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Depending on the machinery and the system layout, different control and communication topologies are used – from single-axis automation or communication via EtherCAT® to a decentralized system spread out over a wide area.

Or are you looking to improve your ROI through intelligent energy usage? If so, you should choose one of the topologies offered by our Power and Energy Solutions.

However, it makes absolutely no difference to our MOVI‑C® modular automation system how you structure the control, communication, installation or energy topology – MOVI‑C® has no language barriers and supports any installation architecture.

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In today’s machines and systems, all components need to be networked and be able to communicate with each other. To give you complete freedom in this regard, our multitalented MOVI-C® is fully conversant in all industry languages and supports any control architecture.

Typical applications: Multiple column hoists, tripod kinematics and robots, including auxiliary axes

The MOVIDRIVE® modular and MOVIDRIVE® system application inverters, along with decentralized drive technology such as the MOVIGEAR® performance mechatronic drive system, and the MOVIMOT® advanced, MOVIMOT® performance and MOVIMOT® flexible drive units, have a real-time-capable connection with the MOVI‑C® CONTROLLER via EtherCAT®/SBusPLUS.

The MOVI‑C® CONTROLLER receives setpoints for single-axis motion or coordinated movements from the higher-level master via the 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 kinematics.

Predefined MOVIKIT® software modules are used to implement the motion control drive function quickly and reliably with the aid of graphical editors. Thanks to more than 50 kinematic models, a large number of mechanical configurations are already covered. New functions for kinematic models can be custom-made by SEW‑EURODRIVE. Data is stored via a data exchange function, on a memory card in the MOVI-C® CONTROLLER.

Typical applications: Packaging machines, processing machines and 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 master controller can be performed easily and flexibly using the programming system (IEC 61131) in the MOVI-C® CONTROLLER. To support automation, any EtherCAT® devices can be integrated centrally or locally in addition to the MOVI‑C® application inverters and drives.

With our MOVIKIT® software modules, you can design your automation solution in no time at all. You can then use our visualization portfolio and I/O modules to add the finishing touches.

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No matter how spread out your system is, our MOVI‑C® modular automation system helps you by supporting any architecture you require.

Topology for single-axis automation

Typical application: Material transport (single-axis automation)

MOVIDRIVE® technology application inverters, the MOVITRAC® advanced standard inverter, the MOVIGEAR® performance mechatronic drive system, the MOVIMOT® advanced and MOVIMOT® performance drive units, and the MOVIMOT® flexible decentralized inverter are directly connected to the higher-level master via fieldbus interfaces. Predefined MOVIKIT® software modules ensure the drive function can be quickly and reliably implemented using graphical editors. Each axis is controlled individually via the network. Data is stored via a data exchange function, for example, on a memory card in the application inverters and decentralized units.

Topology for motion slave

The CiA402 profile for controlling inverters has established itself in systems with highly specific motion control applications that are calculated in the higher-level master controller. The MOVI‑C® modular automation system offers the following solutions for this scenario:

  • To support control via EtherCAT® CiA402, the MOVIDRIVE® modular and MOVIDRIVE® system application inverters, the MOVIGEAR® performance drive system, MOVIMOT® advanced, MOVIMOT® performance and MOVIMOT® flexible can be connected directly to the controller via the integrated EtherCAT® interface. More sophisticated safety functions can be triggered via FSoE directly from the safety control system.
  • To support control via POWERLINK CiA402, the MOVIDRIVE® technology and MOVITRAC® advanced control cabinet inverters and, for local installation, the MOVIGEAR® performance, MOVIMOT® advanced and MOVIMOT® performance drive systems, along with the MOVIMOT® flexible decentralized inverter, can be connected directly to the controller via the integrated POWERLINK interface.

This means integration into the relevant higher-level controller is particularly quick and easy, without any need for extensive conversion work.

Topology for POWERLINK

Typical application: Series machines with numerous axes and kinematic calculation in the higher-level PLC

The CiA402 profile for controlling inverters has established itself in systems with highly specific motion control applications that are calculated in the higher-level master controller. To support control via CiA402, the MOVIDRIVE® modular and MOVIDRIVE® system application inverters, the MOVIGEAR® performance mechatronic drive system and MOVIMOT® flexible can be connected directly to the controller via the integrated EtherCAT® interface. This means integration into the higher-level controller is particularly quick and easy, without any need for extensive conversion work. More sophisticated safety functions can be triggered via FSoE directly from the safety control system.

Ein Ziel von Unternehmen ist es, hier die Energie-Effizienz zu erhöhen und mit geeigneten Maßnahmen in der Automatisierung den Energiebedarf zu senken – ohne dabei die hohe Verfügbarkeit von Prozess, Produktion und Maschinenzelle zu beeinflussen. Genau das bieten Ihnen unsere Power and Energy Solutions in unterschiedlichen Topologien – ganz nach Ihrem Bedarf. Für Energie-Effizienz spielt es keine Rolle, ob Sie mit Wechsel-strom- oder Gleichstrom arbeiten, denn selbstverständlich unterstützen die Komponenten des Automatisierungsbaukastens Wechsel- und Gleichstrom-Maschinen und -Anlagen.

Direct mode

Topology for alternating current

Advantages:

  • The power supply module can be operated within an input voltage range of 3 × AC 200 V to 500 V. The DC link voltage can be set independently of the input voltage.
  • This makes it possible to temporarily operate drives up to a higher speed.

Topology for direct current

Power mode

Topology for alternating current

Advantages:

  • Reduction of power peaks from the grid
  • Reduction of energy costs
  • Suitable for high power ratings
  • Power fail-safe covering outages lasting seconds or even minutes

Topology for direct current

Energy mode

Topology for alternating current

Advantages:

  • Reduction of power peaks from the grid
  • Reduction of energy costs
  • Suitable for large energy volumes
  • Power fail-safe covering outages lasting several minutes

Topology for direct current

Flexible mode

Topology for alternating current

Advantages:

  • Reduction of power peaks from the grid
  • Reduction of energy costs
  • Suitable for high power ratings and large energy volumes
  • Power fail-safe covering outages lasting several minutes

Topology for direct current

MFC with DSI and PAC hybrid cable

MFC with DSI and PA hybrid cable

System automation applications that are intended to be implemented with a single drive manufacturer.

  • The drive is controlled via EtherCAT®/SBusPLUS and a controller from SEW‑EURODRIVE, via a CiA402 profile or using EtherCAT® process data.
  • An optional hybrid cable reduces wiring work.
  • Suitable for single-axis or multi-axis applications that are operated with a controller from SEW‑EURODRIVE, and for applications that are subject to safety regulations.

Direct AS-Interface Communication (DAC) hybrid cable

Direct AS-Interface Communication (DAC) hybrid cable Installation (DSI)

DFC/DSI and PAC hybrid cable

DFC/DSI and PAC hybrid cable with distributor box

DFC/DSI and PA/Safety hybrid cables

MFC with DSI and PA/Safety hybrid cables

MFC, Direct System Bus Installation (DSI)

DFC with CBG22A/CBM22A and maintenance switch

DFC with CBG22A/CBM22A and maintenance switch

Connection options for DFC/DSI drives

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