Founded in 1986 as Intelligent Motion Systems (IMS) and acquired by Schneider Electric in 2008, the organization’s commitment is to Excellence in Motion. As an R&D driven company, our experienced team of Connecticut-based engineers continue to develop innovative solutions in brushless motor technology and electronic controls for applications demanding highly precise, controlled movement in areas including medical instruments, lab automation, assembly, robotics, semiconductor manufacturing, packaging, laser marking and pick-and-place.
MDrive, as the world leading integrated motor brand, offers the widest range of products and features including: MDrivePlus, MDrive Linear Actuators, and Lexium MDrive. Motor sizes range from NEMA 14 to 34, with standard and custom products available to meet the needs of new and existing applications. Communication options include RS-422/485 serial, CANopen, EtherNet/IP, Profinet and ModbusTCP. Ingress protection ratings from IP20 to IP65 are available. And, while integrated motors benefit machine builders with reduced size, cost and maintenance, closed-loop MDrive products also deliver enhanced performance, energy savings and lower heat.
IMS recently introduced its hMTechnology, which monitors motor shaft position in sub-microsecond increments, closing the feedback loop and eliminating many negatives traditionally associated with stepper systems. Without increasing product size, closed loop Lexium MDrive products blend stepper and servo motor benefits, delivering enhanced performance including:
- Lower energy consumption and cooler operating temperatures
- Higher torque from smaller motors for economic efficiency
- Real time closed loop control, eliminating loss of synchronization
- Lower cost option to servo motors in many applications