BLDC Motor Controller

Taurus AE

The Taurus motor controller enables customized control loops and tuning, along with bi-directional communications to give your system more advanced control and monitoring. Ensure to add motor sensors for slow-speed and alignment/parking support.

Product Information

Document Number

601-0057-000

Title

Taurus AE Mechanical Model (STEP)

Taurus AE Product Information

Overview

EFFICIENT HIGH POWER

The Taurus implements full four quadrant Field Oriented Control (FOC) through Space Vector Pulse Width Modulation (SVPWM) to achieve exceptional motor controller efficiency in the nominal operating range. The controller also supports overmodulation to maximize peak power output of the motor drive. The Actuator Edition (AE) is designed for the following key performance capabilities:

  • Up to 14S (58.8V) operation
  • ±30A Peak Operation (60s)
  • ±20A Continuous Operation

 

HIGHLY FLEXIBLE DESIGN

The Taurus supports various hardware interfaces for communication as well as commutation and alignment support. These interfaces can be used for simple comms, or configurations with pitch control servos, etc. The entire software stack for the Taurus is built on the available source licensed allocore SDK, allowing fully tailored applications for customer control, comms, and other needs.

  • Isolated CAN 2.0
  • Isolated RS-422/485
  • Isolated RS-232
  • Hall/QEP Sensor interfaces
  • 2x Analog inputs for temperature or other feedback

 

ADVANCED CONTROL 

Four quadrant control around a 40KHz current control loop allows custom fast closed-loop control on speed, torque, voltage, power, or other more advanced modes.

 

MAKE YOUR MOTORS SMARTER

Open-loop PWM throttle based ESCs are a thing of the past.  The Taurus AE can run sensorless, or with sensored feedback (Hall or Quadrature sensors).  The Taurus motor controller enables customized control loops and tuning, along with bi-directional communications to give your system more advanced control and monitoring. Ensure to add motor sensors for slow-speed and alignment/parking support.

HYBRID GENERATION

Four quadrant control means the Taurus controller supports full regen capabilities. Not only does this mean active regenerative braking, but moreover, the Taurus can be mated with a generator system to provide the basis of a hybrid electric powertrain.

CUSTOMIZATION AVAILABLE

The Taurus hardware IP has been tailored to various custom packages, including winglets, booms, etc. Additionally, implementations for lower voltage/power have also been realized. Contact allocortech to get more information on customization

 

Performance Specification

Item

Specification

Input Voltage

12V-60V

Current Rating (DC)

45A Peak, 30A Continuous
2.5kW peak

Connectors
  Power + Comms
  Sensors
  Motor Power

Nicomatic 221V08F26-0200-3400CMM
Molex 10-pin Microfit™ 43045-1000
Molex 3-pin Minifit™ 39-30-3037 (13A) or Megafit 200241-1223 (26A)

Recommended Max Speeds 
  Max Electrical Speed
  12 Pole Pairs
  10 Pole Pairs
  7 Pole Paris

2,000Hz
10,000RPM
12,000RPM
17,000RPM

CAN 2.0 Interface
  Max Bitrate
  Isolation Voltage*

1Mbps
±400V

RS-422/485 Interface
  Max Bitrate
  Isolation Voltage*

3Mbps
±400V

RS-232 Interface
  Max Bitrate
  Isolation Voltage*

1Mbps
±400V

Update Rate

Up to 1KHz

*Assumes REFGND connection used