• Buy 10 for $198.00 each and save 2%
Product Details

The STF06 stepper drive is a DC-powered microstepping drive for controlling two-phase, bipolar step motors. It offers advanced current control and an anti-resonance algorithm that electronically damps motor and system resonances to improve motor smoothness and usable torque over a wide speed range. The drive employs electronic torque ripple smoothing and microstep emulation to greatly reduce motor noise and vibration. The drive must be powered from 12 to 48 VDC and can output up to 6.0 A/phase (peak-of-sine) to the step motor. Over-voltage, over-temperature and over-current protection features prevent damage while running in adverse conditions.

Matching Motors

The STF06 sits in the middle of the STF series in terms of power. It is complemented by a specifically matched set of stepper motors (see Related and Recommended products below). For a higher-powered STF drive see the STF10, and for a lower-powered drive see the STF03.

Inputs and Outputs

For connecting to external devices such as control signals, limit switches, proximity or photoelectric sensors, PLC I/O, lamps, and other devices, the drive comes with 8 digital inputs and 4 digital outputs. The function of each I/O point is configured with the STF Configurator software. Details on wiring different I/O types can be found in the STF Hardware Manual (see Downloads section).

Note: Flying lead I/O cable is sold separately, P/N 3004-348 .

Product Features

  • Programmable microstepping drive with multiple communication options
  • Advanced current control for optimal open loop performance
  • Anti-resonance algorithm maximizes torque over a wide speed range
  • Torque ripple smoothing increases smoothness and decreases vibrations
  • Microstepping and Microstep Emulation
  • Dual port communication for daisy chain network
  • Wide current range 0.1 to 6.0 A/phase (peak of sine) with idle current reduction
  • 8 digital inputs, 4 digital outputs (optically isolated)

Product Model Breakout

  • Dual RS-485 ports for configuration, programming, and daisy chain networking connections.
  • Stream commands from a host controller to as many as 32 axes using Applied Motion's Serial Command Language (SCL).
  • Built-in support for Modbus RTU communciations.
  • Dual CANbus ports for daisy chain networking and operation as a slave node on CANopen networks.
  • Conforms to Can in Automation (CiA) DS301 and DS402 specifications.
  • Supports Profile Position, Profile Velocity and Homing modes, as well as the ability to run stored Q programs via Applied Motion-specific CANopen objects.
  • Dual fast 10/100 Mbit Ethernet ports for configuration, programming and daisy chain networking connections.
  • Stream commands from a host controller to multiple axes using Applied Motion's Serial Command Language (SCL) over Ethernet. Supports both TCP and UDP protocols.
  • Built-in support for Modbus TCP communications.
  • Dual fast 10/100 Mbit Ethernet ports for configuration, programming and daisy chain networking connections.
  • Designed for use on EtherNet/IP networks, the widely used industrial protocol for manufacturing automation applications.
  • With EtherNet/IP, users can control, configure and query the drive using an open, standards-based, industrial Ethernet connection at speeds up to 100 Mbits/sec.
  • Specifically designed to operate on EtherCAT networks using the CANopen over EtherCAT (CoE) protocol.
  • Conforms to CiA DS402 specifications.
  • Supports Cyclic Synchronous Position(CSP), Profile Position, Profile Velocity and a range of Homing modes.
  • Able to run stored Q programs, which can be controlled over the EtherCAT network via Applied Motion-specific objects.
DC-powered microstepping drive. 12-48VDC and 0.1-6.0 A/Phase.

Sample image only. Product may differ

Product Availability
Lead times can vary. Please contact us for real-time delivery.

Product Attachments

More Information


More Information
ManufacturerApplied Motion Products
Communication/InterfaceCANopen, Ethernet, EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, RS-485
Product CategoryMicrostep Drivers