Effective Connectivity Solutions with LioN-Link Motion Drive Control

Direct current drives are increasingly being utilized in many areas of automation technology for a wide variety of tasks. The advantages are obvious – small, compact, energy efficient drives with a high degree of performance efficiency. From a cost perspective, these drives often represent a good alternative to other solutions.


However, integration into a uniform bus concept is often difficult. The components needed for this purpose are not readily available. This gap has now been filled by a new module in the LioN-Link family from Lumberg Automation™ – Motion Drive Control. This system makes it possible to set up the connection between drives and the various bus systems.

LioN-Link I/O Module with 8 Digital Inputs and 4 Digital or Analog Outputs (Motion Drive Control)

The new module is equipped with four outlets that can be configured for brushless (EC) motors as well as for brush loaded (DC) motors and all types of digital actuators such as direct current motors or valves. Some of the special
features of the LioN-Link Motion module include dynamic rpm control, parameterizable start/ stop ramps for EC motors and an integrated brake resistance for DC motors.


These parameters can also be modified at any time during operation when a suitable control system is utilized. The demand for increased dynamics and maximum possible flexibility has been met as a result.

  • The module provides eight digital inputs. The wiring complexity is thus minimized for the sensor system allocated.
  • The good diagnostics capability is of course included with the Motion Drive Control distribution box. As a result, motor and sensor faults can be diagnosed according to channel, both visually and in the form of software messages.
  • Resistance to vibrations and shocks
  • IP 67 protecton

The LioN-Link I/ O fieldbus system not only facilitates secure data communication, but also contributes to the efficient operation of machines and systems, however the field wiring may look. With LioN-Link it is always possible to implement customized solutions.

Advantages for Conveyor Manufacturers

  • Activation via Profibus with diagnostic functionality and fault management
  • Easy commissioning and installation thanks to minimal wiring complexity with M8/M12 connectors
  • Variable motor roller running characteristics with acceleration and deceleration profiles, which can be optimized specifically for the product to be conveyed
  • Interface to other fieldbus systems and Ethernet technologies

Advantages for System Users

  • Reduced operating costs, e.g. energy saving or control optimized utilization of rollers
  • Minimal investment costs, good price/performance ratio thanks to an optimum control concept
  • Low maintenance costs thanks to standardized components. Rapid replacement through utilization of M8 /M12 connectors

Advantages for System Integrators and Machine Builders

  • Very good diagnostics capability
  • Low servicing costs loss thanks to durability and reliability
  • LioN-Link: one system for all inputs and outputs plus motor control

LioN-Link I/O Module with 8 Digital Inputs and 4 Digital or Analog Outputs (Motion Drive Control)

Designation   Description
0942 UEM 783 8 IN/4 OUT (digital oder analog) LioN-Link Motion module with 8 digital inputs and 4 universal outputs that can be configured for the connection of brushless motors, DC motors or for valves. System specific specifications such as speed and acceleration/deceleration can be transmitted via the DP-V1 protocol (Only with 0940 PSL 602). Power supply is via a connecting cable with 7/8" connector.
0940 PSL 602 LioN-Link-BusHead Profibus-Slave: LioN-Link BusHead IP 67 bus coupler module for the connection between the higher level fieldbus and the fieldbus independent I/O modules

Key Features

  • Networking across multiple segments
  • Each conveying zone is divided into segments. Multiple rollers are combined in each segment, i.e. communication with the bus system beyond this segment is possible
  • Utilization of standard sensors
  • Reduced wiring complexity through the use of connectors
  • Only one 24 V network, no AC network and no pneumatic components required
  • Energy saving (savings potential can be realized with effective motor control, as the motors are only started when they are needed)
  • Dynamic rpm control (acceleration and deceleration) allows soft startup and braking of the rollers
  • Comprehensive diagnostics options
  • Up to 10,000 motors with one fieldbus master
  • LioN-Link: a compact system for I/O and motor control

Technical Data

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