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June 2020

Product Change Notification Letter

Affected Products:

Ethernet-based Lexium MDrive (LMD) rotary and linear, regular and high-torque motor products.
Affected products are included in the part number configurations:
• LMDxE42x *
• LM*xE57x *
• LMDxE85x *
*Variations to the base model part numbers shown are also applicable.
Lexium MDrive support software:
• Lexium Software Suite – REV. 1.0.1.8
Lexium MDrive firmware:
• REV. 2.4.0.6

Effective Date: June 30, 2020

Device Identification: Ethernet-based LMD products programmed and shipped with ‘Cybersecurity Enabled’ are clearly marked with [CSE]visible in a black rectangle with white lettering on each product’s data matrix label.

Description & Purpose: Schneider Electric follows local regulations and uses additional industry established frameworks to conform to
cybersecurity standards. Schneider Electric also takes an active part in the evolution of today’s industrial cybersecurity
standards, contributing to these standards and frameworks. In accordance with US California Senate Bill No. 327, and
under direct guidance from Schneider Electric, Schneider Electric Motion USA has implemented a level of cyber-secure
protection in the Ethernet based Lexium MDrive product line in order to protect these products from outside cyberattacks.
Ethernet-based Lexium MDrive products shipped after June 30, 2020, will include cybersecurity protection that requires
additional configuration on setup with Schneider Electric Motion’s Lexium Software Suite, specifically the Lexium
MDrive Ethernet interface utility.

Recommended Action:Additional reference materials are available at: https://sembetasite.com/
Materials include application note, instructional video, user manuals, software, firmware.

Inquiry: Please contact SEM at (860) 295-6102 with any questions or concerns.

April 2020

Product End-of-Life Notification Letter

Affected Products: See PDF

Effective Date: June 30, 2020

Device Identification: All legacy MDrivePlus Ethernet-based integrated rotary and linear motors including standard, Hybrid (Accustep), and custom. Also, MDrivePlus Ethernet Gateway products. A comprehensive product part number list is included at the end of this notification letter, however, not every affected part number is detailed. Please direct specific part number inquiries to your Regional Sales Manager.

Description & Purpose: New CyberSecurity requirements put into law from “US California Senate Bill No. 327 Information Privacy: Connected Devices” impact all legacy MDrivePlus Ethernet-based products, which has resulted in the decision to discontinue them.

Recommended Action: Please review any applications where you may be using one of the affected products. Again, a comprehensive product part number list is included at the end of this notification letter, however, not every affected part number is detailed. Please direct specific part number inquiries to your Regional Sales Manager. They can assist you by providing answers and, in many cases, recommending replacement products.

Customers have the opportunity to place significant last-time-buys (LTB). However, SEM is unable to deliver product shipments after June 30, 2020 due to the new CyberSecurity Law now in effect, and the non-conformance of these specific products to that law.

Inquiry: Please contact SEM at (860) 295-6102 with any questions or concerns.

July 2019

Lexium MDrive, Programmable Motion and Ethernet, Firmware Update

Affected Products: See PDF

Effective Date: July 31, 2019

Device Identification: Products with serial numbers containing 212 or lower as the first three characters and 19 as the fourth and fifth character. Additionally, any affected products with the numbers 18 or lower as the fourth and fifth character. Example: 36419XXXX is not affected by this notice, while 01519XXXX and 30018XXXX are affected.

Description & Purpose: Schneider Electric Motion USA (SEM) has issued an update to open loop and closed loop Programmable Motion and Ethernet Lexium MDrive products utilizing firmware version 6.012. This change includes general updates and bug fixes. There is no known impact to product’s form, fit, or function; however, users should evaluate these changes in their systems. SEM recommends any units currently in the field be updated to the latest revision of the firmware.

Version Change 6.012 6.013

Recommended Action: Please visit our website to download and install updated firmware: https://sembetasite.com/dloads/firmware/.

Inquiry: Please contact SEM at (860) 295-6102 with any questions or concerns.

January 2019

Absolute MDrive Firmware Update from V7.001 to V7.002

Affected Products: LMDAEXXX, LMDAEXXXC, LMDAMXXX, LMDAMXXXC, LMHAEXXX, LMHAEXXXC,LMHAMXXX, LMHAMXXXC

Effective Date: December 6, 2018

Recommended Action: Please visit our website to download and install updated firmware: https://sembetasite.com/dloads/firmware/

Inquiry:  Please contact your SEM Regional Sales Manager for questions or concerns. Thank you for your continued support and please do not hesitate to contact us with any additional questions.

Device Identification: Affected products with serial numbers containing 340 or lower as the first three digits. Example: 36418XXXX is not affected while 30018XXXX is affected.

Description & Purpose: Schneider Electric Motion USA (SEM) has issued an update to Absolute MDrive products utilizing firmware version 7.001. This change was implemented to improve manufacturability of the product and there is no known impact to field operation of the product. This change will not affect the product’s form, fit, or function. SEM recommends any units currently in the field be updated to the latest revision of the firmware.

May 2018

Product affected: Lexium MDrive:
New, unpainted end-bell on the left
New, unpainted end-bell on the left
LMD NEMA 23 & 34 products are changing to unpainted motor end bells, where currently they are painted black. While this may appear as a cosmetic change, it serves a more important role in ensuring greater electrical contact for the products during assembly. This change has no effect on product form, fit or function.