Motors and Drives: Stepper Motors--Advantages and Disadvantages
Part 4 of the Motors and Drives Series details the advantages, disadvantages, and different components that make up a standard stepper motor.
Stepper [System Overview ]
Advantage- Simple, Low cost, low maintenance, open-loop, easy setup
Disadvantage-slow speeds, lower power, inefficient (constant current regardless of load), susceptible to resonance, loss of position on stall.