C-867 PILine® Motion Controller

For Ultrasonic Piezomotors, 1 and 2 Axes

PI C-867.160
For PILine® ultrasonic piezo linear motors
50-MHz encoder inputs for high velocity and position resolution
USB, RS-232 and analog interfaces (e.g. for a joystick)

Servocontroller and power amplifier

One and two channels, bench top, proprietary PID control for ultrasonic motors. Network-compatible with up to 16 units per interface

For PILine® ultrasonic linear motors

Power amplifier for PILine® drives and stages with up to two piezomotors per channel. Automated frequency control for improved servo performance


Incremental encoders

Differential signal transmission (A/B). TTL inputs for limit and reference point switches


Digital communication

USB, RS-232 and analog interfaces (e.g. for a joystick). Data recorder. Powerful macro programming language, e.g. for standalone operation. Extensive software support, e.g. LabVIEW, shared libraries for Windows and Linux





Controller for single-axis positioning or scanning stages

Controller for XY positioning or scanning stages

Drive type

PILine® motors, single and dual drives with P-661, P-664, U-161 and U-164





Motion and control

Servo characteristics

Programmable PID filter, parameter changes on the fly


Trajectory profile modes



Encoder input

A/B (quadrature) differential, 50 MHz


Stall detection

Servo off, triggered by programmable position error


Limit switches

2 TTL (programmable) per channel


Reference point switch

1 TTL per channel (active high/low, programmable)


Electrical properties

Max. output power per channel

15 W


Max. output voltage per channel

200 Vpp  

Interface and operation

Communication interfaces

USB, RS-232


Motor connector


2× MDR14

Controller network

Up to 16 units on single interface


I/O ports

4 analog/digital in

4 digital out (Mini-DIN, 9-pin)

Digital: TTL

Analog: 0 to 5 V


Command set

PI General Command Set (GCS)


User software



Software drivers

GCS-DLL, LabVIEW driver


Supported functionality

Start-up macro, macro, data recorder for recording parameters such as motor input voltage, velocity, position or position error


Manual control

Pushbutton box, joystick (for two axes), Y cable for 2-D motion

Pushbutton box, joystick (for two axes)


Operating voltage

24 VDC from external power supply (included)


Max. operating current

300 mA plus motor current (max. 2 A)

600 mA plus motor current (max. 4 A)

Operating temperature range

5 to 40°C



1 kg

2.4 kg


206 × 130 × 66 mm (incl. mounting rails)

320 × 150 × 80.5 mm (incl. mounting rails)

Drawings / Images




PI Datasheet C-867

PILine® Motion Controller for Ultrasonic Piezomotors, 1 and 2 Axes
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