Lexium MDrive Ethernet TCP/IP products supporting Modbus are available in two motor styles:
Both stepper motor styles are available in open loop, closed loop or with a multi-turn absolute encoder.
Lexium MDrive Ethernet rotary motor products with Modbus are available in standard sizes: NEMA 17, NEMA 23 & NEMA 34.
Lexium MDrive Ethernet external shaft linear actuator products with Modbus are available in standard sizes: NEMA 17 & NEMA 23.
How to set up a Lexium MDrive Ethernet to communicate over Modbus/TCP to a Maple Systems HMI using the Lexium MDrive Software Suite and Maple’s EasyBuilder 5000 software.
How to set up a Lexium MDrive Ethernet to communicate over Modbus/TCP Pro-face HMI using the Lexium MDrive Software Suite and Pro-face’s GP-Pro EX software.
Getting started tutorials
Modbus/TCP is one of the most widely used industrial Ethernet solution for factory automation. The MODBUS protocol was originally developed in 1979 by Modicon to be used to communicate over RS232 and RS485. MODBUS/TCP is a TCP/IP adaptation of the MODBUS-RTU protocol using the standard TCP/IP stack. MODBUS is a client/server protocol. Services are provided via function codes to read or write data in bit or word form. MODBUS/TCP is used in 22% of industrial Ethernet networks, making it compatible with a large array of devices.
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