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Model Support:

SD Series

Integral hp / AC Input


Essentials for Setup
AC ClearPath User Manual.pdf User Manual Software - Motor Setup Program
ClearPath Drawings
NEMA 56xx CPM Dimensional Drawing.pdf 2D Drawing
NEMA 143/145xx CPM Dimensional Drawing.pdf 2D Drawing
IEC D100xx CPM Dimensional Drawing.pdf 2D Drawing 3D Drawing 3D Drawing 3D Drawing
Accessories Drawings 3D Drawing 3D Drawing — Blower Kit
BLOWER-1P230V.pdf 2D Drawing — Blower Kit 3D Drawing — Regenerated Energy Shunt
RES-225.pdf 2D Drawing — Regenerated Energy Shunt 3D Drawing — Foot Mount
FOOT-56-14X.pdf 2D Drawing — Foot Mount

ClearPath-SD — Let's Get It Running

ClearPath-SD FAQs

Can I access ClearPath's encoder?

All ClearPaths are fully closed loop servos with an integrated encoder. Feedback to your application is not directly from the integrated encoder itself. In a few applications (such as high speed triggering) you may need an external encoder. But in most cases what the ClearPath provides is less complex, more accurate, and offers more complete status information.

For the ClearPath MC and SD lines there is High Level Feedback - or HLFB. Described in the manual in detail, in summary you set the feedback meaning based on what is important to your application. For example, it can be....1) the servo is running at your commanded velocity, 2) your point to point move is done, 3) your contouring application is actively tracking the command within your required accuracy spec, and so on and so forth. In many applications this is superior to encoder output signals because it provides the feedback you want without having to read and translate encoder data plus it tells you the servo's status in a single, optically-isolated output.

The ClearPath SC allows you to see the encoder position via software communication. This will allow you to understand the servos health and where you are at any point in time by querying the ClearPath for position feedback. This offers robust communication of motor position without encoder lines running back to the application.

What breaker size and wire gauge should I use with an AC-input ClearPath?

For all Teknic integral horsepower (AC-input) ClearPath motors, Teknic recommends a 13 amp, C-curve breaker. This will provide adequate engineering margin and proper safety. The connector on an integral horsepower motor is rated for 12 gauge wire. For ease of assembly and to reduce the possibility of 12 AWG "free whiskers" creating a short, Teknic recommends 14 AWG wire. (14 gauge will handle the load and fits easily in the connector, while 12 AWG requires assembly finesse.) 16 gauge is adequate in low-power situations. Do not use anything smaller than 16 AWG.

ClearPath money-back guarantee

We want you to be able to thoroughly evaluate ClearPath in your application so you can be confident that it meets all your needs. So we’ve extended our return period and made the return condition very liberal.

For up to 9 units returned on any order:

Teknic will give you a full refund (excluding shipping) on up to nine ClearPath motor units on any order as long as they are returned within 90 days of the invoice date. It is okay for the units to have reasonable wear and tear from using them, but they must be returned in their original packaging (or comparably protective packaging) and still be fully functional (i.e., they must still meet their specifications). Up to nine each of any accessory part number may also be returned under the same conditions.

For the 10th or more motors returned on a given order:

The same return policy as above applies except that we will charge a 15% restocking/refurbish fee on these excess returns.


All ClearPath motors, regardless of part number, are summed together to determine the quantity being returned. Accessories are summed together on the basis of unique part numbers (so, for example, you could return nine power cables and nine USB cables without a restocking charge on these eighteen accessory parts).

Once your return is received and inspected (usually within 72 hours of receipt), your refund will be processed and a credit will be automatically applied to your credit card or original method of payment within seven days. Please note that depending on your credit card company, it may take an additional 2-10 business days after your credit is applied for it to post to your account.

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