Digitax HD M753 EtherCAT
Servo AC Drive
1.5 A – 16 A with 48 A peak
200 V 400 V | 0.25 kW - 7.5 kW
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EtherCAT device for centralized motion control applications

Digitax HD M753 EtherCAT features an integrated 2-port EtherCAT switch for easy integration into centralized motion control applications.

EoE (Ethernet over EtherCAT) support allows pc-tool connection for commissioning and monitoring over the EtherCAT network. The new servo drive can operate with motion controllers, motion PLCs and Industrial PCs via built-in EtherCAT.



Maximize performance

  • 300% peak current performance pulse-duty overload
  • Optimized control loops for high dynamic performance
    • 62.5 μs current loop
    • 250 μs position and speed loop
  • Up to 16 kHz switching frequency (default ratings specified at 8 kHz)
  • Supports a wide range of feedback technologies including Quadrature, SinCos (including absolute), SSI, BiSS, EnDat (up to 4 Mb with EnDat 2.2) and resolvers
  • Maximum performance package with high torque density, low inertia Unimotor hd servo motors
  • On-board Advanced Motion Controller for distributed 1.5 axis motion control
  • High speed network synchronization of less than 1 μs jitter

Minimum size

  • 1.6 in (40 mm) drive width and option bracket adds 0.86 in (22 mm), providing a highly competitive maximum drive width of 2.44 in (62 mm)
  • MCi210 Machine Control module for complete standalone capability, removing the need for an external controller
  • Reduce cabinet height by directly stacking rows of drives. Patented Ultraflow™ technology expels heat directly outside of the cabinet through the rear of the drive (drive heat dissipation can also be achieved via vents on the top of the drive, as standard).
  • Fits into cabinets just 8 in (200 mm) deep

Easy installation and setup

  • DIN rail alignment
  • Kits for easy multi-axis installation
  • Single motor cable and electronic motor name plate for fast set up
  • Seamless motor-drive pairing with Unimotor hd servo motors from Control Techniques
  • Easy access pluggable connectors
  • Rapid commissioning with the Unidrive M Connect PC tool and SD cards


  • Operate with any automation product via EtherCAT
    - Operate with motion controllers, motion PLCs and Industrial PCs via built-in EtherCAT
    - Dual 100 Mbps EtherCAT interfaces for use with in line topologies
    - Non-cyclic data communication using the CoE mailbox
  • Flexibility for all applications achieved through full access to drive functions
    - CANopen over EtherCAT (CoE) including:
    • CIA-402 profile
    • Cyclic sync position mode
    • Interpolated position mode
    • Velocity mode
    • Profile torque mode
    • SDO access to all profile objects and drive parameters
  • An optional RS485 adaptor is available, providing a back-up pc tool connection in case of network failure

Safety on-board

  • Reduced downtime with machine safety
    - Integrated dual safe torque off
    - Meets SIL3 (Safety Integrity Level 3) and PLe (Performance Level e)


Functional Safetyfunctional-safety

All Digitax HD drives have integrated dual Safe Torque Off (STO) inputs, certified to SIL3 / PLe, providing an elegant and reliable safety solution. 
The addition of an MiS250 safety option extends the built-in STO with the ability to safely monitor and/or restrict the scope of motion. 
Safety functions include: STO, SBC, SOS, SS1, SS2, SLS, SSM, SLA, SDI, SLP & SES
For maximum flexibility in the safety system architecture, the modules support both wired and network safety connections: CIP-Safety on EtherNet/IP and Safety over EtherCAT (FSoE).
To find out more, visit our Functional Safety page.




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 Approval & Listings


USA and Canada (cUL Listed). UL File number: E171230


European Union (all applicable directives and regulations LVD, EMD, RoHS, REACH, Energy related products)


United Kingdom (all applicable regulations)


Australia and New Zealand (Responsible Supplier Registration No. E6934)


Russian Customs Union. All Digitax HD models

South Korea
Certificate Nos:


Functional Safety

Safe Torque Off function.

TÜV Rheinland Type Examination Certificates:
01/205/5270.02/17 (Unidrive-M and derivative products)
01/205/5409.02/21 (SI-Safety  option module)
01/205/5720.00/19 (MiS210, MiS250 option modules)

The safety function "Safe Torque Off" can be used in applications up to Cat 4. PL e according to EN ISO 13849-1, SIL 3 according to EN 61800-5-2/ EN 62061/ IEC 61508, and in lift applications according to EN 81-1 and EN81-2.

UL Functional Safety

Unidrive-M all products
File E171230     Vol. 11  Sec. 1 Issued:  2015-01-22
Compliance with specific requirements of NFPA 79 

Functional Safety
for Elevators

TÜV Nord certificates:
44 799 17002402 (Frequency converters with Safe Torque Off function for lift drives)


Quality system: ISO 9001 (Certificate Nos. FM 739405)
Environmental management system: ISO 14001 (Certificate No. EMS 739789)
Occupational health and safety: ISO 45001 (Certificate No. 5430)

China RoHS

Chinese Order No. 32, 2016; Administrative Measures for the Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (China RoHS 2),

EPA TSCA regulations

All Commander and Uni-M products
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) recently promulgated regulations under the Toxic Substances Control Act (“TSCA”)

IHM, Basel convention,

MEPC 68/21 / Add.1, Annex 17, Resolution MEPC.269(68) 2015 Guidelines for the development of the inventory of hazardous materials.

Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI)

CMRT compliance


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.
KI Compact Display Option module for servo drive 
KI Compact Display
The display (fitted on M753, optional on M751) ensures access to drive diagnostics even in the absence of network connectivity. Includes 2 rotary switches for hardware setting of the node address for faster commissioning of the motion network.
KI-Compact 485 Adaptor
This allows the drive to communicate via RS485. This is commonly used for programming if the drive has no keypad.


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

SI-Profibus Communication System Integration Modules

SI-PROFIBUS interface module enables follower connectivity. It is possible to use multiple SI-PROFIBUS modules or a combination of SI-PROFIBUS and other option module types to add additional functionality such as extended I/O, gateway functionality or additional PLC features.
SI-Devicenet Communications System Integration Module
SI-DeviceNet enables follower connectivity. It is possible to use multiple SI-DeviceNet modules to provide additional functionality.
SI-CANopen Communication System Integration Module 
Digitax HD's SI-CANopen interface module supports various profiles, offering optimum flexibility.
SI-Ethernet Communication System Integration Module 

SI-Ethernet can be used to provide high speed drive access, global connectivity and integration with IT network technologies. 

SI-EtherCAT Communications System Integration Module 

SI-EtherCAT allows Digitax HD servo drive to connect and interface with EtherCAT networks.

 SI-Profinet Communications System Integration Module
SI-PROFINET allows Digitax HD to communicate and interface with PROFINET PLCs and networks.

Interbus interface modules.


System Integration Modules - Applications

SI-Apps Compact System Integration Modules 
SI-Apps Compact
Compatible module allows SyPTPro application programs to be re-complied for HD.

MCi200 system integration module 

Second processor, providing advanced customization using industry standard IEC61131-3 programming languages.

MCi210 System Integration Module with a dual port Ethernet

Extended advanced machine control, provides MCi200 functionality with additional ports and simultaneous connectivity to 2 separate Ethernet networks.


System Integration Modules - Additional I/O

 SI-IO System Integration Modules

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.


Drive interface units - Communications

Control Techniques USB Cable
CT USB Communications Cable
The USB Communications cable allows the drive to connect to a PC for use with our PC tools*.

* Also requires KI-Compact-485 adaptor.


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