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

Set Up ClearPath-MC in 3 Easy Steps

Simply choose an "Operating Mode," and control
position, velocity, and torque.

  • 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
  • i.	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.

10 Operating Modes.
Which mode is best for you?

Watch the demo videos below.

 Move between 4 or more positions (3 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.

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.

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.

Note: These 3 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.

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).

 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.

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.

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.

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.

 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).

Choose a ClearPath-MC Model

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

7 Operating Modes

  • 4 different velocity modes
  • 1 torque control mode
  • 2 back and forth positioning modes

10 Operating Modes

  • All 7 MCVC modes
  • 3 point-to-point positioning modes
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Servomotor + Drive + Encoder + Motion Controller

  • 1-piece prices: $254 - $388
  • 100/year OEM prices: $208 - $319
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Servomotor + Drive + Encoder + Motion Controller

  • 1-piece prices: $314 - $463
  • 100/year OEM prices: $258 - $399
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