Schneider Electric Motion USA (Marlborough, CT) has introduced Lexium MDrive integrated motors and drives in two motor sizes, NEMA 23 & 34, and two product versions. The Pulse/Direction version is a motor and drive with 4 control modes: torque, speed, velocity, and step clock direction. The Motion Control version is a motor, drive, and controller for direct programming with 11,120 bytes of flash memory.
The systems have a serial RS-422/485 communication interface, with operating power range of 12 up to 70 VDC. An intuitive user software suite is provided for product configuration and programming. Products with internal encoder also operate in closed loop mode using hMTechnology, which blends stepper and servo motor benefits, while eliminating loss of synchronization or stalling.