MLM5 NEMA 14 Non-captive Linear Step/direction input IP20

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MLM5 NEMA 14 Non-captive Linear Step/direction input IP20

MDrive Plus

MDrive Plus Step/direction input with Standard I/O set is a high-performance all-in-one integrated motion control solution for a variety of applications and Industries. This  integrates a  1.8° NEMA 14 (36 mm) hybrid stepper motor with driver and controller. Motor torque ranges from 18…36 oz-in (13 … 25 N-cm) providing maximum torque for demanding applications.


The MDrive Plus Step/direction input features four (4) I/O points programmable as sinking or sourcing inputs or sinking outputs and is ingress-protection rated at IP20.


Control Type Step/direction input
Feature Set Standard (Plus)
P1 Connector Options Power & I/O Wire Crimp
P2 Connector Options Comm IDC, Wire Crimp
Communications Interface SPI
Communications Features
NEMA Size NEMA (mm) 14 (36)
Holding Torque Range oz-in (N-cm) 18...36 (13 ... 25)
Operating Temperature [°C] heatsink 85
[°C] motor 100
IP rating IP20
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Input Voltage VDC 12 ... 48
Power Supply Current Requirement [A] 1.0
Aux-Logic Supply Voltage [+VDC] 12 … 24
Aux-Logic Supply Curret [mA] max 194
Programmable I/O
General Purpose
# of I/O 4 I/O points, programmable as sinking outputs or sinking and sourcing inputs
Logic Range Inputs and outputs tolerant to +24 VDC, inputs TTL compatible
Output Sink Current Up to 600 mA per channel
Isoation None
Protection Over temp, short circuit, transient over voltage, over voltage, inductive clamp
Dedicated I/O
Function Caputure input, trip output
Logic range 0 to +5 VDC, TTL compatible
Analog Input
Resolution [Bits] 10
Range (selectable 0 to +5 VDC, 0 to 10 VDC, 0 to 20 mA, 4 to 20 mA
Type Position and Encoder
Resolution [Bits] 32
Edge Rate [MHz] 5
Range [steps/sec] +/-5,000,000
Resolution [steps/sec] 0.5961
Range [steps/sec2] 1.5 X 109
Resolution [steps/sec2] 90.9
Open Loop
# of step resolutions 20
Range [steps/rev] 200 … 51200
with Encoder option
Encoder type Internal, differential, magnetic
Resolution 512 lines (2048 edges)
Steps/Rev 51200

Motor Performance

Holding torque [oz-in] 18
[N-cm] 13
Rotor inertia [oz-in-sec2] 0.0003
[kg-cm2] 0.021
Weight [oz] 8.0
[g] 230.0
Maximum screw misalignment [± °] 1
Total Indicated Runout [in per rev] 0.005
[cm per rev] 0.0127
Non-captive shaft
Maximum thrust General purpose nut 50 lbs (22 kg)
Maximum repeatability General purpose nut 0.005" (0.127mm)
External shaft
Maximum thrust General purpose nut 25 lbs (11 kg
Anti-backlash nut 5 lbs (2 kg)
Maximum repeatability General purpose nut 0.005" (0.127mm)
Anti-backlash nut 0.0005" (0.0127 mm)

Mechanical dimensions

dimensions in inches (mm)


MDrive Linear Actuator precision rolled lead screws are designed specifically for motion control applications to deliver maximum life and quiet operation. Corrosion resistant and non-magnetic, screws are manufactured from premium grade stainless steel.


Screw lengths
specification units minimum maximum
Length (1) inches 3.0 24.0
mm 77.5 610.0
(1) Screw lengths are available in 0.1" (2.5mm) increments.

Screw lead/pitch options
thread travel

per revolution per full step
Screw A inches 0.250 0.00125
mm 6.350 0.0317
Screw B inches 0.125 0.00063
mm 3.175 0.0158
Screw C inches 0.063 0.00031
mm 1.588 0.0079

Screw ends


end type units Specification
Threaded metric end M6 x 1.0 mm thread to within 0.03" / 0.76 mm of shoulder
UNC end #8-32 UNC-2A thread to within 0.03" / 0.76 mm of shoulder
Smooth inches Ø 0.1967 ±0.001
mm Ø 5 ±0.003