Brushless DC Motor Controllers

Servo Motor? Hub Motor? Inrunner or Outrunner? From a few Watts to 30kW, if your motor has permanent magnets and has 3 power wires, Roboteq has one or more controllers that will make it turn. Regardless of your motor’s size or channel configuration, just match the voltage and current rating using our Product Tables below, or use the Roboteq Product Finder.

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 SBL13XX/23XX Family
Low Power / Compact

 MBL1XXX Family
Mid-Power

 FBL23XX Family
Advanced Features

 HBLXXXX Family
High Power / Air Cooled

 RGBL1XXX Family
Very High Power

         

 

Helping Make Your Robot Mobile...

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Mobile Robots need two motors to move and steer. Only Roboteq can make this work with a single controller. Compared to the traditional One Motor/One Controller approach, the Dual Channel is simpler, cheaper, and easier to integrate and maintain.

Motors are coordinated within the controller, resulting in superior and safer drive characteristics.

 

...or Make it Move in Every Direction

 

Two controllers can even team up to drive 4 motors with Mecanum wheels to move Omnidirectional Robots. We can show you how.

 

readmore 50px Read our Mecanum How-to

Watch the Mecanum Demo Video

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Part of Roboteq's Integrated Solution for AGV’s

Add Roboteq’s Magnetic Guide Sensor and you have a fully functional, line following Automatic Guided Vehicle with just two components.

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Make it even better with our Battery Management System for Lithium Batteries. You can add our Robot IO eXtender Module (RIOX) with its inertial measurement unit (IMU) for extra stability. Use matching motor/wheel assemblies from our Validated Motor Partners. Download Magnetic Navigation Software and get free, Expert Support from Roboteq to make it all work for you.

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Watch the AGV Demo Video

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Interface with Anything

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Our controllers can be operated from practically anything. From simple push buttons, to Joysticks, Radios, PLCs, or Computers, Roboteq can interface with it. A generous number of Pulse/Analog/Digital Inputs are available for limit switches, potentiometers, encoders, buttons or sensors. Digital Outputs provide for braking, lights, or solenoids. Need more IO? Use our RIOX IO eXtender via CANbus and know no limits!

 

 

 

Enjoy the Silence and Efficiency of Sine

 

Brushless motor controllers work by creating a rotating magnetic field inside the motor’s coils. The rotor’s magnets then follow to cause rotation. In addition to the common, coarse, 6-step Trapezoidal rotation, Roboteq’s controllers are capable of the more refined and quieter running 512-step Sinusoidal rotation. Thanks to advanced Field Oriented Control (FOC), the motor is always operating at optimal efficiency.

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All Rotor Sensor Types – Even no sensor

Knowing the Rotor’s position in real-time is essential for making it turn smoothly and efficiently. We support practically all known rotor sensor types from the most common to the most accurate. No sensor? No problem! We also support sensorless operation.

 

readmore 50px  How Brushless Motors Work

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These are some of the keywords all our controllers understand thanks to their built-in MicroBasic programming language. Think of it as having a PLC built right into the controller, at no extra charge. This Roboteq exclusive feature will let you tailor the controller to match your most exotic requirements. 

readmore  Learn About MicroBasic Scripting

Watch the MicroBasic Video

 

 

Yes, We CAN!

All our controllers have a 1Mbit CANbus interface. Using a simple wire pair, you can make two or more controllers work together, connect to Joysticks, PLCs, Battery Management Systems, or any other smart sensor. And thanks to four different available CAN protocols, you can be sure that they will be able to understand each other.

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 readmore 50px Learn About RoboCAN Meshed Network

 

 

So Many Operating Modes, So Little Time

stowatch150px  Go to and maintain the speed you need, at the acceleration you want. Move forward or reverse with controlled torque. Stop exactly where you need. Consume or regenerate energy. With a fast 1ms Loop Update rate, five main Operating Modes and numerous configurable settings, our controllers will make your motor run as accurately, smoothly and responsively as required by your application.

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View All Modes

 

 

Connect Your PC and ...

No need for special programming tools. Download our Free Roborun+ PC Utility and start exploring the possibilities!

 

Always Ready for the Unexpected

 

Much of the functionality of Roboteq's controllers is never used. However, that unused functionality is there because we all know that eventually “what can go wrong, will go wrong”. From excessive amps to over/under voltage, short-circuits to feedback breakdown, the unexpected is no match for Roboteq's Brushless DC Motor Controller! 

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Never Loses its Cool

High power at low voltage means high current. High current means heat. And excessive heat means trouble! Ultra-high efficiency MOSFET field-effect transistors, high current terminals & wiring, and innovative cooling techniques are just some of the technologies Roboteq utilizes to make our controllers among the coolest running for their size.

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Field & Battle Proven Quality

Roboteq controllers have demonstrated durability through rigorous factory life tests and years of operation inside thousands of user applications. However, nothing illustrates our product's toughness quite like this badly bruised unit. It was subjected to absolute brutality while surviving 200+ battlebot fights, during which the robot was regularly hammered, rammed into, and thrown up to 3m in the air!

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Guaranteed Success and Satisfaction

Our controllers are among the most sophisticated around, but also the easiest to use thanks to detailed documentation, software tools and application examples. But should you run into difficulties, you can rest assured that you will get timely and accurate answers from out highly skilled Support Team. After all, we can only succeed if you succeed!

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BEST Product

I've worked with a lot of motor controllers and I have to say that so far these are the BEST I've worked with. Great job on the design and the software.

T.K. - USA

 

Best Documentation

I've been in product development and engineering for quite a few years and I feel this is the best manual I've seen in that time. It's complete, relevant and explanatory. Well done!

B. V. - Netherlands

 

 

Select by Product FamilySelect by Number of Channels

MBL1xxx Family

pfolder mbl1650cMedium Power Single Channel, Brushless DC Motor Controllers. Advanced Roboteq Core Technology, multiple Connectivity options and Scripting support. Up to 75A. Several voltage options up to 60V. Conduction cooling plate with ABS Plastic cover. Targeted at machine control and robotics. Available in "Basic" and in "Advanced Control" versions. Basic versions controllers operate only in Trapezoidal mode and require Hall Sensors to drive motors. Advanced Control models support Sinusoidal mode with Field Oriented Control.

Model Ch Amps/Ch Volts Dig In Ana In Pulse In Dig Out FOC Enc Sensorless Info
MBL1660A 1 120 60 6 4 5 2 Yes Yes Yes
MBL1660 1 120 60 6 4 5 2 No Yes No

SBL13xx/23xx Family

sbl2360Low Power and Compact size Brushless DC Motor Controllers. Single or Dual Channel. Advanced Roboteq Core Technology, multiple Connectivity options and Scripting support. Up to 30A and 60V. Bottom conduction plate. Targeted at machine control and robotics. SBL1xxx controllers support Trapezoidal mode only require Hall Sensors to drive motors. SBL2xxx also support Sinusoidal mode with Field Oriented Control.

Model Ch Amps/Ch Volts Dig In Ana In Pulse In Dig Out FOC Enc Sensorless Info
SBL1330 1 30 30 6 6 4 2 No Yes No
SBL1360 1 30 60 6 6 4 2 No Yes No
SBL1360A 1 30 60 6 6 4 2 Yes Yes Yes
SBL1360A 1 30 60 6 6 4 2 Yes Yes Yes
SBL2360 2 30 60 10 8 8 4 Yes Yes Yes
SBL2360S 1 60 60 10 8 8 4 Yes Yes Yes

FBL23xx Family

fbl2360 coverMedium Power Dual Channel, Brushless DC Motor Controllers. Advanced Roboteq Core Technology, multiple Connectivity options and Scripting support. Up to 2 x 60A. Conduction cooling plate with ABS Plastic cover. Targeted at AGV and small electric vehicles. Support Trapezoidal commutation and Sinusoidal mode with Field Oriented Control.

Model Ch Amps/Ch Volts Dig In Ana In Pulse In Dig Out FOC Enc Sensorless Info
FBL2360AS 1 120 60 10 8 6 4 Yes Yes Dual Channel
FBL2360S 1 120 60 10 8 6 4 Yes Yes Single Channel Only
FBL2360A 2 60 60 10 8 6 4 Yes Yes Dual Channel
FBL2360 2 60 60 10 8 6 4 Yes Yes Dual Channel
FBL2360E 2 60 60 10 8 6 4 Yes Yes Dual Channel
FBL2360ES 1 120 60 10 8 6 4 Yes Yes Dual Channel

HBLxxxx Family

pfolder hdc2450High Power Single Channel or Medium Power Dual Channel, Brushless DC Motor Controllers. Advanced 32-bit Core Technology, multiple Connectivity options and Scripting support. Up to 2 x 75A or 1 x 150A. Several voltage options up to 96V. Built in extruded aluminum case. Targeted at mobile robots and small electric vehicles. Available in "Basic" and in "Advanced Control" versions. Basic versions controllers operate only in Trapezoidal mode and require Hall Sensors to drive motors. Advanced Control models support Sinusoidal mode and Field Oriented Control.

Model Ch Amps/Ch Volts Dig In Ana In Pulse In Dig Out FOC Enc Sensorless Info
HBL2396 2 75 96 19 11 4 8 Yes No
HBL2360 2 75 60 19 11 4 8 Yes No
HBL1696 1 150 96 19 11 6 8 No Yes No
HBL1660 1 150 60 19 11 6 8 No Yes No

GBL26xx Family

gbl2660 sml350Very High Power Dual and Single Channel, Feature Packed Brushless DC Motor Controllers. Advanced Roboteq Core Technology, multiple Connectivity options and Scripting support. Up to 2 x 180A or 1 x 360A. Several voltage options up to 96V. Heavy conduction cooling plate with ABS Plastic cover. Optional water cooling. Targeted at heavy materials handling equipment, automated guided vehicles, personnel carriers, agricultural robots and other high power applications. Support Trapezoidal commutation and Sinusoidal mode with Field Oriented Control.

Model Ch Amps/Ch Volts Dig In Ana In Pulse In Dig Out FOC Enc Sensorless Info
GBL2660 2 180 60 10 8 6 4 Yes Yes Dual Channel
GBL2660E 2 180 60 10 8 6 4 Yes Yes Dual Channel
GBL2660S 1 360 60 10 8 6 4 Yes Yes Single Channel Only
GBL2660SE 1 360 60 10 8 6 4 Yes Single Channel Only

RGBL1xxx Family

rgdc18xxVery High Power Single Channel, Feature Packed Brushless DC Motor Controllers. Advanced Roboteq Core Technology, multiple Connectivity options and Scripting support. Up to 300 A. Several voltage options up to 96V. Heavy conduction cooling plate with ABS Plastic cover. Targeted at electric vehicles, personnel carriers, golf cars, materials handling equipment, electric boats, automated guided vehicles, agricultural robots and other high power applications. Support Trapezoidal commutation and Sinusoidal mode with Field Oriented Control.

Model Ch Amps/Ch Volts Dig In Ana In Pulse In Dig Out FOC Enc Sensorless Info
RGBL1860 1 300 60 10 8 8 6 Yes Yes Yes
RGBL1896 1 300 96 10 8 8 6 Yes Yes Yes

Dual Channel Controllers

Model Amps/Ch Volts Dig In Ana In Pulse In Dig OutFOCEncSensorlessStyle Info
GBL26601806010864YesYesDual ChannelFBL2360 Brushless Controller 2x60A, 60V, advanced features
GBL2660E1806010864YesYesDual ChannelFBL2360 Brushless Controller 2x60A, 60V, advanced features
HBL23607560191148YesNoBrushed DC Motor Controller
HBL23967596191148YesNoBrushed DC Motor Controller
FBL2360606010864YesYesDual ChannelFBL2360 Brushless Controller 2x60A, 60V, advanced features
FBL2360E606010864YesYesDual ChannelFBL2360 Brushless Controller 2x60A, 60V, advanced features
FBL2360A606010864YesYesDual ChannelFBL2360 Brushless Controller 2x60A, 60V, advanced features
SBL2360306010884YesYesYessbl2360-cover-3-4_small9

Single Channel Controllers

Model Amps/Ch Volts Dig In Ana In Pulse In Dig OutFOCEncSensorlessStyle Info
GBL2660S3606010864YesYesSingle Channel OnlyFBL2360 Brushless Controller 2x60A, 60V, advanced features
GBL2660SE3606010864YesSingle Channel OnlyFBL2360 Brushless Controller 2x60A, 60V, advanced features
RGBL18963009610886YesYesYesBrushed DC Motor Controller
RGBL18603006010886YesYesYesBrushed DC Motor Controller
HBL166015060191168NoYesNoBrushed DC Motor Controller
HBL169615096191168NoYesNoBrushed DC Motor Controller
MBL1660120606452NoYesNoMedium Power Brushless DC Motor Controller
FBL2360ES1206010864YesYesDual ChannelFBL2360 Brushless Controller 2x60A, 60V, advanced features
FBL2360S1206010864YesYesSingle Channel OnlyFBL2360 Brushless Controller 2x60A, 60V, advanced features
MBL1660A120606452YesYesYesMedium Power Brushless DC Motor Controller
FBL2360AS1206010864YesYesDual ChannelFBL2360 Brushless Controller 2x60A, 60V, advanced features
SBL2360S606010884YesYesYessbl2360-cover-3-4_small9
SBL136030606642NoYesNoBrushless DC Motor Controller
SBL1360A30606642YesYesYesBrushless DC Motor Controller
SBL133030306642NoYesNoBrushless DC Motor Controller
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