Unidrive M700

Class leading induction and permanent magnet servo motor performance, with real-time Ethernet

Unidrive M700

0.75 kW – 2.8 MW (1.0 - 4,200 hp)
200 V / 400 V / 575 V / 690 V

The bread and butter of Control Techniques is honing our unique motor control algorithms, taking pride in our craft as any good craftsman would. This ensures that our Unidrive M series drives offer the highest control stability and bandwidth for every industrial motor type.

Unidrive M enables maximum machine throughput in every application and with every motor, from standard AC induction motors to dynamic linear motors and from energy saving hybrid permanent-magnet motors to high performance servo motors.

  • Features

    Maximize throughput with superior motor control

    • High bandwidth motor control algorithm for closed-loop induction, permanent magnet and servo motors - 3000 Hz current loop bandwidth and 250 Hz speed loop bandwidth
    • Flexible speed and position feedback interface supports a wide range of feedback technologies from robust resolvers to high resolution encoders
      • Up to three encoder channels simultaneously e.g. 1 feedback encoder, 1 reference encoder and 1 simulated output
      • MCi modules can eliminate the need for external PLCs and motion controllers
      • Simulated encoder output can provide position reference for CAMs, digital lock and electronic gearbox applications

    Optimize system performance with onboard Advanced Motor Controller

    • M700 incorporates an Advanced Motion Controller capable of controlling 1.5 axes. The motion functions are carried out 'on the drive' so that system performance is maximized

    Design flexible centralized and decentralized control systems

    • MCi modules can be added to execute larger programs for advanced  system control capability
    • Onboard PLC for logic programs
    • Machine Control Studio is an industry standard IEC61131-3 programming environment for efficient system design and configuration
    • Integrated dual port Ethernet switch provides simple connectivity using standard connections
    • Onboard real-time Ethernet (IEEE 1588 V2) uses RTMoE (Real Time Motion over Ethernet) to provide fast communication and accurate axis synchronization
    • Three System Integration ports are available to fit additional fieldbus, position feedback and I/O options

    Conform to safety standards, maximize uptime and reduce costs by integrating directly with safety systems

    • M700 has an integrated Safe Torque Off (STO) input and can accommodate an SI-Safety module for safe motion functions
  • Specifications
    Key data
    • Heavy Duty rating: 0.75 kW – 2.8 MW (1.0 - 4,200 hp)
    • Supply phases: 3 phase

    Standard features


    • Onboard PLC
    • Advanced Motion Controller

    Onboard comms:

    • M700 & M702 – Ethernet
    • M701 – RS485


    • 2 x Encoder inputs
    • 1 x Simulated encoder output

    Machine safety:

    • M700 & M701 - 1 x Safe Torque Off (STO) terminal
    • M702 – 2 x STO terminals
    • SIL3/PLe compliant


    • No keypad as standard

    Option slots:

    • 3

    Parameter cloning via:

    • PC tools
    • Smartcard
    • SD card



    100 V (100 V - 120 V ± 10%)


    200 V (200 V - 240 V ± 10%)

    400 V (380 V - 480 V ± 10%)

    575 V (500 V - 575 V ± 10%)

    690 V (500 V - 690 V ± 10%)



    Open loop vector or V/Hz induction motor control

    Open loop Rotor Flux Control for induction motors (RFC-A)

    Open loop permanent magnet motor control (RFC-S)

    Closed loop Rotor Flux Control for induction motors (RFC-A)

    Closed loop permanent magnet motor control (RFC-S)

    Active Front End (AFE) power quality convertor












    382 x 83 x 200 15.0 x 3.3 x 7.9 4.5 Max 9.9 Max


    391 x 124 x 200 15.4 x 4.9 x 7.9 6.5 14.3


    391 x 143 x 200

    15.4 x 5.6 x 7.6




    391 x 210 x 227 15.4 x 8.3 x 8.9 14 30.9


    557 x 270 x 280 21.9 x 10.6 x 11.0 28 61.7


    803 x 310 x 290 31.6 x 12.2 x 11.4 52 114.6


    1108 x 310 x 290 43.6 x 12.2 x 11.4 66.5 146.6


    1069 x 310 x 288 42.1 x 12.2 x 11.3 46 101.4


    1069 x 310 x 288 42.1 x 12.2 x 11.3 46 101.4


    1410 x 310 x 310 55.5 x 12.2 x 12.2 63 138.9

    All dimensions include mounting brackets









    1108 x 310 x 290 43.62 x 12.21 x 11.4

    9E | 9T

    1069 x 310 x 290 42.1 x 12.21 x 11.4
    10E | 10T 1069 x 310 x 290 42.1 x 12.21 x 11.4

    11E | 11T

    1242 x 310 x 312 48.9 x 12.2 x 12.3


    773 x 310 x 290 30.4 x 12.2 x 11.4


    773 x 310 x 290 30.4 x 12.2 x 11.4


    863 x 310 x 290 34 x 12.2 x 12.3


    6 pulse
    355 x 310 x 290
    6 pulse
    13.9 x 12.2 x 11.4

    11A | 11T

    6 pulse
    415x 310 x 290
    12 pulse
    415x 310 x 290

    6 pulse
    16.3 x 12.2 x 11.4
    12 pulse
    16.3 x 12.2 x 11.4

    All dimensions include mounting brackets

  • Options

    Drive variants


    M701 - Unidrive SP replacement

    Unidrive M701 has 2 x RS485 ports onboard instead of Ethernet making an ideal upgrade path for Unidrive SP. SP Parameter sets can be ported to Unidrive M using a Smartcard or the Unidrive M connect PC tool. SM-Applications programs can be recompiled for SI-Applications on Unidrive MC tool. SM-Applications programs can be recompiled for SI-Applications on Unidrive M


    M702 - Enhanced Safety

    The M702 has an additional STO input for applications that require onboard Ethernet and dual STO to comply with SIL3 or PLe



    Remote Keypad RTC
    The keypad is remote mountable, allowing flexible mounting on the outside of a panel (meets IP54/NEMA 12). Three line plain text, multi-language LCD keypad for rapid set-up and helpful diagnostics. Battery operated real-time clock allows accurate time stamping of events, aiding diagnostics


    Remote Keypad
    All the features of the CI-Keypad LCD, but remote mountable. This allows flexible mounting on the outside of a panel and meets IP66 (NEMA 4)


    Plain text, multi-language LCD keypad with up to 4 lines of text for in depth parameter and data descriptions, for enhanced user experience


    KI-Keypad RTC
    All the features of the KI-Keypad, but with battery operated realtime clock. This allows accurate time stamping of events, aiding diagnostics

    System Integration Modules - Feedback

    SI-Encoder Feedback System Integration Module  

    Quadrature encoder input interface module

    SI-Universal Encoder Feedback System Integration Modules

    SI-Universal Encoder
    Encoder input and output interface supporting Quadrature, SinCos, EnDat and SSI encoders

    System Integration Modules - Communications

    Connects Unidrive, Commander, Digitax and the Pump Drive families to all POWERLINK networks. SI-POWERLINK serves applications ranging from simple open-loop systems through to those demanding precise motion control. The protocol is based upon standard Ethernet and provides a solution for real-time Industrial Ethernet to satisfy the requirements of industrial automation and process control.

    SI-Profibus Communication System Integration Modules

    PROFIBUS interface module

    SI-Devicenet Communications System Integration Module

    DeviceNet interface module

    SI-CANopen Communication System Integration Module

    CANopen interface module.

    SI-Ethernet Communication System Integration Module

    External Ethernet module that supports EtherNet/IP and Modbus TCP/IP

    SI-EtherCAT Communications System Integration Module 

    EtherCAT interface module

    SI-Profinet Communications System Integration Module              SI-PROFINET RT
    PROFINET interface module


    Interbus interface modules.

    System Integration Modules - Applications

    SI-Apps Compact System Integration Modules 

    Second processor module, which allows SyPTPro application programs to be re-compiled for Unidrive M700

    MCi200 system integration module

    Second processor, providing advanced machine control using Machine Control Studio

    MCi210 System Integration Module with a dual port Ethernet

    Adds to the MCi200 with a dual port Ethernet interface directly on the processor and additional I/O

    System Integration Modules - Additional I/O


    Extended I/O interface module to increase the number of I/O points on a drive. Provides additional: 4 x Digital I/O, 3 x Analog inputs (default)/Digital inputs, 1 x Analog output (default)/Digital input, 2 x Relays

    System Integration Modules - Safety


    An intelligent, programmable module to meet the IEC 61800-5-2/ISO 13849-1 functional safety standard up to SIL3/PLe

    Drive interface units - Back-up


    Smartcard memory device to back-up and copy parameter sets and basic PLC programs
      SD Card Adaptor
    Allows an SD card to be inserted into the Smartcard slot, for parameter backup cloning and application programs

    Drive interface units - Communications

    KI-485 Adaptor
    This allows the drive to communicate via RS485. This is commonly used for programming if the drive has no keypad
    CT USB Comms Cable
    The USB Comms cable allows the drive to connect to a PC for use with Unidrive M's PC tools*


    * Also requires an adaptor.

  • Software

    Commissioning and monitoring software

    Unidrive M Connect - Commissioning tool
    Based on Control Techniques’ 25 years' experience, Unidrive M Connect is our latest drive configuration tool for commissioning, optimizing and monitoring drive/system performance

     Automation and motion programming software

    Machine Control Studio - Programming tool
    Control Techniques' Machine Control Studio provides a flexible and intuitive environment for programming Unidrive M’s new automation and motion control features.
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