With Lexium 32i, Schneider Electric presents an integrated stand-alone servo drive for machine and plant engineering. It combines the Lexium 32 servo drive and the Lexium BMH servo motor in a single unit. The servo drive is not installed in the control cabinet, but directly in the machine. This reduces the installation effort and makes shielded motor cables unnecessary. The benefits comprise increased flexibility, simplified engineering, less wiring and reduced energy costs.
The compact servo drive Lexium 32i is based on a strictly modular design which allows for the configuration of numerous individual drive versions with just a few components. This way, Lexium 32i combines the advantages of an integrated servo drive – less engineering and installation effort as well as reduced space requirements in the control cabinet – with an unprecedented degree of flexibility in customizing drives to meet individual needs.
Lexium 32i is available with 70 and 100 millimeter motor flanges. The drive is supplied with either 110 to 230 VAC single-phase or 208 to 480 VAC three-phase. Two versions are provided for fieldbus and input/output connections: industrial connectors or screw terminals. With EtherCAT or CANopen, two standard communication protocols are available for communication between the drive and the master controller. EtherCAT or CANmotion can be used as communication protocols for synchronous applications. With the available sizes, fieldbus interfaces, motor power and connection possibilities, Lexium 32i is an extremely flexible, decentralized drive system in the power range of up to 2.2 kW.