Motor Enables Control Without External Controllers


EC042B IDEA Motor Series combines exceptional performance with convenience and value.


The programmable IDEA Motor integrates a precision brushless servo motor with an IDEA Drive controller in a compact package to reduce design time, wiring needs, and cabinet space, leading to lower overall system costs. The motor is specifically designed for real-time embedded motion control and is ideally suited for autonomous precise execution of complex single-axis motion. 


Save money and space by utilizing the IDEA Motor’s integrated package of a motor, drive, and feedback connections in a compact and programmable unit. A single motor/drive unit reduces motion system components by up to 75% per axis and simplifies machine troubleshooting. Further reductions can be achieved by wiring sensor inputs and control outputs directly to the IDEA Motor, rather than through a control cabinet.


Save time using a pre-engineered, factory-configured and tested servo system. Immediately generate complex precise motion sequences using the free Graphical User Interface that provides an intuitive programming environment to quickly develop, save, and debug complex motion sequences. Since the connections between the drive and motor are made internally, simply connect power, optional I/O connections, and communications, and the IDEA Motor is ready to operate. The EC042B IDEA Motor is also stocked for immediate delivery at our online store. 


RS-485 communications Fieldbus ports are integrated for programming autonomous motion sequences, monitoring system status, or streaming commands to synchronize motion among multiple motors.


The EC042B IDEA Motor is available in three motor lengths, each with optional factory-configurable gearboxes. The wide range of reduction ratios and torque capabilities enable the optimized performance of the EC042B IDEA Motor for unique motion applications, such as those required by lab automation, medical devices, communications equipment, semiconductor processing equipment, aerospace systems, and many other applications where precision motion and compact packaging are critical.



  • GUI programming interface with RS-485 communication
  • Integrated trapezoidal and S-curve trajectory generator with movement profile plotter
  • Program execution
  • I/O-driven nested prioritized vectored interrupts
  • Polled I/O for autonomous real-time control
  • Integrated inputs, outputs, and encoder
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