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Step Motor Drives

Step motor drives from Applied Motion Products offer unparalleled performance for today's modern machine builders. From the groundup these drives offer best-in-class current control for optimal smoothness and torque, robust and flexible on-board control options, and industry-standard industrial network communications.

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Model Number Supply Voltage Control Modes Output Current Communication Ports Encoder Feedback 1pc./50pc. Compare
3540M
12-42 VDC Step & Direction 0.4-3.5 A/phase NA No $264.00 / $198.00
3540MO
12-42 VDC Velocity (Oscillator) 0.4-3.5 A/phase NA No $323.00 / $242.25
3540i
12-42 VDC
Streaming Commands
Si Programming
SiNet Hub Compatible
0.21-3.5 A/phase RS-232 No $427.00 / $320.25
ST5-S
24-48 VDC
Step & Direction
Velocity (Oscillator)
Streaming Commands
SiNet Hub Compatible
0.1-5.0 A/phase RS-232 No $302.00 / $226.50
ST5-Plus
24-48 VDC
Streaming Commands
Analog Positioning
Encoder Following
Q Programming
0.1-5.0 A/phase RS-232 No $346.00 / $259.50
ST5-Q-NN
24-48 VDC
Step & Direction
Velocity (Oscillator)
Streaming Commands
Analog Positioning
Encoder Following
Q Programming
SiNet Hub Compatible
Modbus
0.1-5.0 A/phase RS-232 No $467.00 / $350.25
ST5-Q-NE
24-48 VDC
Step & Direction
Velocity (Oscillator)
Streaming Commands
Analog Positioning
Encoder Following
Q Programming
SiNet Hub Compatible
Modbus
0.1-5.0 A/phase RS-232 Yes $540.00 / $405.00
ST5-Q-RN
24-48 VDC
Step & Direction
Velocity (Oscillator)
Streaming Commands
Analog Positioning
Encoder Following
Q Programming
Modbus
0.1-5.0 A/phase
RS-232
RS-485
No $570.00 / $427.50
ST5-Q-RE
24-48 VDC
Step & Direction
Velocity (Oscillator)
Streaming Commands
Analog Positioning
Encoder Following
Q Programming
Modbus
0.1-5.0 A/phase
RS-232
RS-485
Yes $625.00 / $468.75
ST5-Si-NN
24-48 VDC Si Programming 0.1-5.0 A/phase RS-232 No $490.00 / $367.50
ST5-Si-NE
24-48 VDC Si Programming 0.1-5.0 A/phase RS-232 Yes $579.00 / $434.25
ST10-S
24-80 VDC
Step & Direction
Velocity (Oscillator)
Streaming Commands
SiNet Hub Compatible
0.1-10.0 A/phase RS-232 No $405.00 / $303.75
ST10-Plus
24-80 VDC
Streaming Commands
Analog Positioning
Encoder Following
Q Programming
0.1-10.0 A/phase RS-232 No $440.00 / $330.00
ST10-Q-NN
24-80 VDC
Step & Direction
Velocity (Oscillator)
Streaming Commands
Analog Positioning
Encoder Following
Q Programming
SiNet Hub Compatible
Modbus
0.1-10.0 A/phase RS-232 No $515.00 / $386.25
ST10-Q-NE
24-80 VDC
Step & Direction
Velocity (Oscillator)
Streaming Commands
Analog Positioning
Encoder Following
Q Programming
SiNet Hub Compatible
Modbus
0.1-10.0 A/phase RS-232 Yes $580.00 / $435.00
ST10-Q-RN
24-80 VDC
Step & Direction
Velocity (Oscillator)
Streaming Commands
Analog Positioning
Encoder Following
Q Programming
Modbus
0.1-10.0 A/phase
RS-232
RS-485
No $630.00 / $472.50
ST10-Q-RE
24-80 VDC
Step & Direction
Velocity (Oscillator)
Streaming Commands
Analog Positioning
Encoder Following
Q Programming
Modbus
0.1-10.0 A/phase
RS-232
RS-485
Yes $690.00 / $517.50
ST10-Si-NN
24-80 VDC Si Programming 0.1-10.0 A/phase RS-232 No $580.00 / $435.00
ST10-Si-NE
24-80 VDC Si Programming 0.1-10.0 A/phase RS-232 Yes $630.00 / $472.50
STAC6-S
94-135 VAC
Step & Direction
Velocity (Oscillator)
Streaming Commands
SiNet Hub Compatible
0.5-6.0 A/phase
RS-232
RS-485
Yes $820.00 / $615.00
STR4
24-48 VDC Step & Direction 1.12-4.5 A/phase NA No $190.00 / $142.50
1240i
12-42 VDC
Streaming Commands
Si Programming
SiNet Hub Compatible
0.1-1.2 A/phase RS-232 No $329.00 / $246.75
1240i-485
12-42 VDC Streaming Commands 0.1-1.2 A/phase RS-485 No $358.00 / $268.50
2035
12-35 VDC Step & Direction 0.125-2.0 A/phase NA No $181.00 / $135.75
2035O
12-35 VDC
Step & Direction
Velocity (Oscillator)
0.125-2.0 A/phase NA No $229.00 / $171.75
2035XD
12-35 VDC
Step & Direction
Velocity (Oscillator)
0.1-2.0 A/phase RS-232 No $290.00 / $217.50
STR8
24-75 VDC Step & Direction 2.35-8.0 A/phase NA No $217.00 / $162.75
STAC6-Q
94-135 VAC
Streaming Commands
Analog Positioning
Encoder Following
Q Programming
0.5-6.0 A/phase
RS-232
RS-485
Yes $1005.00 / $753.75
STAC6-QE
94-135 VAC
Streaming Commands
Analog Positioning
Encoder Following
Q Programming
0.5-6.0 A/phase
RS-232
RS-485
Yes $1160.00 / $870.00
STAC6-Si
94-135 VAC Si Programming 0.5-6.0 A/phase
RS-232
RS-485
Yes $1077.00 / $807.75
STAC6-S-220
94-265 VAC
Step & Direction
Velocity (Oscillator)
Streaming Commands
SiNet Hub Compatible
0.5-3.2 A/phase
RS-232
RS-485
Yes $973.00 / $729.75
STAC6-Q-220
94-265 VAC
Streaming Commands
Analog Positioning
Encoder Following
Q Programming
0.5-3.2 A/phase
RS-232
RS-485
Yes $1140.00 / $855.00
STAC6-Si-220
94-264 VAC Si Programming 0.5-3.2 A/phase
RS-232
RS-485
Yes $1205.00 / $903.75
PDO2035
110/220 VAC
Step & Direction
Velocity (Oscillator)
0.125-2.0 A/phase NA No $804.00 / $603.00
PDO5580
110/220 VAC
Step & Direction
Velocity (Oscillator)
0.5-5.5 A/phase NA No $1512.00 / $1134.00
Si2035
110/220 VAC
Streaming Commands
Si Programming
SiNet Hub Compatible
0.2-2.0 A/phase RS-232 No $1092.00 / $819.00
Si3540
110/220 VAC
Streaming Commands
Si Programming
SiNet Hub Compatible
0.2-3.5 A/phase RS-232 No $1182.00 / $886.50
Si5580
110/220 VAC
Streaming Commands
Si Programming
SiNet Hub Compatible
0.5-5.5 A/phase RS-232 No $1944.00 / $1458.00
ST5-Q-EN
24-48 VDC
Step & Direction
Velocity (Oscillator)
Streaming Commands
Analog Positioning
Encoder Following
Q Programming
0.1-5.0 A/phase Ethernet No $564.00 / $423.00
ST5-Q-EE
24-48 VDC
Step & Direction
Velocity (Oscillator)
Streaming Commands
Analog Positioning
Encoder Following
Q Programming
0.1-5.0 A/phase Ethernet Yes $614.00 / $460.50
ST5-C-CN
24-48 VDC CANopen 0.1-5.0 A/phase
RS-232
CANopen
No $541.00 / $405.75
ST5-C-CE
24-48 VDC CANopen 0.1-5.0 A/phase
RS-232
CANopen
Yes $585.00 / $438.75
ST10-Q-EN
24-80 VDC
Step & Direction
Velocity (Oscillator)
Streaming Commands
Analog Positioning
Encoder Following
Q Programming
0.1-10.0 A/phase Ethernet No $660.00 / $495.00
ST10-Q-EE
24-80 VDC
Step & Direction
Velocity (Oscillator)
Streaming Commands
Analog Positioning
Encoder Following
Q Programming
0.1-10.0 A/phase Ethernet Yes $726.00 / $544.50
ST10-C-CN
24-80 VDC CANopen 0.1-10.0 A/phase
RS-232
CANopen
No $631.00 / $473.25
ST10-C-CE
24-80 VDC CANopen 0.1-10.0 A/phase
RS-232
CANopen
Yes $682.00 / $511.50
STAC6-C
94-135 VAC CANopen 0.5-6.0 A/phase
RS-232
CANopen
Yes $1107.00 / $830.25
STAC6-C-220
94-265 VAC CANopen 0.5-3.2 A/phase
RS-232
CANopen
Yes $1212.00 / $909.00
STAC5-Q-E120
94-135 VAC
Streaming Commands
Analog Positioning
Encoder Following
Q Programming
0.5-5.0 A/phase Ethernet Yes $726.00 / $544.50
STAC5-Q-E220
94-265 VAC
Streaming Commands
Analog Positioning
Encoder Following
Q Programming
0.5-2.55 A/phase Ethernet Yes $726.00 / $544.50
STAC5-Q-N120
94-135 VAC
Streaming Commands
Analog Positioning
Encoder Following
Q Programming
0.5-5.0 A/phase Ethernet No $660.00 / $495.00
STAC5-Q-N220
94-265 VAC
Streaming Commands
Analog Positioning
Encoder Following
Q Programming
0.5-2.55 A/phase Ethernet No $660.00 / $495.00
STAC5-S-E120
94-135 VAC
Step & Direction
Velocity (Oscillator)
Streaming Commands
0.5-5.0 A/phase Ethernet Yes $471.00 / $353.25
STAC5-S-E220
94-265 VAC
Step & Direction
Velocity (Oscillator)
Streaming Commands
0.5-2.55 A/phase Ethernet Yes $471.00 / $353.25
STAC5-S-N120
94-135 VAC
Step & Direction
Velocity (Oscillator)
Streaming Commands
0.5-5.0 A/phase Ethernet No $405.00 / $303.75
STAC5-S-N220
94-265 VAC
Step & Direction
Velocity (Oscillator)
Streaming Commands
0.5-2.55 A/phase Ethernet No $405.00 / $303.75
ST10-IP-EE
24-80 VDC
Streaming Commands
Analog Positioning
Encoder Following
Q Programming
EtherNet/IP
0.1-10.0 A/phase
Ethernet
EtherNet/IP
Yes $710.00 / $532.50
ST10-IP-EN
24-80 VDC
Streaming Commands
Analog Positioning
Encoder Following
Q Programming
EtherNet/IP
0.1-10.0 A/phase
Ethernet
EtherNet/IP
No $659.00 / $494.25
ST5-IP-EE
24-48 VDC
Streaming Commands
Analog Positioning
Encoder Following
Q Programming
EtherNet/IP
0.1-5.0 A/phase
Ethernet
EtherNet/IP
Yes $655.00 / $491.25
ST5-IP-EN
24-48 VDC
Streaming Commands
Analog Positioning
Encoder Following
Q Programming
EtherNet/IP
0.1-5.0 A/phase
Ethernet
EtherNet/IP
No $607.00 / $455.25
STAC5-IP-E120
94-135 VAC
Streaming Commands
Analog Positioning
Encoder Following
Q Programming
EtherNet/IP
0.5-5.0 A/phase
Ethernet
EtherNet/IP
Yes $710.00 / $532.50
STAC5-IP-E220
94-265 VAC
Streaming Commands
Analog Positioning
Encoder Following
Q Programming
EtherNet/IP
0.5-2.55 A/phase
Ethernet
EtherNet/IP
Yes $710.00 / $532.50
STAC5-IP-N120
94-135 VAC
Streaming Commands
Analog Positioning
Encoder Following
Q Programming
EtherNet/IP
0.5-5.0 A/phase
Ethernet
EtherNet/IP
No $659.00 / $494.25
STAC5-IP-N220
94-265 VAC
Streaming Commands
Analog Positioning
Encoder Following
Q Programming
EtherNet/IP
0.5-2.55 A/phase
Ethernet
EtherNet/IP
No $659.00 / $494.25
STR2
12-48 VDC Step & Direction 0.3-2.2 A/phase NA No $97.00 / $72.75
STAC6-QE-220
94-265 VAC
Streaming Commands
Analog Positioning
Encoder Following
Q Programming
0.5-3.2 A/phase
RS-232
RS-485
Yes $1305.00 / $978.75
ST10-Q-NF
24-80 VDC
Step & Direction
Streaming Commands
Analog Positioning
Encoder Following
Q Programming
SiNet Hub Compatible
Velocity Control
0.1-10.0 A/phase RS-232 Yes $557.00 / $417.75
ST5-Q-NF
24-48 VDC
Step & Direction
Streaming Commands
Analog Positioning
Encoder Following
Q Programming
SiNet Hub Compatible
Velocity Control
0.1-5.0 A/phase RS-232 Yes $530.00 / $397.50
ST5-Si-NF
24-48 VDC
Step & Direction
Streaming Commands
Analog Positioning
Encoder Following
Si Programming
Q Programming
SiNet Hub Compatible
Velocity Control
0.1-5.0 A/phase RS-232 Yes $606.00 / $454.50
ST10-Si-NF
24-80 VDC
Step & Direction
Streaming Commands
Analog Positioning
Encoder Following
Si Programming
Q Programming
SiNet Hub Compatible
Velocity Control
0.1-10.0 A/phase RS-232 Yes $636.00 / $477.00

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Use this page to find the best stepper drive for your application. The categories at the top of this page contain drive characteristics that you can use to filter through the list of drives in the table below.

The categories of stepper drives characteristics include Supply Voltage Type, Supply Voltage, Control Modes, Output Current, Communication Ports, and Encoder Feedback. Definitions for all of these categories are below.

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Definitions of categories:

  • Supply Voltage Type: Select whether you plan to supply AC or DC voltage to the drive.
  • Supply Voltage: Select the AC or DC supply voltage value closest to what you actually plan to use in your application.
  • Control Modes: Select the primary control mode you plan to use in your application, based on the following definitions:
    • Step & Direction: Choose this mode if you would like to position the motor with step (pulse) & direction signals, CW/CCW pulse signals, or A/B quadrature encoder signals.
    • Velocity (Oscillator): Choose this mode if you would like to run the motor in velocity-mode with either a fixed speed or speed adjusted by an analog input.
    • Streaming Commands: Choose this mode if you would like to stream serial commands (also known as SCL commands) to the drive’s communication port from a host controller, such as a PC, PLC, HMI, or other controller. Serial commands can be streamed to RS-232, RS-485, and Ethernet ports, as well as through a SiNet Hub (RS-232). Multi-drop serial networks can be created with RS-485 ports.
    • Analog Positioning: Choose this if you would like to use an analog signal (from 0-5v to +/-10v) to control motor position.
    • Encoder Following: Choose this mode if you would like the drive to match speeds and position from an external master encoder signal. This includes electronic gearing, built-in ramping to match speed, and precise positioning from a registration mark.
    • Si Programming: Choose this mode if you would like to use Applied Motion’s intuitive and easy-to-use Si Programmer™ software to create single-axis indexing programs that the drive can run stand-alone.
    • Q Programming: Choose this mode if you would like to use Applied Motion’s robust and functional Q Programmer™ software to create single-axis motion control programs that the drive can run stand-alone.
    • CANopen: Choose this mode if you would like to use the drive as a slave node on a CANopen communications network.
    • Ethernet/IP: Choose this mode if you would like to use the drive as a slave node on an Ethernet/IP communications network.
    • SiNet Hub Compatible: Choose this if you would like to use the drive in a multi-axis application with the SiNet Hub 444 or SiNet Hub 8 multi-axis controller.
  • Output Current: Select the amount of current per phase you need to run your step motor.
  • Communication Ports: Select the communication port required for your application, such as RS-232, RS-485, CANopen, or Ethernet.
  • Encoder Feedback: Select whether encoder feedback is required in your application. Encoder feedback means features like Stall Detection, Stall Prevention, and Position Maintenance are available with your drive when used with a dual-shaft step motor fitted with an incremental encoder.