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igus® Ltd.

Caswell Road

Northampton, NN4 7PW

01604 677240

Motor control systems

The innovative motor control systems for stepper EC/BLDC and DC motors

With the drylin® motor control systems, igus® offers cost-effective and easy-to-use solutions for controlling linear and rotary drives.

Commissioning is quick and easy. The motor control system can be adjusted directly at the device or conveniently via web server and laptop, tablet or smartphone. To reduce commissioning times and related costs, there are free sample programmes to go with the motor control system.

Would you like more information about igus® motor control systems? Our experts will be happy to get in touch with you.
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Types of motor control systems

drylin® D1 and D2

Motor control for drylin E stepper motors, DC motors and EC motors dryve D1

For stepper, EC/BLDC & DC motors

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drylin® D3

D3 motor control system

For DC motors

  • Easy to use, quick to connect
  • Controls on the device make it possible to directly control linear carriages, for example
  • Different speeds and starting modes
  • Can be combined with switches or joysticks
  • Cost-effective
  • Ready to use immediately
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drylin® D7, D8, D9

D7 stepper motor output stages

For stepper motors

  • No specific skills, software or programming expertise required
  • Control via standardised cycle/direction interface at higher-level control systems
  • The simplest height adjustments or drawer movements as well as precise pick&place applications possible
  • Free sample programmes
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drylin® D5,D6

D5, D6 motor control system

For DC motors

  • Ready to use immediately. No parametrization or programming necessary
  • Left/right run via digital input
  • Speed & Acceleration via external PWM input signal
  • Available with and without a housing
  • Cost-effective
  • Free sample programmes
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White paper and sample programs

Why not buy everything you need from us?

We can support you during selection and commissioning. We have a range of detailed tutorial videos of all functionalities for the respective motor control system, information on applications that have already been implemented as well as a selection guide for the motor control system that is right for you. Hopefully this will help you pick the right solution for you. 
You can not only buy the motor control from us but also the motor, power supply and cables, all of which can be found below.

Configurators to find the right electric motor for your application

Ensuring you have the right motor to power your linear sytem is crucial. 

We have designed configurators to help with these decisions. 

In a few simple steps you can find the best motor for your application based on the critera and details you provide.
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What is a motor control system and how do I know which one I need?

A motor control system is an essential part in automation. The motor controllers are used to operate the electric motors to create movement. These devices work in conjunction with a switchboard or multiple switchboards which controls the movement and powers the motor. 

We have a range of motor control systems which work with different motors; such as stepper motors, direct current motors and DC motors. These control systems can pre determine travel, positions, speeds and operating times. You can click here for more inforrmation on the motor control systems

A few example combinations: using the stepper motor D1 via a control system that is based on a web interface or the D3 DC motor control system, both make it possible to easily control linear systems.The systems are simple and offer intuitive user interface as well as being compatible with many industrial control systems.
We also offer free sample programs with each of the motor control systems so you can try the programming software for yourself. Click here for more information on the sample programs
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Matching cables

An item that is sometimes overlooked when buying an electric motor is the cables. We have a range of cables that are suited for all of our motors.

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How are you powering your system?

We have a variety of power supplies ranging from 75W up to 960W. 
The drylin® power supplies for automation are suitable for all dryve motor controls. They supply output currents in order to be able to operate the entire igus® motor series. The 24V output voltage is typically used to supply stepper and DC-motors, as well as EC/BLDC motors.
The complete automation machine including the main control such as PLC (programmable logic controller) or IPC (industrial PC) can also be supplied.
The 48V power supplies are recommended for higher speeds with stepper or EC/BLDC motors. The power supplies are installed in the control cabinet on a DIN rail (TS-35).
To ensure safe operation, protective functions such as overload, overvoltage and overtemperature have been integrated.

We can help you decide which is the best option so please get in touch!
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Frequently asked questions about motor control systems

What is an igus® dryve?

igus® produces and tests two motor controllers, suitable for all sorts of motors and applications.

Which motors can I use with the dryve D1?

The dryve D1 can be used to control DC, EC and stepper motors.

Which motors can I use with the dryve D3?

The dryve D3 can control DC motors.

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