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EtherCAT Closed Loop Stepper Motor and Drives

Mclennan offers the stepper and StepSERVO drives with built-in EtherCAT network communications. EtherCAT is a powerful standards-based industrial Ethernet protocol specifically designed for high-speed motion control and automation tasks.

Series Features

  • Stepper and StepSERVO drives with built-in EtherCAT communications
  • EtherCAT network control using CANopen over EtherCAT (CoE) adhering to CiA 402
  • Support for Profile Position, Profile Velocity, and Profile Torque (StepSERVO only) modes
  • Support for Cyclic Synchronous Position (CSP) and Cyclic Synchronous Velocity (CSV) modes
  • Support for multiple Homing modes
  • Applied Motion Products specific objects for running stored Q Programming segments


Product Features

  • For use with StepSERVO Motors to create closed loop motor and drive systems
  • StepSERVO technology featuring space vector current control
  • EtherCAT network control using CANopen over EtherCAT (CoE) adhering to CiA 402
  • Dual-port Ethernet for greater network topology support, including line and ring networks
  • Keep-alive function with auxiliary power supply
  • Stored program execution for increased motion control functionality
  • Boost torques of 25-50% higher than holding torque
  • 8 digital inputs, 4 digital outputs, optically isolated
  • 2 analogue inputs, software configurable
  • Mini USB port for software configuration


STF - DC Advanced Microstep Drive w/ EtherCA

EtherCAT networks are controlled by a master motion coordinators and there a numerous suppliers. We offer support documentation to assist users in connecting to our range. Visit the EtherCAT master motion coordinators page for more details.

 Product Features
  • Programmable microstepping drive with multiple communication options
  • Advanced current control for optimal open loop performance
  • Anti-resonance algorithm maximizes torque over a wide speed range
  • Torque ripple smoothing increases smoothness and decreases vibrations
  • Microstepping and Microstep Emulation
  • Dual port communication for daisy chain network
  • Wide current range 0.1 to 10.0 A/phase (peak of sine) with idle current reduction
  • 8 digital inputs, 4 digital outputs (optically isolated)
For more informtion on EtherCAT products try here.