Microstep Drivers

Microstep motor drives offer unparalleled performance for today's modern machine builders. From the ground up these drives offer best-in-class current control for optimal smoothness and torque, robust and flexible on-board control options, and industry-standard industrial network communications.

Microstep Driver Brands We Offer

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Applied Motion Products' Microstep Drivers

Common to most microstep driver models are the following multiple control options, including: 

  • "S" drives for basic applications such as step & direction or velocity mode
  • "Plus" drives for stand-alone Q programming with limited I/O
  • "Q" drives for stand-alone Q programming with more I/O and options for encoder feedback, RS-485, and Ethernet UDP & TCP communications
  • "Si" drives for stand-alone Si programming and optional encoder feedback
  • "C" drives for use as slave nodes on CANopen networks, with or without encoder feedback
  • "IP" drives for use in EtherNet/IP communication networks, with full Q programming capabilities and optional encoder feedback

View a 17minute YouTube video on the Applied Motion Products' Si Programmer Software:  Si Programmer Software YouTube Video .

Applied Motion Product's STAC5 Series Stepper Drives – The STAC5 series stepper drives are powerful, two-phase, bipolar step motor drives for high-speed, high-torque applications. With high bus voltage and high current output, STAC5 drives provide even the largest step motors with enough power to get the job done.

View a 2minute YouTube video on the features and benefits of the STAC5 Stepper Drive:  STAC5 Stepper Drive Features and Benefits YouTube Video .

Microstep Driver Features:

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  • High bus voltage
  • 120 and 220 VAC models
  • Sophisticated current control
  • Advanced anti-resonance algorithm
  • Torque ripple smoothing
  • Fast 10/100 Ethernet port
  • Supports Ethernet UDP & TCP protocols
  • Available with built-in EtherNet/IP communications
  • Stall prevention/detection with encoder feedback
  • Microstepping to 51,200 steps/rev
  • Microstep emulation
  • Idle current reduction

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Applied Motion Product's STAC6 Series Stepper Drives – The STAC6 series stepper drives are powerful, two-phase, bipolar step motor drives for high-speed, high-torque applications. With high bus voltage and high current output, STAC6 drives provide even the largest step motors with enough power to get the job done. Features include:

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  • High bus voltage
  • Sophisticated current control
  • Advanced anti-resonance algorithm
  • Torque ripple smoothing
  • Stall prevention/detection with encoder feedback
  • Microstepping to 51,200 steps/rev
  • Microstep emulation
  • Idle current reduction

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Applied Motion Product's ST Series Stepper Drives – The ST stepper drives are a family of compact digital stepper drives with multiple control options and many sophisticated features. The ST drives represent the latest generation of stepper drive technology from Applied Motion. Step motors run smoother than ever with features such as anti-resonance, torque ripple smoothing, and microstep emulation. Step motors also run faster and with more torque due to the alleviation of mid-band resonance issues.

View a 7minute YouTube video on the features and benefits of the ST Ethernet Step Motor Drive:  ST Ethernet Step Motor Drive Features and Benefits YouTube Video .

Features include:

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  • Sophisticated current control
  • Advanced anti-resonance algorithm
  • Torque ripple smoothing
  • Microstepping to 51,200 steps/rev
  • Microstep Emulation
  • Idle current reduction
  • Multiple control options
  • RS-232, RS-485, CANopen, Ethernet UDP & TCP, and EtherNet/IP communication options
  • Encoder feedback for improved system performance using Stall Detection, Stall Prevention, and precise alignment to the index pulse
  • Communication options including RS-232/422/485, Ethernet UDP & TCP, CANopen, and EtherNet/IP
  • Third-party HMI compatibility with Q drives
  • User-friendly software for setup and configuration, tuning, and programming

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Applied Motion Product's STR Series Stepper Drives – The STR series stepper drives are compact, powerful, digital step & direction drives available in three power ranges: 2.2 A/phase (STR2), 4.5 A/phase (STR4) and 8 A/phase (STR8). These drives are great for OEM applications requiring basic step & direction control of a 2-phase step motor.

View a 5minute YouTube video on the features and benefits of the STR Step Motor Drive:  STR Features and Benefits YouTube Video .

Features include:

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  • Step & direction or pulse/pulse control
  • High performance
  • Anti-resonance
  • Microstepping to 20,000 steps/rev
  • Microstep emulation
  • Simple setup
  • Matched step motors available
  • Idle current reductionamp microstep driver selection chart

Kollmorgen Microstep Drivers

Kollmorgen offers stepper motor drives with the versatility, ease-of-use and cost-effectiveness to suit virtually any stepper positioning application. With microstepping capabilities and no need for feedback systems, these stepper drives offer servo-like positioning with less complexity and a lower total cost. Models include:

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Kollmorgen's P6000 Stepper Drive

The P6000 is an AC input micro-stepping drive optimized for pairing with POWERPAC and POWERMAX stepper motors. With the simplicity of dip switches and the optimized performance from the complete system, this stepper solution brings increased machine performance without the associated complexity.

  • Switch Selectable Current Output from 0.2-5.7 Arms, 8.0 A peak
  • 120/240 VAC Input (160/320 VDC Bus)

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Kollmorgen's P7000 Series

Kollmorgen's P7000 stepper drives provide you servo-like system performance with the cost and simplicity of a stepper solution. The P7000 combined with Kollmorgen's stepper motors provide unique level of system smoothness, functionality and performance.

  • Input voltage: 120 to 240 VAC (1 phase, 50/60 Hz) for a broad range of power sources (model P70360)
  • Continuous current: 2.5 Amps; microstep peak current: 3.5 Amps (model P70360)
  • Input voltage: 20 to 75 VDC (model P70530)
  • Continuous current: 5 Amps; microstep peak current: 7.1 Amps (model P70530)

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Pacific Scientific (Kollmorgen) 6400 Series

These modular, high-performance microstepping drives support a broad range of requirements. These drives offer excellent value for low voltage DC input-powered applications.

  • Input voltage is from 24 to 75 VDC for a broad range of power sources
  • Output current adjustable from 0.625 to 5 Amps RMS with 3-position DIP switch

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