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Design Features

  • Single axis digital servo controller with integral power supply and amplifier
  • Advanced software architecture shortens customer development time; use C#, VB.Net, C, and LabVIEW combined with our full IDE and multitasking operating system
  • Host-mode operation allows you to send commands with your PC via Ethernet or USB for immediate execution
  • Ethernet or USB permits networked Soloists for remote access
  • Ideal for simple applications with minimal setup or complex applications that use the full flexibility and scalability
  • Positioning control for brushless, DC brush-type, or stepping motors
  • Available in models up to 30 A peak current
  • CE approved, NRTL safety certification, EU 2015/863 RoHS 3 directive
  • Allen-Bradley EtherNet/IP interface provides full integration with the Soloist; program the Soloist directly from RSLogix 5000


The Soloist has high-speed position latch inputs and advanced data logging capabilities, making it ideal for laboratory, test instrument and industrial applications. The advanced software architecture shortens customer development time, while including support for C#, VB.Net, C, and LabVIEW®, combined with our full IDE and multitasking operating system. Host-mode operation allows you to send commands with your PC via Ethernet or USB for immediate execution.

The Soloist MP offers the same advanced software as the CP but in a smaller package designed for OEMs that can supply bus power from existing power supplies.

The Soloist HPe can be used for larger systems requiring up to 150 A peak current.

Motion Composer, the common integrated development environment for all Aerotech controllers, provides users with Windows®-based software with powerful diagnostic, debug, and analysis tools for OEMs and end users alike.

Allen-Bradley Interface

Combine proven PLC with proven motion control for easier integration, startup, and maintenance of medium- and highend automation projects. The Aerotech EtherNet/IP™ interface enables AB PLCs (MicroLogix, CompactLogix™, or ControlLogix) to be integrated directly with the Soloist. Motion can be directly programmed in the RSLogix 5000 environment or separate programs can be written on the controller and triggered from the AB PLC. Aerotech has two interfaces: ASCII and Register. Choose the PLC, motion controller, and interface that best fits your application needs.

Total Solution

The controllers are fully tested and ready to run right out of the box. Aerotech can integrate the Soloist into a complete motion system, removing the burden of parameter setup and axis tuning.

Practical Power

Each series is capable of driving a wide range of motors including brushless, DC servo, and steppers. Brushless motors are sinusoidally commutated to minimize torque ripple.

Using a digital servo loop with feedforward, the Soloist tightly tracks velocity and position trajectories with virtually zero error. On-board autotuning and built-in calculators make servo tuning simple.

Variables, Math and More

With variables and math capability, one program can be used to produce a variety of parts by simply prompting the user for new application data.

Application Versatility

The Soloist has other built-in features such as axis calibration and backlash compensation, so you can maximize your machine’s accuracy and precision. The “user units” feature makes it easy to customize the Soloist to your specific machine, allowing custom units for both linear and rotary applications. The controller is equipped with dual encoder inputs, so you can tackle master-slave applications or achieve higher accuracies with dual-loop control. Precise registration-based moves are also possible because of the fast 0.1 microsecond acknowledge time of the Soloist. The Soloist easily handles complex functions such as output-on-the-fly and velocity profiling.


Soloist CP, Without -IO Option

Soloist CP, With -IO Option

Ordering Information

Soloist CP

Option Description
SOLOISTCP Soloist CP series single axis PWM digital controller with USB and Ethernet interface, 5-10 A continuous, 10-30 A peak, 28-240 VAC supply input, and 85-240 VAC control supply input for logic; supports brushless, brush, and stepper motors. Includes:

Four digital outputs (sinking or sourcing)

Four digital inputs (sinking or sourcing)

Two high-speed 5 VDC digital inputs (50 ns delay)

One 16-bit analog differential input; ±10 VDC

One 16-bit analog single-ended output; ±10 VDC

One 24 VDC, 1 A brake relay

Single-axis PSO capability

Two quadrature encoder input channels (primary & auxiliary)

ESTOP sense input

Dedicated Home and Limit inputs

Soloist CP Power Stage Options

Option Description
10 10 A peak; 5 A continuous
20 20 A peak; 10 A continuous
30-S 30 A peak; 10 A continuous; 40 W continuous internal shunt resistor

oloist CP I/O and Feedback Options

Option Description
-IO Expansion board with 16 opto-isolated inputs (sinking or sourcing); 16 outputs (sinking); one 12-bit analog input; one 16-bit analog output
-MXU Programmable encoder multiplier up to x1024 (x4096 after quadrature); no real-time output

Soloist CP Drive Options

Option Description
-S Shunt resistor network for Soloist CP10/20
-EXTSHUNT Shunt resistor network for Soloist CP
-EIP Enable EtherNet/IP™ on the drive; SOLOIST-MC software must be configured with the ETHERNET/IP option
-DCT Enable the Dynamic Controls Toolbox on the drive; SOLOIST-MC software must be configured with the DYNAMIC CONTROLS TOOLBOX option
-ETM Enable the Enhanced Throughput Module on the drive; SOLOIST-MC software must be configured with the ENHANCED THROUGHPUT MODULE option
-LCK Locked drive; firmware and calibration data on the drive cannot be modified by the user after the product leaves Aerotech; the drive must be returned to Aerotech if firmware/calibration updates are required; read/write access to parameters and programs is supported

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