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The benefits for you

All types of synchronous and asynchronous motors can be controlled. Optional motor encoders or mechanical brakes can be adapted.

Information from the electronic nameplate as well as braking and diagnostic data are transmitted directly to the inverter.

The intelligent, digital connection with a standardized hybrid cable enables the power supply - as well as data connection between decentralized inverter and motor.

Integrated safety function STO (Safe Torque Off) in PL e. Binary control or optionally via PROFINET®/PROFIsafe.

Control technology Control cabinet technology Decentralized drive technology Drive technology

We have based the further development of our decentralized product portfolio on our MOVI‑C® modular automation system. MOVIMOT® flexible enables the decentralized inverter to be installed close to the motor in your system. With MOVIMOT® flexible, it's up to you whether you opt for synchronous or asynchronous motor technology.

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The MOVIMOT® flexible decentralized inverter consists of an inverter and a connection box with field distributor function.

MOVIMOT® flexible is available in two versions . MMF1., the lean basic version, already comes with the full range of inverter functions, while MMF3. offers additional options that simplify installation and operation. These options include a load disconnector (with or without integrated line protection) and preparation for mounting an operator panel. A key switch with feedback contact can also be integrated.

Performance class 1 (size 1/1E) of the decentralized inverter enables performances between 0.55 and 2.2 kW (depending on the motor type) due to rated output currents of 2.0, 2.5, 3.2, 4.0 and 5.5 A. Performance class 2 (size 2/2E) with rated output currents of 7.0, 9.5, 12.5 and 16.0 A provides performances from 3.0 kW to 7.5 kW.


  • Motor types: Can be combined with synchronous/asynchronous drives (with/without encoder) from SEW‑EURODRIVE and with third-party motors
  • Encoder evaluation: Evaluation of all SEW‑EURODRIVE motor encoders with DDI interface
  • Connection voltage: 380 V – 500 V at 50/60 Hz (also available as IT system variant)
  • MOVILINK® DDI: The digital motor interface with an electronic nameplate that includes all drive unit data. By eliminating the need for manual motor startup, this saves you valuable time and avoids any potential startup errors.
  • Control modes
    • V/f: Highly robust for asynchronous motors without encoders
    • VFCPLUS: Extremely versatile for asynchronous motors with and without encoders
    • CFC: Highly dynamic for asynchronous and synchronous motors with encoders
    • ELSM®: Highly efficient for synchronous motors without encoders
  • Overload capacity up to 300% of IN
    • Prevents oversizing in static operation
    • Reduces installed size of necessary supply infrastructure
  • Weight (depending on inverter's drive electronics)
    • Size 1/1E: 3.5 – 5.5 kg
    • Size 2/12E: 9.5 – 10 kg

Technical data

SizeSize 1Size 1ESize 1Size 1ESize 2Size 2E
Weight kg3.5455.59.510
Nominal output current A2 – 3.24 – 5.54 – 5.52 – 3.27 – 9.512.5 – 16
Nominal power kW*0.55 – 1.11.5 – 2.20.55 – 1.11.5 – 2.23.0 – 4.05.5 – 7.5
Connection voltage V3 × AC 380 V – 500 V

* In conjunction with asynchronous motors

Ready for use in your application

MOVIMOT® flexible is a highly versatile inverter that has a connection box with field distributor function for installation close to the motor.

From dynamic materials handling technology with speed-controlled axes all the way through to positioning tasks:

  • Horizontal and vertical conveyor systems for parcel logistics and intralogistics, including baggage handling at airports
  • Food and beverage industry
  • Automotive industry

Are you looking for an even simpler solution with the inverter integrated into the motor?

Our MOVIMOT® advanced drive unit combines an asynchronous motor with a frequency inverter, making it an all-rounder for use in numerous intelligent logistics applications.

Find out more

Communication/installation variants:

  • DFC – direct fieldbus communication (PROFINET, EtherNet/IPTM, Modbus TCP, POWERLINK)
  • DSI – direct system bus installation (EtherCAT®/SBusPLUS)
  • DBC – direct binary communication
  • DAC – direct AS-interface communication

Digital and analog inputs/outputs:

  • DFC/DSI: Up to 7 digital inputs and up to 2 digital inputs or outputs
  • DBC: 4 digital inputs / 1 relay output and 1 analog input (0 – 10 V, 0 – 20 mA, 4 – 20 mA)
  • DAC: 4 digital inputs / 1 relay output


From control technology to inverters and drives, whether centralized or decentralized, there are no language barriers with any of the components from the MOVI-C® modular automation system.

Plan the design of your machines or systems with a single control, communication or installation topology. Our hardware and software will ensure seamless integration/assimilation and simply get things moving.

Customized motion control applications are making increasing use of the EtherCAT® CiA402 profile, including directly in the field, to control a number of drives using a field distributor. Whether you are utilizing this bus communication interface or a different one, you have unlimited combination options with MOVIMOT® flexible.

Find out more: From control and communication topologies to installation topologies

MOVIKIT® software modules

The "Drive" category includes MOVIKIT® software modules that are operated directly on the MOVIMOT® flexible decentralized inverter:

  • MOVIKIT® Positioning Drive: MOVIKIT® Positioning Drive enables positioning applications with a standardized fieldbus interface.
  • MOVIKIT® RapidCreepPositioning Drive: MOVIKIT® RapidCreepPositioning Drive is a software module for implementing classic "rapid/creep speed positioning" without a motor encoder.
  • MOVIKIT® Velocity Drive: MOVIKIT® Velocity Drive allows you to use applications with velocity control and a standardized fieldbus interface.
Find out more about MOVIKIT®

Digital motor and data integration

Single-cable technology for power supply and data transfer with digital encoder for synchronous and asynchronous motors

In fact, only one hybrid cable is required here for the data connection between inverter and motor. The MOVILINK® DDI digital data interface transfers the power, brake, encoder and diagnostic data to the motor.

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Functionial safety

  • Integrated STO (Safe Torque Off) safety function to IEC 61800-5-2
  • Safety Integrity Level 3 to EN 61800-5-2:2017 and EN 61508:2010
  • PL e to EN ISO 13849-1:2015
  • Optional: CSB51A for STO via PROFIsafe, CIP-Safety or Safety over EtherCAT®
  • Optional: CSL51A for safe inputs, SLS and STO via PROFIsafe, CIP-Safety or Safety over EtherCAT®
    • Safety functions: safe stop functions, safe motion functions

Encoder compatibility option

  • Single-turn encoder /EI8Z for positioning and extended speed setting range
  • MOVILINK® DDI multi-turn encoder /AK8Z
  • Single-turn encoder /EZ2Z
  • Multi-turn encoder /AZ2Z
  • Safe single-turn encoder /EI7C-FS (for SLS safety function) in preparation

DynaStop® option

  • DynaStop® electrodynamic retarding function (/DSP)

Optional plug connectors

  • AC 400 V supply with M15 or M23 plug connectors
  • Safe Torque Off (STO) with M12 plug connectors (A-coded, 5-pin)
  • DC 24 V backup voltage with M12 plug connectors (L-coded, 5-pin)
  • M23 plug connectors for hybrid installation
  • Fieldbus connection (depending on the selected communication variant)
  • Digital inputs/outputs (depending on the selected communication variant)
  • Motor connection with M23 connector
  • Daisy chain installations possible via connectors

Brake control option

  • Integrated HV brake control for 110-AC 500V
  • DC 24 V Brake control

Further options

  • Optionally available with integrated load disconnector, including feedback contact

Ambient conditions

  • Degree of protection: Standard IP65 to EN 60529
  • Ambient temperature: -30 °C to +60 °C (depending on the execution)
  • Sustainability and excellent energy-saving potential:
    • Enhanced energy efficiency thanks to integrated standby mode and flux optimization


  • CE (European Economic Area)
  • CMIM (Morocco)
  • EAC (Customs Union of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus)
  • RCM (Australia and New Zealand)
  • UA.TR (Ukraine)
  • UKCA (United Kingdom)
  • UL (USA and Canada)

Tobias Nittel,
portfolio manager for decentralized drive technology at SEW‑EURODRIVE

The MOVI‑C® modular automation system gives customers the option to implement their applications both with inverters in a control cabinet and with drive electronics that are either located close to the motor or integrated into it without any differences in terms of project planning, handling or performance. An essential part of the platform is the digital motor integration. This supports automatic drive train startup and also ensures that various sensor signals can be transmitted from the motor to the electronics without requiring any additional installation work.

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