Tel: 01255 221 055

A highly integrated and compact automation controller

The Power Brick Controller is a packaged, scalable, Machine and Motion Controller combining the brain of the cutting edge Power PMAC processor and the unsurpassed custom-designed Digital Signal Processor Gate3 ASIC in one compact 4 or 8-axis package.

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

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

Output Control

The Power Brick Controller provides servo loop closure (position or torque) ouputs, and current loop closure (PWM option):

  • Analog +/-10V 13.5 bit Filtered PWM
  • 16-Bit True DAC (optional)
  • Pulse and Direction
  • Sine Wave
  • Direct digital PWM

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.

GP Analog Inputs/Outputs- PFM

The Power Brick AC can carry up to:

  • 8 x Pulse and Direction / PFM outputs
  • 8 x 16-bit analog inputs (+/-10V)
  • 8 x 14-bit analog outputs (+/-10V)

Safety & Other Features

  • Safe Torque Off (STO) with dynamic braking
  • Abort Input for safe stop
  • Watchdog output
  • Over / Under voltage 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

8-Axis Model Shown