Digital Compact Servo Drives AX5000

  • Client

    Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG

  • Services

    For exceptional functionality and cost-effectiveness.

  • Technologies

    Drive Technology

  • Dates



The EtherCAT drives


The AX5000 Servo Drive product line from Beckhoff sets standards in drive performance. The AX5000 series is available in single- or multi-channel form and is optimised for exceptional functionality and cost-effectiveness. Featuring integrated, high-speed control technology with a current control cycle of down to 62.5 μs, the AX5000 drives support fast and highly dynamic positioning tasks. The drives utilise EtherCAT as a high-performance communication system, providing an ideal interface with PC-based control technology while supporting coupling with other fieldbus systems.


The 2-channel Servo Drives with variable motor output current optimise the packaging density and the cost per drive channel. The compact design and simple and safe installation through the AX-Bridge quick connection system significantly simplify control cabinet assembly.


Technical highlights


fast control algorithms

  • current control: min. 62.5 μs
  • speed control: min. 62.5 μs
  • position control: min. 62.5 μs


   variably adjustable current and speed filters

    high-speed EtherCAT system communication


    1- or 2-channel Servo Drive

  • optimised for multi-axis applications
  • variable motor output current in 2-channel drives


active DC-Link and brake energy management via AX-Bridge


variable motor interface with

  • multi-feedback interface
  • flexible motor type selection
  • scalable, wide range motor current measurement
  • OCT (One Cable Technology)
  • electronic identification plate


high-speed capture inputs

  • eight programmable digital I/Os, two with timestamp


    mains connection

  • wide voltage range 100…480 V AC
  • integrated mains filter


    integration of safety functions (optional)

  • STO, SS1
  • TwinSAFE: intelligent safety functions for Motion Control with AX58xx


compact design for simple control cabinet installation (300 mm depth)


AX-Bridge – the quick connection system for power supply, DC-Link and control voltage


variable cooling concept (fanless, forced cooling)


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