Machine Design

Motor/Drive Systems Use Ethernet

The MDrive Ethernet system features an integrated motor, drive and fully programmable controller, with standardized IP addressing system. This allows up to 255 devices on a network while eliminating the complicated wiring and software configuring of multidrop systems using RS-422/485 communications. The system uses standard RJ45 connectors and CAT5/6 cabling.

The system’s Hybrid Motion Technology, a hardware-based system for real-time response, delivers smooth movement while eliminating unintentional stalling. It also saves energy, lowers heat with variable current setting, allows operation at 100% of motor torque, and operates in Torque Mode, a unique feature for stepper motors.

IMS Schneider Electric Motion USA, 370 N. Main St., Marlborough, CT 06447, (860) 295-6102,

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