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ABB Motion control overview


Powering machine innovations

Motion made easy.

ABB offers a range of motion products and machine control solutions for diverse industrial applications such as labeling, packaging, bottling, pick and place, laser cutting/trimming, stacking, cut-to-length, flying shear, web feeders and high speed rotary wrappers.

With global representation and established proven technology we help manufacturers reduce energy consumption, increase equipment uptime, minimize maintenance and increase productivity.

Our range of motion control products, inlcude versatile drives that work with most major controllers, and our intellignet programmable drives and NextMove motion ccontrollers provide a complete motion solution for machine automation. Products include:

Motion control solutions

  • Multi-axis motion controllers
  • Servo drives: Single and three phase
  • Programmable Servo drives
  • Servo motors
  • Software tools

ABB's broader product line also includes

  • Operator panels here
  • Inverter and vector drives here
  • Machine safety products here
  • Control products / panel equipment here
  • Robotics here
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Servo drive products

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105 - 264VAC 1 or 3 phase - MicroFlex e190

ABB’s new MicroFlex e190 servo drive and e-Series servo motors, ensure optimized machine designs for a variety of motion applications.

230 - 480 VAC 3 phase- MotiFlex e180

MotiFlex e180 is a versatile drive with four frame 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.

Ethernet Powerlink servodrives 105-264 VAC Powerlink Servo Drives 480VAC



Motion controllers

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Ethernet Powerlink Multi-axis Motion controller

NextMove e100 - Ethernet Powerlink manager, CANopen, USB, RS232/485 and digital and analog IO

Panel-mount multi-axis Motion controller for stepper and analog axis control

NextMove ESB-2 - 8 axis controller with CANopen, Serial port, USB, digital and analog IO

ABB Micro and Machinery drives

For larger powers and industrial drives, AC motor microdrives see our broader ABB drives range which includes ACS880, ACS480, ACS380 for machinery applications

or visit within the 'low voltage drives' section

ABB Micro & Machinery Drives

Servo motor information


Legacy Motors*

*Not recomended for new applications

ABB servo products deliver benefits to a broad range of applications

Metal cutting / forming Plastics machinery Textile machinery Packaging



Flexible connectivity and machine control solutions

MicroFlex and MotiFlex servo drives combined with e-Series motors as part 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.

Matched performance, unrivaled flexibility

MicroFlex e190 and MotiFlex e180 can be used for stand-alone single axis control, in centralized systems for multi-axis control or as the master drive controlling other drives and axis. Simple indexing , electronic gearing and task such as registration control and flying shear motion can all be implemented by motion programming.