Automation without the headaches? Absolutely! If you take motion control and automation control from the same source. Our control technology combines high-performance hardware, easily programmable software and user-friendly visualization solutions. Would you rather not have to do any programming? Not a problem. MOVI-C® comes with ready-made software modules for simple and complex control functions. All you have to do is set the parameters. Time-consuming programming is a thing of the past.
Control technology made by SEW-EURODRIVE
The control technology is based on a common platform for control cabinet and decentralized controllers with the same functionalities and identical interface diversity.
Whether they are used for motion control, automation control or cyber-physical control tasks, MOVI-C® CONTROLLER units can be linked to the higher-level controller of a machine cell or system using classic fieldbus slave interfaces for the PROFINET, PROFIBUS, EtherNet/IPTM or Modbus TCP fieldbus systems.
Alternatively, they can be used as independent controllers for machines or systems, in which case they take care of smooth communication via EtherCAT® / SBUSPLUS with the subordinate devices, e.g. MOVIDRIVE® application inverters and their synchronous connection to the movement/application.
The performance class of a MOVI-C® CONTROLLER depends on the number of inverters and the number of synchronous axes and auxiliary axes required and to be configured for the movement. Four performance classes for up to 32/32, 16/16, 8/8 or 2/6 axes are available. All versions have a compact design, meaning they can fit into even small machine control cabinets.
The decisive added value for reducing complexity is provided by the integrated software of the central and decentralized controllers: parameterizing instead of programming. For you as a user, this software means more scope for parameterization and less programming effort.
Our control technology and software also give you the option of writing your own programs. Would you prefer to create your own bespoke programs for your application, such as PLC functions or specific rules, so you can stand out from your competitors? If so, then our software platform has exactly what you need.
Control technology of the MOVI-C® automation system
Parameterizing instead of programming
The MOVI-C® modular automation system offers a shared platform for control cabinet controllers and decentralized controllers with the same functions and the same variety of interfaces.
The controllers from the MOVI-C® modular automation system can be used for a wide range of motion control and automation tasks. As motion controllers, they are connected to the higher-level controller of a machine cell or the system in the conventional way via fieldbus slave interfaces for the PROFINET, EtherNet/IPTM or Modbus TCP fieldbus systems. As an EtherCAT®/SBusPLUS master, the controller handles smooth communication with the subordinate devices, e.g. MOVIDRIVE® or MOVIGEAR® performance and their synchronous connection to the movement/application.
State-of-the-art safety concepts such as safety via fieldbus are implemented through either PROFIsafe routing or FSoE safety controller (e.g. the SCU safety controller tested by SEW-EURODRIVE).
However, the added value that really counts in terms of reducing complexity comes from the integrated software of the centralized and decentralized controllers – parameterizing rather than programming. This software gives you, as a user, more freedom to customize parameters while reducing your outlay on programming.