Press Release

Integrated motors with industrial connectors over EthernetTCP/IP

Robust M12 Lexium MDrive® products now for EtherNet/IP, ModbusTCP and Profinet

Marlborough, CT,  January 13, 2015

Networking over EthernetTCP/IP via industrial M12 circular connectors is now available in Lexium MDrive® integrated motor systems, NEMA motor sizes 23 & 34.

EtherNet/IP, ModbusTCP and Profinet are all software selectable from one product, delivering system flexibility to a wide range of automation machine builders. Learn more at https://motion.schneider-electric.com/lmd/lexium-mdrive-overview-m12.php.

“Globally, Ethernet is the most widely used protocol for factory automation. ODVA standards benefit machine builders by making it easy to implement products from various vendors into one system”, states Paul Kling, V.P. Sales, SEM USA. “Lexium MDrive products are also easy to implement into new or existing systems, reducing parts count and machine complexity. Setup is simplified with robust M12 circular connectors, and users select in software from EtherNet/IP, ModbusTCP or Profinet.”  

For more on Ethernet and Lexium MDrive products, go to https://motion.schneider-electric.com/networks/ethernet.php.

M12 Lexium MDrive products integrate stepper motor, controller, I/O and drive electronics with closed loop performance in a compact package ideal for many motion applications. High torque step motors are integrated with drives from 12 up to 70 VDC, controller, I/O, and internal encoder. In certain applications, LMD closed loop performance can replace servomotors, lowering cost and reducing complexity. Learn more at https://motion.schneider-electric.com/lmd/hmtechnology_ebook.php.

For more about Lexium MDrive products, go to motion.schneider-electric.com/lmdTo see operational demos and talk to our technical experts, please visit us at MDM/ATX West in Anaheim, February 10-12, booth #4638

Lexium MDrive Ethernet TCP/IP with M12 Connectors