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Item # C-663.12, 1 Axis Mercury Step Stepper Motor Controllers

For Closed-Loop and Open-Loop Operation, HD Sub-D 26, 48 V

High microstep resolution

Closed-loop operation of 2-phase stepper motors

Support for external sensors

Daisy chain networking



Mercury Step Stepper Motor Controller

Drive Type

2-Phase Stepper Motor



Supported Functions

Point-to-point motion. Startup macro. Data recorder for recording operating data such as velocity, position or position error. Internal safety circuitry: Watchdog timer. ID chip detection (for future use).

Controller Type

Proportional Integral Derivative (PID)

Servo Cycle Time

50 µs

Dynamics Profile

Trapezoidal Velocity Profile

Microstep Resolution

1/2048 Full Step

Encoder Input

A/B Quadrature
Transistor Transistor Logic (TTL)


Encoder Input Frequency

60 MHz

Limit Switches

2 × Transistor Transistor Logic (TTL), Programmable

Reference Switch

1 × Transistor Transistor Logic (TTL), Programmable

Index Switch

1 x RS-422 for Index Pulse

Stall Detection

Automatic motor stop when a programmable position error is exceeded (only in conjunction with sensor)

Max. Output Voltage


Max. Output Power

60 W

Average Output Power

48 W

Max. Power Consumption

48 W

Power Consumption without Load

3 W

Current Limitation per Motor Phase

2.5 A


Universal Serial Bus (USB)

Motor Connections

HD Sub-D 26 (f)

Sensor Connection

HD Sub-D 26 (f)

Controller Network

Up to 16 units on a single interface

I/O Lines

4 Analog/Digital Inputs (0 to 5 V/Transistor Transistor Logic (TTL))
4 Digital Outputs (Transistor Transistor Logic (TTL))

Command Set

PI General Command Set (GCS)

User Software


Application Programming Interfaces

API for C/C++/C# /VB.NET/MATLAB/Python
Drivers for NI LabVIEW

Manual Control

Pushbutton Box

Y-Cable for 2-D Motion

Max. Current Consumption

40 mA without Load (When Supplied with 48 V)
80 mA without Load (When Supplied with 24 V)

Operating Temperature Range

5 to 50 ºC


0.48 kg


130 × 76 × 40 mm

Operating Voltage

24 to 48 V DC from External Power Adapter (48 V DC Power Adapter in the Scope of Delivery)

Additional Information

Mercury Step controller for 2-phase stepper motors
1 axis. Microstep resolution: 1/2048 full step. Closed-loop operation. Point-to-point motion, trapezoidal velocity profile. Networkable via daisy chain.

Encoder inputs
Differential signal transmission for digital (A/B) encoder signals. TTL inputs for limit and reference point switches. Input for RS-422 signals for index switch.

USB and RS-232 for commanding. I/O lines (analog/digital) for automation. Interface for analog joystick.

Extensive functions, software support
Powerful macro command language. Nonvolatile macro storage, e.g., for stand-alone operation with auto start macro. Data recorder. ID chip detection for fast startup. PID controller, parameter changing during operation. Extensive software support, e.g., for NI LabVIEW, C, C++, MATLAB, Python. PIMikroMove user software.

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