Lexium 32, Ethernet TCP/IP communication module

Lexium 32, Ethernet TCP/IP communication module

Lexium 32, Ethernet TCP/IP communication module

Item Number: VW3A3616



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Range of product


Product or component type

communication module

Product compatibility

Lexium 32

Sustainable offer status

Green Premium product


18 months


Range compatibility

  • Altivar Machine ATV320
  • Altivar 32
  • Lexium 32

Communication port protocol

  • Modbus TCP
  • EtherNet/IP

Net weight

0.3 kg

REACh Regulation

Reference contains Substances of Very High Concern above the threshold

EU RoHS Directive

Pro-active compliance (Product out of EU RoHS legal scope)

Mercury free


RoHS exemption information


China RoHS Regulation


Environmental Disclosure


California proposition 65

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including: Lead and lead compounds, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov


Package 1 Bare Product Quantity


Electrical connection

  • 1 connector RJ45, EtherNet/IP
  • 1 connector RJ45, Modbus TCP

Transmission rate

10/100 Mbps


IP addressing manual, BOOTP or DHCP

Exchange mode

half duplex and full duplex

Communication service

  • up to 8 connections (includes connections of Modbus TCP/Ethernet IP) for Ethernet IP/Modbus TCP
  • FDR Agent for Ethernet IP/Modbus TCP
  • read holding registers (03), 63 words max for Modbus TCP
  • read input registers (04), 63 words max for Modbus TCP
  • write single register (06) for Modbus TCP
  • write multiple registers (16), 63 words max for Modbus TCP
  • read/write multiple registers (23) for Modbus TCP
  • read device identification (43) for Modbus TCP
  • diagnostics (08) for Modbus TCP
  • I/O scanner : read/write, 6 words maximum for Modbus TCP
  • communication monitoring for Modbus TCP
  • SNMP agent for Ethernet IP
  • Master/Slave hierarchy ODVA AC drive profile and CiA 402 profile for Ethernet IP
  • fixed communication monitoring adjusted by Ethernet IP scanner adaptor (Master) for Ethernet IP

Display type

  • 1 LED for MS (Module Status)
  • 1 LED for NS (Network Status)
  • 1 LED for Ethernet port activity
  • 1 LED for Modbus TCP port activity

Unit Type of Package 1


Number of Units in Package 1


Package 1 Height

4.200 cm

Package 1 Width

6.100 cm

Package 1 Length

9.000 cm

Package 1 Weight

60.000 g

Unit Type of Package 2


Number of Units in Package 2


Package 2 Height

30.000 cm

Package 2 Width

30.000 cm

Package 2 Length

40.000 cm

Package 2 Weight

6.590 kg

PVC free

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Frequently Asked Questions

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How can I connect SoMove to an Altivar Process drive via Ethernet TCP/IP or Profinet?

Connecting SoMove to the VFD using the Ethernet network connection.

Product Line:

Ethernet IP or Profinet option installed.
VW3A3316, VW3A3320, VW3A3627 VW3A3720

Drive is not detected when attempting to connect.

See attachment for screenshots showing SoMove V2.9.4

Turn OFF your computers firewall before starting so you will have access to your Ethernet port. 
somove Ethernet 32

Edit Connection on your computers ethernet port and setup IP address in the Altivar Drive using an HMI.
Computer or PC setup:
Example setting up your PCs IP address.
Search Ethernet settings
-Change adapter options
- Choose the Ethernet port you want to use.
-Choose Properties
-Make sure IPV4 and IPV6 are both checked. 
-Double click on the IPV4 settings
-Select "Use the following IP address" and now enter in an IP address for your PCs ethernet port. 
Note this IP address needs to match your Drives IP address up to the last octet. 
Drives IP address= (for the Drive) and your PC's IP address = (your computer)
Subnet address=
-Choose ok
Somove Ethernet 1

Drive Setup
Example set your Drives IP address using the remote HMI under the Ethernet settings in the programming. 
IP address= (for the Drive) 
Subnet address=
-Power cycle your Drive after changing the IP address 

Open up Somove 2.9.4 or newer and setup your "edit connection/scan" settings.
-Click on  "edit connection/scan"
-Choose Modbus TCP double click
-Choose the advanced settings (small gear wheel icon).
-Choose More
-Choose Scan tab
-Now type in your Drives IP address example  
-Choose Single Scan and enter 1 
-Apply and OK
-Ok again 
Somove Ethernet 2

-Now Scan for the Device to see if your PC finds the Drive. 
-double click on the picture of the drive to connect and load from the device.

Somove Ethernet 3

NOTE: If your Drives ATV630 or ATV930 Firmware is version V3.3IE or above it will now include cyber security features and you will have to enter a password before connecting to the drive other Ethernet or Profinet. You can find this unique password on your HMI under the Communications menu, Embedded Ethernet configuration, and find SECE.  SECE select OK on the HMI and then select WDPE and press ok.  Your will now see your unique password example "iY^Nm9cV"
This password is temporary and will need to be changed and remembered.

The USERNAME: ADMIN (all caps)
The Password: iY^Nm9cV (for this example only) 

FAQ cyber security 1

FAQ cyber security 1a

FAQ cyber security 1n

Please read and understand before checking OK. 

Somove ethernet 4

Somove is loading settings from the Drive to your Somove on your PC. 

somove ethernet 5b

Your are now connected to the Drive when the bar across the top turn's orange. 

Somove Ethernet 6a

Please be aware that you will be required to enter a password when you connect via Ethernet or Profinet if your Process Drive is version V3.3IE or higher so if you live in an area or work for a company that does not require or mandate having a password for Ethernet or Profinet for cyber security you can disable the feature if desired.  Otherwise leave the feature active which can offer the best cyber security. 

FAQ cyber security 1b



This example should work using. 
-Ethernet TCP
-Ethernet IP



Modbus tester not able to work with ATV320+VW3A3616 using Modbus TTPC and Ethernet IP

Modbus tester is a very good tool to test the VSD-PLC communication, and helps determining which side the communication problem is from, on the VSD or PLC in system integration.

However, with tests, the modbus tester is found unable to read/write registers in ATV320/ VW3A3616 combination in Modbus TCP and Ethernet IP. The behavior is reading 0 from all registers. The issue should come from the access of assemblies of Modbus tester. No issue on the ATV600/900s, no issue on control expert and machine expert.

What is the maximum number of drives you can daisy chain using Modbus TCP/IP on an ATV32

Maximum number of drives to daisy chain

Product Line:
ATV32, ATV61 and ATV71

Modbus TCP/IP
Daisy chain part number
ATV32 - VW3A3616
ATV71 or ATV61 - VW3A3310D


The maximum number of devices is 32.  However, there may be some limitations.  Please see the attached.

What is the part number for the Ethernet IP / Modbus TCP IP option card for the ATV32 series drives?

ATV32 part number for the Ethernet IP/Modbus TCP/IP option card.

Product Line:
Altivar 32 series drives.

All models, All serial numbers.

Part number unknown.

The part number for the combination Ethernet IP/Modbus TCP/IP card for the Altivar 32 series drives is VW3A3616