motor’s 5 mm-diameter output shaft.
- Size: 42 mm square × 18.6 mm, not including the shaft
- Weight: 140 g (4.9 oz)
- Shaft diameter: 5 mm
- Steps per revolution: 200
- Current rating: 1 A per coil
- Voltage rating: 5.4 V
- Resistance: 5.4 Ω per coil
- Holding torque: 1.9 kg-cm (26 oz-in)
- Inductance: 2.9 mH per coil
- Lead length: 30 cm (12″)
More specifications are available in the datasheet (385k pdf).
The following diagram shows the stepper motor dimensions in mm. The dimension labeled “L” is 18.6 mm. This stepper motor has a single output shaft with a length of 5 mm from the mounting face and a diameter of 5 mm. This shaft works with our 5 mm universal mounting hub.
We also carry a thinner version of this stepper motor where “L” in the above diagram is 11.6 mm and all other dimensions are the same.
|Bottom view of the 42×18.6mm Sanyo pancake stepper motor.|
Stepper Motor Applications
Stepper motors are generally used in a variety of applications where precise position control is desirable and the cost or complexity of a feedback control system is unwarranted. Here are a few applications where stepper motors are often found:
- CNC machines
- 3D printer/prototyping machines (e.g. RepRap)
- Laser cutters
- Pick and place machines
- Linear actuators
- Hard drives
|Sanyo stepper motors; from left to right: 14mm single shaft, 42×18.6mm, 50×11mm, 14mm double shaft|
Note: Sanyo Denki calls this product the “SANMOTION F2 STEPPING SYSTEMS TYPE SS2422-5041”.
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