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M2 DC Motor Control

M2 Series

The M2 drive provides the power of two drives in one! Now with one DC drive, you can control two different DC motors either independently or in a ratio mode.

In independent mode, each side of the M2 can be controlled differently with different trimmer pot settings and different speeds. In speed ratio mode, one speed potentiometer sets the main speed while the other one determines the ratio of the speeds between the motors. In this mode, the drive replaces two single drives and possibly a separate master/follower card too resulting in extreme cost and panel space savings

The M2 drive is easy to set up with simple jumpers to choose the modes speed/torque, independent/ratio and coast/decel to stop. In speed mode where speed is controlled, the external potentiometer sets the speed reference signal and the current limit trimmer pot sets the current limit. In torque mode, the external potentiometer sets the torque reference and the current limit trimmer pot sets the runaway speed limit.

Set up parameters are easily adjusted with onboard trimmer pots. For OEMs that have fixed settings, the M2 drive is microprocessor based and can have the settings or ranges of the trimmer pots and other functions customized without any hardware changes.

The M2 drive is ideal for applications with two DC motors that are working together, two motors that run independently but are physically close or simply when panel space is very limited.

Potentiometer Kit 202-0112 is included with a purchase of the M2


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Enclosure Maximum
Each (Total)
Power Range Field / Shunt
Braking Reversing Isolation
Each (Total)
Each (Total)


Chassis 6.5* (11.5*) 115 0 - 90 1/15 - 1 (1 1/8) .05 - .75 (.84) No No No No

* Heat sink kit 223-0159 must be used when one motor output is above 5 amps or the combined output is above 6.5 amps.
   Each motor must be less than or equal to 10 amps and the combined amperage must be less than 11.5 amps.


  • Two Motor Outputs: Two separate motor outputs
  • Two Operating Modes: The motors can be run independently or in a ratio mode
  • Microprocessor Based: Allows custom programming for OEMs
  • MM Footprint: Traditional MM mounting pattern and footprint
  • Torque Mode: Can be used for speed control or torque control for tension applications
  • Stopping Modes: Inhibit (N.O.) for coasting to a stop. Can be used for frequent starting and stopping

Technical Data

  • 1.37 Form Factor
  • 1% Base Speed Regulation
  • 60:1 Speed Range

Trim Pots

  • Maximum Speed (A & B)
  • Minimum Speed (A & B)
  • Accel / Decel (A & B)
  • Current Limit (A & B)
  • IR Compensation (A & B)
Introduction to the M2 Series
M2 Series Wiring
M2 Series Jumper Configurations