MDS Series

MDS Series – Modular Drive System for Multi-axis Servo Drive Solutions

4.0 A – 34.0 A rms (8.0 A – 68.0 A peak)

230 V | 460 V

The Modular Drive System (MDS) is a powerful and cost effective solution for applications with multiple axes. The MDS utilizes a unique backplane architecture that provides a common bus platform for one of three sizes of power modules and up to eight drive modules. The MDS modules can operate on a 230V or 460Vac input. Plus, there are five different sizes of drive modules to meet the needs of almost any multiple axis application.

FM control modules provide EN drives with “snap-in” functionality for indexing (FM-2), programming (FM-3E) and advanced programming (FM-4E). This modular approach allows users to choose the level of advanced machine control they need based on the application's requirements. As part of our "buy what you need" philosophy, the MDS motion functionality is easily scalable by adding on FM modules.

Features Specifications Options Software Downloads

Whether the drives are utilized in base drive only applications or with a closed loop controller, setup can be achieved in just minutes with our Windows™-based PowerTools Pro software. The use of a State-Space algorithm makes tuning very simple and forgiving. Base drive features include:

  • Programmable I/O
    • 5 optically-isolated inputs (1 dedicated)
    • 3 optically-isolated outputs
    • 1 analog input ±10 VDC, 14-bit
    • 2 analog output ±10 VDC, 10-bit
  • Programmable encoder output, (up to 8,192 lines per revolution) 
  • Separate stop and travel limit deceleration ramps 
  • Torque, Travel, Following Error and velocity limits 
  • 8 user defined speed presets with individual acceleration/deceleration rates 
  • 2 Programmable Torque Level Outputs 
  • In Motion Velocity Output 
  • Software Oscilloscope
  • Position Tracker™ – Analog Mode 
  • Analog Torque Mode 
  • Analog Velocity Mode 
  • Digital Velocity Preset 
  • Pulse Mode
    • Pulse/Pulse
    • Pulse/Direction
    • Pulse/Quadrature
  • Summation of Analog Velocity and Digital Velocity 

Further Information

Click here to download MDS product information from our 2008 catalog pages. This documentation includes motor/drive combination data.

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