ClearPath MC integrated servo (drive, brushless motor, & motion controller); easy PLC control (Arduinos & BeagleBone)


Integrated Servo With a Motion Controller

  • Servo Control Made Easy
    ClearPath-MC is the easiest to use, industrial quality servo
    system available today.
  • Simple Digital I/O Interface
    Choose your desired position, velocity, or torque mode,
    enter a few motion settings (velocity, acceleration, etc.)
    and control motion using simple I/O from a PLC or even
    simple switches or buttons.
  • Little or No Programming Required
    For simple applications, there is no need to write even a
    single line of code.
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Set Up ClearPath-MC in 3 Easy Steps

  • STEP 1
  • STEP 2
  • STEP 3

  • ClearPath MC is preconfigured with USB for use with PLC’s, Arduinos, BeagleBone and other devices
    Connect USB to ClearPath-MC
    to set it up
  • ClearPath MC servo motor operating modes for easy set-up: velocity, positioning and torque
    Choose an Operating Mode
  • Simple I/O such as knobs, switches, and PLC’s (such as Arduino and BeagleBone) control ClearPath MC servo motors
    Control motion with simple I/O:
    switches, knobs, PLCs, etc.

13 Operating Modes.
Which mode is best for you?

Watch the demo videos below.


Move between 4 or more positions(6 Operating Modes)

Move to Absolute Position (4 positions):

Trigger ClearPath to move to one of four preset positions. Perfect for replacing air cylinders where more power and finesse is needed.

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Move to Absolute Position (16 positions):

Trigger ClearPath to move to one of 16 positions from a user-defined reference position.

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Move Incremental Distance:

Trigger ClearPath to move a user-defined distance (one of four) from its current position. You can also send multiple, quick trigger pulses to tell ClearPath to travel a multiple of any of its user-defined distances in one smooth move.

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Pulse Burst Positioning:

Use a timer/counter on your PLC (or a simple circuit) to send a burst of pulses to ClearPath, and it will move a distance proportional to the number of pulses sent, at your pre-selected speed and acceleration.

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Multi-Sensor Positioning:

Define multiple positions using sensors or switches, and trigger ClearPath to start moving and continue until it sees the next sensor transition (or a user-specified number of sensor transitions).

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Follow Digital Position Command:

ClearPath will move at a user-defined velocity to a position proportional to the frequency or PWM duty cycle of a digital waveform.

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Note: These 6 modes are only available in MCPV Models

Move back & forth between 2 positions(2 Operating Modes)

Move to Absolute Position (2 positions):

Trigger ClearPath to move to one of the two preset positions. Perfect for replacing air cylinders that move between two positions, but where more power and finesse is needed.

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Move to Sensor Position:

Trigger ClearPath to move in either direction and it will smoothly ramp up to a chosen speed and stop when it detects a sensor (or switch).

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Spin at one or more different speeds(4 Operating Modes)

Ramp Up/Down to Selected Velocity:

By changing digital inputs (from your PLC, switches, etc.), ClearPath will smoothly ramp to one of four preset speeds in either direction.

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Manual Velocity Control:

Fine control of speed from zero to max speed at the turn of a knob. Remembers your last set speed or resets to zero speed when motor is enabled.

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Spin on Power Up:

Just turn on power and smoothly ramp to your preset speed. For when all you need is reliable, constant speed from a brushless motor, and a bare minimum of wiring. It doesn't get any easier than this.

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Follow Digital Velocity Command:

Connect a digital waveform from your PLC or other device, and ClearPath will run at a speed proportional to the waveform. Or, connect the PWM output of an H-bridge drive of a DC brush motor setup to make a high-performance, drop-in replacement.

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Apply a variable torque or tension(1 operating mode)

Follow Digital Torque Command:

Apply a variable torque (or force or tension) in proportion to a digital command (PWM or frequency).

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Choose a ClearPath-MC Model

ClearPath Motor Family

The MCVC is primarily for velocity applications; the MCPV for positioning.
Choose based on your application and price.

MCVC Models
Velocity Control
MCPV Models
Position & Velocity
Operating Modes Operating Modes
  • ▸  4 velocity modes, 1 torque mode
  • ▸  2 back and forth positioning modes
  • ▸  All 7 MCVC modes
  • ▸  6 point-to-point positioning modes
Price Price
  • ▸  1-Piece: $249 & up
  • ▸  100/year: $208 & up
  • ▸  1-Piece: $314 & up
  • ▸  100/year: $258 & up

Want help choosing a motor?

Selection Guide