I’d like to use this stepper & encoder with SimpleFOC:
Looking at Stepper drivers | Arduino-FOC
It seems that the only suitable one for ~5a would be this one: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1924944935.html
Incremental encoders background
Would this type of optical encoder be supported?
Image from the manual for the Cl57t driver
sold as compatible with this stepper.
- Output Circuit Type: Differential type
- Encoder Type: Incremental
- Encoder Resolution: 1000PPR(4000CPR)
- Output Signal Channels: 2 channels
Inconclusive thread on this encoder under Arduino
What do you want to build?
1000ppr (4000cpr)seems a bit low to me for running a stepper with FOC.
I’m using a Nema 34 stepper and I’m having issues with alignment although I’m using a 2000ppr (8000cpr) encoder.
If you want to use this stepper and encoder, you don’t need the RS-422 hardware device.
Only if you want to use a SinCos encoder.
Could anyone point me in the direction of hardware I should look at to control this motor & encoder combination under SimpleFOC?