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  • MOVIGEAR® – the mechatronic drive system
  • In many industries, such as the automotive, food and beverage industry, airport logistics or general intralogistics, the demands on materials handling systems are becoming both more complex and more specific. At the same time, less installation space is available for meeting these demands. This is why SEW-EURODRIVE researches and develops ideal application solutions. The result is the mechatronic drive system MOVIGEAR®. It has an advantageous, compact design and is ideal for ensuring that conveyor systems are structured efficiently.
  • The housing has been optimized specifically for these types of applications and can be easily integrated in today’s conveyor systems. It also enables new developments to be implemented from a completely new perspective. This technology masters high break-away and acceleration torque levels after longer system downtimes time without any limitations. The power required to drive the system can be reduced significantly.
  • MOVIGEAR® is the next logical step in the development of the economically and technically successful concept of decentralized drive systems.
  • Mechatronic drive system comprising motor, gear unit and electronics
  • A systematic development approach was taken right from the design phase. ­MOVIGEAR® impresses with its high level of system efficiency, which in turn helps lower the energy costs. The integration and coordination of all the drive components leads to a long service life and high system availability.
  • MOVIGEAR® is an intelligent device with its own control concept. Its high-quality ­networking features help reduce the startup time and support the monitoring and maintenance tasks. Drive tasks can be solved quickly and easily using the ­corresponding application software.
  • Your benefits at a glance
    • Compact design: Motor, gear unit and electronics are combined in a single mechatronic drive system
    • Simplified system planning and design
    • A reduction in the number of variants allows for developing and designing standard materials handling systems with pre-fabricated and tested standard modules.
    • The power of the drive engineering components is optimized to suit the application
    • Reduction in storage due to reduced number of variants
    • High degree of protection
    • Hygienic surface design for applications in hygienic areas
    • No air, dirt and germ swirls
    • Low noise emission due to operation without fans 
(suitable for use in manual work stations)
    • Reduced energy costs due to high efficiency of all components (gear unit, motor, electronics)
    • High degree of reliability due to systematic development of all components
    • Reduced total costs and operating costs of the materials handling system
  • MOVIGEAR® drive units
  • MOVIGEAR® is available in 3 sizes and 2 mechanical designs. For more information, see the section "Technical data and dimension sheets."
  • MOVIGEAR® sizes
    • MGF.2 (torque class: 200 Nm)
    • MGF.4 (torque class: 400 Nm)
    • MGF.4/ET = "Expanded torque" option (expanded rated motor torque in continuous duty) (torque class: 400 Nm)
  • MOVIGEAR® versions
    • MOVIGEAR® with hollow shaft and keyway
    • MOVIGEAR® with TorqLOC® hollow shaft mounting system
  • Examples
  • The following figure shows a MOVIGEAR® MGFT.2 unit with TorqLOC® hollow shaft mounting system and a MOVIGEAR® MGFA.4 and MGFA.4/ET unit with hollow shaft and keyway:
  • Design type with/without application slot
  • The following types of electronics covers are available for all MOVIGEAR® DSC-B and MOVIGEAR® SNI-B sizes (MGF.2, MGF.4 and MGF.4/ET):
    • Electronics cover without application slot
    • Electronics cover with application slot
  • The electronics cover of MOVIGEAR® DBC-B and MOVIGEAR® DAC-B is designed without application slot.
  • The following figure shows the possible types:
  • Application options
  • Application options are installed in the application slot of MOVIGEAR® and implement specific interfaces, such as binary inputs or binary outputs.
  • The energy supply of the option as well as the communication between MOVIGEAR® and the option are contactless.
  • GIO12A application option
  • The GIO12A application option allows for controlling up to 2 digital actuators and for processing up to 4 digital sensors.
  • The following figure shows the GIO12A application option:
  • GIO13A application option
  • The GIO13A application option is equipped with the following interfaces:
    • 1 digital output
    • 4 digital inputs (two of them can be used as primary frequency input)
    • 1 analog output
    • 1 analog input
  • The following figure shows the GIO13A application option:
  • General unit properties
    • Wide voltage range 3 x AC 380 V to AC 500 V
    • High overload capacity for all sizes
    • 4Q capability due to integrated brake chopper and braking resistor installed as standard
    • Line filter integrated as standard. EMC-compliant installation ensures compliance with limit class C3 to EN 61800-3 (class A, group 2 according to EN 55011).
    • LED display for operating and fault states
    • Protective features for complete protection of the frequency inverter and motor (short-circuit, overload, overvoltage/undervoltage, excess temperature in the frequency inverter, excess temperature in the drive unit).
    • IPOS integrated positioning and sequence control
    • Integrated STO safety function
      • STO (safe torque off according to IEC 61800-5-2) by disconnecting the STO input.
      • Performance level e according to EN ISO 13849-1.
      • SS1(c) (safe stop 1, function variant c according to IEC 61800-5-2) by means of suitable external control (e.g. safety relay with delayed disconnection)
  • You find the specific unit properties of DBC-B, DAC-B, DSC-B and SNI-B in the subsequent chapters.
  • MOVIGEAR DSC-B – Direct SBus Communication
  • MOVIGEAR® DSC-B allows for the functional integration of the mechatronic drive ­system into applications close to the machine. High performance and short response times distinguish this variant and enable reliable implementation of challenging drive tasks.
  • Characteristics
    • Line wiring
    • Single control
    • Integrated communication interface
    • Fast communication for short cycle times
    • Hybrid cable for minimum installation effort
    • System bus controller for control cabinet or fieldbus installation with integrated PLC
    • High drive dynamics and performance
    • Optional motion control inputs (via plug connector) for local mode or sensor inputs
  • Fields of application
    • As a drive for applications with high breakaway and starting torques.
    • As a drive for conveyor systems that must be operated dynamically at varying speeds
    • Forming intelligent function groups
    • Universal use due to wide control range of 1 : 2000
  • Application examples
    • Pallet conveyors
    • Machine-integrated conveyor belts
    • Feeding conveyors
    • Synchronized feeder conveyors
    • Reversing drives
  • Installation topology
  • The following figure shows the principle of MOVIGEAR® DSC-B:
  • [1] Safety switching device/safety controller
    [2] Permitted cable length between controller and last MOVIGEAR® when using the ­recommended hybrid cable: 1 Mbaud: 25 m 500 Kbaud: 50 m
  • Controller and fieldbus gateways for MOVIGEAR® DSC-B
  • The following products of SEW-EURODRIVE are available to connect a drive system with MOVIGEAR® DSC-B to a fieldbus or Ethernet system:

Fieldbus gateways (control cabinet installation)

The following table shows available variants:
  PROFIBUS Interbus DeviceNet CANopen
Bus systems DFP21B/UOH
  PROFINET EtherNet/IP Modbus TCP EtherCAT slave
Industrial Ethernet DFE32B/UOH

Controller (control cabinet installation)

The following table shows available variants:
Variant TYPE Bus system / Industrial Ethernet
Modbus TCP