MOVI-C® CONTROLLER in the control cabinet

When you think of automation and control technology, do you automatically imagine a whole lot of complex work for commissioning and then running production operations? It doesn't have to be like that – there is certainly an easier way. Parameterizing instead of programming – tailoring motion control functionality and intelligent control technology to your needs. It's a solution that ensures everything – automation technology, software and control technology – slots into place.

Control technology made by SEW EURODRIVE: MOVI-C® CONTROLLER

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Whether they are used to regulate motion control or for automation, MOVI-C® CONTROLLER units are linked up to the overarching control system of a machine cell or system using classic fieldbus slave interfaces for the PROFINET, PROFIBUS, EtherNet/IPTM or Modbus TCP fieldbus systems. They then ensure uninterrupted communication with lower-level devices such as MOVIDRIVE® application inverters and their synchronous connection to the motion/application.

The performance class of a MOVI-C® CONTROLLER is based on the number of inverters and the number of synchronous axes and auxiliary axes that are required for the motion and need to be configured. Four performance classes for 32/32, 16/16, 8/8 or 2/6 axes are available. All versions have a compact design, meaning they can fit into even small machine control cabinets.

However, the added value that really counts when it comes to reducing complexity comes from the integrated software of the MOVI-C® CONTROLLER – parameterization instead of programming. This software gives you, as a user, more freedom to customize parameters while reducing your outlay on programming. It's all down to the MOVIRUN® software platform and the standardized modules of the MOVIKIT® modular software kit, which combine to simplify processes and save time and money.

Other advantages offered by our control technology include simple, central data storage and an auto-reload function for axis replacement, all of which help ensure the automation technology in your production systems exhibits a consistently high standard of reliability and availability.

Cut complexity

The MOVI-C ® CONTROLLER provides added flexibility for parameterization and reduces programming outlay. It's all thanks to the ready-standardized MOVIKIT ® modules and MOVIRUN ® software platform – and the end results are lower costs and less complexity. The control technology is available in four different performance classes – power, progressive, advanced and standard. You also benefit from simple data storage and an auto-reload function for axis replacement. MOVI-C ® CONTROLLER units can be connected to all standard control systems.

Enjoy more flexibility

Our control technology and software also give you the option of writing your own programming. Would you prefer to create your own bespoke programs for your application, such as PLC functions or specific rules, so you can stand out from your competitors? If so, then our software platform has exactly what you need.

MOVI-C® = Total automation from a single source

  • Provided by an automation specialist
  • From planning, to startup and operation, to diagnostics and service
  • From software and controllers to inverters and drive technology

Your benefits

  • Save time and cut costs

    Reducing the programming outlay gives you more flexibility for parameterization
  • Reduce complexity

    Ready-made, standardized software modules make life easier
  • Control up to 32 interpolating axes

    Even challenging motion profiles can be parameterized quickly and easily



  • The performance classes of the MOVI-C ® CONTROLLER units are planned around the number of connected MOVI-C ® inverters for synchronous axes and auxiliary axes
  • More straightforward commissioning for systems with several drives – synchronized operating modes, applicative drive groups
  • Referencing, limit switch processing, error processing and error response
  • Simple and centralized data storage
  • Can be connected to any standard overarching control system
  • Powerful and user friendly
  • Auto-reload function for axis replacement
  • Commissioning: MOVIRUN ® software platform modules for parameterization or programming
  • Operation: MOVIKIT ® modular software system with functional components for simple speed control, positioning, robotics, cams, mechanically coupled axes, and much more besides
  • PROFIsafe routing to the axis modules
  • 1x ETHERNET (10/100 BaseT) for engineering access or for communication via TCP/IP and UDP via IEC 61131-3
  • EtherCAT ® /SBus PLUS master
  • Third-party devices with an EtherCAT ® interface can be very easily connected to the MOVI-C ® CONTROLLER units

Technical data

MOVI-C® CONTROLLER power performance class

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MOVI-C® CONTROLLER progressive performance class

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Control of 16/16 axes

PROFINET–slave, Ethernet/IP TM –slave, Modbus TCP/IP–slave

2 GB CFast memory card

≤ 16 interpolating axes

≤ 16 auxiliary axes

PC based

MOVI-C® CONTROLLER advanced performance class

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2x CAN, 1 of which is electrically isolated

1x RS485

PROFINET-slave, EtherNet/IP TM -slave, Modbus TCP/IP-slave

Status display for PLC and fieldbus

Optional: Installation in a master module, can be stacked with MOVIDRIVE ® modular

SD memory card

≤ 8 interpolating axes

≤ 8 auxiliary axes

MOVI-C® CONTROLLER standard performance class

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1x CAN, non-isolated

PROFINET-slave, Ethernet/IPTM-slave, Modbus TCP/IP-slave

Status display for PLC and fieldbus

SD memory card

≤ 2 interpolated axes

≤ 6 auxiliary axes

Accessories and options for the MOVI-C® CONTROLLER

Startup with the MOVIRUN® software platform

MOVIRUN ® flexible – The open and flexible platform:

  • Automation with MOVI-C ® and third-party components
  • Interpolated operating modes for complex motion control applications
  • Modern programming system (IEC 61131)
  • Prefabricated software modules from the MOVIKIT ® modular software system can be integrated into the user program

MOVIRUN ® smart – The intelligent, purely parameterizable motion control platform

  • Parameterization instead of programming
  • Prefabricated software modules from the MOVIKIT ® modular software system can be easily connected to higher-level controllers via the defined fieldbus interface
  • No additional programming work required
  • Guaranteed, documented functional performance

Operation with the MOVIKIT® modular software system

For simple drive functions all the way to complex motion control functions

  • Graphical configuration and diagnostics
  • Available for MOVIDRIVE ® technology, MOVIRUN ® smart as a purely parameterizable solution with a fieldbus connection, and MOVIRUN ® flexible for integration into the IEC program with a user-friendly IEC interface


  • MOVIKIT ® Velocity, Positioning
  • MOVIKIT ® MultiMotion, MultiMotion Camming
  • MOVIKIT ® MultiAxisController
  • MOVIKIT ® Robotics
  • And many more


Both software product ranges, for startup and for operation, feature a wide range of powerful functions and an intuitive user interface. And they let the user choose between parameterization and programming.

  • High functionality and user-friendly graphical interface
  • Choose between parameter setting and programming

Your benefits of parameter setting instead of programming:

  • Speed up commissioning by using standardized software modules
  • Only parameters that are relevant to the application need to be entered
  • Guided parameter setting instead of complex programming
  • No drawn-out process of familiarization, which means fast project planning and commissioning
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