MOVIGEAR® performance drive unit

  • MOVIGEAR® performance drive unit on a gray concrete platform

    An ingenious compact all-rounder – complete and efficient

Decentralized drive technology couldn't be more intelligent, lean, efficient and cost-effective than this. The MOVIGEAR® performance drive unit combines motor, gear unit and inverter in a single housing. What's more, the decentralized inverter from the MOVI‑C® modular automation system means the drive unit can be used in all standard Ethernet-based infrastructures.

Drive unit with inverter integrated into the motor

MOVIGEAR® drive unit performance
MOVIGEAR® performance

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MOVIGEAR® drive unit performance

MOVIGEAR® performance drive unit

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.

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 and Modbus TCP, 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.

Facts about MOVIGEAR® performance

  • Properties & technical data
  • Benefits & areas of application
  • Communication
  • Digital motor and data integration
  • MOVIKIT® software modules
  • Functional safety
  • Further options
  • Topologies
  • Product labels
  • Ambient conditions


  • 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

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  MGF..2-C MGF..4-C MGF..4-C/XT
16 26 28
Torque class
200 400 400
Nominal power
0.8 1.5 2.1
Output speed range
0.9 – 593 0.9 – 566 0.9 – 566
Connection voltage
380 V – 500 V at 50/60 Hz 380 V – 500 V at 50/60 Hz 380 V – 500 V at 50/60 Hz
Hollow shaft diameter
20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40 30 / 35 / 40 30 / 35 / 40
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The benefits for you

  • Consistency
    The standardized MOVI‑C® portfolio makes it very easy to decide between control cabinet and decentralized installation.
  • Modular diversity
    We combine the standard elements of our modular automation concept to create the ideal solution for your application.
  • Simple installation
    Optional plug connectors are available for all functions.
  • Maximum energy efficiency
    Motor efficiency complies with the IE5 energy efficiency class.

Areas of 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

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

Integrated digital interface

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.

The "Drive" category includes MOVIKIT® software modules that are operated directly on the MOVITRAC® advanced standard inverter:

  • 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.

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 FSoE
  • In preparation: CIP safety

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
  • All plug connectors can also be used for further looping.

DynaStop® option

  • DynaStop® electrodynamic retarding function (/DSP)


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.

Certifications / conformity

  • Country certifications
  • CE (Europe)
  • CMIM (Morocco)
  • RCM (Australia)
  • UA.TR (Ukraine)
  • UL approval (USA and Canada)

Ambient conditions

  • Degree of protection: Standard IP65 to EN 60529
  • Ambient temperature: -25 °C to +60 °C
  • 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

Ready for use in your application:

MOVIGEAR® performance drive unit

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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.

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


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 integrated into it ...


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