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PKP Series 2-Phase Unipolar Stepper Motors

2-phase unipolar stepper motors

PKP Series 2-Phase Unipolar Stepper Motors

High-torque, 2-phase unipolar stepper motors and Spur Gear (SH Type) stepper motors offer the optimum performance and value. In addition to offering high torque, the PKP series stepper motors offer more variety of electrical specifications, more frame sizes and encoder options for the right solution in stepper motors.

  • Offers 1.2 ~ 1.7 Time More Torque
  • 1.8° (200 pulse/rev) or 0.9° (400 pulse/rev)
  • SH Geared (Spur) Type for Inertia Matching & Higher Torque
  • Unipolar (6 lead wires)
  • Encoders - 200 or 400 Lines of Resolution
  • Electromagnetic Brake Option

Stepper Motor Lineup

Frame Size

Motor Types

Available Options

Current per Phase

Lead Wires

Max. Holding Torque

NEMA 8 stepper motors

0 .79 in. (20 mm)
NEMA 8 Stepper Motors

Standard Type (1.8°)


0.5 or 0.6 A


2.8 ~ 5.1 oz-in

0.02 ~ 0.036 N·m

NEMA 11 stepper motors

1.10 in. (28 mm)
NEMA 11 Stepper Motors

Standard Type (1.8°)

Electromagnetic Brake

0.95 A


9.2 ~ 26 oz-in

0.065 ~ 0.19 N·m

High-Resolution Type (0.9°)


9.9 ~ 17.5 oz-in

0.07 ~ 0.124 N·m

Geared Type


42 ~ 112 oz-in

0.3 ~ 0.8 N·m

NEMA 14  stepper motors

1.38 in. (35 mm)
NEMA 14 Stepper Motors

Standard Type (1.8°)

Electromagnetic Brake

1.2 A


28 ~ 52 oz-in

0.2 ~ 0.37 N·m

NEMA 17  stepper motors

1.65 in. (42 mm)
NEMA 17 Stepper Motors

Standard Type (1.8°)

Electromagnetic Brake

0.8 ~ 2 A


36 ~ 106 oz-in

0.28 ~ 0.75 N·m

High-Resolution Type (0.9°)


1.2 A

36 ~ 92 oz-in

0.28 ~ 0.65 N·m

Geared Type


0.95 A

28.32 ~ 113.29 oz-in

0.2 ~ 0.8 N·m

50 mm Stepper Motors

1.97 in. (50 mm) Stepper Motors

Standard Type (1.8°)


2 A


68 ~ 220 oz-in

0.48 ~ 1.54 N·m

NEMA 23 / NEMA 24  stepper motors

2.22 in. (56.4 mm)
2.36 in. (60 mm)*
NEMA 24* Stepper Motors

Standard Type (1.8°)

Electromagnetic Brake

1 or 2 A


82 ~ 280 oz-in

0.58 ~ 2 N·m

Geared Type


1 or 2 A

140.8 ~ 560 oz-in

1 ~ 4 N·m

NEMA 34 85mm stepper motors

3.35 in. (85 mm)
NEMA 34 Stepper Motors

Standard Type (1.8°)


2 ~ 4.5 A


368 ~ 1024 oz-in 2.6 ~ 7.3 N·m

*Geared stepper motor frame size.


Standard Type Stepper Motors (1.8°/Step)

  • 0.79 in. (20 mm)
  • 1.10 in. (28 mm)
  • 1.38 in. (35 mm)
  • 1.65 in. (42 mm)
  • 1.97 in. (50 mm)
  • 2.22 in. (56.4 mm)
  • 3.35 in. (85 mm)

High-Torque PKP Series Stepper Motors

standard type hybrid stepper motor

After revising the magnetic design and structure design of the PKP Series, it products much more torque than the conventional motors of the same size. In addition, torque can be increased in the high-speed range by using high current motors.

high torque stepper motors maximum holding torque

Reduced Power Consumption and Heat Output

If the running current of a PKP Series stepper motor is decreased and the motor is operated at the same torque as the PK Series standard type, current consumption and heat output can be reduced.

Characteristics Diagrams of Decreased Running Current in PKP Series Stepper Motors

stepper motor decreased running current

Power Consumption Reduced by 20% (at low speed)

Comparison of driver power consumption when low speed torque is tailored to the PK Series standard type stepper motor.

stepper motor reduced power consumption

Temperature Increases of 10°C (18°F) and More are Suppressed

Comparison of stepper motor surface heat output when low-speed torque is tailored to the PK Series standard type

stepper motor reduced heat output


The PKP Series stepper motors provide torque equivalent to a stepper motor of the next larger frame size, contributing to downsizing of equipment.

stepper motor frame size

Utilizing Hybrid Stepper Motor Technology

A hybrid stepper motor is a combination of the variable reluctance and permanent magnet type motors. The rotor of a hybrid stepper motor is axially magnetized like a permanent magnet stepper motor, and the stator is electromagnetically energized like a variable reluctance stepper motor. Both the stator and rotor are multi-toothed.

A hybrid stepper motor has an axially magnetized rotor, meaning one end is magnetized as a north pole, and the other end a south pole. Toothed rotor cups are placed on each end of the magnet, and the cups are offset by half of a tooth pitch.

Hybrid Stepper Motor Rotor

High-Resolution Type Stepper Motors (0.9°/step)

  • 1.10 in. (28 mm)
  • 1.65 in. (42 mm)
  • 2.22 in. (56.4 mm)

Increased Resolution (Compared to Standard Type)

standard type hybrid stepper motor

The number of rotor teeth has doubled to 100 compared to 50 with the standard type stepper motor. As a result, the basic step angle becomes 0.9°/step which is half that of the standard type stepper motor.

high resolution stepper motor

These high resolution stepper motors have half the step angle of standard stepper motors. The high resolution type increases motor resolution from 200 steps/revolution to 400 steps/revolution. Smaller step angles can be achieved by half-step driving or microstep driving. Other than having twice as many rotor teeth as standard stepper motors, all other structures are exactly the same as standard stepper motors.

stepper motor improved resolution

Improved Stopping Accuracy (Compared to Standard Type)

The stopping accuracy improves as the torque increases while minimizing the negative effect of the frictional load.

stepper motor speed - torque


The PKP Series stepper motors provide torque equivalent to a stepper motor of the next larger frame size, contributing to downsizing of equipment.

Avoidance of Resonance Regions

If the pulse speed is within resonance region, vibration may increase. Resonance regions can be avoided by switching to a 0.9° high-resolution type stepper motor.

SH (Spur) Geared Type Stepper Motors

  • 1.65 in. (42 mm)
  • 2.36 in. (60 mm)

Broader Permissible Speed Range than Conventional Products

geared stepper motors

The New SH geared lineup now offers up to 60% more speed than current conventional models and is effective for increasing torque, achieving higher resolution and reducing vibration.

geared stepper motor speed range

Backlash Accuracy Guaranteed

Backlash, which was a reference value in conventional models, is now a specification value.

Unit = arc min (degrees)

Frame Size

Gear Ratio







28 mm (1.10 in.)


90 (1.5°)

42 mm (1.65 in.)

90 (1.5)

60 (1°)

60 mm (2.36 in.)

70 (1.17)

45 (0.75°)

CS (Spur with Center Shaft) Geared Type Stepper Motors

  • 1.10 in. (28 mm)

Increased Permissible Torque and Load

geared stepper motors

The CS geared type has increased torque and a large shaft for greater loads without the requirement for a larger gear frame size.

geared stepper motor increased torque

As shown in the structural drawing, by losing gears, the output shaft can be placed at the central axis.

Centered Shaft


Encoder Equipped Stepper Motors (1.8°)

  • 0.79 in. (20 mm)
  • 1.10 in. (28 mm)
  • 1.38 in. (35 mm)
  • 1.65 in. (42 mm)
  • 1.97 in. (50 mm)
  • 2.22 in. (56.4 mm)

Encoder Type Stepper Motors

encoder type stepper motor

A rotary encoder is an electro-mechanical device that converts the angular position of a shaft to an analog or digital code. There are two main types: absolute and incremental. Oriental Motor offers incremental types (Line Driver or Voltage (TTL equivalent)) as a standard product for our stepper motors. For an absolute encoder solution, use the AZ Series. For other standard product encoder offerings and motors that correct themselves, contact technical support  for assistance.

An incremental encoder provides the incremental change in position of the encoder to the counting electronics. Stepper motors with incremental encoders make it possible to monitor the present position and detect for errors. Position monitoring can be used to detect the position of the motor. For instance, to confirm normal operations, compare commanded position to the actual position.

3-Channel Encoders

Use the Index signal for the return-to-home operation. By using the Index signal, the return-to-home point will be detected with higher accuracy than single use of the return-to-home sensor. The index channel is an optional output channel which provides one pulse per revolution.

Line Driver Output Type

The Line Driver output offers excellent noise resistance because of the differential output and is capable of longer wiring distance compared to the voltage output.

Detecting for Errors

An incremental encoder works by providing an A and B pulse output. The counting is done through external electronics. Here, the encoder counter is compared to the commanded position counter (third party electronics). The point where the counting begins depends on the counter in the external electronics and not on the position of the encoder.

Stepper Motor Encoders

Voltage (TTL Equivalent) or Line Driver Type

R2E, R2F & R2EL, R2FL
200 or 400 p/rev
3 Channel
Compact & Space Saving
Oriental Motor Original

Encoder Specifications

Encoder Code

Voltage (TTL Equivalent)

Line Driver








200 P/R

400 P/R

200 P/R

400 P/R


A-phase, B-phase, Z-phase (3ch)

Input Current

45 mA or less

30 mA or less

Input Voltage

5 VDC ±10%

Output Type

Voltage (TTL equivalent)

Line Driver

Output Voltage


0.5 VDC or less


4.3 VDC or more (with no load)

Response Frequency

100 kHz

Electromagnetic Brake Equipped Stepper Motors (1.8° or 0.9°)

  • 1.10 in. (28 mm)
  • 1.38 in. (35 mm)
  • 1.65 in. (42 mm)
  • 2.22 in. (56.4 mm)

Electromagnetic Brake Option

electromagentic brake stepper motor

These products have built-in power-off activated electromagnetic brakes. When power is accidentally cut off due to a blackout or other unexpected events, the electromagnetic brake holds the load in position to prevent it from dropping or moving. Also, when the motor is at standstill, it is held by the electromagnetic brake. It is possible to suppress the heat generated from the motor by turning off the motor current.

Product Name


PKP23 · PKP24



Power Off Activated Type

Power Supply Voltage

24 VDC ± 5%

Power Supply Current (A)




Static Friction Torque (N·m)




Brake Operating Time (ms)


Brake Release Time (ms)


Time Rating


For product names, product name-identifying characters are used.

Stepper Motor Connection

Compact and Flat Connector

The PKP Series 1.65 in. [42 mm] and 2.22 in. [56.4 mm] frame size are available with a compact and flat connector, which shortens the length of the connectors overhang. In addition, the degree of freedom for the cable outlet direction has been increased because the outlet direction points upward.

Flat Connector

Standard Motor Connector

Stepper motor lead wire connector can be inserted*1 and the locking mechanism prevents accidental removal*2

stepper motor connection

Wiring Configuration Options

  • Unipolar - 6 lead wires

*1 Except for stepper motor frame size of 20 mm (0.79 in.)
*2 Only motor frame sizes of 35 mm (1.38 in.) 42 mm (1.65 in.), 56.4 mm (2.22 in.) and 60 mm (2.36 in.)


Stepper Motor Driver

CMD Unipolar Microstepping Driver 24VDC




9 A


12 A


20 A


Motor Cables (*required)

Motor Cable

This lead wire connection cable with a conveniently crimped connector is for connector-coupled motor, and for connecting motors and drivers.

Encoder cables required for encoder type motors.

Mounting Brackets

mounting bracket

Mounting brackets are convenient for installation and securing a stepper motor or geared stepper motor.


Clean Dampers


Mechanical dampers suppress stepper motor vibration and improve high-speed performance. An inertia body and silicon gel are hermetically sealed in a plastic case.

(For use with Double Shaft motors)


Product Number Code

Product Number Code


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