BUS POSITIONING2018-02-03T11:03:09+00:00
Drive application: Bus positioning and extended bus positioning
The bus positioning module is suitable for positioning applications with a variable number of target positions.


Bus Positioning
“Bus Positioning” is available in two versions – complete or reduced function:


  • “Bus Positioning” with three (3) process data and variable preset of target position and speed.
  • “Extended Positioning via Bus” with six (6) process data and variable preset of target position, speed, and ramp.
Bus positioning applications can be found in the following sectors:


  • Materials handling
  • Trolleys
  • Hoists
  • Rail vehicles
  • Logistics
  • Storage and retrieval units
  • Transverse carriages
  • Palletizing / handling
  • Multi-axis handling robots
  • Gantries
No matter how large the variety of applications for table positioning, the wide range of functions provided by the application module provides the right solution for every task.


  • Any number of target positions can be defined and selected by means of a fieldbus/system bus.
  • The positioning speed can be selected as required using the bus.
  • Software limit switches can be defined and evaluated.
  • Either incremental encoders or absolute encoders can be evaluated as external encoders.
  • Simple connection to the master controller (PLC).
  • Guided startup and diagnostics.
Advantages at a glance:


  • User-friendly user interface.
  • Users only need to enter the parameters for bus positioning (reduction ratios, speeds, diameters).
  • Guided parameter setting process instead of complicated programming.
  • Monitor mode for optimum diagnostics.
  • Users do not need any programming experience.
  • Rapid familiarization with the system.
Set parameters instead of programming
The application module “Bus Positioning” or “Extended Positioning via Bus” is a component of the MOVITOOLS® software for the application version of MOVIDRIVE® B. A user-friendly interface guides you through the process of setting the parameters. All you have to do is enter the parameters you need for your application: for example, reduction ratios, travel speeds, driving diameters, and target positions. The application module uses this information to create the control program and loads it into the inverter.