The STM17S-3AN integrated stepper is a drive+motor unit, fusing a NEMA 17 step motor and a sophisticated 2.0 A/phase (peak-of-sine) stepper drive into a single device. Power to the drive, located at the rear of the motor, must be supplied by an external DC supply. See Related and Recommended Products below for compatible 24 and 48 volt DC power supplies.
The STM17S-3AN integrated stepper can operate in the following control modes: step (pulse) & direction, velocity (oscillator), and streaming serial commands (SCL). (STM17 integrated steppers do not support operation with the Applied Motion 4-axis and 8-axis SiNet Hubs). All STM17 units are setup and configured using Applied Motion’s ST Configurator™ software.
Each STM17 integrated stepper comes with 3 digital inputs, 1 digital output, and 1 analog input. The digital inputs accept signals of 5-24 VDC and can be used for connecting pulse & direction signals, end-of-travel limit switches, jog switches, quadrature encoder signals, PLC outputs, sensors, or many other signal types. The digital output can be connected to PLC inputs, counters, lights, relays, or other devices. The analog input accepts 0-5 VDC signals and can be used for velocity and position control.
The STM17S-3AN comes with an RS-232 port for programming and serial communications.