New CANopen Servo Controller

TRINAMIC Motion Control has announced the TMCM-1633-CANopen, a new compact 300W BLDC servo controller module with sinusoidal commutation compatible with the industry standard CANopen protocol.

Trinamic-1633Like all other TMCM drives, the TMCM-1633-CANopen is a cost-efficient module embedding advanced motor control and motion control functions, as well as PLC features. The new drive measures 92mm x 50mm and is equipped with a CAN interface and a CANopen (CiA-402) protocol stack. It provides a flexible, cost-effective solution to the decentralized coordinated control of BLDC or BLAC motors of up to 10A RMS continuous current at 48V supply voltage.

It was only a matter of time before Trinamic extended the successful TMCL™ servo controller family by a new member that interacts with CANopen. “Especially in the Asian marketplace we experience a growing demand for servo controllers communicating over the industry standard protocols CANopen or CANopen over EtherCAT,” comments Michael Randt, CEO of Trinamic.
Featuring field-oriented control (FOC), also known as vector control, using a/b/n incremental encoder signals, the BLDC servo controller allows for precise and dynamic positioning. The TMCM-1633-CANopen supports trapezoidal ramping as well, and hall sensor inputs are supported by the firmware for faster initialization.
Besides CANopen protocol, the TMCM-1633 supports TRINAMIC Motion Control’s easy-to-use TMCL™ protocol. Together with the free TMCL-IDE, this allows for quick identification of control parameters. Graphical tools and wizards guide users through the parameterization and fine-tuning.
TMCM-1633-CANopen is compatible with Trinamic’s baseboard BB-1630 and available immediately.
  • Single axis field-oriented control for BLDC/PMSM motor
  • Hall and a/b/n encoder support
  • 14,5 … 48V DC supply voltage
  • Up to 10A RMS peak motor current
  • RS232 & CAN interface
  • CANopen CiA 402 drive profile
  • Torque, Velocity, and Position control

For more details on TMCM-1633 and other exciting products from Trinamic contact Micromech sales on 01376 333333 or at


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