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Servodrives simplify machine design and optimise performance

09 November, 2020

Rockwell Automation has announced a family of servodrives designed to simplify machine design and optimise performance throughout a machine’s lifecycle. The Allen-Bradley Kinetix 5300 drives are aimed at global machine-builders looking to boost performance and adopt a single environment – Rockwell’s Studio 5000 – for control and motion programming of all of their drives. They will able to re-use code from other Kinetix drives, and to streamline the design and commissioning process.

When paired with Rockwell’s new TLP motors, the drives offer a coordinated platform machine for applications including electronics assembly, packaging and converting, printing and web operations.

The CIP Motion drives integrate with Rockwell’s Logix controllers, supporting smart tuning capabilities that adjust automatically for changes in inertia and resonance, thus helping to optimise machine performance and simplify maintenance.

“Our expanded portfolio provides machine-builders with a complete family of scalable servodrives for diverse applications,” says Bill Kegley, Rockwell’s director of motion control product management. “Now with the addition of the Kinetix 5300 to our family of servodrives, we are in a position to deliver truly scalable and intelligent motion solutions that help our customers achieve productivity and sustainability for a wider range of applications.”

Rockwell's new servodrives are aimed at global machine-builders

Rockwell hopes that the new drives will help it to boost growth in emerging markets in Asia, as well as in mature markets in Europe. Combined with other members of the Kinetix family, the company now offers a complete range of servodrives for everything from small, standalone machines to large, complex systems.

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