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MDI4 NEMA 17 Programmable Motion Control IP65

MDrive Plus NEMA size 17 (42 mm) Programmale Motion Control with RS422/485 communications interface for programming and control using MCode, a simple mnemonic language for MDrive products.

This product offers a choice of eight 24 VDC multifunction programmable I/O points + two TTL high speed clock I/O points, or four 24 VDC I/O with TTL inputs for a remote encoder for following or reading off-shaft differential encoder.

  • Holding torque range oz-in (N-cm): 23 … 53 (23 … 53)
  • I/O connector options: M23 Circular
  • Com connector: M12 circular

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Control TypeProgrammable Motion Control
Feature SetStandard (Plus)
P1 Connector OptionsPower & I/OM23 Circular
P2 Connector OptionsCommM12 circular
Communications InterfaceRS-422/485
Communications FeaturesMCode OS, 4.8 … 115.2 kbps baud rate
NEMA SizeNEMA (mm)17 (42)
Holding Torque Rangeoz-in (N-cm)23 … 53 (23 … 53)
Operating Temperature[°C] heatsink85
 [°C] motor100
IP ratingIP65/54
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Input VoltageVDC12 … 48
Power Supply Current Requirement[A]2.0
Aux-Logic Supply Voltage[+VDC]12 … 24
Aux-Logic Supply Curret[mA] max194

Programmable I/O
General Purpose
# of I/O4 I/O points, programmable as sinking outputs or sinking and sourcing inputs
Logic RangeInputs and outputs tolerant to +24 VDC, inputs TTL compatible
Output Sink CurrentUp to 600 mA per channel
ProtectionOver temp, short circuit, transient over voltage, over voltage, inductive clamp
Dedicated I/O
FunctionCaputure input, trip output
Logic range0 to +5 VDC, TTL compatible
Analog Input
Range (selectable0 to +5 VDC, 0 to 10 VDC, 0 to 20 mA, 4 to 20 mA
TypePosition and Encoder
Edge Rate[MHz]5
Range[steps/sec2]1.5 X 109
Open Loop
# of step resolutions20
Range[steps/rev]200 … 51200
with Encoder option
Encoder typeInternal, differential, magnetic
Resolution512 lines (2048 edges)

Motor & Mechanical

Torque Speed Performance Curves

Test conditions: 100% current with damper simulating load.

Single stack length
Double stack length
Triple stack length

Motor Characteristics
PerformancenotesSingle LengthDouble LengthTriple Length
Holding torque[oz-in] 32 60 75
{N-cm] 23 42 53
Rotor inertia[oz-in-sec2] 0.0005 0.0008 0.0012
[kg-cm2] 0.038 0.057 0.082
Detent Torque[oz-in] 1.7 2.1 3.5
{N-cm] 1.2 1.5 2.5
Weightoz 10.4 12.0 15.2
gm 295 340 431


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User Interface Software
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