Drives & Drive Racks
Complex Motion. Simple Control.
Motion control performance is driven by high-performance drive hardware. Aerotech’s new Automation1 Precision Motion Control Platform includes the highest performing standard servo motor drives, galvo scan head controllers and piezo actuator drives available. Learn more about Automation1 servo motor drive performance.
Motion & Process Control - Together
Aerotech’s drives do more than provide world-class motion control performance. They also provide tools for managing and controlling precision motion control processes. Our drives contain memory for process control and data collection, extensive input/output ( I/O) points for sensor integration and general machine control and interfaces to standard industrial lasers. Features like Position Synchronized Output, Autofocus and Infinite Field of View are easy to access and deploy to your precision machine control.
Expandability Comes Easy
Aerotech’s approach to I/O is simple -- it’s all about accessibility. Order an I/O expansion board with any of our single-axis drives or multi-axis drive racks.
Over 192 I/O points can be deployed on a 4-axis control system. In addition, each drive includes the required encoder feedback inputs and axis I/O needed for precision motion control.
Ndrive amplifiers perform both current- and position-loop closures digitally. The use of high-performance double-precision processors allows these drives to generate ultra-smooth motion profiles. More >
The Ndrive CP is a medium-power PWM drive capable of running directly from AC mains voltage and is optimized for cost-sensitive applications. Used exclusively with the A3200 motion control platform. More >
The Ndrive MP digital servo amplifier is a low power, small footprint PWM drive ideal for space-sensitive applications. More >
The Npaq is the high performance rack-mountable servo amplifier solution for the Automation 3200 motion system. The Npaq can control up to six axes of motion using a variety of plug-in amplifiers. More >
The Npaq® MR is a cost-effective, high performance, 4- or 8- axis drive rack. All versions are 3U in size, rack-mountable, and compatible with the Automation 3200 motion platform. More >
Aerotech’s HEX RC is a high-performance, 6-axis motion controller ideal for controlling robotic systems like hexapods. The HEX RC is 4U high, rack-mountable, and compatible with the Automation 3200… More >
The Npaq® 6U is designed for applications that exceed the power capacity of Aerotech’s 3U Npaq. The Npaq 6U can be configured with higher wattage transformers and a larger capacity linear amplifier… More >
The Ndrive MPC is an Automation 3200 compatible eight
axis, compact drive chassis capable of operating brushless,
DC-brush, and stepper motors. More >