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Step and Direction Indexer (Available from 3rd parties, or use ClearCore for point-to-point applications) * Controller Cable DC Power Cable Power Hub Cable AC Power Cable Main Motor Power 24-75 VDC (Teknic IPC-5 or IPC-3 recommended) 24 VDC ClearCore and Optional Logic Backup Power Supply (PWR-IO-24VDC or available from 3rd parties) USB Setup Cable MSP Software 24V Power Cable Optional 4-axis Power Hub
How to Choose Your Accessories
DC Power Supply & AC Power Cable
  • 24-75VDC is required for ClearPath bus power. Teknic recommends 75VDC for maximum motor power.
  • ClearPath can run from power supplies up to 90VDC, but will protectively shutdown at 94VDC, so a 75VDC power supply gives you better design margin in this regard.
  • The Teknic IPC-3 and IPC-5 power supplies are designed specifically for the unique requirements of servo control- they smoothly handle regenerated energy and large peak loads. See our article for further technical details & architectural comparisons.
  • One IPC power supply can typically power up to 6 ClearPath motors (application dependent - see FAQs and/or Accessories video).
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IPC-5
350/500 Watt DC Power Supply
IPC-5
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IPC-3
225 Watt DC Power Supply
IPC-3
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IPC35-CABLE110
AC Power Cable for IPC-3 and IPC-5
IPC35-CABLE110
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Power Distribution Strip
Logic Power Backup Shown:
  • The POWER4-STRIP is an optional, 6-port breakout board/terminal block that distributes the main motor power for up to five ClearPath motors.
  • One of the six 2-pin Sabre connectors would function as the input connector for power from the Main Motor Power Supply (24 - 75 Vdc is required) while the remaining five connectors would provide output power to any attached ClearPath motors.
  • Use the Power Distribution Cable (PC-SBR-72) to connect the IPC-5 power supply with the POWER4-STRIP.
  • This breakout board option is generally appropriate for machines with more than 2 motors that don't require logic power backup. Note that the IPC-5 power supply natively has two motor power connectors so up to 2 motors can be directly connected to the IPC-5 without the breakout board.
Accessories without Logic Power Backup
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POWER4-STRIP
DC Bus Distribution Strip
POWER4-STRIP
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PC-SBR-72
DC Power Cable, 6 ft
PC-SBR-72
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Power Distribution Hub & Cables
Logic Power Backup Shown:
  • The POWER4-HUB is an optional 4 port breakout board that distributes main DC bus power for up to 4 ClearPath motors and also provides logic power backup. With logic power backup, if bus power is removed (e.g., upon an E-stop), ClearPath will still communicate and monitor its position. So, upon restoring bus power, ClearPath can automatically return to its last commanded position.
  • The POWER4-HUB requires 24VDC (in addition to main motor bus power). Use the CPM-CABLE-M2P2P-120 cable to route 24VDC to the POWER4-HUB.
  • Use the Power Distribution Cable (PC-SBR-72) to connect the IPC-5 power supply with the POWER4-HUB.
Accessories with Logic Power Backup
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POWER4-HUB
DC Power Distribution Hub
POWER4-HUB
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PC-SBR-72
DC Power Cable, 6 ft
PC-SBR-72
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CPM-CABLE-M2P2P-120
24 Volt Power, 2-Pin Molex Cable
CPM-CABLE-M2P2P-120
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PWR-IO-24VDC
24 VDC Power Supply
PWR-IO-24VDC
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Motor Power Cable
DC Power Cable
  • This cable connects DC bus power directly to a ClearPath motor from either the Main Motor Power Supply (e.g. IPC-5), the POWER4-HUB, or the POWER4-STRIP Power Distribution Boards.
  • The Motor Power Cable requires a 4-pin Molex Mini-fit Jr. connector on the ClearPath end and a 2-pin Sabre connector on the DC power supply end (if using a Teknic IPC-5 power supply or a POWER4-STRIP/HUB power distribution board).
  • Teknic offers a plug-and-play 10 foot cable and a 55 foot cable option, or cables can be manufactured with the proper materials and assembly tools.
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CPM-CABLE-PWR-MS120
DC Power Cable, 10 ft
CPM-CABLE-PWR-MS120
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CPM-CABLE-PWR-MM660
DC Power Cable, 55 ft
CPM-CABLE-PWR-MM660
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Control Signals
Analog Control Signals
Using Analog Control Signals?
Analog Signals Shown:
  • Users can communicate with ClearPath-MC using digital signals. These signals are available from wide variety of devices (PLCs, switches, pushbuttons, rotary encoders, etc.).
  • ClearCore is an industrial I/O and motion controller and is plug & play with ClearPath-MC servos. It can control all of the ClearPath-MC operational modes.
  • ClearLink is an EtherNet/IP motion and I/O controller, compatible with any EtherNet/IP scanner.
  • No control signals are required for "Spin on Power Up" mode.
  • ClearPath-MC can be controlled with 0-10V or 4-20 mA analog signals by using ASU-FR510 Analog Send Unit (A/D converter).
  • ClearPath-MC can be controlled with 0-10V or 4-20 mA analog signals by using eiter the ClearCore Motion and I/O Controller or the ASU-FR510 Analog Send Unit (A/D converter).
  • ClearCore has 13 points of software configurable industrial I/O with up to 4 analog inputs and 4 motor inputs.
  • ClearPath-MC can be controlled with 0-10V or 4-20 mA analog signals by using ASU-FR510 Analog Send Unit (A/D converter).
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CLCR-4-13
ClearCore Controller
CLCR-4-13
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CLNK-4-13
ClearLink EtherNet/IP Controller
CLNK-4-13
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CLCR-4-13
ClearCore Controller
CLCR-4-13
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ASU-FR510
Analog Send Unit
ASU-FR510
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CPM-CABLE-CTRL-MU120
Controller Cable, 10 ft
CPM-CABLE-CTRL-MU120
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CPM-CABLE-M2P2P-120
24 Volt Power, 2-Pin Molex Cable
CPM-CABLE-M2P2P-120
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CPM-CABLE-M4P4P-120
I/O Cable, 4-Pin Molex
CPM-CABLE-M4P4P-120
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PWR-IO-24VDC
24 VDC Power Supply
PWR-IO-24VDC
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Controller Cable
Controller Cable
  • This cable connects your control signals to the ClearPath motor.
  • The controller cable requires an 8-pin Molex Mini-fit connector on the ClearPath end.
  • The cable can be purchased from Teknic or can be easily made with the proper materials and crimp tools.
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CPM-CABLE-CTRL-MU120
Controller Cable, 10 ft
CPM-CABLE-CTRL-MU120
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CPM-CABLE-CTRL-MM660
Controller Cable, 55 ft
CPM-CABLE-CTRL-MM660
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USB Setup Cable
USB Setup Cable
  • This USB cable connects a Windows PC to the USB port on the rear of ClearPath motor body for initial motor setup and diagnostics using the ClearPath MSP (Motor Setup Program) Software.
  • After setup, this cable is typically disconnected for normal application operation (but it can be used for diagnostic purposes).
  • The USB connectors are Type A (Windows Computer) to Micro-B (ClearPath motor).
  • This cable can be purchased from Teknic or third parties. The USB cable should be a "fully rated" cable (shielded and designed for high-speed communication—not a charging cable).
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CPM-CABLE-USB-120
USB Cable
CPM-CABLE-USB-120
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ClearPath MSP Software
ClearPath MSP Software
  • This "Motor Setup Program" software is used for initial ClearPath setup and diagnostics.
  • After initial setup, the motor is disconnected during application operation (but you can also use MSP for diagnostics and troubleshooting during application operation).
  • You can download MSP from Teknic for free.
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Motor Setup Program
CPM-MSP
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MC Series
IP53
IP53 motor connector - molex cutout