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PacDrive 3 LMC Pro / LMC Eco

For automating machines/lines with 0 - 99 servo axes / robots

Part of Modicon

With the PacDrive 3 LMC Pro and LMC Eco series controllers, MachineStruxure offers a scalable hardware platform for complete automation solutions, including a logic and motion/robotics component.

Scalable controller performance for machines with 0 to 99 servo axes - as well as embedded robotics
  • Features

    Starting with controllers for synchronizing up to four servo axes, PacDrive provides scalable performance for synchronizing up to 99 servo axes (at a 1 ms network update rate), and up to 255 virtual axes.
    All controllers are software-compatible, since all have identical Schneider Electric Logic Motion Runtime software. Users can program up to 4,096 dynamic electronic cam disks operating in parallel.
    The program can switch between electronic cam disks during operation. All controllers have an integrated PLC (5 μsec for 1000-bit instructions).

    One integrated, scalable automation platform

    • PLC, motion/robotics and IT functionality, no additional and/or proprietary hardware required for the complete machine (incl. robotics)
    • Scalable Controller performance from 0 to 99 servo drives (in parallel up to 250 virtual axes) and embedded robots
    • 4096 dynamic electronic cam disks can be operated in parallel
    • 1 msec network update rate for 99 servo axes
    • Integrated high speed I/O - externally expandable

    Communication according to international standards

    • Fully Ethernet-based communication with Sercos for I/O- motion (robotics)- and safe communication
    • supporting other RT Ethernet solutions, standard IEC field busses and as well TCP/IP communication
    • supports international protocol standards for vertical integration, remote maintenance and web services,

    One Engineering software for the complete machine  life cycle

    • One  CoDeSys based programming tool – SoMachine
    • One machine program compliant to IEC 61131-3 for controlling the complete machine
    • SoMachine Tools for supporting  the whole engineering process with PacDrive controllers, including commissioning, diagnostics and maintenanceenergy efficiency approaches
    • Application libraries and open source software available
    • Libraries for implementing the guidelines of PackML and Weihenstephan standard
    • FDA and PLCopen compliant library functions


    A basis for sustainable automation solutions
    PacDrive controllers are designed for centralized system architectures.  This centralized approach offers significant benefits, including  shorter engineering times, reduced system complexity, and shorter maintenance times for PacDrive-based automation solutions :
    • Modular hardware and software  design for greater transparency
    • Fully-integrated software designs with one tool concept for programming PLC and motion/robotics functionalities
    • Program simulation without any real servo axis for faster development and commissioning
    • Integrated diagnostic functions such as data logger and oscilloscope for quick and precise diagnosis
    • Plug-and-play solution with automatic parameterizing/firmware adaption of (Sercos) components for shorter maintenance times


    PacDrive LMC controllers meet the typical requirements for automating economically a wide range of production and packaging machinery, as well as material handling and assembly system.


    • Pluggable connector moduls for integration of additional fieldbus/Ethernet interface cards in PacDrive  LMC Eco controllers
    • All program and configuration data for an LMC Pro series controller can be transferred in a sinlge, simple operation
    • Slot for SD card in the front panel of the PacDrive Eco controller series
    • PacDrive 3 is Schneider Electric´s automation solutin for motion centric machines
    • LEDs and system messages displayed in plaintext provide information on error locations

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