MOVI-C®: Inverter technology

If you were to strip down your machinery and plant technology, you're certain to find inverter technology inside. Inverters have, for decades, been used to regulate and monitor drive technology in applications such as conveyor lines, corner transfer units, storage and retrieval systems, and many more plant machinery modules bedsides. But is all inverter technology equal? And how future-proof is the current state-of-the-art?

The NEW ARRIVALS: MOVIDRIVE® application inverters

When developing our new MOVI-C® modular automation system, one of the key things we looked at was whether current inverter technology will cope with the automation tasks of the next few decades. One approach would have been to take pre-existing components that are technically sound, tried-and-tested and, most importantly, reliable – and make them even better.

Instead, we chose to completely re-engineer inverter technology and take automation technology based on MOVI-C® to a whole new level. After all, we believe the future of automation is mapped out in every component, including inverter technology. That is precisely why the MOVI-C® modular automation system includes new MOVIDRIVE® application inverters. Although the name hasn't changed, the inverters have been completely redeveloped and redesigned. The end result is a new inverter platform for all standard motors.

Compact or modular – MOVIDRIVE® controls and monitors all types of motor

The MOVIDRIVE® application inverters are available as single-axis application inverters with rated outputs up to 315 kW and as modular multi-axis systems incorporating single-axis and double-axis modules with rated currents up to 180 A. They exhibit an overload capacity of up to 250% for dynamic motions. Both as single-axis application inverters and in the modular design, "made by SEW-EURODRIVE" inverter technology controls and monitors all types of motors, from synchronous and asynchronous AC motors with/without an encoder to asynchronous motors with LSPM technology or synchronous and asynchronous linear motors. Functional safety is of course built in and even the basic unit incorporates the safety function STO in PL e. More than 15 additional safety functions can be incorporated using safety option cards.

In practical applications, MOVIDRIVE® supports impressively straightforward and fast commissioning

To get your motor up and running, you can read off and input the type designation on the motor's electronic rating plate. Alternatively, you can also use the electronic catalog in the MOVISUITE® engineering software.

If your motor is not recognized, that's no problem either, as it can be brought into operation simply by using a calibration function. What's more, energy-saving functions such as regenerative power supply units, energy storage units and a standby mode ensure optimum energy efficiency. During breaks in operation, standby mode reduces the power consumption of the application inverter by up to 85% – without losing communication with the overarching PLC.

Applications are put into operation using both graphical editors, which make it incredibly easy to create motion functions, and automatic IEC code generation, which is an entry-level sequence programming solution.

MOVI-C® ensures everything falls into place

Everything falls into place in our new MOVI-C® modular automation system – the engineering software matches the control and inverter technology and everything comes together seamlessly with the drive technology.

Tell us what you need and we will offer you a customized, 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

Intelligent, digital link using only one hybrid cable for the data connection and power supply between the motors (synchronous and asynchronous) and the application inverters:

  • NEW: Single-cable technology for synchronous and asynchronous motors:
  • Standardized hybrid cable with uniform plug connector
  • Data line connected to the application inverter with standard coaxial connector
  • NEW: MOVILINK® DDI digital data interface for transferring
  • Electronic nameplate information
  • Brake and diagnostic data (e.g. temperature sensor data)
  • Encoder data, safe and non-safe

Features

  • A standardized hybrid cable for power supply and data transfer
  • Particularly robust and high-performance design with coaxial data cable,supports particularly space-saving installations
  • Also suitable for very long cable lengths up to 200 m
  • Fully integrated digital motor encoders in various designs

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 in the MOVISAFE® safety card, type CS...A:
    • STO, SS1, SS2, SBC, SBT, SOS, SLS, SSR, SLA, SSM, SLI, SDI, SCA, SLP
    • 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 to 110 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
  • IP 20 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
  • IP 20 degree of protection in all sizes
  • Suitable for extended storage without additional measures
  • Controlled using MOVI-C® CONTROLLER
  • Application modules with diagnostics monitor

MOVIDRIVE® technology

Single-axis application inverter with own line connection and direct fieldbus connection via pluggable fieldbus interfaces As well as the features of MOVIDRIVE® system, MOVIDRIVE® technology offers

  • Startup via pluggable operator panels or engineering software
  • Integrated memory card to back up device data
  • Integrated DC 24 V switched-mode power supply

Technical Data

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  MOVIDRIVE®
modular
MOVIDRIVE®
system
MOVIDRIVE®
technology
Nominal Voltage
V
3 x AC 380 – 500 3 x AC 200 – 240
3 x AC 380 – 500
3 x AC 200 – 240
3 x AC 380 – 500
Rated output – power supply module
kW
10 - 110 - -
Nominal output
current – single-axis
module A
2 - 180 0.55 – 315 0.55 – 315
Nominal power kW -    
Nominal output
current – boubleaxis module A
2 - 8 - -
Overload capacity 250 % 200 % 200 %
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