Discontinued Products

PD-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 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…48V
Phase Current, Peak4.0A4.0A4.0A
CAN yes yes yes
RS485 yes yes yes
TMCL yes yes yes
USB yes yes yes



Hardware manual pdf2.0 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 PD60-x-1060 pdf50 KBFeb 1, 2017 12:18 PM