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Communicative inverter supports single-cable links

01 February, 2019

SEW-Eurodrive has a new inverter which, it says, is notable for the flexibility of its communications interfaces, controllable motor types and scalable functions. The Movidrive technology application inverter is part of SEW’s Movi-C modular automation system and supports Movilink DDI single-cable digital connections to motors in this family.

The inverter can control speed, torque and positioning. It is fitted with an EtherCat/SBus interface with optional support for Profinet, EtherNet/IP and Modbus TCP. Various control modes are available to control asynchronous and synchronous motors, with and without encoders.

The single-cable system can transmit motor, brake, encoder and diagnostic data to the inverter, allowing automated start-ups, cutting installation costs and saving time. Options include communications cards, I/O extensions, operator panels, and a multi-encoder card for an additional distance encoder.

SEW's new inverter is part of its Movi-C modular automation system

The STO safety function is built in, and cards are available for other functions including SS1, SBC, SLS and SLI, without needing external modules.

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