Compact drives

VEMoDRIVE Compact - motor and converter as a compact unit

Compact drives are characterised by high energy and resource efficiency, as well as outstanding flexibility. They offer numerous benefits compared to a solution with built-on converter:

  • Converter is mounted on the motor ⇒ no separate mounting space for the converter
  • High vibration strength and high degree of protection as standard ⇒ long service life
  • No output filter required
  • Only unshielded power cables required
  • Minimised costs for mounting, installation and commissioning

VEMoDRIVE Compact is available with the same options as a classic drive system with a separate motor and frequency converter. Options for the frequency converter include above all external control units and communication interfaces (e.g. bus interfaces), as well as input-output and control modules. For the motor, the common options are alternative types of construction, higher degrees of protection, forced ventilation and the integration of brakes and encoders. Brake activation and evaluation of the encoder signals by the converter can be enabled upon request.

VEMoDRIVE Compact with motors of efficiency class IE2*

  • ME1R, ME2R, self-ventilated
  • ME1F, ME2F, forced ventilation

VEMoDRIVE Compact with motors of efficiency class IE3*

  • M41R, M42R self-ventilated
  • M41F, M42F forced ventilation

*Motors meet IE2 or IE3 requirements in mains-fed operation


Technical details

SystemCompact drive system for general applications
Sizes71 to 200
Output range0.37 to 30 kW
Efficiency classes acc. to IEC 60034-30The motors of VEMoDRIVE Compact systems meet the requirements of efficiency class IE2 in mains-fed operation as standard (optionally IE3).
Speeds3.000, 1.500 and 1.000 rpm
Degrees of protectionIP 54 or IP55, optionally IP 56, IP 66 (depending on type of converter), acc. to EN 60034-5 (IEC 60034-5)
Types of constructionIM B3, IM B35, IM B5, IM B14, IM B34 and derived types acc. to EN 60034-7
Types of coolingAccording to EN 60034-6 (IEC 60034-6)
  • Self-ventilated, IC 411
  • Forced ventilation, IC 416