Drive solutions innovator, SEW-Eurodrive , has released the Movigear ‘B’, which is the latest in their Movigear range of all-in-one decentralised mechatronic drive systems. Like its predecessor, the Movigear ‘B’ series comprises motor, gear-unit and drive electronics in a single, compact housing. Additional features such as four communication variant options, new safety functionality and a specific wet area variant, make the Movigear ‘B’ one of the most versatile decentralised drive solutions on the market today.
“The new Movigear ‘B’ line-up has a permanent-field servomotor, highly efficient gearings and new electronic components with intelligent control modes,” said Darren Klonowski, SEW-Eurodrive Victorian Sales and Product Manager. “The result is a mechatronic drive that is able to deliver up to 300 per cent start-up torques with optimised constant-speed power consumption. End-users can expect energy cost savings as high as 30 to 40 per cent compared to traditional solutions, making this an all-in-one cost-effective drive option for conveyor applications across a wide range of industries.”
The Movigear ‘B’ is offered in the following communication variants: Movigear DBC-B (Direct Binary Communication); Movigear DAC-B (Direct AS-Interface Communication); Movigear SNI-B (Single Line Network Installation); and Movigear DSC-B (Direct SBus Communications).
Featuring a hygienic housing, Movigear ‘B’ is ideal for a wide range of application. “Movigear ‘B’ features a smooth housing without external fins. The totally enclosed design prevents debris build-up, and also serves to reduce noise,” said Klonowski.
The entire Movigear ‘B’ series is equipped with ‘Safe Torque Off’ (STO) integrated safety functionality as standard, designed to SIL 3 according to IEC 61800-5-2.This guarantees that torque cannot be generated out of the MOVIGEAR when the safety-related STO input is activated.
The Movigear ‘B’ is offered in two constant torque sizes—200 and 400Nm—and is available in a choice of keyless TorqLoc, or keyed hollow-shaft mounting system. Furthermore, all variants are equipped with digital inputs that facilitate local manual operation. Additionally, with an optimised interface between motor and gear unit, Movigear ‘B’ is inherently energy-efficient.