MOVIFIT® MC controller – technology: for MOVIMOT®

Our controller is used in systems which include the controller mounted close to the motor. Parameterize your system with up to three drives using our standardized application modules!

Controller for demanding drive tasks

MOVIFIT® MC controller for MOVIMOT®
MOVIFIT® MC controller for MOVIMOT®
MOVIFIT® MC controller for MOVIMOT®

Automation made easy. Implement complex drive tasks and system- specific software requirements with our controller MOVIFIT® MC in the technology function level design for up to three MOVIMOT® gearmotors with inverter.

Uncomplicated and consistent! The technology function level provides both the opportunity to operate standardized application modules as well as to implement your system-specific requirements through programming. MOVIFIT® MC takes on the complete energy supply of the system section.

Implement application functions without any time-consuming programming in combination with our application modules. Simple parameterization with the aid of intuitive startup wizards enables the implementation of complex motion sequences such as cam positioning for up to three MOVIMOT®. Your tasks can also be freely programmed using the standard IEC 61131 languages.

Our controller MOVIFIT® MC has more than just internal strengths. The high degree of protection IP65 is standard. Its robust aluminum die cast housing is divided into electronics unit (EBOX) and connection unit (ABOX). A major advantage is the closing mechanism with only one screw. This enables quick assembly and smooth unit replacement for servicing.

Our distributor also has a lot to offer in terms of safety. They are equipped with extensive and scalable safety functions and can be used in safety-related areas. Everything is possible, from the safe disconnection of MOVIMOT® drives to the speed-dependent safety functions activated via fieldbus.

Discover more on this site regarding the connection variants, the safety functions and the function scope of our associated software (function level).

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Your benefits

  • High flexibility

    due to individual adaptation to the drive topology (number of drives, decent. inputs/outputs, safety technology, fieldbus).
  • Rapid system availability

    due to potential pre-startup without controller in operation and fast unit replacement with only one screw.
  • Simple startup

    due to standardized application modules including evaluation of process relevant decentralized sensor technology.
  • Individual adaptability

    due to support for all common bus systems and free programming with IEC modules.
  • Confirmed safety

    by means of compliance with certified safety options from secure communication and safe disconnection through to safe motion.


  • Power, communication and function distributor for MOVIMOT®
  • Up to three MOVIMOT® units may be connected via hybrid cable
  • Free programming according to IEC 61131
  • Integrated power distribution with line protection up to 6mm2
  • Optional maintenance switch
  • Optional incremental encoder connection
  • Comprehensive integrated communication interfaces:
    • PROFIBUS® (PROFIsafe optional)
    • PROFINET® IO (PROFIsafe optional)
    • DeviceNETTM
    • EtherNET/IPTM
    • Modbus/TCP
  • Comprehensive safety functionality
  • Integrated digital inputs and outputs
  • CAN/SBus interface for external components
  • Parameterizable application module cam positioning for three MOVIMOT®
  • Integrated parameter memory
  • Comprehensive diagnostics via LEDs
  • Expanded parameterization and diagnostics via MOVITOOLS® MotionStudio or fieldbus
  • Plug-in interfaces for energy, motors (power rating) and IOs
  • Robust aluminum housing
  • Degree of protection IP65
  • Approval: CE, UL and C-Tick

Technical data

  • MOVIMOT® power range 0.37 kW to 4 kW in two sizes
  • Voltage range MOVIFIT® MC3 3 x 380 V to 500 V / 50 Hz to 60 Hz
  • 12 DI + 4 DIO (DI=Digital in, DIO=Digital in/out)

Connection variants

The controller consists of an electronics unit (EBOX) and the connection unit shown here (ABOX). The MOVIFIT® connection box (ABOX) represents a large connector and is entirely passive. It is available in two designs:

MOVIFIT® standard connection box

Standard connection box (ABOX)

All cables to be connected are routed into the ABOX via cable glands and wired to terminals at this point.

MOVIFIT® hybrid connection box

The MOVIFIT® hybrid connection box (ABOX) offers the option of making various connections as a plug. All cables for power supply and the motor cables are routed into the ABOX via cable glands and wired to terminals at this point. M12 connectors are provided for digital inputs and outputs. The bus system can be connected via connectors. The bus connectors vary depending on the fieldbus used.

Function level

The function level indicates the functional scope of the software assigned to the MOVIFIT® units in terms of:

  • Software functionality
  • Processing the digital inputs and outputs
  • Local system control
  • Startup operation and diagnostics

Technology function level

Parameterizable application modules – standardized application functions

  • Standardized functions
  • Control and diagnostics via fieldbus
  • Parameterization instead of programming
  • Startup and diagnostics using MOVITOOLS® MotionStudio.

Free programming (MOVI‑PLC® / MOVITOOLS® MotionStudio)

  • Programming in accordance with IEC 61131 (e.g. in LD, FBD, IL, ST, SFC)
  • MOVITOOLS® MotionStudio with PLC Editor, Application Builder, etc.
  • Multi-level library concept
    (application and program modules of the MOVI-PLC® controller series)
  • PLCopen certified motion blocks

Functional safety

Functional safety: safetyDRIVE

Monitor and react in safety! From safe disconnection (STO) to speed-dependent safety functions (SDI, SLS). Our distributor is also available in conjunction with MOVIMOT® in various safety-related specifications and options.

Functions can be controlled via safe terminals as well as via PROFISAFE. In independent operation our safety options S12 can undertake a local evaluation, processing and disconnection of safety-related signals and functions. A higher-level safety controller is not required in independent operation.

Safety functions in the MOVIMOT®

Integrated safety technology in our MOVIMOT® gearmotor with inverter

Safety functions in accordance with IEC 61800-5-2:

  • Safe disconnection: STO
  • Safe stopping SS1 (c)
  • Approval in accordance with:
    • Category 3 according to EN 954-1:
    • Performance level d according to EN ISO 13849-1
    • SIL 2 according to IEC 61800-5-2

MOVIFIT safety options S11 and S12

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MOVIFIT® Functional safety: MOVIFIT® MC
Safety option S11 S12
Specifically, these are Safety-related electronics components with safe inputs and outputs Parameterizable option cards with safe inputs and outputs
Schematic representation MOVIFIT® MC – safety option S11
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MOVIFIT® MC – safety option S12
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Communication PROFIsafe PROFIsafe
Safety functions in accordance with EC 61800-5-2

  • Safe disconnection: STO
  • Safe stopping SS1 (c)

  • Safe disconnection: STO
  • Safe stopping (SS1(a), SS1(c))
  • Safe motion (SDI, SLS)

Safe inputs and outputs

  • 2x 2-pole safe inputs (F-DI)
  • 2x 2-pole safe outputs (F-DO)
  • 1x 2-pole safe output for safe disconnection of the drive (F-DO_STO)

Two Variants:


  • 2x 2-pole safe inputs F-DI (OSSD-capable)
  • 2 pulse outputs
  • 1x 2-pole safe outputs F-DO
  • 1x 2-pole safe output for safe disconnection of the drive (STO)


  • 2x 4 safe inputs F-DI (OSSD-capable)
  • 2 pulse outputs
  • 1x 2-pole safe output internal (STO)

Operation Fieldbus to PROFIsafe Fieldbus to PROFIsafe and independent operation
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Areas of application

Use of the MOVIFIT® MC controller in decentralized plant construction

For flexible field-oriented drive solutions with MOVIFIT® MC and MOVIMOT® the focus is on modular handling applications in the transport, logistics and automobile industry and in the food and beverage industry:

  • Pallet conveyors
  • Simple skid conveyor technology
  • Container and crate transport
  • Baggage handling

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