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Meet the STM Family

by Jeff Kordik

The STM17 joins the STM23 and STM24 as the newest member of the STM drive+motor family.

Each STM integrates a NEMA step motor, microstepping drive and controller into a single device, offering savings on space, wiring and cost over conventional motor and drive solutions.

The "S" models accept step and direction, analog input, joystick control, and streaming host commands using the SCL language. "Q" models add stand-alone programmable operation using the Q programming language. This versatile language includes high-level features such as complex motion, multi-tasking, conditional programming, math functions, register access, and more. Both S and Q models offer RS-232 or RS-485 communication. An optional 4000 count encoder, integrated into the motor housing, provides stall detection and stall prevention. Applied Motion's proprietary stall prevention algorithm monitors rotor lag and automatically reduces speed and acceleration to avoid motor stalls, allowing 100% torque utilization.

A CANopen version is also available, supporting the DS301 and DSP402 standards. The STM23 and 24 are also available with Ethernet and EtherNet/IP.

The STM17 provides up to 68 oz-in of torque and can be powered from 12 to 48VDC. The STM23 provides up to 210 oz-in of torque and can be powered from 12 to 70VDC. The STM24 produces a walloping 340 oz-in. All STM models are CE certified and ROHS compliant. All STM models and compatible power supplies ship from stock.

Find the right STM for your application today.

Pricing: STM products start at $269, please visit the STM Series Page for volume discounts and specific pricing information.