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Item # C-877.2U12, C-877.2U12 PILine® Motion Controllers

For Ultrasonic Piezo Motors, 2 Axes, Inexpensive and Compact

Integrated power amplifier

PID servo control with dynamic parameter switching

Macro programmable for stand-alone functionality

Data recorder

Daisy chain networking

Extensive software support, e.g., for NI LabVIEW, C, C++, MATLAB, Python

Servo controller and power amplifier
Two-axis benchtop device with special PID controller for ultrasonic piezo motors. Network capable with up to 16 units on a single interface. Integrated power amplifier for PILine® performance class 1 and 2 drives and positioners.

Interfaces and communication, encoder input
USB and RS-232 interfaces for commanding. I/O lines for automation. 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 positioning or scanning stages with performance class 1 and 2 PILine® ultrasonic piezo motors



Encoder Input

A/B Quadrature Transistor Transistor Logic (TTL) Level, differential according to RS-422

Stall Detection

Automatic motor stop when a programmable position error is exceeded

Operating Voltage

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

Command Set

PI General Command Set (GCS)


312 x 104.7 x 59.5 mm

Controller Type

Proportional Integral Derivative (PID)

Servo Cycle Time

100 µs

Profile Generator

Point-to-point motion. Trapezoidal velocity profile.

Limit Switches

2 × Transistor Transistor Logic (TTL) (Programmable Polarity)

Reference Point Switch

1 × Transistor Transistor Logic (TTL)

Max. Output Power Per Axis

24 W

Max. Output Voltage per Axis (Vpp)

200 V

Max. Output Voltage per Axis (Veff)

71 V


Universal Serial Bus (USB)

Motor Connections

2 x Sub-D 15 (f)

Sensor Connection

2 x Sub-D 15 (f)

Controller Network

Up to 16 units on a single interface

I/O Lines

4 Digital Inputs (5 V Transistor Transistor Logic (TTL))
4 Digital Outputs (5 V Transistor Transistor Logic (TTL))

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.

Max. Current Consumption

600 mA plus motor current (max. 4 A)

Operating Temperature Range

5 to 40 ºC


1.62 kg

Fields of Application

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

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