Digital Drives

ION 500 and 3000
ION 500 and 3000

ION 500 and 3000 Standalone Digital Drive With Internal Profile Generation and Position Control

ION® 500 & ION 3000 Digital Drives are compact, fully enclosed modules that provide high-performance motion control, network connectivity and power amplification for Brushless DC, DC Brush, and step motors. Two power output levels are available, the ION 500 is rated at 500 Watts and the ION 3000 is rated at 3,000 Watts. IONs are ideal for medical, scientific, semiconductor, robotics, industrial and other automation applications. They perform profile generation, PID servo compensation, direct quadrature encoder input, stall detection, field-oriented control, digital torque control, and many other motion control functions. Host interface options include Ethernet, CANbus, RS-232 and RS-485.

At the core of every ION is a Magellan IC which speaks PMD's common language C-Motion, thereby ensuring compatibility with the entire range of PMD motion control products.


"Performance Motion Devices' motion knowledge enabled us to drive our products through the successful development and testing phases, ultimately delivering optimum system performance."

~ Robert, Project Engineer, System Electronics, Modena, Italy

ION/CME 500 Digital Drive
ION 500 CME Digital Drive

ION/CME 500 Digital Drive With Downloadable User Code, Internal Profile Generation and Position Control

A programmable version of the standard ION® 500 Digital Drive, the ION/CME 500 allows designers to download and run motion programs directly onto the ION 500 Digital Drive itself. This feature off-loads the host and allows for greater design flexibility with the distribution of motion programs throughout the machine. These digital drives are compact, fully enclosed modules that provide high-performance motion control, network connectivity, and power amplification. The power output is rated at 500 Watts. ION/CMEs perform profile generation, PID servo compensation, direct quadrature encoder input, stall detection, field-oriented control, digital torque control, and many other motion control functions. Host interface options include Ethernet UDP, TCP, CANbus, RS-232, and RS-485.

At the core of every ION/CME is a Magellan IC which speaks PMD's common language C-Motion, thereby ensuring compatibility with the entire range of PMD motion control products.