EPOS2 P 24/5, Digital positioning controller, 5 A, 11 - 24 VDC

Part number 378308

EPOS2 P 24/5, Digital positioning controller, 5 A, 11 - 24 VDC

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Weight 180 g
DC motors up to 120 W
EC motors up to 120 W
Without sensor (DC motors) Yes
Digital incremental encoder (2-channel, differential) Yes
Digital incremental encoder (3-channel, differential) Yes
Digital Hall sensors (EC Motors) Yes
Operating modes
Current controller Yes
Speed controller (closed loop) Yes
Position controller Yes
Electrical data
Operating voltage Vcc (min.) 11 V
Operating voltage Vcc (max.) 24 V
Logic supply voltage Vc (min.) optional 11 V
Logic supply voltage Vc (max.) optional 24 V
Max. output voltage (factor * Vcc) 0.9
Max. output current Imax 10 A
Max. time of peak output current Imax 1 s
Continuous output current Icont 5 A
PWM clock frequency of power stage 50 kHz
Sampling rate PI current controller 10 kHz
Sampling rate PI speed controller 1 kHz
Sampling rate PID positioning controller 1 kHz
Max. efficiency 92 %
Max. speed (DC) 100000 rpm
Max. speed (EC; 1 pole pair) block commutation 100000 rpm
Max. speed (EC; 1 pole pair) sinusoidal commutation 25000 rpm
Built-in motor choke per phase 15 µH
Hall sensor signals H1, H2, H3
Encoder signals A, A, B, B, I, I\
Max. encoder input frequency 5 MHz
Digital inputs 6
Functionality of digital inputs limit switch, reference switch, general purpose, enable, quickstop, step/direction set value, master encoder, position marker
Analog inputs 2
Resolution, range, circuit 12-bit, 0…+5V
Functionality of analog inputs set value, general purpose
DIP switch 10
Functionality of the DIP switch CAN Node-ID, CAN-Bus Termination CAN-S, CAN-Bus Termination CAN-M, Autobitrate CAN-M
Digital outputs 4
Functionality of digital outputs holding brake, general purpose, position compare, ready
Voltage outputs
Hall sensor supply voltage +5 VDC, max. 30 mA
Encoder supply voltage +5 VDC, max. 100 mA
Auxiliary output voltage +VCC , max. 1300 mA
RS232 Yes
USB (full speed) Yes
CANopen Master
CANopen application layer DS-301
CANopen frameworks DSP-305, DS-302
CANopen profiles motion control DSP-402
CANopen profile for IEC 61131-3 programmable device DSP-405
Gateway function RS232-to-CAN Yes
Gateway function USB-to-CAN Yes
Status indicator "Ready" green LED / blue LED (programm status)
Status indicator "Error" red LED
Protective functions
Protective functions current limit, overcurrent, excess temperature, undervoltage, overvoltage, voltage transients, short-circuits in the motor cable
Ambient conditions
Temperature – Operation (min.) -10 °C
Temperature – Operation (max.) 55 °C
Temperature – Extended Range +55…+83°C, Derating: -0.179 A/°C
Temperature – Storage (min.) -40 °C
Temperature – Storage (max.) 85 °C
Humidity (non-condensing) (min.) 5 %
Humidity (non-condensing) (max.) 90 %
Mechanical data
Weight 180 g
Dimension (length) 105 mm
Dimension (width) 83 mm
Dimension (height) 24 mm
Mounting Flange for M3 screws
Installation program EPOS Setup
Graphical User Interface EPOS Studio (incl. OpenPCS)
Operating system Windows 10, 8, 7, Windows XP SP3
Windows DLL for PC 32-/64-bit
PC master IXXAT, Vector, National Instruments, Kvaser, NI-XNET
Programming examples MS Visual C#, MS Visual C++, MS Visual Basic, MS Visual Basic.NET, MS Visual Basic.NET, Borland Delphi, NI LabView
IEC 61131-3 library for CAN Master IEC 61131-3 Standard-, Motion Control-, Maxon Utility-, CANopen function blocks and user libraries.
CANopen Profile Position Mode Yes
CANopen Profile Velocity Mode Yes
CANopen Homing Mode Yes
Position Mode Yes
Interpolated Position Mode (PVT) Yes
Velocity mode Yes
Current mode Yes
Master Encoder Mode Yes
Step/Direction Mode Yes
Analog set value Yes
Path generator with sinusoidal/trapezoidal profiles Yes
Position Control Feed Forward Yes
Velocity Control (Feed Forward) Yes
Position Marker / Touch Probe Yes
Quickstop Yes
Enable Yes
Position Compare Yes
Control of holding brakes Yes
Advanced automatic control settings Yes


The EPOS2 P 24/5 is a freely programmable positioning controller according IEC 61131-3. Matched with brushed DC motors with encoder or brushless EC motors with Hall sensors and encoder, from 5 to 120 watts.