Press Release

Small integrated motors pack big features into limited spaces

NEMA 17 Lexium MDrive products, now with M12 connectors and IP65 rating

Marlborough, CT,  July 7, 2015

The smallest Lexium MDrive integrated motor, 1.7”/42mm NEMA size 17, delivers a large range of features to small spaces. Features that now include an IP65 rated version with industrial M12 connectors. M12 Lexium MDrive products provide a robust interface, with IP65 certification for protection against water and dust in harsher environments. Compact in size, these feature-rich products outperform many larger motors, delivering up to 2x the motor torque with hMT closed loop technology. hMT never loses functional control of the motor, so derating a motor’s max torque by 50% to prevent stalling can be eliminated.

NEMA 17 Lexium MDrive products are well-suited for both new and existing applications. They fit neatly into small spaces, while reducing system wiring by up to 40%. And interfacing numerous network communication protocols enables interoperability with devices from various vendors. Network options include EtherNet/IP, ModbusTCP, Profinet, CANopen, and serial RS-422/485 with programmable motion control and pulse/direction input. Full product details at motion.schneider-electric.com/IP65MDrive

“Since successfully pioneering ‘integrated motors’, the MDrive brand remains 1st in a field of integrated motor followers,” according to Paul Kling, VP Sales, SEM USA. “Product development, innovation and quality remain key to our success in meeting the needs of our customers. And now with NEMA 17 Lexium MDrive products with M12 connectors and IP65 certification, an even more robust compact product is available.” For a white paper on what IP65 ratings really mean for motion applications, visit motion.schneider-electric.com/IP65TechPaper

MDrive is a complete family of products integrating high-torque step motors (rotary and linear), controller, I/O, drive electronics, encoder and closed-loop performance in compact packages. In motion today in a wide range of applications from medical, laboratory and pharmaceutical to assembly, robotics and packaging. For details, please go to motion.schneider-electric.com

Lexium MDrive NEMA 17 (42 mm) IP65