Schneider Electric Motion USA (Marlborough, CT) offers Lexium MDrive® LMD42 integrated motors. The NEMA 17 integrated motors are available in four communication versions for a range of motion applications. They integrate a high-torque NEMA 17 stepper motor with 12- to 48-VDC drive, controller, and I/O, and an internal encoder with closed-loop performance feature. Four versions are available: Pulse/Direction, which is a motor/drive with four control modes (torque, speed, velocity, and step clock direction); Motion Control, which is fully programmable over RS-422/485, and includes 11,120 bytes of flash memory; Ethernet, with ODVA-compliant Ethernet/IP and ModbusTCP adapter class device with explicit or implicit messaging; and CANopen, which operates as a DSP402 system node.

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