MOVIMOT® advanced drive unit

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    A multifunctional all-rounder combining efficiency and control quality

The ultimate in intelligent, flexible and cost-effective decentralized drive technology, the MOVIMOT® advanced drive unit pairs an asynchronous motor with a frequency inverter to create a decentralized drive unit that can be flexibly combined with any standard gear unit. What's more, MOVIMOT® advanced is compatible with all standard Ethernet-based infrastructures.

Drive unit with integrated, decentralized inverter

Decentralized Drive Technology MOVI-C®
Decentralized Drive Technology MOVI-C®

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Decentralized Drive Technology MOVI-C®

MOVIMOT® advanced drive unit

MOVIMOT® advanced complements existing MOVI‑C® 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 MOVIMOT® advanced drive unit consists of a decentralized inverter and an asynchronous motor from the DRN.. series.

Integrating an energy-efficient DRN.. asynchronous motor with the new, decentralized inverter from the MOVI‑C® modular automation system means the decentralized drive unit achieves the maximum system efficiency IES2 to IEC 61800-9-2. The integrated digital interface ensures quick, easy and convenient startup, even with the widest range of gearmotor options.

The MOVIMOT® advanced drive unit is our all-rounder that can be adapted precisely to meet your needs. MOVIMOT® advanced can be combined with all standard gear units in series 7 and 9 for versatile and flexible use. It's a true all-rounder for numerous intelligent logistics applications.

Facts about MOVIMOT® advanced

  • Red MOVIMOT® advanced against a gray concrete background Properties & technical data
  • Benefits & areas of application
  • Communication
  • Digital motor and data integration
  • MOVIKIT® software modules
  • Functional safety
  • Red MOVIMOT® advanced against a gray concrete background Further options
  • Topologies
  • Product labels
  • Ambient conditions


  • Gear unit variant: Asynchronous motor, decentralized frequency inverter and optional gear unit combine to create a drive unit. Suitable for combining with all series 7 and 9 standard gear units.
  • Brake variant:
    • Available with all standard brakes in the DRN.. series (230 V, 400 V)
    • With optional manual brake release (lockable or re-engaging)
    • Brakemotors can absorb regenerative energy, making internal braking resistors superfluous
  • MOVILINK® DDI: The digital motor interface with an electronic nameplate that includes all drive unit data. This saves you valuable time by eliminating the need for manual motor startup.
  • Speed setting range:
    • Star connection: 1:10 (without encoder) / 1:1400 (with encoder)
    • Delta connection: 1:20 (without encoder) / 1:2900 (with encoder)
  • Connection voltage: 380 V – 500 V at 50/60 Hz (also available as IT system variant)
  • 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
  • Overload capacity up to 210%
    • Prevents oversizing in static operation
    • Reduces installed size of necessary supply infrastructure
    • Avoids overloading thanks to integrated safety mechanisms

Selected technical data

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Motor size
Star connection Delta connection
Standard inverter assignment Nominal torque
Nominal power
Standard inverter assignment
Nominal torque
Nominal power
DRN71M 2 A (0020) 2.5 0.37 2 A (0020) 1.8 0.55
DRN80MK 2 A (0020) 3.7 0.55 2.5 A (0025) 2.5 0.75
DRN80M 2.5 A (0025) 5.1 0.75 3.2 A (0032) 3.6 1.1
DRN90S 3.2 A (0032) 7.5 1.1 4.0 A (0040) 4.9 1.5
DRN90L 4.0 A (0040) 10.2 1.5 5.5 A (0055) 7.2 2.2
DRN100LS 5.5 A (0055) 15 2.2
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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.
  • Modularity
    MOVIMOT® advanced is compatible with all standard gear unit series from SEW‑EURODRIVE.
  • Simple installation
    Thanks to optional plug connectors, an optional, integrated load disconnector and the MOVILINK® DDI integrated digital interface.
  • High energy efficiency
    By combining inverters with asynchronous motors in efficiency class IE3 and system efficiency class IES2.
  • Reduced supply infrastructure
    Thanks to an overload capacity of up to 210% of the nominal torque.

MOVIMOT® advanced is highly versatile

  • Intelligent conveyor axis for materials handling technology
  • Logistics/storage technology
  • Materials handling
  • Simple lifting axis
  • Positioning axis

Communication/installation variants:

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 and 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

  • Single-turn encoder /EI8Z for positioning and extended speed setting range
  • In preparation:
    • /AK8Z (MOVILINK® DDI multi-turn encoder)
    • /EI7C-FS (safe single-turn encoder)

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.

Further options

  • Optionally available as a brakemotor (including manual brake release)
  • Optionally available with integrated load disconnector, including feedback contact (/D11)
  • Optionally available with surface protection OS1, OS2, OS3 or OS4


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 MOVIMOT® advanced 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)
  • EAC (Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan)

Ambient conditions

  • Degree of protection: Standard IP54 to EN 60529
  • Ambient temperature: -25 °C to +40 °C, up to +60 °C with derating
  • 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 efficiency class IE3 to IEC TS 60034-30-2

Ready for use in your application:

MOVIMOT® advanced drive unit

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MOVIMOT® advanced drive unit in a conveyor application
MOVIMOT® advanced drive unit in a conveyor application

With its integrated, decentralized frequency inverter, MOVIMOT® advanced offers complete flexibility for your application.

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The benefits for you

  • The standard solution for all materials handling applications
  • Suitable for a wide range of applications, from speed control to positioning
  • Inverter integration minimizes assembly work
  • High-performance connection to all standard communication systems
  • Diverse gear unit combinations for customized adaptation


What MOVIMOT® advanced can do and what it offers you

A quote from Moritz Eble, product manager for MOVIMOT® advanced.

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