UHV SMD3 Stepper Motor Drive

The SMD3 is a single-axis bipolar stepper motor drive that is engineered to operate vacuum-compatible stepper motors with maximum performance while minimizing temperature rise. It is optimized for use with AML UHV-compatible motors.

Powerful software is supplied with the SMD3 that enables you to control and configure multiple SMD3 units simultaneously, in a single user-friendly graphical interface.



Powerful bundled software
Easy configuration and control of multiple SMD3 units at once

View critical motor properties
Easily view temperature, absolute and relative position. Highly configurable limits setup; change polarity, swap or rename limits

Push-button command
Control movements with the press of a button; easily toggle between velocity and absolute or relative positioning modes.

File saving
Quickly reconfigure the system by loading different projects. Choose to save configuration to the SMD3 units and or file.

USB Type-C (appears as virtual COM port on PC)

180 mm x 105 mm x 26 mm

0.6 kg

Protection class
IP 20

Operation 10°C to 60°C,
Storage -10°C to 85°C

Power supply
External 15 Vdc to 67 Vdc power supply required

Power consumption
28 W maximum

Suitable Motors
2 phase bipolar stepper motor with 4 leads


SMD3 Stepper motor drive
SMD3JOY Two Button Joystick
SPSU48V 48 Vdc, 60 W Power Supply
SMD3 Connecting Cable
Non-bakeable cable to connect the SMD3 stepper motor drive to a MLF18F feedthrough
UHV-Compatible Stepper Motors
Ultra-High Vacuum stepper motors available in a range of sizes.

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