MOVI-C®: Inverter technology

There's no doubt that your machines and systems employ inverter technology. For the past several decades, inverters have been used to control and monitor the drive technology within a system, for instance conveyor lines, corner transfer units, storage/retrieval systems and many other machine modules. But is all inverter technology the same? And how future proof is the technology standard of today?

The NEW ARRIVALS: MOVIDRIVE® application inverters

MOVI-C®: Inverter technology

When developing the new MOVI-C® modular automation system, we were preoccupied with whether today's inverter technology will still be able to meet the automation tasks of the coming decades. One approach would have been to take successful, mature and most importantly reliable components and make them even better.

Instead, we decided to completely redevelop our inverter technology and truly take the MOVI-C® modular automation system to the next level. Because we see the future of automation in every single component, including inverter technology. That's why the new MOVI-C® modular automation system also contains new MOVIDRIVE® application inverters. The name is the same, but the inverters have been completely redeveloped and redesigned. The result: one new inverter platform for all common motors.


Compact or modular: MOVIDRIVE® controls and monitors all motor types

The MOVIDRIVE® application inverters are available as single-axis application inverters with nominal power of up to 315 kW, and as modular, multi-axis systems with single-axis and double-axis modules with nominal currents up to 180 A. For dynamic movements, MOVIDRIVE® offers an overload capacity of up to 250 %. Whether as a single-axis application inverter or in the modular design, these SEW EURODRIVE inverters control and monitor all motor types, including synchronous and asynchronous AC motors with/without an encoder, asynchronous motors with LSPM technology, and synchronous and asynchronous linear motors. Functional safety is included as standard, and the STO with PL e is already integrated in the basic unit. Safety option cards can be used to implement more than 15 additional safety functions.


In the field, MOVIDRIVE® turns heads with its exceptionally quick and easy startup.

To start up the motor, you can read and enter the type designation from the motor's electronic nameplate. Alternatively, you can use the electronic catalog in the MOVISUITE® engineering software. Even unknown motors are not a problem: These can be easily started up using the calibration function. And optimal energy efficiency is guaranteed by the various energy management functions, such as regenerative units, energy storage units and standby mode. Standby mode reduces the application inverters' energy consumption during breaks in operation by up to 85 % without interrupting communication to the higher-level PLC.

To start up the application, graphical editors are available to help you easily create motion functions, and automatic IEC code generation helps get you started writing sequential programs.


With MOVI-C®, everything fits together

As with our other modular systems, everything in our new MOVI-C® modular automation system fits seamlessly together: The engineering software matches the controller and inverter technology, which in turn both fit with the drive technology.

Tell us your requirements and we will provide you with a future-proof automation solution.

MOVI-C® = Total automation from a single source

  • Provided by an automation specialist
  • From planning, to startup and operation, to diagnostics and service
  • From software and controllers to inverters and drive technology

Your benefits

  • Control any motor

    with just a single inverter series – no need to learn multiple series
  • Functional safety comes standard

    from the single-axis application inverter to the modular multi-axis systems with single-axis and double-axis modules
  • Quick and easy startup

    because the electronic nameplate provides all the gear unit and motor data

Features

  • One inverter family for all motors – control and monitor all
    • Synchronous and asynchronous AC motors with/without an encoder
    • Asynchronous motors with LSPM technology
    • Synchronous and asynchronous linear motors
  • The application inverters can also be used to operate explosion-proof motors
  • Extremely easy startup using the electronic nameplate or the electronic catalog
  • Simple startup of unknown motors using the calibration function
  • Energy-saving functions for partial load operation and standby mode
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Control modes

  • V/f: highly robust for asynchronous motors without encoders
  • VFCPLUS: highly diverse for asynchronous motors with and without encoders
  • CFC: highly dynamic for asynchronous and synchronous motors with encoders
  • ELSM®: highly efficient for synchronous motors without encoders

Digital interfaces to the motor

  • Single hybrid cable combining power, brake and data lines
  • Usable with asynchronous and synchronous motors
  • Cable length up to 200 m
  • Sturdy, high-performance design with coaxial data line

Integrated MOVISAFE® safety technology

  • STO safety function with PLe integrated in basic unit
  • Secure communication via PROFINET / PROFIsafe and EtherCAT® / FSoE
  • High-quality safety functions on the MOVISAFE® safety option card, type CS...A:
    • SS1, SS2, SOS, SLS, SSR, SSM, SLI, SLA, SDI, SBC
    • Just plug in the option card; no external connection cables are required for the encoder, communication or STO connection
    • Easily replace cards and devices using the pluggable memory key in the safety option
  • Easily start up the unit by entering parameters
  • Diagnostics and scope functions are fully integrated in the engineering software
  • For simple control of the STO, the safe inputs feature P/P and P/M topology
  • All safety parameters are part of the inverter data set; in the case of a unit replacement, all that is needed is to import the inverter data set into the new device
  • Both process and safety values can be recorded in the Scope diagnostics tool – this facilitates troubleshooting and diagnostics
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Technical data

MOVIDRIVE® modular

Modular multi-axis system

  • Space-saving design
  • Consists of power supply modules, regenerative modules, single-axis and double-axis modules:
    • Power supply modules with 10 to110 kW nominal power and 250 % overload capacity
    • With optional integrated energy storage device
    • Supply and regenerative modules
  • Single-axis modules with 2 to 180 A nominal current and 250 % overload capacity
  • Double-axis module with 4 to 8 A and 250 % overload capacity
  • Fast and real-time-capable controller connection via EtherCAT®/SBusPLUS
  • Multi-encoder input in basic unit
  • MOVILINK® DDI data interface for single-cable technology in the basic unit
  • EtherCAT®/SBusPLUS in the basic unit
  • Up to 30 drives on one power supply module
  • Total motor cable length up to 800 m
  • Modern control modes for optimum control performance
  • Can be used in TN, TT and IT networks
  • IP20 degree of protection in all sizes
  • Suitable for extended storage without additional measures
  • Controlled using MOVI-C® CONTROLLER
  • Application modules with diagnostics monitor


MOVIDRIVE® system

Single-axis application inverter with its own line connection:

  • Perfect addition to the multi-axis system for high powers or long motor cables
  • Application inverter from 2 to 588 A / 0.55 to 315 kW with 200 % overload capacity
  • EMC measures for C2 up to 16 A / 7.5 kW already integrated in basic unit
  • Fast and real-time-capable controller connection via EtherCAT®/SBusPLUS
  • Multi-encoder input in basic unit
  • MOVILINK® DDI data interface for single-cable technology in the basic unit
  • EtherCAT®/SBusPLUS in the basic unit
  • Motor cable length up to 1200 m
  • Modern control modes for optimum control performance
  • Can be used in TN, TT and IT networks
  • IP20 degree of protection in all sizes
  • Suitable for extended storage without additional measures
  • Controlled using MOVI-C® CONTROLLER
  • Application modules with diagnostics monitor
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