advice needed on how to drive multiple 50 stepper motors

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Soarmor, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. Soarmor

    Thread Starter New Member

    Mar 12, 2013
    I am facing challenge of how to drive multiple 25x2=50 (or more) stepper motors.

    I quite a newbie in electronics and steppers. However task i am facing is - to control many - about 25 devices , where each of them has a pair of stepper motors , and control them in real time via command line in linux server. each motor must be controlled separately ( regardless to what other motors are doing)

    I need some advice so that i could at least start somewhere.

    is there a driver capable of driving 50 motors, or do i have to use 25 smaller drivers and somehow connect them to server?

    any links, ideas appreciated

  2. MrChips


    Oct 2, 2009
    Each motor or pair of motors should have its own driver electronics.
    Network them all together using an RS-485 network.
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