IDX 56 drive

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Maxon's «IDX 56» are compact, high-performance, IP 65-protected, brushless DC drives with either integrated positioning controller or speed controller particularly suitable for the use in harsh environmental conditions. They deliver up to 0.7 Nm of continuous torque and come in a wide range of configurable options that allow full adaption to suit specific needs. The IDX drives are designed to be commanded and controlled as a slave node in a CANOpen network. The fully integrate into the maxon EPOS4 environment and possess outstanding position control and speed control capabilities. Latest technology, such as field-oriented control (FOC), acceleration/velocity feed forward in combination with highest control cycle rates and a broad range of other functionalities allow sophisticated, ease-of-use motion or speed control. The IDX drives are available in different lengths and various winding versions. The IDX drives come with an optionally available holding break which blocks the rotor while the drive is in switched off state.

Product features

  • Maximum power density
  • IP 65 protected housing
  • Configuration and Communication via CANopen (CiA 301, 402, 305) or USB
  • CANopen profile position- (PPM), profile velocity- (PVM) and homing mode
  • Position and velocity control with feed forward
  • Field-oriented Control (FOC)
  • Velocity observer
  • Touch Probe and Position Compare
  • Control of holding brake
  • Windows-based graphical user interface \"EPOS Studio\" for configuration, firmware download, auto-tuning, I/O configuration and data recording free of charge
  • Libraries and programming examples for Windows DLL (32-/64-bit), Linux shared object library (X86 32-/64-bit, ARMv7 for Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone)
  • Inputs: 4 digital; 2 analog (differential)
  • Outputs: 2 digital
  • Easy to use


  • Robotics
  • Handling devices
  • Equipment engineering
  • Automation
  • Special-purpose machinery engineering
  • Or similar product

Product familiy

  • IDX56 M 24V: 376mNm
  • IDX56 M 48V: 458mNm
  • IDX56 L 24V: 704mNm
  • IDX56 L 48V: 690mNm

Nominal values at operating point and Ta = 25 °C