Discontinued Products

PD57-x-1060 is not longer recommended for new designes. For new design please refer to PD-1160 family. For existing designs PD-1060 will be further available.



The PD57-1060 and PD60-1060 PANdrive™ familly is a full mechatronic solution including a high torque stepper motor and a motion controller/driver using the new outstanding coolStep™ technology for sensorless load dependent current control. This allows the first time an energy efficient operation of an open-loop stepper motor system. With the advanced stallGuard2™ feature the load of the motor can be detected with high resolution.


The PANdrive™ can be controlled via USB, CAN or RS485 serial interface or by simple Step-/Direction signals. The power supply, interface and the multi purpose I/Os can be connected with JST connectors. The new spreadCycle™ chopper allows highest smoothness and high speed operation. The internal sensOstep™ encoder can be used to detect step loss or to control the target position. It comes with the PC based software development environment TMCL-IDE for the Trinamic Motion Control Language (TMCL™). Using predefined TMCL™ high level commands like „move to position“ or „constant rotation“ a rapid and fast development of motion control applications is guaranteed. Communication traffic is kept very low since all time critical operations, e.g. ramp calculation are performed on board. The TMCL™ program can be stored in the on board EEPROM for stand-alone operation. The firmware of the module can be updated via the serial interface.

Special Features

  • stallGuard2™
  • coolStep™
  • spreadCycle™

Technical Details

Motor Supply12…48V12…48V12…48V12…48V
Phase Current, Peak4.0A4.0A4.0A4.0A
CAN yes yes yes yes
RS485 yes yes yes yes
TMCL yes yes yes yes
USB yes yes yes yes



Hardware manual pdf1.9 MBNov 3, 2016 12:37 PM


TMCL firmware manual V4.39 pdf1.9 MBNov 3, 2016 12:37 PM
Short specification pdf390 KBNov 3, 2016 12:33 PM
PCN PD57-x-1060 pdf50 KBFeb 1, 2017 12:18 PM