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dryve motor control system

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Travel distances, positions, speeds, operating times - easily defined with the new web-based control system for drylin® E linear systems from igus®.
  • No software or app installation necessary, fast commissioning
  • Control possible via smartphone (browser), tablet or laptop
  • Simple and intuitive user interface, control system set up in just a few minutes
  • Compatible with numerous industrial controllers (e.g. the Siemens S7 / Beckhoff).
  • For DC, EC and stepper motors
  • Cost-effective


All relevant documents - flyers and technical data, latest firmware, operating instructions, CANopen Electronic Data Sheet, 2D and 3D drawings - can be found in the dryve motor control download portal.
dryve motor control system

1. Voltage supply

Logic and load supply are separate in order to enable safety shutdown.
The logic voltage supply is 12-24V and the load voltage supply is 12-48V.

2. Digital inputs

With the 10 predefined inputs, movements can be selected, started and stopped. Due to two limit switches input, the motor control system can perform safety functions as well.

3. Digital outputs

With the 5 predefined outputs, information can be obtained from the motor control system. The motor control system indicates whether it is ready or carrying out a movement, has been referenced or whether there are any alarms or faults.

4. Analogue inputs

Two analogue inputs can be used to read absolute position information of a linear axis, or to specify speeds or positions. An "electronic hand wheel" can be used to cause a linear axis to travel without any parameter changes having to be made.

5. Motor and brake connection

The motor connection is suitable for, DC, 3-phase EC and 2-phase stepper motors. A connection for a motor brake has also been integrated into this connector.

6. Angular encoder

In order to enable optimum motor control and specification of an exact position, an angular encoder is needed. The motor control system has been designed for many different types of angular encoder with a voltage supply of 5V.

7. CANopen

The CANopen connection is a communication protocol used to communicate with higher-level control systems. It is used to control individual axes but primarily to operate multi-axis systems. drylin® E linear robots can be operated effectively and efficiently with CANopen.

8. Ethernet

The Ethernet port is used to call up the graphic user interface via a browser or to communicate via Modbus TCP.

9. Display

The LED status display provides information on the IP address or on the status of the control systems.
For example, it automatically outputs the IP address of the motor control system or shows warnings or error messages.

Test the dryve motor control system

You can use the intuitive browser user interface to set the travel mode, positions, rates of acceleration, speed and pause times of your linear axis.
Test the simulated user interface of the motor controller here. When you use the real control system, your input is transmitted exactly as in this simulator. There is no separate transmission.
It's that easy: Under 'Travel profiles', you can configure up to eight lines and apply the control parameters to the linear axis. In the 'Mode' field, use HOM to set the zero point or use ABS to define the absolute position for movement on the linear axis. Choose the destination by entering the position on the axis or by using the Teach function. Enter the values for acceleration, speed and deceleration and, if necessary, a pause time. Under 'Subsequent block', specify the number of the next travel profile.

The control system in detail

Ready to use immediately

The dryve motor control system can either be connected to your network or you can connect it directly to the control unit (PC or PLC) by means of a network cable. You can then start the control system directly in the browser without software installation. Settings can therefore be made in one minute.
For each linear axis you need one dryve motor control system.

Easy control

You can use the simple intuitive user interface to parameterise travel distances, position, feed and operating time of your linear axis even as an amateur.
Movements that are continuously repeated are known as looping can be set in just a few seconds. A teach function enables position settings to be made with just one mouse click.

Industry standards

Due to standardised communication protocols such as CANopen or Modbus TCP, it is very easy to connect the system to industrial controllers such as the Siemens S7 or Beckhoff.
The ten digital inputs and outputs enable extremely easy communication with industrial controllers but also with low-price open-source modules such as Arduino or Raspberry Pi.

Powerful technology

dryve supports DC, EC and stepper motors both in open loop and closed loop technology.
The supply voltage of up to 48 V ensures high motor speeds. The nominal current of 7 A and the peak current of 20 A results in powerful and dynamic movements.

Technical data

Nominal voltage logic supply12 – 24 VDC
Nominal voltage load supply12 – 48 VDC
Motor types2 phase stepper motor bipolar (ST), direct current motor (DC),
electrically commutated motor (EC)
Continuous motor current7 A
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 Peak motor current  ST: 10 A, DC: 14 A, EC: 21 A max. 2 sec depending on frequency of movement
Load power outputmax. 340 W continuous
Digital output currentmax. 200 mA per output
Holding brake24 VDC / 1 A
Angular encoderHall sensor (2 or 3 pole), encoder (line driver-RS422 or single ended)
analogue feedback via analogue inputs
Digital inputs10 digital inputs, pre-assigned function, choice of NPN or PNP,
build in pull-down (PNP) and pull-up (NPN) resistor
short-circuit-proof, electrically separated, 5 – 24 VDC (external)
Digital outputs5 digital outputs, pre-assigned function, PNP,
build in pull-down (PNP) resistor,
short-circuit-proof, electrically separated, 5 - 24 VDC (external)
Analogue inputs2 analogue inputs, ±10 VDC signal (12 bit), 0-10 VDC signal (11 bit),
10 VDC voltage supply
InterfacesCANopen (DS 402), Modbus TCP, Ethernet, bit coding, step/direction
Operating modesOpen-loop with/without position monitoring, closed-loop
Operating modesBinary: 32 travelling movements
Tipp/Teach: 8 travelling movements with external jog movement
Step/Direction: external Set-point 
CE symbol acc. to EMC guidelineEN 61000-6-2:2005, EN 61000-6-3:2007
Ambient temperature-20°C to +45°C
Relative humidity≤ 90%, non-condensating
Maximum temperature of the power unit100°C
Bearing temperature-40°C to +60°C
Protection classIP 30
Protective functionsMonitoring, power-unit temperature monitoring, current monitoring,
undervoltage and overvoltage protection, contouring error detection,
encoder control
MountingScrewed on, DIN rail mounting
D x W x H in mm
(incl. connectors and mounting elements)
124 x 31 x 139

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