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The benefits for you

Small installation space
Thanks to a scalable multi-axis concept in DC 48 V technology in an extremely compact design

High performance and impressive power
Thanks to extremely short cycle times that enable high load inertia, high dynamics as well as maximum and continuous currents for rapid acceleration processes in the application

Seamless coordination
Through multi-axis and kinematically complex movements that can be easily implemented using the MOVI-C® CONTROLLER

Simple service
With convenient servicing options thanks to decentralized technology, simple pluggability and a single-cable solution

SCM compact decentralized controller in multi-axis version
For mobile and decentralized motion and processing tasks

We have tailored the multi-axis servo controller solutions specifically to customer requirements for mobile and decentralized applications in DC 48 V technology.

The SCM compact design with IP20 degree of protection and with two axes is developed specifically for compact installation in a machine. With the version without a through-hole heat sink, assembly and cooling takes place via the cooling plate directly in your machine. Prefabricated cables are available for the electrical connection of the motors. The peripheral connection of the decentralized controller can be configured individually using the "Periphery SCM connector" accessory. The "SCM shield connection" is available for connecting the shield directly to the device.

Contact form Worldwide locations Locations in Germany Details of the system solutions with the type SCM compact


Type SCM compact without heat sink:

  • 2 axes
  • Optional DC 24 V power supply unit

Type SCM compact with heat sink:

  • 2 axes
  • Optional DC 24 V power supply unit


Country certifications:

  • CE (Europe)
  • UKCA (United Kingdom)
  • UR (USA and Canada) – without attached heat sink
  • UL (USA and Canada) – with attached heat sink

Technical data

Number of axes 2
Nominal voltage DC 48 V
Voltage range DC 20 to 60 V
Nominal current consumption 100 A
Configuration interface EtherCAT® and service interface
Axis nominal current 37 A
Axis peak current 56.5 A
Encoder type EnDat 2.2/Resolver
Brake control 24 (two- and three-wire)
Ambient conditions 0 to 50°C / IP20 degree of protection
(-30 to 0°C on request)
Voltage output (optional)24+/DC -10% V / 12 A
Storage bundle diagnostics Voltage/temperature monitoring
Safety functions STO PL e
Fieldbus interface EtherCAT® slave
Weight without heat sink 0.95 kg


Our SCM solutions can be used across multiple industries. This is one of the main reasons why the SCM decentralized controller is ideally suited for a variety of applications:

  • Automation solutions for loading and unloading production and processing machines (metal, plastic, wood, etc.)
  • Transporting products/carriers to/through packaging and food processing machines
  • Handling and robotics solutions
  • Software modules for intralogistics
  • Battery-operated construction vehicles and machines
  • Auxiliary units for municipal, fire service, airport and cleaning vehicles
  • Special solutions for sheet metal/steel, e.g. molding applications
  • Mobile off-highway applications
  • Automatic car park systems

SCM accessories

Choose the appropriate accessory for straightforward and immediate use.

  • The "SCM shield connection" enables integrated shield connection directly on the device.
  • The "Periphery SCM connector" includes all necessary peripheral connectors.
  • The "SCM DC link connection" is available for combining the devices to make a multi-axis version.

SCM shield connection accessory

The accessory allows the shield to be connected directly to the device:

  • Power connection
  • Signal connection

Periphery SCM connector accessory

A set containing all connectors is available for connecting the peripherals:

  • PCB connector for assembling a cable with conductor end sleeves

DC link connection accessory

The DC link connection for a multi-axis version without heat sink is installed as a supplement.

Pallet shuttle in intralogistics

Sample system solution for mobile technology modules with the SCM decentralized controller:

A pallet shuttle in intralogistics, equipped with the SCM compact IP20 version.


  • Highly dynamic pallet shuttle with travel and lifting axes
  • Supercaps as an energy storage bundle with double-layer capacitors
  • Selective contact charging
  • EtherCAT® master functionality and PROFINET/PROFIsafe slave functionality
  • Servomotors suitable for industrial applications in DC 48 V technology with high-performance planetary gear units

The added value for you:

  • Safe position monitoring (SPL) for safe software limit switches
  • Integrated voltage supply and evaluation of external sensors
  • Integrated safety functions and distance encoder evaluation
  • Integrated safe interface connection to higher-level control systems
  • Direct connection between safe controller and non-safe controller via EtherCAT®

Double swivel base vehicle

Sample system solution for automating an AGV/AMR(Automated Guided Vehicle/Autonomous Mobile Robot) with the SCM decentralized controller:

Double swivel base vehicle, equipped with the SCM compact IP20 version.


  • Double swivel base vehicle for heavy loads with high degrees of freedom during travel
  • Number of axes can be varied, including lifting, roller table, etc.
  • Energy transfer via charging contacts or MOVITRANS® contactless energy transfer with flat pick-up
  • Connection to navigation computer with Ethernet
  • Contactless data transmission (WLAN, light, etc.)
  • Includes integrated Safe Limited Speed (SLS) function

The added value for you:

  • Vehicle can be designed without a boost converter in the case of protective extra-low voltage
  • Direct connection of safe and non-safe actuator and sensor technology via EtherCAT® (Safety over EtherCAT®)
  • Incorporation of further third-party components via integrated bus systems and optional drivers
  • Visualization is possible using an integrated visualization editor
  • Exceptionally compact design
  • High transmission speed thanks to direct access to sensor/actuator level (including safety)

Motors and gear units

Extremely dynamic, precise and powerful synchronous servomotors for DC 48 V applications:

  • The synchronous servomotors can be combined with the SEW‑EURODRIVE modular gear unit system as a direct mounting solution or using an adapter.
  • The servomotors can be selected with a working brake or holding brake.
  • The EnDat 2.2 or Resolver encoder system is available to provide motor feedback.

Synchronous servomotors with a rated voltage of DC 48 V

  • Standstill torque of synchronous motors 0.75 to 4.2 Nm
  • Maximum torque of synchronous motors 3.5 to 6.8 Nm
  • Speed classes 4500 or 3000 rpm

Encoder systems:

  • EnDat 2.2 multi-turn encoder
  • Resolver

Brake (optional):

  • Working brake
  • Holding brake

Gear unit:

  • SEW‑EURODRIVE modular gear unit system for direct mounting
  • Coupling/adapter solutions


Two high-quality cable systems are available for connecting the motor: the single-cable solution and the two-cable solution. Both types can be freely configured in length. The hybrid cable is intended for use of the EnDat 2.2 encoder system.

Single-cable solution:

  • Only one cable
  • Variable length
  • Suitable for cable carriers
  • EnDat 2.2 multi-turn

Two-cable solution:

  • Encoder cable and power cable
  • Variable length
  • Suitable for cable carriers
  • Resolver design
  • EnDat 2.2 multi-turn

Control technology and safety controllers

The module and machine controllers from our MOVI-C® modular automation system are available specifically for mobile and decentralized applications.

Performance classes:

  • standard UHX25A
  • advanced UHX45A
  • progressive UHX65A

We offer safety controllers in the SCU/SDU series with corresponding input and output modules as an overall system with excellent consistency and integration via EtherCAT®/Safety over EtherCAT®.

Visualization solutions

SEW‑EURODRIVE offers a wide range of products for the visualization and integration of mobile handhelds, monitors, DOPs and web panels.

Energy transfer and supply

Solutions for contactless energy transfer with MOVITRANS® as well as energy and peak load storage solutions with MOVI‑DPS® ensure safe energy supply in mobile applications.

Software solutions

Prefabricated software modules are available to ensure quick and reliable startup. They enable time- and cost-optimized functional reliability when operating the application.

Startup and services

Within our MOVISUITE® engineering interface (in the IEC Editor), the solutions in the SCM series can be started up easily and intuitively using the "MultiAxisController startup" plug-in.

At SEW‑EURODRIVE, Life Cycle Services encompass services, tools and resources throughout the entire system life cycle. This begins in the initial orientation phase and continues all the way through to the operation and modernization of your machinery and systems. We provide you with assistance when using the software modules.


Klaus Just, Manager Service Sales Support – System Planning:

"Thanks to their compact design and the integration of numerous functions and interfaces, the decentralized controllers offer unbelievable flexibility. Combined with extremely high control performance and impressive power, customers can thus implement optimum automation and drive solutions."