DC Motor Controllers for Electric Vehicles

The M/V™ series Electric Vehicle Motor Controllers from Advanced Motion Controls' are fully functional, four-quadrant servo drives designed and built to operate today's modern mobile electric vehicular platforms. Providing high power from battery supplies with multiple operating modes, for either permanent magnet brushed or brushless motors, propels this motor controlling series ahead of all others. Whether for traction / propulsion, steering, lifting or any other electrically driven actuation, the M/V™ series is the newest member in a long line of successful motor controlling solutions from ADVANCED Motion Controls.

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Analog (AVB Series, AB Series) and Digital (DVC Series) models provide solutions for a wide range of command, configuration, and CANopen and USB network options. DVC models are configurable through DriveWare® 7, offering the same capabilities range of DigiFlex® Performance™ digital servo drives. AVB and AB models are configurable through DIP Switches and potentiometers.

Mating connector housing, socket contacts, and seal plugs can be ordered as a kit using Advanced Motions Controls' part number KC-23AMPSEAL01.

AMC's DC Motor Controllers for Electric Vehicles feature:

  • Key Switch Operation
  • Electromagnetic Holding Brake Output (24V, 3A)
  • Adjustable Command Ramping
  • Adjustable Deadband
  • Forward / Reverse Input with 'Push Feature' (Neutral)
  • Half Speed Reverse
  • Speed Limit Input
  • Selectable throttle command inputs: 0-5V or 0-5kW
  • Standard and vehicle-specific I/O for over 60 events and signals
  • Compact, Rugged, Vehicle Mount Design - IP65 Rating
  • Watertight I/O, signal, and feedback connector
  • Watertight access panel for drive configuration and setup
  • Selectable modes of operation

AMC's family of Motor Controllers for Electric Vehicles includes:

AMC AVB Selection Chart

AMC DVC Selection Chart


An AC motor controller (inverter) converts DC battery power or generator power in a hybrid vehicle into three phase rotating AC current suitable for efficiently powering an AC motor. Kollmorgen vehicle motor controllers are capable of powering asynchronous induction AC motors as well as synchronous PMAC motors, brushless DC motors and synchronous reluctance motors.

Kollmorgen is the leading global supplier of AC vehicle motor controllers suitable for integration in a wide variety of battery and hybrid vehicles. With a rugged design suitable for the demanding environment in a vehicle, Kollmorgen motor controllers achieve industry leading quality and reliability through superior design and manufacturing processes. Software quality is ensured by utilizing design processes designed to measure up to the demanding Automotive-SPICE™.

With an ample selection of voltages, power levels, I/O and feature sets, Kollmorgen's vehicle motor controllers are well matched against the vehicle manufacturer's need for traction, hydraulic, and steering control in an electric vehicle design. Kollmorgen's extensive experience of integration into both industrial vehicles such as forklift trucks or golf carts, as well as on-road vehicles such as buses or refuse trucks has resulted in a unified controls platform. The features and functionality of the platform is shared across the entire Kollmorgen vehicle motor controller line-up.

The Kollmorgen controllers allow the vehicle motors to always operate at their optimal efficiency for a given speed/torque point by utilizing state of the art flux vector control. Additionally, the controller firmware supports many of the commonly desired features in an electric vehicle, such as configurable regenerative braking behavior, hill-hold, Best Performance Curve, etc. The common PLASMA software platform has support for the commonly used J1939 and CANopen communication protocols and furthermore allows extensive functional customization for optimal integration into a vehicle.

Kollmorgen's family of Motor Controllers for Electric Vehicles includes:

ACS Series Vehicle Controllers

ACS Series Vehicle Controllers

These 24-80V controllers are ideal for powering pump and traction applications in medium to large vehicles. Now in its sixth generation, the AC Superdrive (ACS) Series builds on our longtime, global experience to set new standards of quality, reliability, adaptability and cost.

ACD Series

ACD Series

These compact controllers are suitable for use in steering applications as well as hydraulic and traction control for smaller vehicles. Built-in I/O capabilities accommodate the requirements of simpler vehicles without the need for a master controller.

ACH Series Vehicle Inverter Series

ACH Series Vehicle Inverter Series

The ACH200 three-phase hybrid drive is designed with the features and specifications to meet the requirements of larger hybrid vehicles. Built for ease of integration and rugged use, these controllers deliver a wide, constant power range thanks to our advanced field-weakening technology.

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