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NEW AZ Series mini Drivers

New AZ mini Drivers

Now Available with RS-485 Communication and EtherCAT Drive Profile Compatibility

Torrance, CA – October 19, 2022

Oriental Motor USA is pleased to announce the new additions to the AZ mini Driver line-up. The new mini drivers include a slimmer design and are available with RS-485 communication and EtherCAT drive profile compatible type.
The AZ Series mini drivers are the perfect companion for robot-related applications, and they are also suitable in a wide range of markets and industries, including embedded applications. Since the mini driver can be battery powered, the battery may also be used as its main power source, making it an ideal candidate for mobile applications.

In addition, the mini driver minimizes space usage and if installed directly onto the equipment, reduces wiring and cables.

The key features of the new AZ Series mini Driver:

  • AZ Series mini Driver with EtherCAT drive profile compatibility
    • EtherCAT drive profile compatible
    • Compact and lightweight
    • Compatible with battery power
    • Up to 10 m (32.8 ft) connection cable extension
  • AZ Series mini Driver with RS-485 Communication
    • Compact and lightweight
    • Compatible with battery power, modular automation products
    • Energy savings through optimized current control
    • Direct control over an RS-485 network is possible via Modbus(RTU)

To learn more about Oriental Motor’s new and redesigned line-up of AZ mini Drivers, contact the Technical Support group at 800-468-3982 or email,, or visit the web page at:


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