MOVIKIT® software modules

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    Time-saving startup – simply enter parameters and that's it

MOVIKIT® stands for ready-to-use software modules that are used for everything from simple drive functions through to complex motion control functions. Our goal is added value for you: Shortening startup times considerably by providing configurable automation and motion control functions.

A robotics application being operated via a panel
Simple implementation of complex processes: MOVIKIT® Robotics example

Parameterizing instead of programming: The MOVIKIT® software modules are easily started up via graphical configuration and diagnostics. Our range of standardized software modules includes everything from simple drive functions such as speed control and positioning to challenging motion sequencesand motion control functions such as electronic cam and robotics. Nonetheless, if the application requires, MOVIKIT® software modules can of course also be freely programmed.

The MOVIKIT® software modules are perfectly coordinated with the control technology within the MOVI-C® modular automation system. Using the MOVISUITE® engineering software, the appropriate MOVIKIT® software module is allocated directly to an axis or the controller and configured via graphical wizards and editors. MOVIKIT® is integrated into the IEC user program at the touch of a button using automatic IEC code generation. As you can see, MOVIKIT® makes even this step quick and easy to complete. The software modules can be controlled from the IEC user program via a standardized and intuitive interface. Every MOVIKIT® software module offers both a conventional variable interface and an object-oriented interface for implementing cutting-edge software architectures.


The different categories at a glance

The MOVIKIT® software modules are divided into a total of 12 categories. A category is subdivided into individual MOVIKIT® software modules and additional functions (MOVIKIT® addon). The individual software modules are operated on the real-time operating system of the MOVI-C® CONTROLLER (or MOVIKIT® software modules of the "Drive" category on the MOVIDRIVE® application inverter).

The software modules are divided into the following categories:

  • Software icon for MOVIKIT® AutomationFramework AutomationFramework
  • OPC UA® logo Communication
  • Software icon for MOVIKIT® Positioning Drive Drive
  • Software icon for MOVIKIT® DriveRadar® DriveRadar®
  • Software icon for MOVIKIT® EncoderInterface Motion
  • Software icon for MOVIKIT® MultiAxisController  MultiAxisController
  • Software icon for MOVIKIT® MultiMotion MultiMotion
  • Software icon for MOVIKIT® Power and Energy Solutions PowerAndEnergySolutions
  • Software icon for MOVIKIT® Robotics Robotics
  • Software icon for MOVIKIT® SingleAxis SingleAxis
  • Software icon for MOVIKIT® StackerCrane StackerCrane
  • Software icon for MOVIKIT® Visualization Visualization

"AutomationFramework" category

The "AutomationFramework" category comprises a standardized state and mode manager with PackML compatibility (Packaging Machine Language). In addition to a basic program, various machine modules are available.

  • MOVIKIT® AutomationFramework

MOVIKIT® AutomationFramework

At the heart of the MOVIKIT® AutomationFramework is a standardized state and mode manager with PackML compatibility. This uses the defined modes and states and also offers correspondingly defined interfaces such as PackTags.

A master and a sample slave are included in the basic program. More machine modules can easily be added to the program from a basic project. MOVIKIT® AutomationFramework also offers a range of additional functions on top of this. These include, for example, troubleshooting, recipe management and a simulation environment for all incoming machine modules and prepared HMI modules.

The machine modules available:

  • Conveyor linear
  • Conveyor modulo
  • Positioning linear
  • Positioning modulo
  • Rotary knife
  • Pocket belt
  • Smart belt
  • Flying saw camming
  • Flying saw gearing relative positioning
  • Robotics XYZ
  • Robotics XYZA
  • Robotics XYZ tracking
  • Robotics XYZA tracking
  • MultiMotion_Gantry_XYZ
  • MultiMotion_Tripod_XYZ
  • Winder
  • Roller
  • Erector

"Communication" category

The "Communication" category includes MOVIKIT® software modules that provide the various communication services.

  • MOVIKIT® OPC UA
  • MOVIKIT® OPC UA addon SensorInterface
  • MOVIKIT® PROFINET IO-Controller
  • MOVIKIT® EtherNet/IP Scanner

MOVIKIT® OPC UA

MOVIKIT® OPC UA provides a basic solution for integrating and visualizing components. The functionality is implemented via the OPC UA communication protocol. MOVIKIT® OPC UA provides an OPC UA server on the MOVI-C® CONTROLLER progressive UHX65A. This can then be used to integrate third-party devices or visualizations (e.g. HMI, augmented reality, tablets).

A prerequisite for integrating third-party devices/visualizations is support of the OPC UA communication protocol and provision of an OPC UA client.

MOVIKIT® OPC UA

The MOVIKIT® OPC-UA addon SensorInterface software module provides an easy connection of various sensors via OPC-UA client.

The various sensor connections are combined under the MOVIKIT® OPC-UA addon SensorInterface license. The DUV40A IoT sensor from SEW-EURODRIVE (part number 19175892) is recommended. The MOVIKIT® OPC-UA addon SensorInterface software module is an add-on product that is based on the MOVIKIT® OPC-UA software module. For this reason, both software modules are required for use.

More information about our Condition Monitoring service.

MOVIKIT® PROFINET IO-Controller

The MOVIKIT® software module activates the PROFINET IO controller functionality via PROFINET.With this communication functionality, decentralized field devices, especially third-party devices, can be connected to PROFINET. This allows automation solutions (e.g., for manufacturing technology, process automation, or building automation) as well as the entire spectrum of drive technology to be implemented. PROFINET IO is based on Ethernet TCP/IP and offers a comprehensive solution for cyclic data exchange of I/O data and simultaneous acyclic data exchange of demand data. The UHX65-M-xx hardware is mandatory for activating the MOVIKIT® PROFINET IO controller software license.

MOVIKIT® OPC UA

MOVIKIT® OPC UA provides a basic solution for integrating and visualizing components. The functionality is implemented via the OPC UA communication protocol. MOVIKIT® OPC UA provides an OPC UA server on the MOVI-C® CONTROLLER progressive UHX65A. This can then be used to integrate third-party devices or visualizations (e.g. HMI, augmented reality, tablets).

A prerequisite for integrating third-party devices/visualizations is support of the OPC UA communication protocol and provision of an OPC UA client.

"Drive" category

The "Drive" category includes MOVIKIT® software modules that are operated directly on the MOVIDRIVE® application inverter.

  • MOVIKIT® BinaryTablePositioning Drive
  • MOVIKIT® Positioning Drive
  • MOVIKIT® RapidCreepPositioning Drive
  • MOVIKIT® Torque Drive
  • MOVIKIT® Velocity Drive

MOVIKIT® BinaryTablePositioning Drive

The MOVIKIT® BinaryTablePositioning Drive software module implements positioning and speed applications and can be used with binary or AS-Interface controlled units with identical scope of functions.

Overview of functions:

  • Startup using a graphical user interface
  • Dedicated parameter tree with all the parameters that are required for operation
  • Provide the following operating modes:
    • table positioning (absolute, relative, modulo)
    • teach mode for table positions
    • referencing mode
    • Jog mode
    • Distance-to-go positioning
    • Table speed control
  • Diagnostic monitor for monitoring and controlling the axis
  • Standardized interface assignment

MOVIKIT® Positioning Drive

MOVIKIT® Positioning Drive enables positioning applications with a permanently defined fieldbus interface. The software module mainly utilizes the basic functions of the application inverter in use by activating the corresponding function blocks as appropriate to the application.

This means the scope of functions depends on the application inverter (e.g. with/without encoder feedback).

Overview of functions:

  • Startup using a graphical user interface
  • Dedicated parameter tree with all the parameters that are required for operation
  • Provide the following operating modes:
    • jog mode
    • velocity control
    • positioning mode (relative/absolute)
    • referencing mode
  • Diagnostic monitor for monitoring and controlling the axis
  • Standardized process data interface

MOVIKIT® RapidCreepPositioning Drive

MOVIKIT® RapidCreepPositioning Drive is a software module for implementing classic "rapid/creep speed positioning" without a motor encoder. Positioning is performed by means of initiators used for changing from fast to slow speed or for activating stop deceleration. Positioning applications in two directions are also possible and additional optional sensors can be used. No programming knowledge is required for startup and diagnostics, as the software module is integrated into the MOVISUITE® engineering software.

Overview of functions:

  • Startup using a graphical user interface
  • Dedicated parameter tree with all the parameters that are required for operation
  • Provide the following operating modes:
    • jog mode
    • referencing mode
  • Various operating modes for infeed and outfeed as well as a reverse mode
  • Diagnostic monitor for monitoring and controlling the axis
  • Standardized process data interface

MOVIKIT® Torque Drive

The MOVIKIT® Torque Drive software module is used for applications of speed control, torque control or torque limiting. The structure of the process data interface corresponds to that of the MOVIKIT® Positioning Drive software module.

Overview of functions:

  • Commissioning via a graphical user interface
  • Parameter tree with all parameters required for operation
  • diagnostic monitor for monitoring and controlling the axis
  • standardized process data interface
  • variable jerk time via process data (to be activated optionally)
  • parameter channel via process data (to be activated optionally)
  • torque limitation (to be activated optionally)
  • Provide the following operating modes:
    • speed control
    • jog mode
    • torque control
    • homing mode

MOVIKIT® Velocity Drive

MOVIKIT® Velocity Drive allows you to use applications with velocity control and a permanently defined fieldbus interface. The software module mainly utilizes the basic functions of the application inverter in use by activating the corresponding function blocks (such as FCB 09 position control) as appropriate to the application. This means the scope of functions depends on the application inverter (e.g. with/without encoder feedback).

Overview of functions:

  • Startup using a graphical user interface
  • Dedicated parameter tree with all the parameters that are required for operation
  • Providing the speed setting operating mode
  • Diagnostics monitor for monitoring

"Drive" category

The "Drive" category includes MOVIKIT® software modules that are operated directly on the MOVIDRIVE® application inverter.

  • MOVIKIT® ModelBasedMonitoring

MOVIKIT® ModelBasedMonitoring

The "DriveRadar® - Model Based Monitoring" software module calculates a mathematical model of the application during operation. The calculated data can thus be compared with the actual values of the application and deviations and changes can be recorded and evaluated. The recorded data can be exported and further processed as CSV or JSON files for further diagnostic purposes.

In contrast to classic condition monitoring, no reference curves need to be recorded with this software. This makes it suitable for changing curve profiles such as format changes. In combination with classic condition monitoring, existing reference curves can be transformed to new curve profiles and do not require a new teach-in of a reference curve.

Advantage: no wear is taught in.

The calculated data can also be exported as Workbench format and imported into Workbench (planning and project planning tool from SEW-EURODRIVE) for project planning purposes. Project planning can thus be performed for complex curve profiles that cannot be mapped by the Workbench.

"Motion" category

The "MOTION" category includes MOVIKIT® software modules that provide special motion control functions. This category additionally includes add-ons that can also be used for the software modules of other categories.

  • MOVIKIT® EncoderInterface
  • MOVIKIT® Motion addon AntiSway
  • MOVIKIT® CamSwitch

MOVIKIT® EncoderInterface

MOVIKIT® EncoderInterface is used to convert data from an external source(e.g. a distance encoder connected directly to the EtherCAT® or any other variable) from system units to user units. This can involve both modulo and numerator/denominator processing of the synchronized data. In addition, the scope of functions includes the possibility of referencing and provides fail-safe offset and remainder management.

Overview of functions:

  • Processing of modulo overflow in the data source
  • Conversion of external data to LREAL with appropriate resolution (e.g. encoder connected to the inverter and user units configured on the inverter)
  • Scaling of output variables (e.g. encoder connected to EtherCAT® and scaling of user units on the MOVI-C® CONTROLLER)
  • Calculation of the derivatives to determine speed and acceleration
  • Activation of filters for smoothing the data
  • Consistent fail-safe storage of division remainders
  • Consistent fail-safe storage of variables
  • Dead time compensation

MOVIKIT® Motion addon AntiSway

The MOVIKIT® Motion addon AntiSway expands the functionality of MOVIKIT® MultiMotion, MOVIKIT® MultiMotion Camming and MOVIKIT® MultiAxisController by adding a function for suppressing vibrations in the drive train.

Using this function can suppress vibrations that exhibit a dominant resonant frequency. In certain operating modes of the MOVIKIT® Motion addon AntiSway, it is also possible to suppress a variable resonant frequency.

The MOVIKIT® Motion addon AntiSway supports the following application types:

  • TowerSway
  • BellySway (in preparation)
  • SpringSway, (in preparation)
  • PendulumSway (in preparation)
  • FluidSway (in preparation)

MOVIKIT® CamSwitch

The MOVIKIT® CamSwitch software module is a controller-based cam controller with a scalable number of cam tracks and cams.

It has the following features:

  • Source processing can be performed in any user units, with first and second derivation
  • direction-dependent evaluation of the cams
  • hysteresis around the cam limit adjustable
  • time cams adjustable
  • speed and acceleration dependent dead time compensation of the output
  • dynamic shifting of the cam limits
  • level switching of the output
  • Fourcen of the output
  • output of the switching time in relation to the task system, for the control of external periphery

"MultiAxisController" category

Packaging machine with red drives

The "MultiAxisController" category includes MOVIKIT® software modules for centrally controlling any number of mechanically coupled drives.

  • MOVIKIT® MultiAxisController
  • MOVIKIT® MultiAxisController Skewing
  • MOVIKIT® MultiAxisController Torque
  • MOVIKIT® MultiAxisController Torque
  • MOVIKIT® MultiAxisController addon Cascading
  • MOVIKIT® MultiAxisController addon FourAxes

MOVIKIT® MultiAxisController

MOVIKIT® MultiAxisController uses a software module to achieve mechanically coupled drives (loose or rigid coupling). It is possible to choose between correcting skewing or equalizing the torque of two drives. Licenses are available for using each of the various operating modes.

The software module replaces the conventional master/slave operation and offers expanded functionality compared to the position-synchronous master/slave setup.

The following functions are available with both the "Torque priority" torque mode and the "Skewing priority” skewing mode:

  • Central control of referencing, limit switch evaluation and error handling for one axis group
  • Central position control (slip compensation via distance encoder also possible)
  • Use of a virtual master in the operating modes of relative/absolute positioning, speed specification and direct coupling (MOVIKIT® MultiMotion)
  • Provision of the camming operating mode, in which the axis group follows a master signal in synchronization with a curve (in preparation)
  • Combined encoder evaluation. See chapter "MOVIKIT® MultiMotion addon CombinedEncoderEvaluation"
  • Central positioning control and conventional encoder evaluation.

MOVIKIT® MultiAxisController Skewing

MOVIKIT® MultiAxisController Skewing makes it possible to correct skewing between mechanically coupled drives ("Skewing priority" operating mode).

Overview of functions:

  • Phase-synchronous operation
  • Alignment function can be used continuously
  • Overload guard: Prevents asynchronicity in the event of an accident

Solution for the following problems:

  • Loosely coupled drives
  • Double spindle drives that tilt or jam quickly when in a different position

Replacement for the following features of generation B devices:

  • Master/slave synchronous operation (1:1 gear ratio)
  • FCB 22 Multi-drive
  • SyncCrane – functional replacement
  • DriveSync – functional replacement at a gear ratio of 1:1

MOVIKIT® MultiAxisController Torque

MOVIKIT® MultiAxisController Torque makes it possible to equalize torque between mechanically coupled drives ("Torque priority" operating mode).

Overview of functions:

  • Synchronism with torque distribution
  • Torque distribution
  • Load distribution
  • Rigid coupling of the drives (formerly torque/slave)
  • Load balancing (formerly master/slave)
  • Speed synchronism
  • Torque follower
  • Torque coupling
  • Load distribution between drives can be configured online
  • Tension between drives can be configured online
  • Electronic differential
  • Parameterizable differential lock
  • ASR (replaces the generation B ASR software)
  • Deactivation of any axis group element for maintenance purposes

MOVIKIT® MultiAxisController Torque

The MOVIKIT® MultiAxisController Torque Skewing offers the functions of both the "MOVIKIT® MultiAxisController Torque" software module and the "MOVIKIT® MultiAxisController Skewing" software module.

MOVIKIT® MultiAxisController addon Cascading

The MOVIKIT® MultiAxisController addon Cascading expands the functionality of the MOVIKIT® MultiAxisController by offering the option of operating several axis groups in a cascade.

Cascading is necessary, for example, when each side of a gantry crane (A-side and B-side) has been designed with two drives each. The drives of both the A-side and B-side ought to be in the "Torque priority" operating mode. At a higher level, the A-side and B-side ought to be run in the "Skewing priority" operating mode.

MOVIKIT® MultiAxisController addon FourAxes

The MOVIKIT® MultiAxisController addon FourAxes expands the functionality of the MOVIKIT® MultiAxisController by adding the option of controlling up to four drives.

"MultiMotion" category

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The "MultiMotion" category includes MOVIKIT® software modules for implementing universal motion control functions for interpolating axes. A defined IEC interface can be used to activate and, for example, overlay motion profiles.

  • MOVIKIT® MultiMotion
  • MOVIKIT® MultiMotion Auxiliary Positioning
  • MOVIKIT® MultiMotion Auxiliary Velocity
  • MOVIKIT® MultiMotion Camming
  • MOVIKIT® MultiMotion Gearing
  • MOVIKIT® MultiMotion Camming addon AntiSlosh
  • MOVIKIT® MultiMotion Camming addon Interpolation
  • MultiMotion addon CombinedEncoderEvaluation
  • MOVIKIT® MultiMotion addon PositionController

MOVIKIT® MultiMotion

  • MOVIKIT® MultiMotion is a software module with universal motion functionality.
  • Interpolated operating modes for speed control, positioning and tracking
  • Graphical configuration and diagnostics
  • Touchprobe function
  • Overlaying various motion profiles
  • The programming environment can include either a structured variable interface or an object-oriented programming interface (OOP interface)

MOVIKIT® MultiMotion Positioning

MOVIKIT® MultiMotion Positioning is a software module for non-interpolating axes for configuring positioning, speed and torque specifications. MOVIKIT® MultiMotion Positioning is suitable for controlling auxiliary axes (e.g. conveyor belts)

  • Use with non-interpolating axes
  • Configuration of speed specifications
  • Configuration of torque specifications
  • Configuration of positioning steps
  • Referencing

MOVIKIT® MultiMotion Positioning is included in the MOVIRUN® flexible license.

MOVIKIT® MultiMotion Auxiliary Velocity

MOVIKIT® MultiMotion Auxiliary Velocity is a software module for non-interpolating axes for configuring speed and torque specifications. MOVIKIT® MultiMotion Auxiliary Velocity is suitable for controlling auxiliary axes in simple applications (e.g. conveyor belts).

  • Use with non-interpolating axes
  • Configuration of speed specifications
  • Configuration of torque specifications

MOVIKIT® MultiMotion Auxiliary Velocity is included in the MOVIRUN® flexible license

MOVIKIT® MultiMotion Camming

MOVIKIT® MultiMotion Camming offers the full scope of MOVIKIT® MultiMotion plus a camming function.

  • Configuration via graphical interfaces in the MOVISUITE® engineering tool or through the application program
  • Provision of motion functionalities for interpolating axes
    • Time-based motion profiles: Speed specification, relative and absolute positioning, jog mode
    • Master-based motion profiles: Direct coupling, synchronous operation, electronic cam
  • Overlaying motion profiles
  • Axis-based and profile-based (on-the-fly) referencing
  • Provision of a Touchprobe function
  • Configuration of virtual axes
  • Online configuration of curve descriptions
  • Processing of curve function descriptions created with the MOVISUITE® CamEditor
  • Automatic engagement/disengagement mechanisms
  • Phase and amplitude correction on the fly
  • Curve changeover on the fly
  • Provision of an alignment function
  • Configuration of user-specific profiles

Coordinated and synchronized movements were a focal point of development work on the MOVIKIT® software modules. As a result, we can also offer you functions such as interpolated speed control, positioning and tracking, along with Touchprobe and electronic cam functionality.

This is ideal for applications such as those in packaging machines with cams, cross cutters or flying saws.

MOVIKIT® MultiMotion Gearing

MOVIKIT® MultiMotion Gearing is based on MOVIKIT® MultiMotion and expands its functionality by adding position-related synchronous operation between two or more axes.

Overview of functions:

  • Configuration via graphical interfaces in the MOVISUITE® engineering tool or through the application program
  • Provision of motion functionalities for interpolating axes
    • Time-based motion profiles: Speed specification, relative and absolute positioning, jog mode
    • Master-based motion profiles: Direct coupling, synchronous operation
  • Overlaying motion profiles
  • Axis-based and profile-based (on-the-fly) referencing
  • Provision of a Touchprobe function
  • Configuration of virtual axes
  • Position- and time-dependent engagement/disengagement mechanisms and offset processing
  • Provision of an alignment function

MOVIKIT® MultiMotion Camming addon AntiSlosh

The MOVIKIT® MultiMotion Camming addon AntiSlosh expands the functionality of MOVIKIT® MultiMotion Camming by adding a function for generating travel profiles that reduce vibrations when liquids are being moved in intermittent cycles. Configuration can be conducted via graphical interfaces in the MOVISUITE® engineering tool or through the application program.

MOVIKIT® MultiMotion Camming addon Interpolation

The MOVIKIT® MultiMotion Camming addon Interpolation expands the functionality of MOVIKIT® MultiMotion Camming by adding a function for generating travel profiles based on the interpolation of setpoint tables. It makes it possible to interpolate up to 1024 setpoints with linear or cubic interpolation and up to 64 setpoints with spline interpolation. The setpoint tables can either be stored on the ASCII files on the MOVI-C® CONTROLLER memory card or generated directly from the application program.

MOVIKIT® MultiMotion addon CombinedEncoderEvaluation

The MOVIKIT® MultiMotion addon CombinedEncoderEvaluation expands the functionality of a MOVIKIT® software module (e.g. MultiMotion) by adding a combined encoder evaluation. This combined encoder evaluation makes it possible to combine a high-resolution motor encoder with a low-resolution distance encoder subject to dead time. The low-resolution distance encoder ensures a reliable reference to the machine even when there are frictional connections between the motor and the machine.

The MOVIKIT® MultiMotion addon CombinedEncoderEvaluation uses this to generate a machine-referenced, dynamically usable and high-resolution encoder signal.

MOVIKIT® MultiMotion addon PositionController

The MOVIKIT® MultiMotion addon PositionController expands the functionality of a MOVIKIT® software module (e.g. MOVIKIT® MultiMotion) by adding central positioning control and a conventional encoder evaluation. When the MOVIKIT® MultiMotion addon PositionController is used in combination with the MOVIKIT® MultiMotion "CombinedEncoderEvaluation" add-on, a combined encoder evaluation can be used as data source.

"Power and Energy Solutions" category

Power and Energy Solution inverter technology with external capacitor

The "Power and Energy Solutions" category includes energy supply solutions for inverters in the MOVIDRIVE® modular family.

  • MOVIKIT® PowerAndEnergySolutions DirectMode
  • MOVIKIT® PowerAndEnergySolutions EnergyMode
  • MOVIKIT® PowerAndEnergySolutions PowerMode
  • MOVIKIT® PowerAndEnergySolutions addon PredictiveChargeCo

MOVIKIT® PowerAndEnergySolutions DirectMode

The MOVIKIT® PowerAndEnergySolutions DirectMode, when combined with an MDP92A power supply module or an MDE90A energy converter from the "PowerAndEnergySolutions" product range, enables simple, programmable power supply to inverters of the MOVIDRIVE® modular product range. The MOVIKIT® PowerAndEnergySolutions DirectMode is particularly designed for applications with no energy storage unit.

Overview of functions:

  • Communication of the MOVI-C® CONTROLLER with the
  • MDP92A power supply module and MDE90A energy converter
  • Acquisition of the power ratings for the grid supply and axis module
  • Acquisition of the power rating of external AC consumers
  • Dynamically adjustable maximum AC or DC grid supply power rating
  • Dynamically adjustable current limiting
  • Dynamically adjustable DC link voltage (up to 800 V)
  • Provision of status information (phase failure or power grid outage, outer conductor voltages
  • and phase current) for the AC grid (MDP92A only)
  • Flexibly usable energy meters with wide-ranging functionality
  • Scope and data logging functions for chronological detection of e.g. performance and energy data

MOVIKIT® PowerAndEnergySolutions EnergyMode

MOVIKIT® PowerAndEnergySolutions EnergyMode enables highly efficient energy supply solutions with the energy storage unit decoupled from the DC link and simple supply from the AC grid (bridge rectifier).

The energy storage unit is not connected to the DC link directly, but rather via an MDE90A energy converter from SEW-EURODRIVE's "PowerAndEnergySolutions" product series.

This opens up benefits in terms of deeper discharge from the energy storage unit and a smaller design for the storage unit. Software support at the control level is provided by MOVIKIT® EnergyMode.

Overview of functions:

  • Communication of the MOVI-C® CONTROLLER with the MDE90A energy converter
  • Dynamically adjustable DC link voltage (up to 800 V) or adjustable state of charge including definition of the work envelope
  • Variable control based on DC link or energy storage unit with dynamically adjustable limitation of power or current
  • Acquisition of axis module power ratings and storage unit power rating
  • Acquisition of the power rating of external AC consumers
  • Monitoring of the energy storage units by querying via the diagnostic interfaces (e.g. current temperature of the storage unit or signals for overtemperature and overvoltage)
  • Automatic synchronization and activation of the energy storage unit
  • Fieldbus interface for communication with higher-level controllers

MOVIKIT® PowerandEnergySolutions PowerMode

The MOVIKIT® PowerAndEnergySolutions PowerMode, combined with an MDP92A power supply module or an MDE90A energy converter from SEW-EURODRIVE's "PowerAndEnergySolutions" product range and additional energy storage units, enables highly efficient power supply solutions for inverters of the MOVIDRIVE® modular product range.

This MOVIKIT® is therefore particularly designed for applications with energy storage units that are switched directly to the DC link. The MOVIKIT® PowerAndEnergySolutions PowerMode offers the functionality of MOVIKIT® PowerAndEnergySolutions DirectMode, plus extensions designed specifically for the application scenario described.

Overview of additional functions:

  • Dynamically adjustable state of charge on the energy storage unit, including definition of the work envelope
  • Power-regulated discharge of the DC link (MDP92A only)
  • Automatic synchronization and activation of the energy storage unit
  • Monitoring of the energy storage units by querying via the diagnostic interfaces (e.g. current temperature of the storage unit or signals for overtemperature and overvoltage, depending on the storage unit)
  • Determination of the remaining runtime after power grid outage

MOVIKIT® PESolutions addon PredictiveChargeControl

The MOVIKIT® PowerAndEnergySolutions addon PredictiveChargeControl software module changes the state of charge of the energy storage depending on the position, rotational and kinetic energy of the application.

In a first version, the software module offers the possibility to change the charge state of the energy storage based on the potential height energy of hoists. The positions of the individual hoist axes are offset against each other to reduce or increase the required state of charge of the energy store based on the expected amount of recuperated energy. A lump-sum reserve is held in reserve for further drives and travel movements. This function helps to specifically adapt the state of charge of the energy storage unit to the driving movements, save energy and reduce the required storage capacity and the associated high acquisition costs of the storage system.

"Robotics" category

Robot application with red drives

The"Robotics" category includes MOVIKIT® software modules for robot control.

More information from the field on robotics solutions made by SEW-EURODRIVE.

  • MOVIKIT® Robotics
  • MOVIKIT® Robotics addon Circle
  • MOVIKIT® Robotics addon ConveyorTracking
  • MOVIKIT® Robotics addon MediumModels
  • MOVIKIT® Robotics addon Touchprobe
  • MOVIKIT® Robotics addon LargeModels
  • MOVIKIT® Robotics addon CollisionDetection

MOVIKIT® Robotics

MOVIKIT® Robotics is the basic software for controlling a robot. MOVIKIT® Robotics provides a wide range of models for parameterization (e.g. specifying dimensions).

  • Operation via the MOVISUITE® RobotMonitor, the standardized or customizable process data interface, or from the IEC program
  • Integrated, adaptive 3D simulation of the robot and its motion paths in MOVISUITE® RobotMonitor, for offline startup in the office or testing at the machine with simulated axes
  • Predefined kinematic models in the basic software with two joint axes, including gantry robot, roller gantry, SCARA and delta robot types
  • Manual operation (jog, program) and automatic operation (program)
  • Jog mode: Single-axis, joint axes or Cartesian
  • Referencing and moving non-referenced axes directly via the robot's interfaces
  • Override can be adjusted during motion
  • Tool transformation
  • Robot programming with the SEW Robot Language (SRL) and a teach-in function
  • Control structures (IF, WHILE)
  • Calling up of subprograms
  • CallFunctions for the synchronized execution of IEC code
  • Variables of the types BOOL, REAL and POSE can also be read and written in IEC
  • Path events based on position, time, or both
  • Storage of 20 programs with several hundred motion commands per program
  • Additional programs without size limitation
  • Step mode (set, movement)
  • Linear and PTP interpolation with jerk limited blending
  • Explicit coordinates or variable poses
  • Can be combined with MOVIKIT® MultiAxisController and its add‑ons (e.g. for applications in which several drives are driving one joint axis)
  • Export of moment of force progressions for drive project planning in the SEW-Workbench

MOVIKIT® Robotics is an individual license for one robot.

In preparation

The MOVIKIT® Robotics addon Circle expands the functionality of MOVIKIT® Robotics by adding the option of circular interpolation. The circle segment can be parameterized in various ways:

  • Circle center and angle
  • Circle center and end point of the circle segment
  • Intermediate point on the circle segment and end-point of the circle segment
  • Radius and angle
  • Radius and end point of the circle segment

In preparation

The MOVIKIT® Robotics addon ConveyorTracking expands the functionality of MOVIKIT® Robotics by adding the option of interpolation in moving coordinate systems.

Applications include e.g. removing parts from a conveyor belt and placing them in a static environment or the direct transfer of goods between several conveyor belts.

MOVIKIT® Robotics addon MediumModels

The MOVIKIT® Robotics addon MediumModels expands the functionality of MOVIKIT® Robotics by adding the option of configuring kinematic models with three or four joint axes. This includes kinematic models of the type gantry robots, roller gantries, delta robots, tripods, SCARA, and mixed designs. The corresponding 3D visualizations of the kinematic models are included in the scope of functions.

MOVIKIT® Robotics addon Touchprobe

The MOVIKIT® Robotics addon Touchprobe expands the functionality of MOVIKIT® Robotics by adding the option of measuring the current Cartesian position or conducting true-to-path sensor-based positioning when triggering a sensor or when there is a change in the status of a BOOL variable.

Applications for the Touchprobe function include palletizing or depalletizing where the height of the parts is variable or unknown and the sensor-based execution of actions.

Overview of functions:

  • Touchprobe functions: Measuring and sensor-based positioning
  • Registration and deregistration of the Touchprobe function at any point of the motion path
  • Several registrations in one robot program
  • Parameterization of the event source, edge, repetition of events (e.g. several measurements) and measurement direction
  • Extensive diagnostics via registration, actuation of the trigger, and Touchprobe position in the RobotMonitor and in the 3D simulation

MOVIKIT® Robotics addon Touchprobe

The MOVIKIT® Robotics addon LargeModels extends the range of functions of MOVIKIT® Robotics by the possibility to configure kinematic models with 5 or 6 joint axes or at least 2 orientation degrees of freedom. This includes kinematics models of all types. The corresponding 3D visualizations of the kinematics models are included in the scope of functions.

MOVIKIT® Robotics addon CollisionDetection

When using the MOVIKIT® addon CollisionDetection, you can dispense with expensive sensor technology on the robot tool and arm links. This is because the addon module can reliably detect a collision on the tool and other parts of the robot mechanics. For this purpose, the actual state of the robot is permanently compared with its target state from a dynamics modeling.

The collision reactions, such as the path-true emergency stop, can be configured in advance or integrated directly in the motion program by means of parameterizable commands.

"SingleAxis" category

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The "SingleAxis" category includes all MOVIKIT® software modules with parameterizable functionality that feature a standardized process data interface.

In contrast to the "MultiMotion" category, no programming skills are required for startup and diagnostics.

  • MOVIKIT® Gearing
  • MOVIKIT® Positioning
  • MOVIKIT® Velocity
  • MOVIKIT® Winder
  • MOVIKIT® RotoryKnife
  • MOVIKIT® FilmFeeder
  • MOVIKIT® FlyingSaw

MOVIKIT® Gearing

MOVIKIT® Gearing for synchronous operation applications with a permanently defined fieldbus interface. In addition to the Gearing mode for synchronous operation applications, the software module offers all the basic operating modes familiar from MOVIKIT® Positioning (jog mode, velocity control, positioning mode, referencing mode). With MOVIKIT® Gearing, the inverter is operated interpolated in all modes.

Overview of functions:

  • Startup via graphical interfaces in the MOVISUITE® engineering tool
  • Dedicated parameter tree with all the parameters that are required for operation
  • Provision of the following operating modes:
    • jog mode
    • velocity control
    • positioning mode (relative/absolute)
    • referencing mode
    • synchronous operation
  • Position- and time-dependent engagement/disengagement mechanisms and offset processing
  • Provision of an alignment function
  • Diagnostic monitor for monitoring and controlling the axis
  • Standardized process data interface

MOVIKIT® Positioning

MOVIKIT® Positioning for positioning applications with a permanently defined fieldbus interface. The software module mainly utilizes the basic functions of the application inverter in use by activating the corresponding function blocks (such as FCB -09 position control) as appropriate to the application. This means the scope of functions that can be used depends on the application inverter in use (e.g. encoder feedback available).

Overview of functions:

  • Startup using a graphical user interface
  • Provision of the following operating modes:
    • jog mode
    • Velocity control
    • positioning mode (relative/absolute)
    • referencing mode
  • Diagnostic monitor for monitoring and controlling the axis
  • Standardized process data interface

MOVIKIT® Velocity

MOVIKIT® Velocity for applications with velocity control and permanently defined fieldbus interface. The software module mainly utilizes the basic functions of the application inverter in use by activating the corresponding function blocks (such as FCB 09 position control) as appropriate to the application. This means the scope of functions that can be used depends on the application inverter in use (e.g. encoder feedback available).

Overview of functions:

  • Provision of the following operating modes:
    • jog mode
    • velocity control
    • positioning mode (relative/absolute)
    • referencing mode
  • Diagnostic monitor for monitoring and controlling the axis
  • Standardized process data interface

MOVIKIT® Winder

The MOVIKIT® Winder software module provides functions in a program library for implementing winding applications that enable winding or unwinding of materials with constant tensile force or constant web speed.

In winding applications, different materials and mechanical conditions require different winding technologies.

The following standard processes are supported:

  • tension control winder
    • Torque control (optionally with tension control)
    • dancer position control
    • tension control via regulation of the set speed by tension measurement
  • speed-determining winder with speed control (optional speed control)

MOVIKIT® RotoryKnife

The MOVIKIT® RotoryKnife software module allows you to implement cam disk applications with the rotating knife function and a permanently defined fieldbus interface. In addition to the "Automatic" operating mode, the software module offers all basic operating modes known from the MOVIKIT® Positioning software module (jog mode, speed setting, positioning mode, homing mode). The inverter is operated interpolated in all operating modes with the MOVIKIT® RotaryKnife software module.

The functions at a glance:

  • Startup via graphical user interfaces in the MOVISUITE® engineering software
  • Provision of the following operating modes:
    • jog mode
    • speed setting
    • referencing mode
    • automatic mode
  • Parameterization of the "rotating knife" function via process data
  • diagnostic monitor for monitoring and controlling the axis
  • standardized process data interface

MOVIKIT® FilmFeeder

The MOVIKIT® FilmFeeder software module allows you to implement the film feed function with print mark control and a permanently defined fieldbus interface.

In addition to the "Automatic" operating mode, the software module offers all basic operating modes known from the MOVIKIT® Positioning software module (jog mode, speed setting, positioning mode, referencing mode). The inverter is operated interpolated in all operating modes in the MOVIKIT® FilmFeeder software module.

The functions at a glance:

  • Startup via graphical user interfaces in the MOVISUITE® engineering software
  • Provision of the following operating modes:
    • jog mode
    • speed setting
    • referencing mode
    • automatic mode
  • Parameterization of the function "Foil feed with print mark control" via process data
  • diagnostic monitor for monitoring and controlling the axis
  • standardized process data interface

MOVIKIT® FlyingSaw

The MOVIKIT® FlyingSaw is a software module for implementing applications with machining processes in which a tool synchronizes in linear motion with the product to be machined. In addition to the "Automatic" operating mode, the software module offers all basic operating modes known from the MOVIKIT® Positioning software module (jog mode, speed preset positioning mode, homing mode). With the MOVIKIT® FlyingSaw software module, the inverter is operated interpolated in all operating modes.

The functions at a glance:

  • Startup via graphical user interfaces in the MOVISUITE® engineering software
  • Provision of the following operating modes:
    • jog mode
    • speed setting
    • referencing mode
    • automatic mode
  • Parameterizing the "flying saw" function via process data
  • diagnostic monitor for monitoring and controlling the axis
  • standardized process data interface

"StackerCrane" category

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The "StackerCrane" category includes MOVIKIT® software modules for implementing storage/retrieval systems.

  • MOVIKIT® StackerCrane effiDRIVE®
  • MOVIKIT® StackerCrane MultiAxisController
  • MOVIKIT® StackerCrane MultiMotion
  • MOVIKIT® StackerCrane MultiMotion

MOVIKIT® StackerCrane effiDRIVE®

MOVIKIT® StackerCrane effiDRIVE® can be used for all storage/retrieval systems with up to four travel axes and four lifting axes. Optimizing the travel cycles of vertical lifting drives and horizontal travel drives achieves energy savings of up to 25%. Furthermore, the functionality can be expanded by adding multi-axis control or vibration damping.

The software modules "MOVIKIT® StackerCrane MultiMotion" and "MOVIKIT® StackerCrane MultiAxisController" are available for adding subordinate single axes or axis groups.

MOVIKIT® StackerCrane MultiAxisController

The MOVIKIT® StackerCrane MultiAxisController software module is used to add several axes in one direction of travel under a MOVIKIT® StackerCrane effiDRIVE®. Single axes that are subordinate to the MOVIKIT® StackerCrane MultiAxisController require the MOVIKIT® StackerCrane MultiMotion software module.

MOVIKIT® StackerCrane MultiMotion

MOVIKIT® StackerCrane MultiMotion is used to add a single axis in one direction of travelunder a MOVIKIT® StackerCrane effiDRIVE®.

MOVIKIT® StackerCrane CombiTelescope

The MOVIKIT® CombiTelescope software module enables the implementation of load handling attachments (LAM) of the "combination telescope" type. Load handling devices of this type are mainly used in automated small parts warehouses (AS/RS) for storage and retrieval. The combi telescope consists of a telescope and up to four belts. The MOVIKIT® Gearing software module is used for the subordinate individual axes (telescope and belts).

The functions at a glance:

  • Startup via graphical user interfaces in the MOVISUITE® engineering software
  • Provision of the following operating modes:
    • jog mode
    • referencing mode
    • Positioning mode (absolute)
    • Storage
    • Removal from storage
  • Parameterization of the "Storage" and "Retrieval" functions via process data
  • diagnostic monitor for monitoring and controlling the axis
  • standardized process data interface

"Visualization" category

The software modules included in the "Visualization" category make it possible to generate clear, graphical depictions of the data from the MOVI-C® CONTROLLER.

  • MOVIKIT® Visualization basic
  • MOVIKIT® Visualization flexible
  • MOVIKIT® Visualization multi
  • MOVIKIT® Web Visualization

MOVIKIT® Visualization basic

MOVIKIT® Visualization basic ensures that the MOVI-C® CONTROLLER progressive UHX65A can be equipped with a graphical user interface (visualization).

To achieve this, the software module must be installed on the Windows section (CFast OMW memory card) of the MOVI-C® CONTROLLER. This ensures the data generated by the MOVI-C® CONTROLLER can be visualized graphically. The local DisplayPort interface or web visualization – via a separate browser panel – can be used for the display.

MOVIKIT® Visualization flexible

MOVIKIT® Visualization flexible is used to equip a separate Windows device with a graphical user interface (visualization). To achieve this, the software module must be installed on this Windows HMI device.

This makes it possible to create a 1:1 connection between the external Windows device and a MOVI-C® CONTROLLER and the data from this controller can be depicted graphically.

The local options on the Windows device can be used for the display, or a separate browser panel can be connected via the integrated web server.

MOVIKIT® Visualization multi

MOVIKIT® Visualization multi is required to equip a separate Windows device with a graphical user interface (visualization). To achieve this, the software module must be installed on this Windows HMI device.

An external Windows device can thus combine the data from several MOVI-C® CONTROLLERS and display this data collectively in graphical form.

The local options on the Windows device can be used for the display, or a separate browser panel can be connected via the integrated web server.

MOVIKIT® Visualization web

The MOVIKIT® Visualization web software module is required to implement a display and diagnostics option on independent display units. The software module must be implemented on a MOVI-C® CONTROLLER for this purpose.

This means that motion control functions and visualization can be implemented on a MOVI-C® CONTROLLER.

A device capable of browsing the web, such as a web panel, tablet or smartphone, is all that is needed for display purposes.


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MOVIKIT® software modules combined!

"Bundle" category

The "Bundle" category combines several MOVIKIT® software modules that are used to configure specific target applications or machine types. By pre-rolling the software modules to these machine-typical functions, the configuration effort is significantly reduced. At the same time, package discounts lead to significantly lower costs compared to individual licenses. So you save time and money!

The machine-related bundles contain as core functions the synchronization of drives (MultiMotion Camming), the Pack-ML-compliant programming template (Automation Framework) and a machine visualization (Visualization web).

  • MOVIKIT® Bundle FormFillSeal
  • MOVIKIT® Bundle FillSeal
  • MOVIKIT® Bundle CasePacker
  • MOVIKIT® Bundle CasePacker Robotics
  • MOVIKIT® Bundle EndOfLine
  • MOVIKIT® Bundle EndOfLine Robotics

MOVIKIT® Bundle FormFillSeal

License bundle for form, fill and seal (FFS) machines.

Consisting of software licenses for the applicative implementation of typical horizontal or vertical form, fill and seal machines and their machine-specific functions, such as wrapping, cutting and sealing.

MOVIKIT® Bundle FillSeal

License bundle for form, fill and seal (FFS) machines.

Consists of software licenses for the application implementation of typical horizontal filling and closing machines for liquids with a focus on supporting machine-typical functions such as winding, cutting and sealing.

MOVIKIT® Bundle CasePacker

License bundle for curve-based erectors and case packers (CP-SL)

Consists of software licenses for the application implementation of typical shaft erectors and case packers in sideloader design. Designed to support typical machine functions such as cutting, gluing and cam control.

MOVIKIT® Bundle CasePacker Robotics

License bundle for case packers with robot kinematics (CP-TL)

Consists of software licenses for the application implementation of typical case packers in toploader design, which are driven by robot kinematics. Machine-typical functions such as transformation, product tracking, gluing and cam control are supported.

MOVIKIT® Bundle EndOfLine

License bundle for palletizers and X-Y gantry robots (EoL)

Consists of software licenses for the application implementation of typical palletizers and gantries with 2-axis robot kinematics (2D); machine-typical functions for gantry axes and wrapping are included.

MOVIKIT® Bundle EndOfLine Robotics

License Bundle for Palletizing Robots (EoL ROB)

Consisting of software licenses for the applicative implementation of typical palletizing robots with 4-axis robot kinematics and their transformations. Additional machine-typical functions such as product tracking, layer detection and collision detection are included.


Your benefits

  • Flexible!

    Available for simple drive functions to complex motion control functions.
  • Economical!

    Parameterization instead of programming: saves commissioning time and costs.
  • Innovative!

    Promotes innovation through new functionalities and solutions.
  • User-friendly!

    Hardware-independent operation - can be implemented intuitively after a short time.

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