Schneider Electric adds Ethernet to Lexium MDrive |

Schneider Electric adds Ethernet to Lexium MDrive

January 142015
Schneider Electric adds Ethernet to Lexium MDrive

January 14, 2015 – Networking over EthernetTCP/IP via industrial M12 circular connectors is now available in Lexium MDrive  integrated motor systems, NEMA motor sizes 23 & 34. EtherNet/IP, ModbusTCP and Profinet are all software selectable from one product, delivering system flexibility to a wide range of automation machine builders.

M12 Lexium MDrive products integrate stepper motor, controller, I/O and drive electronics with closed loop performance in a compact package ideal for many motion applications. High torque step motors are integrated with drives from 12 up to 70 VDC, controller, I/O, and internal encoder. In certain applications, LMD closed loop performance can replace servomotors, lowering cost and reducing complexity.

“Globally, Ethernet is the most widely used protocol for factory automation. ODVA standards benefit machine builders by making it easy to implement products from various vendors into one system”, states Paul Kling, V.P. Sales, SEM USA. “Lexium MDrive products are also easy to implement into new or existing systems, reducing parts count and machine complexity. Setup is simplified with robust M12 circular connectors, and users select in software from EtherNet/IP, ModbusTCP or Profinet.”  

Schneider Electric Motion USA (formerly IMS)  is a division of Schneider Electric, a global company with operations in more than 100 countries offering integrated solutions across multiple market segments.