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The Power Brick LV is an integrated fully scalable Machine and Motion Controller

The Power Brick LV is an integrated fully scalable Machine and Motion Controller combining the brains of the cutting edge Power PMAC processor, the unsurpassed custom-designed Digital Signal Processor Gate3 and the low voltage brawns of the latest high performance MOSFET-based drives technology into one compact 4 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 + 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.

Motor Control

The Power Brick LV performs current loop closure, commutation and servo loop closure to drive directly:

  • AC/DC Brushless servo (synchronous) linear / rotary motors
  • DC Brush and Voicecoil motors
  • Low Voltage Stepper motors

Encoder Support

The Power Brick LV can interface with one or a combination of the following types of 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 LV 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 LV 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 capture outputs
  • Internal and external shunt resistors

Connector Layout

8-Axis Model Shown