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Festo: All-in-one DC servo motor/drive unit

Suitable for on-machine mounting and fast, precise format adjustment, Festo’s all-in-one servo motor and drive unit, the MTR-ECI is specifically designed for automating manual changeovers.


With standard stainless steel shaft, IP65 protection class rating, and food-grade lubrication, the MTR-ECI integrated motor is well suited for a wide range of motion actuation applications and environments.

The MTR-ECI features a brushless motor, integrated gearbox, power electronics, controller, absolute encoder, and EtherNet/IP interface. The integrated motor does not require a cabinet and is suitable for on-machine mounting and fast, precise positioning during product changeovers, adjustments to conveyors, paper or foil cutting, and other format adjustment applications.

Significantly less wiring is needed for this integrated motor/drive. The unit only requires a voltage supply and a fieldbus or multi-pin connection. Communication connectivity to Rockwell PLCs via EtherNet/IP simplifies integration within the Rockwell control architecture.

Complete commissioning can be performed using simple teach-in functions. Built in electronics can store up to 16 pre-configured motion profiles (position and speed). Both acceleration and deceleration parameters are pre-configured and applicable to all motion profiles. Homing can be accomplished with a sensor or against a hard stop.

Power is provided by a 24V/48V DC supply. Nominal velocity and torque ranges up to 592 RPM and 5.6 Nm respectively.The low power setting adds to the safety of the changeover process. The integrated multi-turn absolute encoder eliminates the need for homing the machine on startup, which saves time and increases productivity. Brushless EC motor technology provides longer service life and durability.

As the ability to withstand high pressure, high temperature wash down is an ever increasing trend, Festo is also currently developing an IP69K variant for use in these applications.This variant uses a stainless steel housing to protect the motor and integrated components.

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