SEW-Eurodrive has released the latest version of its complimentary frequency inverter configuration and programming software, Movitools.
It provides a user-friendly, PC-based interface for the start-up, commissioning, maintenance, and programming of SEW-Eurodrive's frequency inverters. Movitools 4.10 has been expanded to support the company's latest application inverter, Movidrive B.
Movitools is particularly useful for maintenance and diagnostics purposes. The Shell screens allow start-up and parameterisation of the inverter. Status displays the inverter's current state for diagnostics purposes. Scope provides high-level diagnostics of inverter-motor performance, offering similar functionality to an on-line oscilloscope.
Movidrive application inverters carry on-board IPOS intelligence. This permits the drives to be programmed for sophisticated positioning and sequence control. Movitools version 4.10 supports the advanced features of Movidrive B. This includes faster communication, at 57.6kBaud compared with 9.6kBaud, between PC and drive. It also accommodates the faster positioning speed of the drive and modified terminal assignments. Other new features include a simplified start-up routine, a touch probe positioning application module, and the use of an electronic motor nameplate to speed-up commissioning.
Movitools also provides flexible options for PC-to-inverter connectivity, from basic serial link communications to interfaces with most popular PLCs via control communications networks. In cases where more than one drive inverter are networked, the multi-lingual Movitools Manager is used to identify devices connected to the network and select the applicable unit for communication.