MDrive 23 Hybrid

Motion Control with MODBUS/TCP option
MDrive 23 Hybrid Motion Control with MODBUS/TCP option products feature:
  • NEMA 23 1.8° brushless stepper motor
  • Microstepping driver
  • +12 to +60 VDC input range
  • Simplified networking over TCP/IP
  • Fully programmable motion controller (MCode/TCP mode)
  • Rugged magnetic encoder with index mark,
    internal to the unit
  • Hybrid Motion Technology's (HMT) numerous benefits
  • 4 motor length choices
  • Optional control knob


  • Specifications
  • Options
  • Connectivity by P/N
  • Downloads/Support
  • Applications

  • General
  • I/O
  • Comm
  • Motion
  • Software
  • Motor
  • Mechanical
Input voltage
Range (includes back-EMF) +12 to +60 VDC
Power supply current Maximum per MDrive Hybrid (depends on voltage and load) 3.5 A
Aux-logic supply voltage Maintains power to logic circuitry in the absence of motor power +12 to +24 VDC
Operating temperature Measured at heat sink (non-condensing humidity) -40° to 85°C
Measured at motor (non-condensing humidity) 100°C
General purpose I/O Number/Type 4 I/O points, programmable as sinking or sourcing outputs or sinking and sourcing inputs
Logic range Inputs and outputs tolerant to +24 VDC, inputs TTL compatible
Output sink current Up to 600 mA per channel
Protection Over Temp, Short Circuit, Transient Over Voltage, Over Voltage, Inductive Clamp
High speed I/O Capture Filter Range 50 nS to 12.9 μS (10 MHz to 38.8 kHz)
Capture Resolution 32 bit
Trip Output Speed/Resolution/Threshold 150 ns/32 bit/TTL
Analog input Resolution 10 bit
Range (selectable) 0 to +5 VDC, 0 to 10 VDC, 0 to 20 mA, 4 to 20 mA


Standard TCP/UDP
Bit rate 10/100 Mbps
Protocols (port) MODBUS/TCP (502)
MCode/TCP (503)
Closed loop configuration
(Hybrid Motion Technology ON)
Type Differential, Magnetic
Steps per Revolution 51200
Encoder resolution 1000 lines (4000 edges)
Counters Type 32 bit Position and Encoder
Edge Rate (Max) 5 MHz
Velocity Range +/- 5,000,000 Steps per Second
Resolution 0.5961 Steps per Second
Acceleration/deceleration Range 1.5 X 109 Steps per Second2
Resolution 90.9 Steps per Second2
Program storage Type / size Flash / 6384 bytes
User registers (4) 32 bit
User program labels and variables 192
Math functions +, –, x, ÷, >, <, =, <=, >=, AND, OR, XOR, NOT
Branch functions Branch & call
General purpose I/O functions Inputs Home, Limit Plus, Limit Minus, Go, Stop, Pause, Jog Plus, Jog Minus, General Purpose
Outputs Moving, Fault, Velocity change, Locked rotor, HMT active,
General Purpose
Trip functions Trip on Input, Trip on Position, Trip on Time, Trip Capture,
Trip on Relative Position
Party mode addresses 62
Encoder functions Find Index
Hybrid functions Stall elimination, position make-up, torque mode, variable current control.
MODBUS/TCP Supported Functions
Device ID
43/14d (0x2B/0x0E) Read device identification
02d (0x02) Read digital inputs
01d (0x01) Read coils (digital outputs)
05d (0x05) Write single coil (digital output)
03d (0x03) Read holding register
16d (0x10) Write multiple registers
Manufaturer specific
65d (0x41) Read I/O and trip configuration and parameters
66d (0x42) Write I/O and trip configuration and parameters, enter upgrade mode.
Stack length Single length Double length Triple length Quad length
Holding torque oz-in 90.0 144.0 239.0 283.0
N-cm 64.0 102.0 169.0 200.0
Detent torque oz-in 2.7 5.6 9.7 14.2
N-cm 1.17 3.92 6.86 10.0
Rotor inertia oz-in-sec2 0.0025 0.0037 0.0065 0.0108
kg-cm2 0.18 0.26 0.46 0.76
Weight oz 21.6 26.4 39.2 61.6
grams 612.3 748.4 1111.3 1746.3


Torque/Speed Curves    

MDrive23Plus Motion Control with MODBUS/TCP option  
Dimensions in inches (mm)


  • QuickStart Kit
  • Linear Actuators
  • Control Knob
  • Connectivity
  • Protection
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Above photo represents a QuickStart Kit.
Kit cabling varies with MDrive Hybrid ordered.

For rapid design verifi cation, all-inclusive
QuickStart Kits include connectivity, instructions and CD for MDrivePlus initial functional setup and system testing.

Order QuickStart Kits simply by placing a “K” at the beginning of an MDrive part number.

Connecting an MDrive has never been easier with readily available Communications Converters and Prototype Development Cables, in addition to Mating Connector Kits for use in building your own cables. Select the “Connectivity solutions” tab above for details on these connectivity options.

Combining leading all-in-one integrated stepper motor+driver technology with linear motion to deliver long life, high accuracy and unsurpassed repeatability, all in a package that is extremely compact and affordable.

>   See details and specifications

MDrive Hybrid is available with a factory-mounted rear control knob for manual shaft positioning.

Knob shown from rear
Dimensions in Inches (mm)

Optional Control Knob









NOTE: To view specific connectivity options for a particular MDrive model, see Connector options by P/N tab above.


Ethernet communication utilizes a standard RJ45 connector and CAT5/6 cabling.  This cabling is readily available from multiple sources.

Prototype Development Cables

Prototype development cables are designed to speed test/development with pre-wired mating connectors that have flying leads other end.

Prototype Development Cable P/N Mating Connector Type Signal Type
PD14-2334-FL3 14-Pin Locking Wire Crimp I/O
PD02-2300-FL3 2-Pin Locking Wire Crimp DC Power

If building your own cabling, you will need:

  • Appropriate mating connector and crimp pins if required (Mating connector kits are available for Locking Wire Crimp style connectors)
  • Shielded twisted pair cabling

Mating Connector Kits

Mating Connector Kits are used to build your own cables. Kits contain 5 mating connector shells with pins. Cable not supplied. Manufacturer crimp tooling recommended.

Mating Connector Kit P/N Mating Connector Type Shell Mfg. P/N Crimp Pins Mfg. P/N
CK-09 14-Pin Locking Wire Crimp JST:  PADP-14V-1S JST:  SPH-001T-PO.5L
CK-04 2-Pin Locking Wire Crimp Tyco:  794617-2 Tyco:  794610-1


Drive Protection Module

The function of the DPM75 Drive Protection Module is to limit the surge current and voltage to a safe level when DC input power is switched on and off to a motor drive. This provides the added protection necessary for reliable motor drive operation when switching the DC power, instead of the recommended AC power to the DC power supply. The device is designed to protect the motor drive when operating under all load conditions. This device does not protect the motor drive from wiring the power incorrectly.

The unit is capable of being used with 48, 60, and 75 volt rated motor drives. An external jumper selection is available so the user can match the circuit to their particular application. The DPM75 is capable of a steady state operating current of 4 amps.

The DPM75 can be used for any frame size motor drive, when properly configured. It can also be used for more than one unit provided the current and voltage do not exceed the DPM75's ratings. The maximum DPM75 ratings are 75 volts and 4 amps.

> DPM75 datasheet/quick reference


Interface Connecting Options

View mating connector interface options by MDrive part number (P/N). Launch options by clicking link below.

P/N:    MAI3CER23*6


  • No tuning required
  • Higher inertia mismatch allowed
  • High starting torque
  • Smooth motion, even at extremely slow speeds
  • Eliminates loss of synchronization
  • Allows full use of motor’s torque
  • Reduced motor heating
  • Minimizes impact of system resonance
  • Able to regulate torque, even at a standstill
  • Variable operating current, only uses the power that is required


  • Point-to-point positioning
    – Reduce motor frame size requirement
  • Conveyor control
    – No loss of synchronization
    – Adapts to sudden load changes
  • Hydraulic and pneumatics replacement
    – Low cost
    – Accurate and variable positioning
  • Web handling
    – Tension control
  • Drilling
    – Variable torque
  • Rotary and linear positioning to torque specification
    – Container capping
    – Clamping / holding
    – Screw tightening
  • On-the-fly product marking (labeling)
    – High acceleration and deceleration rates