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AC ClearPath Integrated Servo with red knockout cover

ClearPath®

Integrated, Brushless Servo System
1 - 4 hp (up to 7.7 hp peak)
Fractional hp models also available
Upgrade your AC induction motor and VFD
to an integrated, closed-loop vector servo
PRICES START AT ONLY  $698
Combined 1 hp motor,
servo drive, and encoder
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Top 10 Reasons to Upgrade to ClearPath:

AC ClearPath Integrated Servo with red knockout cover
  • 1. Integrated — No drive to mount, no motor-to-drive cable to wire and route. Faster and easier installation.
  • 2. Full torque at zero/low speed — Hold position without a brake or clutch; eliminate speed-reducing gearboxes.
  • 3. Excellent velocity accuracy — Smooth and precise (within 0.001%), even at very low speed.
  • 4. Smaller and lighter — Takes up less machine space, and no panel/enclosure space; easier to handle and install.
  • 5. Easy to Use — Simple I/O control (see videos below); auto-tuner optimizes performance for every application.
  • 6. Reserve power when you need it — Most models have 300-400% peak torque capability to eliminate stalls from transient overloads, maintain accurate speed despite large load disturbances, and make fast, smooth starts and stops.
  • 7. Control position as well as velocity and torque; built-in, high-resolution encoder provides repeatability better than 0.006 degrees.
  • 8. IP65 sealed — Drive, controls and encoder are protected within the sealed, cast aluminum motor body; no expensive protective enclosures needed.
  • 9. Matched drive and motor — no worries about drive/motor compatibility issues or overall system performance.
  • 10. Low price, great value — Get a true, closed-loop PMAC servo for the price of an inverter-rated AC motor and VFD. Assembled in the USA, 3-month money-back guarantee, 3+ year warranty.

Basic Specifications and Pricing

Power Range
Peak
RMS
900W - 5.8kW (1.2 - 7.7 hp)
900W - 3.0kW (1.2 - 4.0 hp)
Input Power100 - 250 Volts AC
(single-phase or 3-phase)
Dimensions
NEMA Size
Length Range
56, 143, D100 (IEC)
12 - 14 in.
Price (qty. 1 - 9)$698 & up
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Power Range
Peak
RMS
100W - 1584W
100W - 429W
Input Power24 - 75 Volts DC
Dimensions
NEMA Size
Length Range
23, 34
3 - 6 in.
Price (qty. 1 - 9)$249 & up
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Standard Features

AC ClearPath with 13 callouts highlighting rugged industrial construction features
Impact-resistant, polycarbonate conduit box cover allows you to easily inspect your wiring and see the status LED.
Touch-proof, rising-clamp, screw terminal block provides easy, safe, and secure AC power connections.
Control torque, velocity, and position with simple, digital I/O (or step & direction, or C++ code, using the SD or SC models, respectively).
High-energy, neodymium permanent magents for high efficiency and maximum power density.
Wire insulation exceeds Class H ratings for extra robustness.
Rust and corrosion-resistant stainless steel shaft has a radiused turn-down at the bearing for increased strength.
Oversized 6206-size bearings have a 37% higher dynamic load rating than standard 6205 bearings, and are permanently lubricated and sealed to eliminate maintenance.
IP65 rated, electrophoretically-coated, cast aluminum body withstands rugged conditions.
Motor temperature is monitored by both software and hardware for maximum thermal protection.
Built-in soft-start reduces inrush current and prevents nuisance trips of circuit breakers.
Standard, built-in 64,000 count/rev encoder allows position control and exceptional (0.001%) velocity accuracy (fractional hp ClearPath motors are 12,800 count/rev).
Optically isolated I/O provide noise immunity, interface flexibility, and ruggedness.
USB port and free Windows® software lets you graphically see the performance of your motor and mechanics (torque, accuracy, and much more).

Optional Accessories

AC ClearPath with blower and foot mount assembled together as a complete unit
AC ClearPath with blower assembled together
  • The Blower Kit (AC powered fan and shroud) provides a significant increase in continuous torque and power for certain AC-input ClearPath motors.
  • The Blower Kit requires single-phase 190-230 VAC.
  • For information on mounting the Blower Kit to your ClearPath motor, take a look at the ClearPath user manual.
AC ClearPath with foot mount assembled together
  • The Foot Mount is an optional rigid base for AC-input ClearPath motors.
  • Customers can use the foot mount instead of the standard face mount for the NEMA 56 and NEMA 143 motors, or in place of the flange mount option with the IEC D100 motors.
  • For mounting instructions, refer to the ClearPath user manual.
ASU with marker to show scale
  • The Analog Send Unit (ASU) allows you to use analog signals (0-10V or 4-20mA) to control ClearPath.
  • The ASU converts these analog control signals to high-fidelity digital signals compatible with ClearPath.
  • For additional information on the Analog Send Unit, take a look at the ASU user manual.
Regenerated Energy Stunt standalone
  • The Regenerated Energy Shunt (RES-225) helps prevent nuisance over-voltage shutdowns by monitoring and dissipating your motor's regenerated energy.
  • The RES-225 is used in applications that experience significant regenerated energy. Generally these are vertical axes or those with large inertial loads that are decelerated quickly.
  • Each RES-225 can dissipate 250 Watts of continuous power, and up to 7kW of peak power.
  • For additional information on the RES-225, take a look at the ClearPath user manual.
Blower KitFoot MountAnalog Send UnitRegenerated Energy Shunt
Blower for AC ClearPath shown to display fan and overall shapeAccessory foot mount for ClearPath in anodized black aluminum with machined mating surface and mount boltsAnalog send unit accessory shown in open frame and no hardware mountRegenerated energy shunt accessory for use with AC ClearPath shown with mount
P/N: BLOWER1P230VP/N: FOOT-56-14XP/N: ASU-FR510P/N: RES-225
Convert any 2 hp ClearPath to a 4 hp motor by cooling it with this AC-powered blower kit ($57)

Foot mount a motor (on any one of three sides) with this heavy-duty, cast aluminum foot ($14)

Use analog control signals and even send them hundreds of feet by converting them to noise-immune digital signals ($59)
Use this electronic shunt to dissipate regenerated energy beyond ClearPath’s patented VRS feature ($152)

Set Up ClearPath in 3 Easy Steps

  • STEP 1
  • STEP 2
  • STEP 3

  • White USB cable getting plugged in by hand to AC ClearPath with polycarbonate cover removed
    Connect USB to ClearPath
    to set it up
  • Programming ClearPath step 2, chose operating mode from drop down menu of MC functional options
    Choose an Operating Mode
  • Toggle switch, rotary dial, and PLC cards displayed as methods to control I/O inputs
    Control motion with simple I/O:
    switches, knobs, PLCs, etc.

Compare ClearPath-MC Models

8 ClearPath motors NEMA 23, 34, 56, D100, N143 in fractional DC and integral horsepower AC

The MCVC is primarily for velocity applications; the MCPV for positioning.
Choose based on your application and price.

MCVC Velocity ControlMCPV Position & Velocity
  • 4 velocity modes
  • 1 torque mode
  • 2 back and forth positioning modes
  • All MCVC modes, plus...
  • 6 point-to-point positioning modes
  • Integral hp: $698 & up
  • Fractional hp: $249 & up
  • Integral hp: $799 & up
  • Fractional hp: $314 & up

13 Operating Modes.
Which mode is best for you?

What do you want to do?

Does your application need to move to more than two positions? Some applications, like pneumatic cylinder replacements, only need to go back and forth between two end points. Most applications need more than just two positioning locations.

Do you require continuously variable positioning? Continuously variable positioning means that you want to be able to position the motor to any position within the achievable positioning resolution of the motor. If you have a finite number of positions that you need to stop at, click 'No'.

Follow Digital Position Command
click for operational mode video
ClearPath will move at a user-defined velocity to a position proportional to the frequency or PWM duty cycle of a digital waveform.

Using Analog Control Signals? Learn more about the ClearCore Motion and I/O Controller or the ASU-FR510 Analog Send Unit (A/D converter).
Available in:
MCPV Models Only
Pulse Burst Positioning
click for operational mode video
Use a timer/counter on your PLC (or a simple circuit) to send a burst of pulses to ClearPath, and it will move a distance proportional to the number of pulses sent, at your pre-selected speed and acceleration.
Available in:
MCPV Models Only
Move Incremental Distance
click for operational mode video
Trigger ClearPath to move a user-defined distance (one of four) from its current position. You can also send multiple, quick trigger pulses to tell ClearPath to travel a multiple of any of its user-defined distances in one smooth move.
Available in:
MCPV Models Only
Move to Absolute Position (4 Pos.)
click for operational mode video
Trigger ClearPath to move to one of four preset positions. Perfect for replacing air cylinders where more power and finesse is needed.
Available in:
MCPV Models Only
Move to Absolute Position (16 Pos.)
click for operational mode video
Trigger ClearPath to move to one of 16 positions from a user-defined reference position.
Available in:
MCPV Models Only
Multi-Sensor Positioning
click for operational mode video
Define multiple positions using sensors or switches, and trigger ClearPath to start moving and continue until it sees the next sensor transition (or a user-specified number of sensor transitions).
Available in:
MCPV Models Only
All Position Modes
Move to Absolute Position (4 Pos.)
click for operational mode video
Trigger ClearPath to move to one of four preset positions. Perfect for replacing air cylinders where more power and finesse is needed.
Available in:
MCPV Models Only
Move to Absolute Position (16 Pos.)
click for operational mode video
Trigger ClearPath to move to one of 16 positions from a user-defined reference position.
Available in:
MCPV Models Only
Multi-Sensor Positioning
click for operational mode video
Define multiple positions using sensors or switches, and trigger ClearPath to start moving and continue until it sees the next sensor transition (or a user-specified number of sensor transitions).
Available in:
MCPV Models Only
Follow Digital Position Command
click for operational mode video
ClearPath will move at a user-defined velocity to a position proportional to the frequency or PWM duty cycle of a digital waveform.

Using Analog Control Signals? Learn more about the ClearCore Motion and I/O Controller or the ASU-FR510 Analog Send Unit (A/D converter).
Available in:
MCPV Models Only
Pulse Burst Positioning
click for operational mode video
Use a timer/counter on your PLC (or a simple circuit) to send a burst of pulses to ClearPath, and it will move a distance proportional to the number of pulses sent, at your pre-selected speed and acceleration.
Available in:
MCPV Models Only
Move Incremental Distance
click for operational mode video
Trigger ClearPath to move a user-defined distance (one of four) from its current position. You can also send multiple, quick trigger pulses to tell ClearPath to travel a multiple of any of its user-defined distances in one smooth move.
Available in:
MCPV Models Only
Move to Absolute Position (2 Pos.)
click for operational mode video
Trigger ClearPath to move to one of the two preset positions. Perfect for replacing air cylinders that move between two positions, but where more power and finesse is needed.
Available in:
All MC Models
Move to Sensor Position
click for operational mode video
Trigger ClearPath to move in either direction and it will smoothly ramp up to a chosen speed and stop when it detects a sensor (or switch).
Available in:
All MC Models
Move to Absolute Position (2 Pos.)
click for operational mode video
Trigger ClearPath to move to one of the two preset positions. Perfect for replacing air cylinders that move between two positions, but where more power and finesse is needed.
Available in:
All MC Models
Move to Sensor Position
click for operational mode video
Trigger ClearPath to move in either direction and it will smoothly ramp up to a chosen speed and stop when it detects a sensor (or switch).
Available in:
All MC Models
All Position Modes
Move to Absolute Position (4 Pos.)
click for operational mode video
Trigger ClearPath to move to one of four preset positions. Perfect for replacing air cylinders where more power and finesse is needed.
Available in:
MCPV Models Only
Move to Absolute Position (16 Pos.)
click for operational mode video
Trigger ClearPath to move to one of 16 positions from a user-defined reference position.
Available in:
MCPV Models Only
Multi-Sensor Positioning
click for operational mode video
Define multiple positions using sensors or switches, and trigger ClearPath to start moving and continue until it sees the next sensor transition (or a user-specified number of sensor transitions).
Available in:
MCPV Models Only
Follow Digital Position Command
click for operational mode video
ClearPath will move at a user-defined velocity to a position proportional to the frequency or PWM duty cycle of a digital waveform.

Using Analog Control Signals? Learn more about the ClearCore Motion and I/O Controller or the ASU-FR510 Analog Send Unit (A/D converter).
Available in:
MCPV Models Only
Pulse Burst Positioning
click for operational mode video
Use a timer/counter on your PLC (or a simple circuit) to send a burst of pulses to ClearPath, and it will move a distance proportional to the number of pulses sent, at your pre-selected speed and acceleration.
Available in:
MCPV Models Only
Move Incremental Distance
click for operational mode video
Trigger ClearPath to move a user-defined distance (one of four) from its current position. You can also send multiple, quick trigger pulses to tell ClearPath to travel a multiple of any of its user-defined distances in one smooth move.
Available in:
MCPV Models Only
Move to Absolute Position (2 Pos.)
click for operational mode video
Trigger ClearPath to move to one of the two preset positions. Perfect for replacing air cylinders that move between two positions, but where more power and finesse is needed.
Available in:
All MC Models
Move to Sensor Position
click for operational mode video
Trigger ClearPath to move in either direction and it will smoothly ramp up to a chosen speed and stop when it detects a sensor (or switch).
Available in:
All MC Models

Does your application run at more than four different velocities? Spinning the motor at the same speed, but different directions would count as two velocities. Also, zero speed counts as one velocity. For example, if your application needs to sometimes hold still at zero speed, and also run at +/- 2,000 RPM at other times, your application would need three different velocities.

Follow Digital Velocity Command
click for operational mode video
Connect a digital waveform from your PLC or other device, and ClearPath will run at a speed proportional to the waveform. Or, connect the PWM output of an H-bridge drive of a DC brush motor setup to make a high-performance, drop-in replacement.

Using Analog Control Signals? Learn more about the ClearCore Motion and I/O Controller or the ASU-FR510 Analog Send Unit (A/D converter).
Available in:
All MC Models
Manual Velocity Control
click for operational mode video
Fine control of speed from zero to max speed at the turn of a knob. Remembers your last set speed or resets to zero speed when motor is enabled.
Available in:
All MC Models
Spin on Power Up
click for operational mode video
Just turn on power and smoothly ramp to your preset speed. For when all you need is reliable, constant speed from a brushless motor, and a bare minimum of wiring. It doesn't get any easier than this.
Available in:
All MC Models
Ramp Up/Down to Selected Velocity
click for operational mode video
By changing digital inputs (from your PLC, switches, etc.), ClearPath will smoothly ramp to one of four preset speeds in either direction.
Available in:
All MC Models
All Velocity Modes
Follow Digital Velocity Command
click for operational mode video
Connect a digital waveform from your PLC or other device, and ClearPath will run at a speed proportional to the waveform. Or, connect the PWM output of an H-bridge drive of a DC brush motor setup to make a high-performance, drop-in replacement.

Using Analog Control Signals? Learn more about the ClearCore Motion and I/O Controller or the ASU-FR510 Analog Send Unit (A/D converter).
Available in:
All MC Models
Manual Velocity Control
click for operational mode video
Fine control of speed from zero to max speed at the turn of a knob. Remembers your last set speed or resets to zero speed when motor is enabled.
Available in:
All MC Models
Spin on Power Up
click for operational mode video
Just turn on power and smoothly ramp to your preset speed. For when all you need is reliable, constant speed from a brushless motor, and a bare minimum of wiring. It doesn't get any easier than this.
Available in:
All MC Models
Ramp Up/Down to Selected Velocity
click for operational mode video
By changing digital inputs (from your PLC, switches, etc.), ClearPath will smoothly ramp to one of four preset speeds in either direction.
Available in:
All MC Models

Does the application require variable velocity?

Follow Digital Velocity Command
click for operational mode video
Connect a digital PWM waveform from your PLC or other device to Input B, and ClearPath will run at a velocity proportional to the duty cycle of that waveform. Connect a separate digital or PWM signal to Input A to independently vary your motor's torque limit. Note: Video does not show the torque limit function.
Available in:
All MC Models
Follow Digital Torque Command
click for operational mode video
Apply a variable torque (or force or tension) in proportion to a digital command (PWM or frequency).

Using Analog Control Signals? Learn more about the ClearCore Motion and I/O Controller or the ASU-FR510 Analog Send Unit (A/D converter).
Available in:
All MC Models
All Operating Modes
Follow Digital Position Command
click for operational mode video
ClearPath will move at a user-defined velocity to a position proportional to the frequency or PWM duty cycle of a digital waveform.

Using Analog Control Signals? Learn more about the ClearCore Motion and I/O Controller or the ASU-FR510 Analog Send Unit (A/D converter).
Available in:
MCPV Models Only
Pulse Burst Positioning
click for operational mode video
Use a timer/counter on your PLC (or a simple circuit) to send a burst of pulses to ClearPath, and it will move a distance proportional to the number of pulses sent, at your pre-selected speed and acceleration.
Available in:
MCPV Models Only
Move Incremental Distance
click for operational mode video
Trigger ClearPath to move a user-defined distance (one of four) from its current position. You can also send multiple, quick trigger pulses to tell ClearPath to travel a multiple of any of its user-defined distances in one smooth move.
Available in:
MCPV Models Only
Move to Absolute Position (4 Pos.)
click for operational mode video
Trigger ClearPath to move to one of four preset positions. Perfect for replacing air cylinders where more power and finesse is needed.
Available in:
MCPV Models Only
Move to Absolute Position (16 Pos.)
click for operational mode video
Trigger ClearPath to move to one of 16 positions from a user-defined reference position.
Available in:
MCPV Models Only
Multi-Sensor Positioning
click for operational mode video
Define multiple positions using sensors or switches, and trigger ClearPath to start moving and continue until it sees the next sensor transition (or a user-specified number of sensor transitions).
Available in:
MCPV Models Only
Move to Absolute Position (2 Pos.)
click for operational mode video
Trigger ClearPath to move to one of the two preset positions. Perfect for replacing air cylinders that move between two positions, but where more power and finesse is needed.
Available in:
All MC Models
Move to Sensor Position
click for operational mode video
Trigger ClearPath to move in either direction and it will smoothly ramp up to a chosen speed and stop when it detects a sensor (or switch).
Available in:
All MC Models
Follow Digital Velocity Command
click for operational mode video
Connect a digital waveform from your PLC or other device, and ClearPath will run at a speed proportional to the waveform. Or, connect the PWM output of an H-bridge drive of a DC brush motor setup to make a high-performance, drop-in replacement.

Using Analog Control Signals? Learn more about the ClearCore Motion and I/O Controller or the ASU-FR510 Analog Send Unit (A/D converter).
Available in:
All MC Models
Manual Velocity Control
click for operational mode video
Fine control of speed from zero to max speed at the turn of a knob. Remembers your last set speed or resets to zero speed when motor is enabled.
Available in:
All MC Models
Ramp Up/Down to Selected Velocity
click for operational mode video
By changing digital inputs (from your PLC, switches, etc.), ClearPath will smoothly ramp to one of four preset speeds in either direction.
Available in:
All MC Models
Spin on Power Up
click for operational mode video
Just turn on power and smoothly ramp to your preset speed. For when all you need is reliable, constant speed from a brushless motor, and a bare minimum of wiring. It doesn't get any easier than this.
Available in:
All MC Models
Follow Digital Torque Command
click for operational mode video
Apply a variable torque (or force or tension) in proportion to a digital command (PWM or frequency).

Using Analog Control Signals? Learn more about the ClearCore Motion and I/O Controller or the ASU-FR510 Analog Send Unit (A/D converter).
Available in:
All MC Models

Choose a ClearPath-MC Model

MCVC Models
Velocity, Torque, and 2 Positions
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MCPV Models
Positioning and All MCVC Operating Modes
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