IMS IB462He Bipolar Drive

Alternative to Chipsets Based upon our popular IB462 Half/Full Step Driver, the IB462He is a low cost, high performance alternative to larger drives. The small size of the IB462He makes it ideal for system designs where space is at a premium without sacrificing performance as a result.

The IB462He operates between +12 and +48 VDC. This high voltage allows for greater speeds at higher torque. Combine this with 2A per phase of output current and 160 watts of power and you have a low cost alternative to chipsets, all contained in a package that minimized expensive real estate!

The IB462He is our smallest and lowest priced drive. It will reduce time to market, increase reliability, and it comes with a 2 year warranty. The IB462He represents affordable, state-of-the-art technology for the competitive edge needed in today’s market.


  • Very Low Cost
  • Ultra Miniature (1.2 x 2.4 x 0.28 inches)(30 x 61 x 7.1 mm)
  • Advanced Hybrid Design
  • Full or Half Step
  • High Input Voltage (+12 to +48 VDC)
  • Output Current (0.1 to 2 Amps Per Phase)
  • 20 kHz Chopping Rate


The INT-462 is an optional plug-on interface board which can be used with the IB462He to facilitate testing, or in situations where panel mounting the IB462He is preferred. The INT-462 is much more than a simple pluggable interface. It adds a dynamic array of features to the IB462He that are found only on larger more expensive drives. Features such as a +5 VDC switching power supply, +5 to +48 VDC opto-isolated inputs which are internally limited to 8mA, automatic current reduction, over current and short circuit protection, input capacitor, and fault and power LEDs. Wiring is done through a 15 pin removable screw terminal.The OSC-462H analog speed control board is an option for adding low cost, intelligent velocity control to the IB462He driver.

The OSC-462H is powered by a single +12 to +48 VDC power supply, which will also provide power for the IB462He. The control board features a digital oscillator for accurate velocity control with an output frequency of up to 100 kilohertz. The IB462He driver plugs easily into a 21 pin receptacle attached to the OSC-462H. This device allows for a simple, cost effective solution in applications requiring variable velocity control.