Digital Compact Servo Drives AX5000

Digital Compact Servo Drives AX5000

The EtherCAT drives

The AX5000 Servo Drive product line from Beckhoff sets standards in drive performance. The AX5000 series is available in single- or multi-channel form and is optimised for exceptional functionality and cost-effectiveness. Featuring integrated, high-speed control technology with a current control cycle of down to 62.5 μs, the AX5000 drives support fast and highly dynamic positioning tasks. The drives utilise EtherCAT as a high-performance communication system, providing an ideal interface with PC-based control technology while supporting coupling with other fieldbus systems.

The 2-channel Servo Drives with variable motor output current optimise the packaging density and the cost per drive channel. The compact design and simple and safe installation through the AX-Bridge quick connection system significantly simplify control cabinet assembly.

Technical highlights

  • fast control algorithms
  • current control: min. 62.5 μs
  • speed control: min. 62.5 μs
  • position control: min. 62.5 μs


  • variably adjustable current and speed filters


  • high-speed EtherCAT system communication


  • 1- or 2-channel Servo Drive
  • optimised for multi-axis applications
  • variable motor output current in 2-channel drives


  • active DC-Link and brake energy management via AX-Bridge


  • variable motor interface with
  • multi-feedback interface
  • flexible motor type selection
  • scalable, wide range motor current measurement
  • OCT (One Cable Technology)
  • electronic identification plate


  • high-speed capture inputs
  • eight programmable digital I/Os, two with timestamp


  • mains connection
  • wide voltage range 100…480 V AC
  • integrated mains filter


  • integration of safety functions (optional)
  • STO, SS1
  • TwinSAFE: intelligent safety functions for Motion Control with AX58xx


  • compact design for simple control cabinet installation (300 mm depth)


  • AX-Bridge – the quick connection system for power supply, DC-Link and control voltage


  • variable cooling concept (fanless, forced cooling)