Compact drive technology


AM8100 | Servomotors for compact drive technology

The AM8100 motors are specially designed for operation with the compact drive components in the smallest of mounting spaces.

AG2250 | Planetary gear units for servo and stepper motors

The AG2250 gear units are optimally matched to the compact drive motors. They are available in both straight and right-angled designs.

ASxxxx | Stepper motors

In combination with the I/O components for compact drive technology, the AS1000 and AS2000 stepper motors form a cost-effective drive system.

AG1000 | Planetary gear units for AS1000 stepper motors

The AG1000 is the particularly cost-effective product range for use in combination with the stepper motors from the AS1000 series.

AMI8100 | Compact integrated servo drives

Synchronous servomotor with integrated servo drive for the realization of machine concepts without a control cabinet in the low voltage range.

AA1000 | Linear actuators

Both the servo drive and the absolute measuring system are already integrated in the ultra-compact linear actuators.

I/O components

The I/O components in different protection classes enable the operation of stepper, DC and servomotors in a compact design.


All drive solutions can be optimally supplemented with our complete and field-proven portfolio of accessories.


The motion software products optimally support the selection and commissioning of suitable hardware components for drive solutions.

TwinSAFE safe drive technology

With the TwinSAFE safe automation technology, both basic functions and complex safety functions are available for all our drive solutions.

Connection of motors directly in the I/O system

Efficient and high-torque

For the low voltage range up to 48 V, Beckhoff offers a modular system for compact servo and stepper motor drive solutions. In combination with AM8100 series motors, the EL72xx servo terminals provide a very small, highly dynamic servo axis, which is suitable for high-precision positioning applications in conjunction with OCT and multi-turn absolute encoders. Optionally, the EL72xx devices enable the implementation of STO (Safe Torque Off) safety-related functions.

In conjunction with the IP 20 stepper motor terminals or IP 67 EtherCAT or EtherCAT P Box modules, the AS2000 and AS1000 stepper motors can be operated as an adjustable axis, either with or without feedback. The AS2000 is characterized by a high protection class and integrated connection technology.

Decentralized and versatile

In the compact drive product area, the AMI8100 combines a servomotor with a servo drive and an EtherCAT interface in a space-saving design for all motion requirements in the power range up to 400 watts. As an EtherCAT slave, the AMI8100 can be placed directly on the machine without a control cabinet and without upstream I/O level, which makes it possible to implement compact and modular machines without control cabinets. The monitoring is indicated by the integrated status LEDs. The distributed servo drives are optionally available with TwinSAFE STO/SS1 safety functions.

The AA1000 linear actuators from the compact drive technology product area are equipped with an integrated 48 V servo drive and can be installed decentralized in the machine. The integrated absolute encoder eliminates the need for additional limit switches or external measuring systems for operation, making installation even easier. Communication takes place via EtherCAT; unnecessarily long cables can be dispensed with when wiring by daisy-chain. In addition, a variant with a stainless steel housing is available in the highest protection class for particularly adverse environmental conditions.

Planetary gear units for compact drive technology and stepper motors

The low-backlash economy planetary gear units from the AG2250 series, in straight and angled versions represent with a variety of transmission ratios an economical solution for all mechanical engineering requirements. They are optimally matched to the AM8100 and AS2000 motor series. With the AG1000 series, Beckhoff offers special planetary gear units for the stepper motors from the AS1000 series.

Supplementary and intuitive

An extensive and optimally matched range of accessories completes the servo drive portfolio. The drive system is usefully completed with pre-assembled cables, mains filters, wiring aids, and various components for energy management.