Lexium MDrive integrated motor-drive-controller-encoder systems are now networkable with PROFINET IO for industrial automation applications. Compact, robust Lexium MDrive Profinet products integrate easily into new or existing systems and equipment, facilitating faster implementation and reducing total cost of ownership. See networking overview at: http://motion.schneider-electric.com/networks/profinet.php
Lexium MDrive Profinet products are available in 3 NEMA motor sizes: 17, 23 & 34. These high torque stepper motors are integrated with drives from 12 up to 70 VDC, controller, I/O, and internal encoder for enhanced closed loop performance delivering servo-like advantages without the higher cost and complexity.
“The closed loop functionality in Lexium MDrive products is accomplished with a hardware-based system we call hMTechnology or hMT. This control algorithm won’t allow the motor’s rotor and stator to lose synchronization, so unintentional stalling is eliminated. Blending enhanced performance with an overall robust design, Lexium MDrive products are a good fit for a wide range of industrial automation applications.” According to Paul Kling, Vice President Sales, SEM USA.
The compact all-in-one design of Lexium MDrive products saves space, reduces wiring and improves machine reliability — meeting the needs of expanding markets and communication networks with robust, innovative technology that benefits a wide range of motion applications.