TRINAMIC Motion Control GmbH & Co. KG announces their latest products with the TMCM-1278 module and the PD-1278 PANdrive, a smart motor solution offered in NEMA24 and NEMA34. Controlled via CAN bus interface, it supports Trinamic’s own TMCL firmware and CANopen for ease of use.
Encased in a special housing enclosure, the products are perfect for lab automation, manufacturing and factory automation, robotics, and CNC machines that require high-power stepper motors of up to 9A RMS with a supply voltage of 12..48V DC. As for holding torque, the PANdrive versions offer up to 7.0Nm (PD86-3-1278).
With the minimum amount of assembly and programming required, the TMCM-1278 and PD-1278 allow for easily scalable systems. Depending on the use case, they can quickly be added or swapped without changing the system design,” explains Michael Randt, Founder and CEO of Trinamic. “All you need to do is connect a cable and you’re ready to get started.
Making sure even the bigger NEMA34 motors operate as quiet and precise as possible, each product features StealthChop™ for silent operation at low speeds and standstill and SpreadCycle™ for operation at higher speeds. Together with the integrated SixPoint™ ramp generator and microstepping, the 1278-series brings industry-leading motor and motion control to powerful stepper motors.
Besides the industry-standard protocol CANopen, Engineers can also opt for the TMCL version which allows for stand-alone operation using the TMCL mini-PLC, programmable with the free and easy to use TMCL-IDE™. For additional monitoring of the drive, the I/Os can be used as general-purpose inputs or ABN encoder inputs.
Both the standalone module TMCM-1278 and the PANdrive smart motor solutions PD60-4H-1278 and PD86-3-1278 are available from February onwards through Trinamic’s distribution channels.

Features and benefits:

  • Supply Voltage: 12…48V DC
  • Current per motor phase: 9A RMS
  • CAN bus interface with TMCL or CANopen protocol
  • Integrated SixPoint™ ramp generator
  • Trinamic’s unique feature set including StealthChop, SpreadCycle, Coolstep, and StallGuard