MOVIMOT® advanced drive unit

The ultimate in intelligent, flexible and cost-effective decentralised drive technology, MOVIMOT® advanced pairs an asynchronous motor with a frequency inverter to create a decentralised drive unit and 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, decentralised inverter

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MOVIMOT® advanced drive unit

By augmenting the end-to-end functionality of existing MOVI‑C® products, MOVIMOT® advanced increases the range of possible applications for our decentralised drive technology, which has been proving its worth for decades.

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

Encoder or sensor signals can be evaluated without additional installation work. MOVIMOT® advanced can be combined with all standard gear units in series 7 and 9 for versatile and flexible use.

End-to-end integration into various automation topologies is achieved using any standard means of communication with other MOVI‑C® products. Furthermore, the optional, integrated load disconnector makes it possible to disconnect the drive unit from the power supply without switching off the entire system. The new, decentralised MOVIMOT® advanced drive unit combines individuality with user-friendly operation.

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Your benefits

  • End-to-end solution

    Thanks to the uniform MOVI‑C® portfolio, which makes it very easy to decide between control cabinet and decentralized installation.
  • Modularity

    Thanks to MOVIMOT® advanced being compatible with all standard gear unit series from SEW‑EURODRIVE.
  • Simple installation

    Thanks to optional plug connectors, an optional, integrated load disconnector and the integrated MOVILINK® DDI digital interface.
  • High energy efficiency

    Thanks to combining inverters with asynchronous motors in efficiency class IE3 and a system efficiency class of IES2.
  • Reduced supply infrastructure

    Thanks to an overload capacity of up to 210 % of the nominal torque.

Technical data


  • Tried-and-tested modular system: Asynchronous motor, decentralized frequency inverter and optional gear unit combine to create a drive unit.
  • 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.
  • Single-turn encoder /EI8Z for positioning and extended control range
  • Degree of protection: Standard IP54 according to EN 60529
  • Ambient temperature: -25 °C to +60 °C
  • Optional: Load disconnector with feedback contact (/D11)
  • Overload capacity of up to 210%
    • Prevents oversizing in static operation
    • Reduces the installed size of the necessary supply infrastructure
    • Avoids overloading thanks to integrated safety mechanisms
  • Communication/installation variants:
    • DFC – direct fieldbus communication (PROFINET, EtherNet/IPTM, Modbus TCP, POWERLINK / CiA402)
    • DSI – direct system bus installation (EtherCAT®/SBusPLUS, EtherCAT® / CiA402)
    • DBC – direct binary communication
    • DAC – direct AS-interface communication
  • Functional safety
    • Integrated STO (Safe Torque Off) safety function via terminal according to IEC 61800-5-2
    • Integrated STO safety function with SS1c via safe PROFIsafe (PROFINET) bus system according to IEC 61800-5-2. In the pipeline: FSoE (EtherCAT®/SBusPLUS), CIP safety (EtherNet/IPTM)
    • Safety Integrity Level 3 (SIL3) according to EN 61800-5-2:2017 and EN 61508:2010
    • PL e according to EN ISO 13849-1:2015
  • Global motor certifications/conformity:
    • CE (Europe)
    • In the pipeline: UL-approved (USA and Canada) / UkrSEPRO (Ukraine) / EAC (Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan)
  • Energy saving potential
    • Motor efficiency to IEC 60034: corresponds with efficiency class IE3 according to IEC TS 60034-30-2
    • 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

Technical data

Asynchronous motor in star connection

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inverter assignment
2 A (0020) 2 A (0020) 2.5 A (0025) 3.2 A (0032) 4.0 A (0040) 5.5 A (0055)
Nominal power
0.37 0.55 0.75 1.1 1.5 3.2
Nominal torque
2.5 3.7 5.1 7.5 10.2 15
Overload capacity
210 210 210 210 210 210
Speed setting range (VT) without encoder 1:10 1:10 1:10 1:10 1:10 1:10
Speed setting range (VT) with encoder 1:1400 1:1400 1:1400 1:1400 1:1400 1:1400
12.7 15.0 19.7 24.4 27.6 33.5
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Asynchronous motor in delta connection

Close table
inverter assignment
2 A (0020) 2.5 A (0025) 3.2 A (0032) 4.0 A (0040) 5.5 A (0055)
Nominal power
0.55 0.75 1.1 1.5 2.2
Nominal torque
1.8 2.5 3.6 4.9 7.2
Overload capacity
210 210 210 210 210
Speed setting range (VT) without encoder 1:20 1:20 1:20 1:20 1:20
Speed setting range (VT) with encoder 1:2900 1:2900 1:2900 1:2900 1:2900
12.7 15.0 19.7 24.4 27.6
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Areas of application

MOVIMOT® advanced is a true all-rounder that can be used for all conceivable applications – from intelligent conveyor axes to simple lifting axes and positioning axes.

Moritz Eble, Product Manager MOVIMOT® advanced, SEW‑EURODRIVE:

"The MOVIMOT® advanced drive unit is creating new, impressive customer benefits by combining the tried-and-tested modular gearmotor system from SEW‑EURODRIVE with the company's decentralised inverter. Digital motor integration makes the unit easy to use and highly adaptable to customer applications. End-to-end compatibility with the MOVI‑C® modular automation system means using MOVIMOT® advanced in conjunction with other products in the MOVI‑C® portfolio doesn't result in any changes to the customer's user experience."


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Ecodesign Regulation

Ecodesign Regulation

From July 1, 2021, this will have a noticeable impact on the equipment of machines and plants. Also for decentralized drive solutions?