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MAXPOS 50/5, digital positioning controller, 5 A, 10 - 50 VDC

Part number 447293


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1-4 €711.09
5-19 €626.27
20-49 €538.27
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The MAXPOS 50/5 is a positioning controller for highly dynamic applications and receives motion and I/O commands from a superordinate EtherCAT-Master. Matched with brushed DC motors with encoder or brushless EC motors (BLDC) with Hall sensors and encoder up to 250 watts.


Weight 302 g
DC motors up to 250 W
EC motors up to 250 W
Without sensor (DC motors) Yes
Digital incremental encoder (2-channel, differential) Yes
Digital incremental encoder (3-channel, differential) Yes
Digital Hall sensors (EC Motors) Yes
Absolute encoder (SSI) Yes
BiSS C absolute encoder Yes
Analog incremental encoder (2-channel, differential) Yes
Operating modes
Current controller Yes (torque)
Speed controller (closed loop) Yes
Position controller Yes
Electrical data
Operating voltage Vcc (min.) 10 V
Operating voltage Vcc (max.) 50 V
Logic supply voltage Vc (min.) optional 10 V
Logic supply voltage Vc (max.) optional 50 V
Max. output voltage (factor * Vcc) 0.95
Max. output current Imax 15 A
Max. time of peak output current Imax 1.5 s
Continuous output current Icont 5 A
PWM clock frequency of power stage 100 kHz
Sampling rate PI current controller 100 kHz
Sampling rate PI speed controller 10 kHz
Sampling rate PID positioning controller 10 kHz
Max. efficiency 96 %
Max. speed (DC) 200000 rpm
Max. speed (EC; 1 pole pair) sinusoidal commutation 200000 rpm
Built-in motor choke per phase 10 µH
Hall sensor signals H1, H2, H3
Encoder signals A, A\, B, B\, I, I\
Max. encoder input frequency 5 MHz
Sensor signals A, A\, B, B\, I, I\, Clock+, Clock-, Data+, Data-
Digital inputs 6
Functionality of digital inputs Limit switch, reference switch, general purpose, STO, Touch Probe
Digital outputs 4
Functionality of digital outputs holding brake, general purpose, STO
Voltage outputs
Hall sensor supply voltage +5 V DC, max. 30 mA
Encoder supply voltage +5 V DC, max. 70 mA
Sensor supply voltage +5 VDC, max. 150 mA
Auxiliary output voltage +24 V DC, max. 300 mA when Vcc > 30 V DC Vcc – 5 V, max. 300 mA when Vcc < 30 V DC
USB 2.0 (full speed) yes
CANopen profiles motion control DSP-402
EtherCAT IEC 61158 Type 12 Slave
CoE (CAN application layer over EtherCAT) CiA 402
FoE (File transfer over EtherCAT) Yes
Distributed Clocks Support Yes
Variable PDO mapping Yes
Status indicator "Ready" Green LED
Status indicator "Error" Red LED
Status indicator of communication interface Green LED, red LED
Protective functions
Protective functions Current limit, overcurrent, excess temperature, undervoltage, overvoltage, voltage transients, short-circuits in the motor cable, feedback signal loss
Ambient conditions
Temperature – Operation (min.) -30 °C
Temperature – Operation (max.) 45 °C
Temperature – Extended Range +45…+56°C, Derating: -0.455 A/°C
Temperature – Storage (min.) -40 °C
Temperature – Storage (max.) 85 °C
Humidity (non-condensing) (min.) 5 %
Humidity (non-condensing) (max.) 90 %
Mechanical data
Weight 302 g
Dimension (length) 140 mm
Dimension (width) 103 mm
Dimension (height) 27 mm
Mounting Flange for M4 screws
Installation program MAXPOS Setup
Graphical User Interface MAXPOS Studio
Operating system Windows 10, 8, 7, Windows XP SP3
CANopen Profile Position Mode Yes
CANopen Profile Velocity Mode Yes
CANopen Homing Mode Yes
CANopen Cyclic Synchronuous Position Yes
CANopen Cyclic Synchronuous Velocity Yes
CANopen Cyclic Synchronuous Torque Yes
Position Control Feed Forward Yes
Velocity Control (Feed Forward) Yes
Position Marker / Touch Probe Yes
Control of holding brakes Yes
STO (Safe Torque Off) based on IEC61800-5-2
Advanced automatic control settings Yes


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