MOVIMOT® performance drive unit

  • MOVIMOT® performance drive unit

    Dynamic overload specialist for control quality

Boasting a high overload capacity and efficient, low-noise operation, MOVIMOT® performance combines the highly dynamic CM3C.. series synchronous motor with the tried-and-tested decentralized frequency inverter to form a compact drive unit. MOVIMOT® performance can be flexibly combined with any standard gear unit or servo gear unit and is compatible with all standard Ethernet-based infrastructures.

Drive unit with integrated, decentralized inverter

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MOVIMOT® performance drive unit

MOVIMOT® performance 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® performance drive unit consists of a decentralized inverter and a permanent-field synchronous motor from the CM3C.. series.

By combining this energy-efficient CM3C.. synchronous motor with an integrated decentralized inverter, the drive unit surpasses 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.

Facts about MOVIMOT® 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


  • Tried-and-tested modular system: Synchronous motor, decentralized inverter and optional gear unit combine to create a drive unit.
  • Gear unit variant:
    • Suitable for combining with all series 7 and 9 standard gear units
    • Compatible with helical-bevel servo gear units
  • Brake variant:
    • Available with BZ3 brake
    • Option of manual brake release with automatic disengaging function
    • Brakemotors can absorb regenerative energy, making internal braking resistors superfluous
  • MOVILINK® DDI: The digital motor interface that saves you valuable time by eliminating the need for manual motor startup.
  • MOVIKIT®: The software modules that make it possible to have a standardized communication interface in the MOVI‑C® modular automation system.
  • Speed setting range:
    • 1:40 (without encoder)
    • 1:2000 (with encoder)
  • 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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  CM3C80S CM3C80M
CM3C80M 2 A (0020) 2.5 A (0025) 3.2 A (0032) 4.0 A (0040) 4.0 A (0040) 5.5 A (0055)
Nominal power
0.75 0.94 1.19 1.51 1.68 1.88
Nominal torque
3.6 4.5 5.7 7.2 8 9
Overload capacity
300 300 300 300 300 300
Motor efficiency 89.1% ≙ IE5 90.0% ≙ IE5 90.4% ≙ IE5 87.6% ≙ IE5 87.9% ≙ IE5 88.4% ≙ IE5
Speed setting range without encoder 1:40 1:40 1:40 1:40 1:40 1:40
Speed setting range with encoder 1:2000 1:2000 1:2000 1:2000 1:2000 1:2000
Mass without brake
14.19 14.19 14.19 14.64 17.03 17.03
Mass with brake
22.8 22.8 22.8 23.3 25.7 25.7
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Areas of application

Boasting impressive flexibility and overload capacity, MOVIMOT® performance is our go-to expert for dynamics. It is ideal for all applications – from intelligent conveyor axes and simple lifting axes to positioning axes. An increased degree of protection, quiet operation without a fan and maximum energy efficiency result in an even wider range of applications.

The benefits for you

  • Consistency
    The standardized MOVI‑C® portfolio makes it very easy to decide between control cabinet and decentralized installation.
  • Modularity
    The MOVIMOT® performance drive is compatible with all standard gear unit series and our servo gear unit series.
  • Simple installation
    Optional plug connectors and MOVILINK® DDI integrated digital interface make life easy.
  • Maximum energy efficiency
    Also applies in the partial-load range thanks to the combination of a decentralized inverter and synchronous motors in efficiency class IE5 and system efficiency class IES2.
  • Reduced supply infrastructure
    An overload capacity of up to 300% of the nominal torque is the key.

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.

MOVIKIT® software modules

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 /EZ2Z
  • Multi-turn encoder /AZ2Z

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

  • Optionally available with the DynaStop® electrodynamic retarding function

Further options

  • Optionally available as a brakemotor (including manual brake release)
  • 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® 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)
  • UL approval (USA and Canada)
  • EAC (Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan)
  • UA.TR (Ukraine)

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

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MOVIMOT® performance drive unit

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MOVIMOT® performance drive unit in a horizontal/vertical application
MOVIMOT® performance drive unit in a horizontal/vertical application

MOVIMOT® performance is the go-to expert for high precision, flexibility and overload capacity.

Looking for a combination with an asynchronous motor?

Our MOVIMOT® advanced drive unit combines an asynchronous motor with a frequency inverter, making it an all-rounder for use in numerous intelligent logistics applications.

The benefits for you

  • Highly dynamic with an extremely compact size
  • Excellent energy-saving potential thanks to IE5 motor technology
  • Low-noise operation without a fan for a pleasant working atmosphere
  • High-performance connection to all standard communication systems
  • Flexible integration into all kinds of installation topologies


What MOVIMOT® performance can do and what it offers you

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

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