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Adding Simplicity and Value to STAC5 Stepper Drives

by Eric Rice

In an effort to simplify the selection of STAC5 Stepper Drives and add value for our customers, we are streamlining the offering of these drives by reducing complexity and the total number of part numbers available for purchase in the online store. This change in the product line will make it easier to select a part number by choosing from just two products instead of 12. It will also add significant value to the offering through a price reduction on the most full-featured drives.

What's Changing

Select STAC5 Stepper Drives are being removed from our e-commerce site and will no longer be available for small order quantities. The table below shows the part numbers being removed from low quantity sales (Old Product) and the recommended replacement part numbers (Replaced By). Customers currently using a product listed on the left side of the table should review the suggested replacement product on the right for future purchases.

Old Product Replaced By
STAC5-S-N120 STAC5-IP-E120
STAC5-S-N220 STAC5-IP-E220

Better Pricing, Simplified Selection

The two part numbers remaining for sale on the website are the 120 VAC and 220 VAC versions of the most well-featured drives. These two drives provide all of the functionality of the drives that are being removed, including step & direction control, on-board Q programming, streaming commands, integral EtherNet/IP communications, and encoder feedback for applications that require it.

To ensure that customers of existing STAC5 drives are not financially affected by this change, the prices of the two remaining drives will be reduced such that no one will have to pay more than they are currently paying. This means that a STAC5 stepper drive with all of the features mentioned above will cost the same as the most basic step & direction version.

Seamless Transition

STAC5 drives currently in the field will continue to be fully supported by Applied Motion Products. For all new purchases however we will direct customers to one of the two remaining drives. To make the transition of one STAC5 drive to another as seamless as possible, the latest version of the ST Configurator software (v3.4.8) includes a file conversion utility to convert the configuration file from an existing drive to the replacement drive.

More Information

More details about this change can be found in the Product Change Notification. For inquiries about continuing purchases of any of the “Old Products” listed above, or for technical support with transitioning to a new product, please contact our team.

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