Tl-Smoother Diagram

TL-Smoothers, do they make sense?

So, after our first blog post, which you can read here, Watterott kindly pointed out to us that our post didn’t make sense, so we looked at TL-Smoothers for 3D printers again. Turns out, our explanation of TL-Smoothers doesn’t apply to TL-Smoothers, since these small boards don’t use freewheeling diodes. Instead – and to our […]

TL-Smoothers, do 3D printers really need them?

NOTE: This blog post deals with freewheeling diodes, not with actual TL-Smoothers. For more info on TL-Smoothers, please visit our other blog post here. There is a debate going on in the 3D printing community whether or not to use TL-Smoothers. These little modules can be added to stepper motors of 3D printers, offering recovery […]

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2018

Growing success is great, but also brings about growing constraints. Expectations get higher and higher with every new goal achieved, steering life into narrow lanes. But there‚Äôs a way to escape the pressure every now and then, to overcome these limitations and revitalize, to get a new perspective on things. For some, this escape is […]

How to use graphs within TMCL-IDE and log data

In the video below, our Field Application Engineer Thomas Ernst explains how you can use graphs for your own evaluations. Trinamics TMCL-IDE is an integrated development environment that allows for easy and in-depth exploration of all Trinamic products supporting the TMCL protocol. You can try for yourself using a PD1270 PANdrive, a potentiometer, and the […]

Trinamic is looking for you!

There was a time where one new product per month was a big achievement for TRINAMIC Motion Control. In 2015, there were 20 new products and in 2016 a total of 33 new products were released over the entire year. Following this trend, 60 new products were scheduled in 2018. It became clear, however, that […]

How to replace Allegro A4988 with TMC2208

How to replace an Allegro A4988 with the TMC2208

The TMC2208 stepper motor driver is an ultra-silent motor driver IC for 2-phase stepper motors. Its features and benefits make it a popular replacement for pin-compatible legacy drivers, such as the Allegro A4988. Whether you simply want to benchmark different stepper driver ICs or if you’re looking to replace an A4988 with the TMC2208 by […]