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The MDrive Plus 23 Motion Control offers systems designers a programmable motion controller integrated with a NEMA 23 high torque step motor and microstepping driver. MDrive 23 is 2.3 inches square with 4 stack lengths available. Operation at up to 75 volts is possible for high speed performance. Accustep is also available in this frame size for the best in stepper performance.
This model also features Hybrid Technology which continually monitors the relationship between a step motor's rotor and stator at sub-microsecond intervals, and will not allow that relationship to exceed the point where synchronization is lost.
DC input voltage
Range (includes back-EMF)
+12 to +60 VDC
Power supply current requirement
Max per MDrive (depends on voltage and load)
+12 to +24 VDC
Current requirement (max)
Measured at heat sink (non-condensing humidity)
Measured at motor (non-condensing humidity)
General purpose I/O
8 I/O points, programmable as sinking or sourcing outputs or sinking and sourcing inputs
Inputs and outputs tolerant to +24 VDC, inputs TTL compatible
Output sink current
Up to 600 mA per channel
Over temp, short circuit, transient over voltage, over voltage, inductive clamp
0 to +5 VDC, TTL compatible
0 to +5 VDC, 0 to 10 VDC, 0 to 20 mA, 4 to 20 mA
RS-422/485 (Full or half duplex).
4.8 to 115.2 kbps
None - use isolated serial converter
Number of microstep resolutions
Steps per revolution
200, 400, 800, 1000, 1600, 2000, 3200, 5000, 6400, 10000, 12800, 20000, 25000, 25600, 40000, 50000, 51200, 36000 (0.01 deg/ustep), 21600 (1 arc minute/ustep), 25400 (0.001mm/ustep)
Internal, differential, magnetic
1000 lines (4000 edges)
32 bit position and encoder
Edge rate (Max)
+/- 5,000,000 steps per second
0.5961 steps per second
1.5 X 109 steps per second2
90.9 steps per second2
User program labels and variables
+, -, x, /, >, <, =, <=, >=, AND, OR, XOR, NOT
Branch & call
General purpose I/O functions
Home, limit plus, limit minus, go, stop, pause, jog plus, jog minus, general purpose
Moving, fault, velocity change, general purpose
Trip on input, trip on position, trip on time, trip capture, trip on relative position
Torque mode, Make-up-steps, anti-stall
Party mode addresses (1)
All-inclusive QuickStart Kits facilitate rapid design verification by bundling MDrive products with everything needed to connect quickly and conveniently, enabling engineers to confirm with confidence that their application’s design goals are met.
QuickStart Kits include: a single sheet instruction guide, software/manuals CD, and connection cabling including Communication Converter and Prototype Development Cable(s).
Order QuickStart Kits simply by placing a "K" at the beginning of an MDrive part number.
Connecting an MDrive has never been easier with readily available Communications Converters and Prototype Development Cables, in addition to Mating Connector Kits for use in building your own cables. Select the "Connectivity solutions" tab above for details on these connectivity options.
Communications ConvertersElectrically Isolated, in-line converters pre-wired with mating connectors to conveniently set parameters and program a single MDrive Hybrid via a PC USB port.
Converter Part Number
Mating Connector Type
MD-CC402-001 (USB to RS-422/485)
10-pin friction lock wire crimp
If building your own cabling, you will need:
Prototype Development CablesPrototype development cables are designed to speed test/development with pre-wired mating connectors that have flying leads other end.
Prototype Development Cable P/N
14-pin locking wire crimp
2-pin locking wire crimp
Mating Connector KitsMating Connector Kits are used to build your own cables. Kits contain 5 mating connector shells with pins. Cable not supplied. Manufacturer crimp tooling recommended.
Mating Connector Kit P/N
Shell Mfg. P/N
Crimp Pins Mfg. P/N
Drive Protection Module
The function of the DPM75 Drive Protection Module is to limit the surge current and voltage to a safe level when DC input power is switched on and off to a motor drive. This provides the added protection necessary for reliable motor drive operation when switching the DC power, instead of the recommended AC power to the DC power supply. The device is designed to protect the motor drive when operating under all load conditions. This device does not protect the motor drive from wiring the power incorrectly.
The unit is capable of being used with48, 60, and 75 volt rated motor drives. An external jumper selection is available so the user can match the circuit to their particular application. The DPM75 is capable of a steady state operating current of 4 amps.
The DPM75 can be used for any frame size motor drive, when properly configured. It can also be used for more than one unit provided the current and voltage do not exceed the DPM75's ratings. The maximum DPM75 ratings are 75 volts and 4 amps.