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MotiFlex e180 delivers versatile motion control performance, capability and dependability to power machine innovations. Flexible connectivity with Ethernet and motor feedback technologies is highly integrated and optimized for demanding motion applications. With the MINT WorkBench PC tool you
can quickly and easily customize the drive to the exact control requirements of your machine

Versatile drive

MotiFlex e180 is a versatile drive with four frames sizes and nominal currents from 2.3 to 40 A with 200% servo-duty. It can be used for stand-alone single axis control, in decentralized motion systems as positioning drives and in high performance centralized control systems with AC500 EtherCAT solutions.

Versatile Drive

Flexible Ethernet connectivity

The integrated and flexible Ethernet interface enables real-time connectivity with EtherCAT and POWERLINK protocols. In addition EtherNet/IPTM, Modbus TCP and RAW Ethernet are supported. Simply select the protocol by switches on the drive.

Integrated feedback connectivity

The drive can be can be connected to practically all motion-oriented feedback devices as standard, including incremental and absolute encoders, as well as rugged resolvers. A secondary encoder input and buffered encoder output is included for dual loop operation and line-shaft following functions.

I/O – digital and analog

The drive’s I/O is used for configurable drive functions, such as end limits or home sensor or motor brake control or within MINT programming for typical machine functions such as push buttons. 2 x latch inputs are provided for microsecond precision position latching for product or print registration.

Easy PC tool

Why make it complicated? MINT WorkBench PC tool offers fast and easy drive setup and use. You can rapidly set up and customize the drive with the wizard based configuration and motion programming.

Embedded safety

Enhance human and machine safety and maximize machine uptime with safe torque off (STO) embedded as
standard with performance level PL e and safety integrity level SIL 3.


Memory unit

The compact memory unit stores drive’s settings, parameters and application programs. Prepare drive settings offsite, manage functionality levels or move settings from one drive
to another.

MotiFlex e180 - Powering machine innovation

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Versatile drive delivers benefits to a broad range of applications

Metal cutting / forming Plastics machinery Textile machinery Packaging



Flexible connectivity and machine control solutions

MotiFlex e180 is a member of ABB’s motion control solutions including human-machine interfaces (HMI), programmable logic controllers (PLC), safety technology and extending to multi-axis motion controllers, high performance servo drives, and rotary servo motors. All of which seamlessly integrate to provide complete machine control solutions.


The versatile performer

MotiFlex e180 can be flexibly used for stand-alone single axis control, in centralized systems for multi-axis control or as the master drive controlling other drives and axis. It provides dynamic control for both rotary servo motors and linear motors. Flexible connectivity over Ethernet and to different motor feedback technologies is highly integrated and optimized for demanding motion control applications


Additional Features:

  • Embedded Ethernet including EtherCAT®, Modbus TCP and Ethernet/IP
  • EtherCAT conformance certified by ETG
  • Powerful MINT programming for single axis motion applications
  • Safe torque off (STO) as standard - to IEC 61800-5-2, SIL3 PLe
  • MINT WorkBench provides configuration via Ethernet TCP/IP
  • Three phase operation 230 -580 V AC
  • Control of both rotary and linear servo motors
  • Universal Feedback options include: Hiperface DSL, Incremental Encoder + Halls, SSI (Synchronous Serial Interface), BiSS, EnDat 2.1/2.2, SmartAbs, 1 V pk-pk Sin/Cos,resolver
  • Secondary encoder input for line shaft following or dual loop control (position / velocity and commutation)
  • 10 x digital inputs. Opto-isolated 24 V.
  • 2 inputs can be programmed to capture axis position within 1 micro-second (feedback device dependant)
  • 7 x digital outputs. Opto-isolated 24 V PNP. 50 mA per channel.
  • 2x +/-10 V analog inputs 1 x +/-10 V analog output
  • Auto-tuning, wizard based configuration and software oscilloscope facilities via MINT WorkBench for Windows
  • Notch filters to combat mechanical resonance
  • 7 segment LED status indicator and LED communications status
  • PC Developer libraries supplied free of charge for host PC interface development (via TCP/IP communications)