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MOVI-C® – the future of automation

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MOVI-C® is the complete solution for your automation tasks. With the four modules – engineering software, control technology, inverter technology and drive technology – SEW-EURODRIVE provides a comprehensive modular automation system from a single source.

Four modules – one solution: Complete automation from a single source

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A range of application options

For gear units, motors or gearmotors for centralized or NEW for decentralized drives and mechatronic. For every application, speed and torque:

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MOVI-C® – the all-rounder for any topology

1) Single-axis automation

Typical application: Materials handling (single-axis automation)

The MOVIDRIVE® technology application inverters are directly connected to the higher-level controller via fieldbus interfaces. Predefined MOVIKIT® application modules are used to implement the drive function quickly and reliably using graphical editors. Each axis is controlled individually. A memory card in the MOVIDRIVE® application inverter is used for data management.

Motors, inverters, communication and power supply

2) Motion control

Typical application: Multiple column hoists, tripod mechanisms, robots (motion control)

The MOVIDRIVE® modular and MOVIDRIVE® system application inverters are connected to the MOVI-C® controller via EtherCAT/SBusPLUS in a real-time capable manner. The MOVI-C® CONTROLLER receives setpoints for single-axis or coordinated movements from the higher-level controller via fieldbus. The MOVI-C® CONTROLLER determines the setpoints for the connected application inverters and thus performs tasks such as phase-synchronous operation, the electronic cam function and kinematic models.

Predefined MOVIKIT® application modules are used to implement the motion control drive function quickly and reliably using graphical editors. With over 50 kinematic models, a great many mechanical configurations are already covered. New kinematic models can be custom-made by SEW-EURODRIVE. A memory card in the MOVI-C® CONTROLLER is used for data management.

Gearmotors, inverters, axis modules, power supply and communication

3) Module automation

Typical application: Packing machines, processing machines, complex transportation tasks (module automation)

All drive functions of the motion control topology are available in the module automation topology. In addition to the graphical editors for the drive functions, some or all automation tasks of the higher-level controller can be performed easily and flexibly using the programming system (IEC 61131) in the MOVI-C® CONTROLLER. In addition to the MOVIDRIVE® application inverters, any EtherCAT® devices can be integrated for automation.

Gearmotors, inverters, axis modules, power supply and communication

4) EtherCAT® motion slave

Typical application: Series machines with a large number of axes, kinematic calculation in the higher-level PLC (EtherCAT® motion slave)

The CiA402 profile for controlling inverters has established itself in plants with highly individual motion control functions that are calculated in the higher-level controller. For control via CiA402, the MOVIDRIVE® modular and MOVIDRIVE® system application inverters can be directly connected to the controller via the integrated EtherCAT® interface. This makes integration into the higher-level controller extremely quick and simple without any major conversion work.

Gearmotors, inverters, axis modules, power supply and communication

MOVI-C® in use

Since its debut at the SPS IPC Drives trade fair in November 2016, we have also captured the highlights of the new MOVI-C® modular automation system in moving pictures. Interested in finding out more? Then join us on a short journey into the future of automation.

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MOVI-C®: The future of automation

Four modules – one solution – all from a single source

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