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Item # C-877.1U11, C-877.1U11 PILine® Motion Controllers

For Ultrasonic Piezo Motors, 1 Axis, Inexpensive and Compact
Integrated power amplifier
PID servo control with dynamic parameter switching
Macro programmable for stand-alone functionality
Data recorder
Extensive software support, e.g., for NI LabVIEW, C, C++, MATLAB, Python
Servo controller and power amplifier
Single-axis benchtop device with special PID controller for ultrasonic piezo motors. Integrated power amplifier for PILine® drives and class 1 positioners.
Interfaces and communication, encoder input
USB interface for commanding. Differential signal transmission (A/B). TTL inputs for limit and reference point switches.
Extensive functions, software support
Powerful macro command language. Nonvolatile macro storage, e.g., for stand-alone operation with autostart 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.



Controller for positioners or scanning stages with PILine® class 1 ultrasonic piezo motors



Command Set

PI General Command Set (GCS)

Controller Type

PID controller, parameter changing during operation

Servo Cycle Time

100 µs

Profile Generator

Point-to-point motion. Trapezoidal velocity profile.

Encoder Input

A/B quadrature TTL level, differential according to RS-422

Stall Detection

Automatic motor stop when a programmable position error is exceeded

Limit Switches

2 × TTL (programmable polarity)

Reference Point Switch

1 × TTL

Max. Output Power Per Axis

15 W

Max. Output Voltage Per Axis

200 Vpp
71 Veff

Communication Interfaces


Motor / Sensor Connection

Sub-D 15 (f)

User Software


Application Programming Interfaces

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

Supported Functions

Startup macro. Data recorder for recording operating data such as motor voltage, velocity, position or position error. Internal safety circuitry: Watchdog timer. ID chip detection

Operating Voltage

24 V DC from external power adapter (in the scope of delivery)

Max. Current Consumption

300 mA plus motor current (max. 0.8 A)

Operating Temperature Range

5 to 40 ºC


0.13 kg


95 × 71 × 24 mm (incl. mounting rails) mm

Fields of Application

  • Micromanipulation
  • Automation
  • Biotechnology
  • Sample manipulation
  • Sample positioning
  • Optical measuring technology


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