MOVIGEAR® performance drive unit

Decentralized drive technology couldn't be more intelligent, lean, efficient, and cost-efficient than this: MOVIGEAR® performance combines motor, gear unit and inverter in a single housing. MOVIGEAR® performance can be operated on all common Ethernet-based infrastructures.

Drive system with electronics integrated into the motor

Red drive unit MOVIGEAR® performance on light gray backdrop
MOVIGEAR® drive unit performance

Based on the MOVI-C ® modular automation system, we have further enhanced our MOVIGEAR ® drive system for your benefit. MOVIGEAR ® performance builds upon the current products with additional functionality and consistency, thereby expanding the range of applications of our tried-and-tested decentralized drive technology.

Thanks to an integrated digital interface, the electronic nameplate and various sensor signals are transferred from the motor to the electronics without the need for additional installation. Communication takes place via fieldbus interfaces, such as PROFINET IO, EtherNet/IP™ and Modbus TCP, as well as integrated, digital inputs and outputs. This makes MOVIGEAR ® performance the perfect solution for dynamic conveyor applications.

Compactness and high overload capacity are the hallmarks of the new drive unit. Moreover, compliance with IE5, the highest achievable energy efficiency class of the motor according to IEC TS 60034-30-2 as well as maximum system efficiency according to IEC 61800-9-2 mean that MOVIGEAR ® performance surpasses existing, commercially available solutions.

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Your benefits

  • Consistency

    The uniform MOVI-C® portfolio makes it easy to decide between control cabinet and decentralized installation
  • Modular diversity

    We combine the standard elements of our modular automation concept to create the ideal solution for your application
  • Simple installation

    Via optional plug connectors and single-cable solutions used on the motor side for all functions
  • Maximum energy efficiency

    Achieved by combining the inverter with motors in efficiency classes to IE5


  • Fully integrated and compact design: Permanent magnet synchronous motor, gear unit and electronics combined in a single mechatronic drive unit
  • Universal mounting position /MU (M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M6): Pressure compensation of gear unit /PG
  • Multi-turn absolute encoder /AZ1Z for positioning and extended control range 1:2000
  • Degree of protection: Standard IP65 according to EN 60529
  • Ambient temperature: -25 °C to +60 °C
  • Optional: DynaStop® (/DSP) electrodynamic retarding function
  • Hollow shaft design:
    • With key
    • With TorqLOC® hollow shaft mounting system
  • Overload capacity of up to 300%
    • Prevents oversizing in static operation
    • Reduces installed size of necessary supply infrastructure
    • Integrated overload protection mechanisms
  • Communication/installation variants:
    • DFC – Direct Fieldbus Communication (PROFINET, EtherNet/IPTM, Modbus TCP, POWERLINK)
    • DSI – Direct System Bus Installation (EtherCAT®, SBusPLUS)
    • In preparation:
      • DBC – Direct Binary Communication
      • DAC - Direct AS-Interface Communication
      • SNI – Single Line Network Installation
  • Functional safety
    • Integrated STO (Safe Torque Off) safety function via terminal according to IEC 61800-5-2
    • Integrated safety function STO with SS1c via safe PROFIsafe bus system PROFIsafe (PROFINET) according IEC 61800-5-2, in preparation: CIP Safety (EtherNet/IPTM), FSoE (EtherCAT®/SBusPlus)
    • Safety Integrity Level 3 (SIL3) according to EN 61800-5-2: 2017, EN 61508: 2010
    • PL e according to EN ISO 13849-1: 2015
  • Certifications/conformity global motor:
    • CE (Europe) / UL-approved (USA and Canada) / UA.TR (Ukraine) / EAC (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan) / UKCA (Great Britain)
  • Energy saving potential
    • Motor efficiency in accordance with IEC 60034:
      corresponds to efficiency class IE5 according to IEC TS 60034-30-2
    • Drive system efficiency according to IEC 61800-9-2 (Power Drive System)
      • Surpasses the highest defined energy efficiency class IES2 to IEC 61800-9-2 for the system comprising motor and electronics
      • The losses of the PDS of MOVIGEAR® are only half those of the IES2 reference system (even with integrated gear unit)

Technical data

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  MGF..2-C MGF..4-C MGF..4-C/XT
16 26 28
Torque class
200 400 400
Nominal power
0.8 1.5 2.1
Output speed range
0.9 – 593 0.9 – 566 0.9 – 566
Connection voltage
380 V – 500 V at 50/60 Hz 380 V – 500 V at 50/60 Hz 400 V – 500 V at 50/60 Hz
Diameter of hollow shafts
20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40 30 / 35 / 40 30 / 35 / 40
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Areas of application

Dynamic materials handling technology:

  • With speed-controlled axes
  • Even positioning tasks

Areas of application:

  • In horizontal conveyors used for intralogistics and parcel logistics
  • In the food and beverage industry
  • In the automotive industry
  • In baggage handling at airports

Tobias Nittel, product manager for decentralized drive technology at SEW‑EURODRIVE:

"The MOVI-C modular automation system gives customers the option to implement their application both with inverters in a control cabinet and with drive electronics that are either located close to the motor or integrated into it. What's more, they can do so without noticing any differences in terms of project planning, handling and performance. An essential part of the platform is the digital motor integration. This supports automatic drive train startup and also ensures that various sensor signals can be transmitted from the motor to the electronics without requiring any additional installation work."


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Ecodesign Regulation

Ecodesign Regulation

From July 1, 2021, this will have a noticeable impact on the equipment of machines and plants. Also for decentralized drive solutions?

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