Parker Releases High-Powered Compax3 Drive


 Parker’s Electromechanical Automation Division, a leading supplier of motion control technology, announces the release of two new feature-packed, higher-powered additions to the Compax3 family of industrial high-performance, all-digital servo drives. These new power levels round out the lower-voltage input option (up to 230VAC) by increasing the current output to 10A and 15A RMS. A total of eight distinct power levels are now available ranging from 300W up to 20kW of continuous motor shaft power.

The new higher-powered Compax3 drives contain all the same features and benefits as their lower-powered siblings. These time- and cost-saving features include auto-tuning, internal function generator on all units, support for Stegmann single- and multi-turn absolute encoders to dispense with limit switches and homing routines, and many control levels available to fit any application.

All Compax3 drives ship with the feature-packed Compax3 ServoManager software package for commissioning the drive. The ServoManger program provides easy and intuitive diagnostic screens, graphical tuning utilities, an OS download tool, HTML Help tools, an S-curve acceleration calculator, and a motor-configuration wizard to be used with non-Parker motors. The ServoManager package is provided free of charge and may be downloaded from the Parker Electromechanical Automation Web site, Also available at is a complete video training tutorial for ServoManager titled “Compax3 Video Training Series.” This video series steps the user from beginning to end of commissioning the Compax3. There is a series for the drive-only (I10T10) units, a series for the indexers (I11T11), and a series for the advanced indexers (I12T11). A single series can be completed in as little as 20 minutes.

About Parker Electromechanical Automation

A division of Parker Hannifin Corporation's Automation Group since 1987, Electromechanical Automation is a pioneer, developer and manufacturer of full-spectrum computer-based motion controllers, servo/step motor drives, servo motors and human-machine interfaces, positioning systems, gearheads and gear motors. These products automate the manufacturing of a significant fraction of the world’s goods and services. Electromechanical Automation products are sold via independent authorized Automation Technology Centers—a group of nearly 100 professional, highly trained organizations with more than 135 points-of-presence throughout the world—or directly from Electromechanical Automation by logging on to

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