Press Release

IP65 certified MDrive® integrated motors

For motion applications requiring sealing against dust and moisture

Marlborough, CT,  March 19, 2015

MDrive, world leader and premier integrated motor brand, is now available with IP65 rating. The IP65 certification provides an additional level of protection in an already rugged product line. And, with no change to current product prices, customers will be receiving this feature for free!

IP65 sealed units are now shipping for all NEMA23 Lexium MDrive® products with M12 circular connectors, followed later this year by NEMA34 and 17 versions. These products are available for networks operating over EthernetTCP/IP and CANopen. Two RS-422/485 versions are also available: fully programmable motion control and pulse/direction input. Full product details at motion.schneider-electric.com/IP65MDrive

“MDrive customers expect the highest quality, and I am pleased to announce we are raising the bar again,” said Paul Kling, VP Sales, SEM USA. “Today we have 1000s of sealed MDrive custom units operating around the globe. Deciding to include IP65 as a standard feature for all M12 Lexium MDrive products is another example of our ongoing committment to integrated motor excellence.” A comprehensive paper on IP65 is available at motion.schneider-electric.com/IP65TechPaper

M12 Lexium MDrive products integrate high-torque step motor, controller, I/O, drive electronics, encoder and closed-loop performance in compact packages. Ideal for a wide range of motion applications, MDrive products are applied in industries from medical, labratory and pharmaceutical to assembly, robotics and packaging.

For details on the complete MDrive product line offering, please go to motion.schneider-electric.com

Lexium MDrive IP65 NEMA 17

Lexium MDrive IP65 with M12 connectors