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Panasonic RTEXExpansion Module


  • 8 Registration inputs at 100nS per module
  • Drive parameters setup from the controller
  • Position Set point update 1mS up to 64 axes
  • RJ45 Connector
  • Ring Topology
  • 4 LED status indicators


Module range

Panasonic RTEX expansion moduleFor use with the latest range of Panasonic MINAS A4N and A5N amplifiers supporting the Panasonic Real Time Express (RTEX) network.

Allows Plug & Play interconnection with Shielded twisted pair (TIA/EIA-568B CAT5e or more) Ethernet cables. A single interface supports up to 32 axes of Panasonic MINAS A4N and A5N amplifiers. The module comes with 2 axes enabled. Further axes can be enabled with ‘Feature Enable Codes’

Installing your system is easy! Simply connect Power, Motor & Feedback to the amplifier using supplied cables. Connect motion control & amplifier using network cable with RJ45 connectors and Power up the system. The MC664 recognises the amplifiers and installs support automatically.

Network Ethernet based MINAS A4N / A5N
Network Speed 100Mbps 1msec or 500usec update operation
Topology Ring
Max Slaves per Interface Ring 32
Max Interfaces per MC664 7
Max Axes per MC664 64
Cable STP Cat 5-e or Better
Bus to MC664 32 Bit
Registration Inputs 8 x 24V Inputs + 1 Drive Registration Input / Axis
Optically Isolated registration Inputs Y
Map Any I/O to Any Axis Y
Supported Modes Cyclic Position, Cyclic Speed, Cyclic Torque
Axis Feature Enable Codes P701, P702, P704, P708, P716, P732
  UL and CE marked for EMC
RoHs Compliant
Data Sheet  
View Application Notes Technical notes
Quick Start Guide Simple set up guide (covers all expansion modules)

Package Drawings

Drawings are available in the following formats: DXF, IGES, DWG, STEP and SolidWorks.
These files are included in the Zip file below.
Download Zip file  


The Technical Reference Manual can be downloaded in full or as separate sections. All in PDF format
Expansion Modules (chapter 3) (1.9MB)  


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