Rockwell Automation’s (www.rockwellautomation.com) Allen-Bradley Kinetix 350 single-axis EtherNet/IP servo drive offers high-performance motion control for the EtherNet/IP industrial Ethernet network. The servo drive promises to minimize the cost of deploying integrated motion on low-axis machines used in applications like process skids, indexing tables, erectors, packaging and case packers.
“By leveraging EtherNet/IP for control and motion, machine builders can help their customers effectively integrate machine-level data with business-level data for improved management and decision-making,” said Paul Sipe, Product Manager at Rockwell Automation.
Sipe added that “the Kinetix 350 on EtherNet/IP also helps machine builders reuse code to reduce their design, installation and commissioning time. This leaves more time and funds to focus on innovation that will drive business growth.”
In order to increase productivity and protect personnel at the same time, the Kinetix 350 servo drive comes equipped with safe, torque-off functionality. Without the need to shut down, the safe-off capability can help accomplish tasks like machine setup, removal of jams, cleaning and other maintenance tasks which used to require power-down conditions. The drive output can instead be disabled to make machine restart quicker.
Meeting global requirements, the Kinetix 350 servo drive provides an available power range from 400W to 3kW, keeping up with the support for 120-volt AC input, that is distinctive to power outlets set up in non-industrial settings.
The Kinetix 350 servo drive efficiently provides entry to the Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture system, when paired with Allen-Bradley PanelView Plus human-machine interfaces and CompactLogix 5370 Series of programmable automation controllers.
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