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Design Features

  • Controls drive brush, brushless, voice coil & stepper motors
  • Connects through the HyperWire® fiber-optic bus, which has 20 times the bandwidth of 100BASE-T Ethernet buses
  • Produces up to 600W power output from integral power supply
  • Includes safe torque off (STO) safety circuit
  • Features 67.1 MB drive array with more than 16 million 32-bit elements
  • Offers many optional features, including Multi-axis Position Synchronized Output (PSO) and I/O expansion board

You’ll see more accurate position tracking, more precise in-position stability and smaller minimum step sizes because the XL5e’s performance is driven by high-end components that enable zero amplifier “dead time” and high resolution, low-noise current sensing. A highly integrated design means you have control and bus power supplies, servo and current controllers, linear power amplifiers, cooling fans and heatsinks in a single package.


The XL5e is a part of the user-friendly Automation1 motion control platform, which includes the following:

Packed with Features

Standard features for the Automation1 XL5e include safe torque off (STO), a data array with more than 16 million 32-bit elements, digital and analog I/O, Position Synchronized Output (PSO), dedicated home and end-of-travel limit inputs and an enhanced current sense device.

Feedback Flexibility

The standard XL5e accepts square-wave and absolute encoder feedback signals. With the optional encoder multiplier feature, sine-wave encoders can be multiplied by up to 65,536, making XL5e our highest-resolution position feedback drive. Dual-multiplied and dual-absolute encoder feedback is supported.

Control Your Process

The XL5e is more than a motion control device. It also includes many process control features. Empowered with Aerotech’s PSO functionality, a single-axis XL5e can track up to three encoders in real time to trigger a process tool like an industrial laser or camera.

Each XL5e can be configured with an optional I/O expansion board, greatly increasing the number of I/O points. The I/O board includes a dedicated PSO output, and PSO can be used with a synchronization input to synchronize process control with an external mode-locked frequency input.

Low Noise Operation

Linear amplifiers are characterized by low noise operation, and the XL5e is no different. This is because linear amplifiers do not incorporate on-off pulse width modulation (PWM) switching to control motor currents.

Ready To Connect

Two HyperWire connections make it simple to connect the XL5e with other Automation1 drive hardware in a multi-axis configuration. A 24-volt one amp brake output is included. The device is CE approved, NRTL safety certified and EU 2015/863 RoHS 3 directive certified. The power amplifier bandwidth is software selectable.


Automation1 XL5e, -EB0 Option

Automation1 XL5e, -EB1 Option

Ordering Information


Option Description
Automation1-XL5e Automation1-XL5e High-Performance Linear Servo Motor Drive

Peak Current

Option Description
-10 10 A Peak Current (Default)
-20 20 A Peak Current

Bus Voltage

Option Description
-VB4 ± 40 VDC (600 W Power Supply)
-VB5 ± 60 VDC (600 W Power Supply)
-VB6 ± 80 VDC (600 W Power Supply)

Input Line Voltage

Option Description
-VL1 120 VAC Input Line Voltage
-VL2 240 VAC Input Line Voltage
-VL3 100 VAC Input Line Voltage
-VL4 200 VAC Input Line Voltage

Expansion Board

Option Description
-EB0 No Expansion Board (Default)
-EB1 I/O Expansion Board


Option Description
-MX0 No Encoder Multiplier (Default)
-MX1 2 MHz/450 kHz x65536 Multiplier (Primary), No Multiplier (Auxiliary)
-MX2 2 MHz/450 kHz x65536 Multiplier (Primary), 160 KHz x16384 Multiplier (Auxiliary)


Option Description
-PSO1 One-Axis PSO (includes One-Axis Part-Speed PSO) (Default)
-PSO2 Two-Axis PSO (includes Two-Axis Part-Speed PSO)
-PSO3 Three-Axis PSO (includes Three-Axis Part-Speed PSO0
-PSO5 Two-Axis Part-Speed PSO
-PSO6 Three-Axis Part-Speed PSO

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