We recently advised all our OEMs and recent customers that the current generation of the EvoDrive is entering an End-Of-Life phase.
Below is the letter we sent around:
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Please be aware that the current generation of EvoDrive Stepper Motor controllers (ST-PCB, ST-17, ST-23, and ST-34) are entering an End-Of-Life phase.
This unfortunate change is due to the sudden obsolescence of some key components. These components have no equivalent replacement on the market and EVA Robotics has no choice but to cease manufacture of the current design.
EVA Robotics regrets the significant inconvenience caused to our terrific partners and OEMs, and we want to assure you that we are working hard to minimise the impact for those who rely on these controllers for their products.
We have purchased as much stock of the key components as we can, and estimate it is sufficient for approximately 12 months of continued production.
We are calling on all customers to consider placing a last-time buy to satisfy your production needs during this transition. Alternatively you could provide us with a forecast of your needs and we will plan to meet them as best we can.
We are working on a second generation EvoDrive product to replace the current design. If this is of interest to you please contact us for details. Please be aware that, at this stage, it will not be sold or supported by EVA Robotics directly, rather it will be offered through a sales partner.
Again, we apologise sincerely for the difficulties this may cause. We’ve been there! Many times!
If you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to contact us.