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The benefits for you

0.8 - 2.1 kW nominal power, and up to 6.3 kW peak power, fully integrated, up to 50 % lighter than conventional drive solutions.

Variant reduction through optimal dimensioning based on a wide speed range and pronounced overload capability up to 300 % of the rated torque.

Efficiency class of the motor IE5 according to IEC TS 60034-30-2 and system power loss up to 50 % lower than IES2 according to IEC 61800-9-2.

Low noise
75 % quieter than commercially available three-phase motors and fanless convection cooling for operation in environments with increased requirements.

Powerful connection to all common communication systems.

Control technology Control cabinet technology Decentralized drive technology Drive technology
Drive unit with inverter integrated into the motor

Based on the MOVI‑C® modular automation system, we have further enhanced our MOVIGEAR® drive unit for your benefit. MOVIGEAR® performance complements existing products in terms of functionality and consistency and extends the range of possible applications for our decentralized drive technology, which has been proving its worth for decades.

The MOVIGEAR® performance drive unit consists of a decentralized inverter, a permanent-field synchronous motor and a gear unit. These three core components are located in a single compact aluminum die cast housing. MOVIGEAR® performance is therefore a compact, ready-to-use system that reliably takes less time to handle huge volumes.

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Thanks to its integrated digital interface, no additional installation is required for transfer of the electronic nameplate and various sensor signals between motor and inverter. Communication takes place via fieldbus interfaces such as PROFINET IO, EtherNet/IPTM, Modbus TCP, POWERLINK/ CiA 402, EtherCAT®/SBusPLUS and EtherCAT®/CiA 402, and also via integrated, digital inputs and outputs. This makes MOVIGEAR® performance the perfect solution for dynamic conveyor applications.

The new drive unit stands out with its compact design and high overload capacity. By meeting the requirements for the highest motor energy efficiency class – IE5 to IEC TS 60034-30-2 – and the maximum system efficiency to IEC 61800-9-2, MOVIGEAR® performance surpasses all market-standard solutions to date.


  • Fully integrated and compact design: Permanent magnet synchronous motor, gear unit and inverter combined in a single mechatronic drive unit
  • Universal mounting position /MU (M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M6): Pressure compensation of gear unit /PG
  • Hollow shaft design:
    • With key
    • With TorqLOC® hollow shaft mounting system
  • Hollow shaft diameter:
    • MGF..2-C: 20 mm, 25 mm, 30 mm, 35 mm, 40 mm
    • MGF..4-C / MGF..4-C/XT: 30 mm, 35 mm, 40 mm
  • Output speed range Speed control range 1:40 (without encoder):
    • MGF..2-C: 0.9 – 593 min-1
    • MGF..4-C / MGF..4-C/XT: 0.9 – 566 min-1
  • Connection voltage: 380 V – 500 V at 50/60 Hz (also available as IT system variant)
  • Overload capacity up to 300%
    • Prevents oversizing in static operation
    • Reduces installed size of necessary supply infrastructure
    • Avoids overloading thanks to integrated safety mechanisms

Technical data

Torque class
200 400 400
Nominal power
0.8 1.52.1
Output speed range
0.9 – 5930.9 – 5660.9 – 566
Connection voltage
380 V – 500 V at 50/60 Hz380 V – 500 V at 50/60 Hz380 V – 500 V at 50/60 Hz
Hollow shaft diameter
20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 4030 / 35 / 4030 / 35 / 40

Ready for use in your application

Dynamic materials handling technology:

  • With speed-controlled axes
  • Positioning tasks also possible

Areas of application:

  • Horizontal conveyor systems for intralogistics and parcel logistics
  • Food and beverage industry
  • Automotive industry
  • Baggage handling at airports

Do you prefer to install the inverter separately near your drive and continue to benefit from the advantages of MOVIGEAR®?

Our MOVIGEAR® classic drive unit in combination with MOVIMOT® flexible is ideal for installations with separate mounting.

The benefits for you

  • Excellent energy-saving potential thanks to IE5 motor technology
  • Extremely compact thanks to fully integrated gear unit, motor and inverter
  • Optional motor encoder for a wider range of applications
  • Low-noise operation without a fan for a pleasant working atmosphere
  • High-performance connection to all standard communication systems

MOVIGEAR® performance with new wet-area design /WA

Same as the MOVIGEAR® classic drive unit, the MOVIGEAR® performance is also available in the wet area design /WA. This design is particularly suitable for environments with special requirements regarding regular cleaning or for use in a deep-freeze configuration.

Components of the wet-area design /WA:

  • Output shaft, screws and breather valve made of stainless steel
  • Degree of protection IP66
  • Surface protection HCP200 in four colors – papyrus white, ultramarine blue, aluminum white and jet black
  • Surface protection with HCP200F FDA certification in two colors – papyrus white and jet black
  • Pressure compensation fitting /PE
  • Safety cover for output shaft (B-side)

Areas of application of the different designs depending on principal requirements

Requirements Standard conveyor applicationsConveyor applications in areas with regular cleaning or wet lubrication
Drive design StandardWet-area design /WA
Requirements on the drive system / surface
  • Regular cleaning and/or wet lubrication
  • High degree of chemical resistance
  • Indirect contact with material to be conveyed such as food
Required protection class IP65IP66
Target applications e.g. logistics, automotivee.g. beverage industry, bakeries, mills

Communication/installation variants:

  • DFC – direct fieldbus communication (PROFINET, EtherNet/IPTM, Modbus TCP, POWERLINK/CiA 402)
  • DBC – direct binary communication
  • DAC – direct AS-interface communication
  • DSI – direct system bus installation (EtherCAT®/SBusPLUS, EtherCAT®/CiA 402)

Digital and analog inputs/outputs:

  • DFC/DSI: Up to 4 digital inputs and up to 2 digital inputs or outputs
  • DBC: 4 digital inputs / 1 relay output and 1 analog input (0 – 10 V, 0 – 20 mA, 4 – 20 mA)
  • DAC: 4 digital inputs / 1 relay output


From control technology to inverters and drives, whether centralized or decentralized, there are no language barriers with any of the components from the MOVI-C® modular automation system.

Plan the design of your machines or systems with a single control, communication or installation topology. Our hardware and software will ensure seamless integration/assimilation and simply get things moving.

Even with large, decentralized systems, complete individuality is no problem. The MOVIGEAR® performance drive unit offers interfaces to any communication bus. Direct connection to the controller is just one of many options.

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MOVIKIT® software modules

The "Drive" category includes MOVIKIT® software modules that are operated directly on the MOVIGEAR® performance drive unit:

  • MOVIKIT® Positioning Drive: MOVIKIT® Positioning Drive enables positioning applications with a standardized fieldbus interface.
  • MOVIKIT® RapidCreepPositioning Drive: MOVIKIT® RapidCreepPositioning Drive is a software module for implementing classic "rapid/creep speed positioning" without a motor encoder.
  • MOVIKIT® Velocity Drive: MOVIKIT® Velocity Drive allows you to use applications with velocity control and a standardized fieldbus interface.
More about MOVIKIT®

Digital motor and data integration

Integrated digital interface for data transfer between motor and inverter

The MOVILINK® DDI integrated digital interface means no additional installation is required for transfer of the electronic nameplate and various sensor signals between motor and inverter.

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Functional safety overview

  • Integrated STO (Safe Torque Off) safety function to IEC 61800-5-2
  • Safety Integrity Level 3 to EN 61800-5-2:2017, EN 61508:2010
  • PL e to EN ISO 13849-1:2015
  • Optionally available with PROFIsafe and Safety over EtherCAT®
  • CIP safety
  • Integrated safe digital inputs in conjunction with the CSL51A option

Available options

Encoder option

  • Multi-turn absolute encoder /AZ1Z for positioning and extended control range of 1:2000

Optional plug connectors

  • AC 400 V supply with M15 or M23 plug connectors
  • Safe Torque Off (STO) with M12 plug connectors (A-coded, 5-pin)
  • DC 24 V backup voltage with M12 plug connectors (L-coded, 5-pin)
  • M23 plug connectors for hybrid installation
  • Fieldbus connection (depending on the selected communication variant)
  • Digital inputs/outputs (depending on the selected communication variant)
  • Connectors can also be used for further looping

DynaStop® option

  • DynaStop® electrodynamic retarding function (/DSP)

Ambient conditions

  • Degree of protection: Standard IP65 to EN 60529
  • Ambient temperature: -30 °C to +60 °C (depending on the execution)
  • Sustainability & excellent energy-saving potential:
    • Drive system efficiency to IEC 61800-9-2 (Power Drive System): The highest defined efficiency class IES2 to IEC 61800-9-2 for the system combining motor and electronics
    • Motor efficiency to IEC 60034: Complies with energy efficiency class IE5 to IEC TS 60034-30-2


  • CE (European Economic Area)
  • CMIM (Morocco)
  • EAC (Customs Union of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus)
  • RCM (Australia and New Zealand)
  • UA.TR (Ukraine)
  • UKCA (United Kingdom)
  • UL (USA and Canada)

Ready for use in your application:

MOVIGEAR® performance drive unit

MOVIGEAR® performance is a compact, ready-to-use system that reliably takes less time to handle huge volumes.

Do you need a product for use in wet areas?

Our MOVIGEAR® classic drive unit is particularly well suited for the food and beverage industry.

Find out more

The benefits for you

MOVIGEAR® performance in use at Hermes Fulfilment


Hermes Fulfilment, one of the largest, most state-of-the-art centers of its kind in Europe, was modernized with MOVIGEAR® performance.


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Tobias Nittel,
portfolio manager for decentralized drive technology at SEW‑EURODRIVE

"The MOVI‑C® modular automation system gives customers the option to implement their applications both with inverters in a control cabinet and with drive electronics that are either located close to the motor or without any differences in terms of project planning, handling or performance. An essential part of the platform is the digital motor integration. This supports automatic drive train startup and also ensures that various sensor signals can be transmitted from the motor to the electronics without requiring any additional installation work."


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