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Reduced List Prices on Drives and Integrated Steppers

by Eric Rice

We are pleased to announce reduced pricing on a number of stepper drives and integrated stepper motors from our standard offering. The newly priced products are shown in the table below, including the STR series stepper drives (which include two new AC powered STRAC drives), the STM-R integrated steppers, and specific models of ST series stepper drives.

Stepper Drives New Price Integrated Steppers New Price
STR2 $82 STM17R-3ND $98
STR3 $75 STM17R-3NE $170
STR4 $89 STM17R-3NN $98
STR8 $99 STM23R-2ND $149
STRAC2 $325 STM23R-2NE $223
STRAC8 $385 STM23R-2NN $149
ST5-S $206 STM23R-3ND $158
ST10-S $228 STM23R-3NE $227
ST5-Plus $246 STM23R-3NN $158
ST10-Plus $268    

The Simplicity of Step & Direction (STR, STM-R)

Step & Direction signals – also known as Pulse & Direction signals – are the most common method for controlling step motors. The “step” signal is a digital pulse train (square wave) in which each pulse translates to one step of the motor. The “direction” signal is a binary signal (hi/low) that controls the direction of rotation of the motor shaft, clockwise and counter-clockwise.

No Software Required (STR, STM-R)

A benefit of these drives is that they are configured via on-board rotary and dip switches only. No software is required. This makes them a popular choice for OEM machine builders and other users who want simplified setup during assembly and production.

Advanced Performance

All these stepper drives and integrated steppers feature advanced microstepping performance and sophisticated current control with anti-resonance. Anti-resonance electronically damps motor and system resonances, which improves motor smoothness and torque over a wide speed range.

Streaming Commands and Stored Programs (ST)

For applications that require more than step & direction control, we’ve also reduced pricing on specific models from the ST series of stepper drives. These drives can be commanded via streaming commands over an RS-232 connection using our robust Serial Command Language (SCL). The “Plus” models can also execute motion programs stored in non-volatile memory, which are written in the powerful Q Programming language. The Q programming language includes commands for controlling motion, inputs & outputs, drive configuration and status, as well as math operations, register manipulation, multi-tasking, and more.

STR Stepper Drives and motors