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A highly integrated and compact automation controller

The Power Brick AC is an integrated fully scalable Machine and Motion Controller combining the brain of the cutting edge Power PMAC processor, the unsurpassed custom-designed Digital Signal Processor Gate3 ASIC and the brawns of the latest IGBT-based amplifier technology into one compact 4, 6, or 8-axis servo package drive.

Additional axes are available via MACRO (high speed fibre optic network) and/or EtherCAT for a possible total of 104 (8 local + 32 MACRO + 64 EtherCAT) axes of centralized and coordinated motion control.

For a more detailed overview of the Power PMAC capabilities click on the button below.

Motor Control

The Power Brick AC performs current loop closure, commutation and servo loop (position) closure to drive directly:

  • AC/DC Brushless Servo (synchronous) linear / rotary motors
  • AC Induction (asynchronous) motors
  • DC Brush and Voicecoil motors
  • High Voltage Stepper motors

Encoder Support

The Power Brick AC can interface with one or a combination of the following types of motor feedback devices:

  • Quadrature
  • Sinusoidal x 16K/64K
  • Resolver
  • Halls (60oe/120oe)
  • Kawasaki
  • Analog +/- 10VDC
  • Mitsubishi
  • Panasonic
  • Yaskawa
  • Nikon-D
  • BiSS-B/C
  • EnDat 2.1/2.2
  • Mitutoyo
  • Tamagawa
  • SSI
  • HiperFace

Fieldbus Connectivity


  • MACRO (Master/Slave)
  • EtherCAT (Master)


  • EtherNet /IP (Scanner/Adapter)
  • EtherCAT (Master/Slave)
  • Profibus-DP (Master/Slave)
  • DeviceNet (Master/Slave)
  • CANopen (Master/Slave)
  • Open Modbus (Master/Slave)
  • CC-Link (Slave)
  • PROFINET IO RT (Controller/Device)

GP Digital Inputs/Outputs - Relays

The Power Brick AC can be equipped with:

  • 8 x general purpose relays
  • 32 x digital inputs 12-24VDC
  • 16 x digital outputs 12-24VDC, 500 mA

All protected and optically isolated. Can be either sinking or sourcing. Thousands of additional digital inputs and outputs can be added via various fieldbus options.

Safety & Other Features

  • Safe Torque Off (STO) with dynamic braking
  • Abort Input for safe stop
  • Watchdog output
  • Over / Under volta ge faults
  • Short circuit, overcurrent protection
  • Hardware /Software thermal I2T protection
  • Motor thermal inputs (PTC)
  • Encoder count error and encoder loss detection
  • Dedicated brake relays and power input (24V)
  • Plus/Minus over-travel, home, user inputs
  • Software over-travel limits
  • Warning/fatal following error limits
  • High speed compare outputs
  • Internal and external shunt resistors

Connector Layout

4-Axis Model Shown