- Step & direction or pulse/pulse control
- High performance
- Microstep emulation
- Simple setup
- Matched step motors available
- Idle current reduction
Products in the Series
STR series stepper drives are compact, powerful, digital step & direction drives available for operation with either AC or DC supply voltages. Drives for DC power are ideal for smaller motors (NEMA sizes 11, 14, 17, 23), when physical space is limited around the drive, and when multiple drives are used on a common power supply. AC powered drives are best for larger motors (NEMA sizes 23, 24 and 34) and when maximimum power is required.
DC powered STR drives:
- STR2 ... up to 2.2 A/phase ... DC supplies of 12 to 48 VDC
- STR3 ... up to 3.0 A/phase ... DC supplies of 12 to 48 VDC
- STR4 ... up to 4.5 A/phase ... DC supplies of 24 to 48 VDC
- STR8 ... up to 8.0 A/phase ... DC supplies of 24 to 75 VDC
AC powered STRAC drives (NEW):
- STRAC2 ... up to 2.4 A/phase ... AC supplies of 90 to 240 VAC
- STRAC8 ... up to 8.0 A/phase ... AC supplies of 90 to 240 VAC
Advanced performance for basic applications
All STR drives are great for OEM applications requiring basic step & direction control of a 2-phase step motor. STR drives 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.
Every STR step motor drive operates in step & direction or pulse/pulse control mode. Selecting between these two modes is done by moving a jumper located under the cover of the drive. Each STR drive can microstep up to 20,000 steps/rev with a 1.8° step motor (1/100 step), and can even microstep the step motor when the command pulses are low resolution. This feature is called Microstep Emulation. All drive setup is done via dip or rotary switches on the side of the drive, including motor selection, running current, idle current, and step resolution.
A large offering of compatible step motors
STR stepper drives are available with a large family of compatible 2-phase step motors, selected to optimize performance of both the drive and motor. Compatible step motors are listed on each drive's product page in the Recommended Products section. Speed-torque curves are also listed on drive pages, and are an excellent starting point for determining the best drive + motor + power supply combination for your application