Baader SteelDrive II with Hand Controller

£569.00✓ 2 year warranty


Out of stock due 7-10 working days

About this product

Model:  baader-steeldrive-II-2957165
Part Number:  2957165

Fits onto all Baader Steeltrack® focusers, Classic and Diamond.

High precision temperature compensated drive system for remote operation of Baader SteelTrack focusers.


  • High precision focusing motor for very heavy loads (up to 8 kg), with temperature compensation.
  • Timing belt eliminates backlash.
  • Fits onto all Baader Steeltrack® focusers (classic and Diamond).
  • Can be adapted to other brands of focuser with optional adaptors.
  • Contactless Homing Sensor for precise homing and repeatable approach of saved absolute positions as well as reference to the mechanical endstop – perfect for remote observatories.
  • Includes an intuitive hand control with back-illuminated keys to quickly change between normal speed, jogging mode and single step mode
  • 12 V / 1A PWM power output: e. g. for a dew shield heater. A dew shield heater can be connected with an optional adapter cable (sold separately). The temperature can be controlled precisely via the temperature sensor(s) attached to the Steeldrive
  • Remote-focusing is possible with a PC with USB-port.
  • Includes powerful SteelGo-software (as a download).
  • Nylon head screws
  • Made in Germany: The housing is made in our house from CNC-milled aluminium. The electronic boards are also made by a German manufacturer to Baaders design and specifications.

Baader intend to offer the Hand Controller and Motor unit as separate units.

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