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Bulletin 290/291/294 ArmorStart LT Distributed Motor Controller

ArmorStart LT Distributed Motor Controllers

Bulletin 290E/291E/294E ArmorStart® LT Distributed Motor Controllers are economical, compact in size, and have a lightweight design. They are ideally suited for On-Machine™ conveyor and material handling applications. With this family of controllers, you pay only for what you need without sacrificing performance or robustness. The embedded EtherNet/IP™ and Premier Integration enable seamless data and information flow from the factory floor to the enterprise level using Integrated Architecture. You can use the Studio 5000™ Logix Designer application for programming, setup, and commissioning.

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  • EtherNet/IP™ ready
  • Dual port Ethernet switch with Device Level Ring (DLR)
  • DeviceLogix™ smart component technology
  • Six user programmable I/O
  • Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) using PowerFlex® technology
  • IP66/Type 4/12 enclosure
  • Source brake patch cables offer efficient installation maintenance
  • 193-DNCT DeviceNet™ Configuration Terminals
    • Offer more diagnostics with easier commissioning and programming
    • Use configurations that you can upload, store, and download to the device
    • Provide advanced health diagnostics including a heartbeat feature


  • Bulletin 290E ArmorStart® LT Full Voltage Motor Controller with EtherNet/IP communications
  • Bulletin 291E ArmorStart LT Full Voltage Reversing Motor Controller with EtherNet/IP communications
  • Bulletin 294E ArmorStart LT Variable Frequency Drive Motor Controller with EtherNet/IP communications


  • cULus, CE Marked, ODVA

Certifications apply when product is marked. See our Product Certification site for Declarations of Conformity, certificates and other certification details.

Learn More

Is it time to go On-machine? The "On-machine" philosophy moves automation and safety controllers on to the machine itself, rather than in a centrally-located cabinet, resulting in time and space savings. Read how this philosophy has been implemented in various industries.

The ArmorStart Virtual Demo explains the benefits of the ArmorStart® Distributed Motor Controller family, including:

  • Product positioning within the product family
  • Potential savings when using the On-Machine solution
  • DeviceNet™ and EtherNet/IP™ network solutions

Not sure how to integrate ArmorStart® LT controllers into your system architecture? These training videos introduce you to adding and configuring a module and more.

Related Products


Distributed Motor Control Solutions Brochure280-BR001
ArmorStart LT Distributed Motor Controllers Selection Guide290-SG001
ArmorStart LT Distributed Motor Controller User Manual290E-UM001
ArmorStart DLR Reference Architecture Application Guide290E-AT001
IntelliTrak 500 Series Overhead Conveyor System Application GuideOEM-AP261
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  • ArmorStart LT Add-on Profile — The Add-on Profile offers quick and efficient program development with automatic tag generation, single-software configuration, and a user-friendly interface.
  • ArmorStart Savings Calculator — Use this calculator to estimate installations savings using On-Machine™ versus traditional wiring.
  • Firmware — Obtain firmware for your ArmorStart® LT controllers from the Product Compatibility & Download Center.
  • Procurement Specifications — Visit our online resource to find the procurement specifications for this product.
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