Decentralized Drives

Do you rely on decentralized installation when planning your system? In that case, SEW Eurodrive wide range of decentralized technology offers exactly the right solutions for you. Be it a gearmotor with an integrated frequency inverter or a complete mechatronic system: you save energy and reduce costs with our decentralized drive solutions.

SEW Eurodrive DRC Electronic Motors Distributors
DRC

SEW Eurodrive DRC.. electronic motor expands our portfolio of mechatronic drive systems for decentralized applications and offers you a highly efficient solution with maximum flexibility for tasks that extend well beyond conventional materials handling drive tasks. The compact design of our DRC.. electronic motor combines integrated electronics with a permanent-field synchronous motor to offer the ideal solution for decentralized applications where maximum gear unit flexibility is a must. When coupled with a highly efficient helical, helical-bevel, or parallel-shaft helical gear unit or used as a stand-alone motor, the DRC.. electronic motor is a high-performance, decentralized drive unit. The DRC.. electronic motor comes in the same communication variants as MOVIGEAR®, and is available in four sizes with power ratings from 0.55 kW to 4 kW. This enables the achievement of continuous torques of 2.6 Nm or 19.1 Nm. These features and the seamlessly integrated components make the DRC.. electronic motor an intelligent mechatronic drive system that offers high levels of reliability and endurance. This guarantees high system availability and ensures maximum operational reliability. Its practical flexibility, high energy efficiency, and exceptional performance make the DRC.. electronic motor a cost-effective, forward-looking solution that is perfect for your needs.

SEW Eurodrive ECdriveS Drive System Distributors
ECdriveS

SEW Eurodrive ECDriveS® stands for Electronically Commutated Drive System, a brushless DC gearmotor. But ECDriveS® also stands for "easy drive," the simple, efficient and cost-cutting drive solution for roller conveyors from SEW‑EURODRIVE. Our ECDriveS® is a DC drive with 40 W continuous power and up to 100 W dynamic power that is optimized for the typical power ranges of roller conveyors used in light-duty materials handling technology. ECDriveS® units are remarkable for not only their ease of use - just connect them and you’re done - but also their adaptability. They are extremely easy to integrate and start up, and once operational they exhibit excellent durability and long service lives. The ECDriveS® drive system rounds out our broad product portfolio of standard gearmotors, motor starters and decentralized drives for intralogistics in the low power range.

SEW Eurodrive Extra Low Voltage Compact Drives Distributors
Extra Low Voltage

Decentralized extra-low voltage drives are especially suited for applications with power ranges between conventional servo drives and miniature drives. The DC operating voltage range of 48 V offers the additional advantages of extra-low voltage regarding compact design, electrical safety and simplicity. Up to now, SEW Eurodrive extra-low voltage drives have been particularly in demand for applications in the automotive and consumer goods industries. However, compared to conventional industrial servo drives, this field has different product requirements in terms of robustness, durability, serviceability and scalability. This is why, during the conception of the CMP ELVCD, our focus was not on yet another extra-low voltage drive, but rather on creating a complete industry-standard, decentralized servo drive with all the characteristics of an SEW-EURODRIVE servo gearmotor. For this reason the CMP ELVCD is fully integrated into our automation system with MOVI‑PLC®. It can be used for all automation tasks with dynamic and precise motion sequences up to 500 W.

SEW Eurodrive Field Distributors & Fieldbus Interfaces
Field Distributor

Flexible and modular: You can implement extensive plant topologies in a time and cost-saving manner using our field distributors. A modular system combined with SEW Eurodrive MOVIMOT® drives enables the realization of an optimum energy and communication infrastructure. Should you install the decentralized drive electronics directly on the motor or separately in the field? Your application decides. Our Z.3 to Z.9 field distributors offer a modular platform that individually and optimally meets your requirements. You can realize requirements such as pluggable motor connections, integrated maintenance switches and varied fieldbus connections using different interlinked module terminal boxes. Thanks to the modular design of the field distributor, you can quickly and individually mount fieldbus interfaces and the selected MOVIMOT® power section. This does not just enable a standardized installation topology with flexible conditions, but also makes replacement simple during servicing. Extensive, modular plants can be easily created with an integrated T distributor for energy and communication. MOVIMOT® power sections are optionally mounted on the field distributor, and varied fieldbus interfaces flexibly support use with a number of commercially available controllers. Integrated M12 connectors enable simple connection of the decentralized sensors and actuators (MOVISWITCH® for example) to the higher-level controller. Standardized software applications do away with time-intensive functions. The PLC workload is reduced and reproducible behavior of time-critical functions (such as positioning operations with our EI7C incremental encoder) is ensured. Simple programming via IPOS also enables implementation of individual software functions. Integrated diagnostics LEDs enable you to determine the module status without the need for software tools. Complete pluggability makes module replacement quick and easy during servicing. This results in shorter downtimes.

SEW Eurodrive MGF..-DSM Drive Unit with MOVITRAC® LTP-B Distributors
MGF

SEW Eurodrive meets the requirements of system designers and operators for a highly efficient IE4 solution that can also be used in central control cabinet installations with the integrated MGF..-DSM gearmotor in combination with our MOVITRAC® LTP-B control cabinet inverter and the Configurable Control Unit (CCU). Our solution with MGF..-DSM and MOVITRAC® LTP-B extends many of the advantages of our MOVIGEAR® mechatronic drive system to central installations. To this end, we combine the MGF..-DSM gearmotor with the MOVITRAC® LTP-B control cabinet inverter and a CCU configurable application controller or a fieldbus gateway. All the components of this system are specially coordinated, highly efficient to handle and operate, and completely embedded in the SEW‑EURODRIVE software tools. This system's features make it ideal for use in item, packaging unit and container transport systems in the food and beverage industry. It is very popular in retrofitting projects with a focus on energy efficiency, but is also used in new installations that require central control cabinet installation for the frequency inverter.

SEW Eurodrive Movi-C Modular Automation System Distributors
Movi-C

SEW Eurodrive MOVI-C® is the complete solution for your automation tasks. With its four fundamental modules - engineering software, control technology, inverter technology and drive technology - SEW EURODRIVE offers a complete modular automation system from a single source. The MOVIDRIVE® technology application inverters are directly connected with the higher-level controller via fieldbus interfaces. Predefined MOVIKIT® application modules are used to implement the drive function quickly and reliably using graphical editors. Each axis is controlled individually. A memory card in the MOVIDRIVE® application inverter is used for data management.

SEW Eurodrive MOVIGEAR Mechatronic Drive System Distributors
MOVIGEAR

With the MOVIGEAR® mechatronic drive system, we set entirely new standards for efficiency and functionality. SEW Eurodrive MOVIGEAR® combines motor, gear unit, and corresponding drive electronics in one system. The MOVIGEAR® mechatronic drive system is designed for flexible use across various communication infrastructures. This makes it ideal for decentralized applications in the field. With its compact design and optimal integration of components with permanent-field synchronous motor, gear unit, and integrated electronics, MOVIGEAR® is especially tailored for efficient use in the general materials handling sector. You too can benefit from MOVIGEAR®, which is available in two sizes and three electrical performance classes for a total of four communication variants. With MOVIGEAR® , you can achieve energy savings of up to 50% for your system. This is made possible by the seamless interplay between the IE4 efficiency class motor, efficient gear unit, and integrated electronics. Perfectly matched components and the energy optimization of the overall system facilitate high system efficiency. These features make the MOVIGEAR® mechatronic drive solution a cost-effective, power-optimized complete solution. This particularly applies if reliability, long service life, and high system availability are your top priority. Thanks to their design-related advantages, MOVIGEAR® drives are both an integral part of numerous MAXOLUTION® system solutions and are also widely used for applications in stationary materials handling technology. Its practical flexibility and high efficiency make MOVIGEAR® a forward-looking solution - experience its exceptional performance for yourself!

SEW Eurodrive MOVIMOT Gearmotor with Inverter Distributors
MOVIMOT

Brilliantly simple and simply brilliant: SEW Eurodrive MOVIMOT®, the sleek combination of a gearmotor and a digital frequency inverter with a power range from 0.37 kW to 4.0 kW. Flexible application thanks to the IP54 degree of protection; also available with IP55, IP65 or IP66. Your proven path to decentralized drive technology: MOVIMOT®, a combination of a gearmotor and a digital frequency inverter. Available in all designs and mounting positions of our standard gearmotors, with or without a brake. A gearmotor and a digital frequency inverter matched to your connection voltage with 380 V to 500 V or 200 V to 240 V. MOVIMOT® is the power duo for applications in the power range from 0.37 kW to 4.0 kW. Even with an integrated frequency inverter, MOVIMOT® requires only marginally more installation space than conventional gearmotors. Easy-to-use basic functions can be scaled up with a wide range of additional functions. The manual setpoint setting function allows you to easily start up the drive on site. Extended parameterization is also possible using our MOVITOOLS® MotionStudio software. Flexible connection technology with optional industrial plug connectors. Can be used worldwide thanks to country-specific approvals. The MOVIMOT® connection technology ensures fast, error-free installation. A T distributor for 400 V, 24 V and control signals is integrated into the unit. We also offer a broad range of field distributors and prefabricated hybrid cables so you can implement the ideal installation topology for any system. MOVIMOT® drives fitted with hybrid cables can be connected to a field distributor and made ready for operation in seconds. For servicing, the connector can be disconnected without any danger, even by personnel without technical expertise. The drive can be replaced and the new drive reconnected quickly. The system is ideal for all systems which demand high levels of operating availability. Our hybrid cables were developed in house and are combination cables that carry the power supply, control voltage and communication strands in one cable sheath. They also guarantee optimum EMC shielding and impedance.

SEW Eurodrive MOVI-SWITCH Gearmotor with Motor Starter Distributors
MOVI-SWITCH

The particularly economical solution for decentralization at power levels up to 3 kW: SEW Eurodrive MOVI‑SWITCH®, the compact and sturdy gearmotor with integrated switching and protection functions and with IP54 degree of protection; also available with IP55, IP65 or IP66 degree of protection. Are you looking for a particularly sturdy and economical gearmotor with integrated switching and protection functions? No problem. The MOVI-SWITCH® gearmotor for decentralization applications up to 3 kW is exactly what you are looking for. The switching and protection functions integrated in the motor terminal box make it possible. You can choose between designs with a contactless star bridge connector or a contact-based switching element. The various designs also offer two different options for the direction of rotation: one direction of rotation, clockwise or counterclockwise depending on the phase sequence, or two directions of rotation, clockwise and counterclockwise independent of the phase sequence. All in one motor. Our 3 MOVI-SWITCH® designs are compact, sturdy and equipped with high-performance features. Thermal motor protection and an optional AS-Interface, all integrated into the motor in a compact fashion. All AC motors and brakemotors in the MOVI-SWITCH® range can be easily combined with suitable gear units from our SEW‑EURODRIVE modular system. MOVI-SWITCH® can be used in a wide range of ambient conditions. It is available with the IP54 degree of protection, or alternatively with the IP55, IP65 or IP66 degrees of protection, and is designed for ambient temperatures from -25 °C to +40 °C (to +60 °C).