I am building up a linear actuator and hope to drive it with a stepper motor controlled by Arduino.
I have calculated the torque I require and the following stepper motor is sufficient for my purposes running at a speed of 500rpm:
NEMA 23 Stepper Motor http://www.automationtechnologiesinc.com/products-page/nema-23/kl23h2100-50-8b
Here is the torque curve: http://www.automationtechnologiesinc.com/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2015/05/KL23H2100-50-8BTC.pdf
I plan to use a 48VDC / 7.3A power supply and the following stepper motor driver:
I have the following questions:
1) Which Arduino board would you recommend using?
2) What would be the simplest way of wiring all the components together? Would it be using a bread board with jumpers? Perhaps as the following: http://makezine.com/video/driving-big-stepper-motors-with-arduino/
3) Will I have any problems with the components overheating? The linear actuator needs to accelerate up to a certain speed (equivalent to 500rpm motor speed). Hold the speed. Then decelerate back to a stop and repeat the motion continuously.
Any help would be great.