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Adding Simplicity and Value to STM Integrated Stepper Products

May
05
by Raminder Lall

In an effort to simplify the selection of STM integrated stepper family products, and add value for our customers, we are streamlining the offering of these units 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 reducing the total number of offerings. However, it will retain the same functionalities and provide even more in some cases. It will also add significant value to the offering through a price reduction on the most full-featured products.

What's Changing

Starting on May 5th, 2022, select STM integrated solutions will be removed from our e-commerce site and will no longer be available for small order quantities. The following tables on this page show the part numbers being removed from low quantity sales (Discontinued P/N) and the recommended replacement part numbers (Replacement P/N). 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.

STM17:

Discontinued P/N Replacement P/N
STM17S-1AE STM17Q-1AE
STM17S-1AN STM17Q-1AN
STM17S-2AE STM17Q-2AE
STM17S-2AN STM17Q-2AN
STM17S-3AE STM17Q-3AE
STM17S-3AN STM17Q-3AN
STM17S-1RE STM17Q-1RE
STM17S-1RN STM17Q-1RN
STM17S-2RE STM17Q-2RE
STM17S-2RN STM17Q-2RN
STM17S-3RE STM17Q-3RE
STM17S-3RN STM17Q-3RN
STM17R-2ND STM17R-3ND

STM23:

Discontinued P/N Replacement P/N
STM23S-2AE STM23Q-2AE
STM23S-2AN STM23Q-2AN
STM23S-3AE STM23Q-3AE
STM23S-3AN STM23Q-3AN
STM23S-2RE STM23Q-2RE
STM23S-2RN STM23Q-2RN
STM23S-3RE STM23Q-3RE
STM23S-3RN STM23Q-3RN
STM23Q-2EE / STM23S-2EE STM23IP-2EE
STM23Q-2EN / STM23S-2EN STM23IP-2EN
STM23Q-3EE / STM23S-3EE STM23IP-3EE
STM23Q-3EN / STM23S-3EN STM23IP-3EN

STM24:

Discontinued P/N Replacement P/N
STM24SF-3AE STM24QF-3AE
STM24SF-3AN STM24QF-3AN
STM24SF-3RE STM24QF-3RE
STM24SF-3RN STM24QF-3RN
SWM24IP-3EE / SWM24Q-3EE / SWM24S-3EE SWM24IP-3DE
SWM24SF-3AE SWM24QF-3AE
STM24Q-3EE / STM24S-3EE STM24IP-3EE
STM24Q-3EN / STM24S-3EN STM24IP-3EN

Better Pricing, Simplified Selection

The part numbers remaining for sale on the website retain the functionality of the drives being removed. However, they will have added benefits corresponding specifically to the control capabilities of the removed part number. As an example, units that were only capable of Ethernet communications will be replaced with Ethernet/IP capable units that support standard Ethernet as well as its industrial equivalent. Units that previously only supported command streaming, -S models, will be replaced with -Q models that not only support command streaming but also have on-board Q program capabilities as well.

To ensure that existing customers of STM units are not financially affected by this change, the prices of the remaining part numbers will be reduced to match those of the respective discontinued part numbers. This means that a STM unit with all of the features mentioned above will cost the same as its respective lower tier discontinued counterpart.

Seamless Transition

STM units currently in the field will continue to be fully supported by Applied Motion Products. For all new purchases, however, we will direct customers to use the remaining part numbers. To make the transition of one STM product to another as seamless as possible, our applications team stands at ready to assist.

More Information

For inquiries about continuing purchases of any of the discontinued products listed above, or for technical support with transitioning to a new product, please contact our team.