The new Allen-Bradley Kinetix 350 single-axis EtherNet/IP servo drive from Rockwell Automation delivers high-performance motion control on EtherNet/IP. The drive can lower the cost of deploying integrated motion on low-axis machines as found in applications such as indexing tables, process skids, case packers, erectors and packaging machines.
When used with the Allen-Bradley CompactLogix 5370 Series of programmable automation controllers (PACs) and the Allen-Bradley PanelView Plus human-machine interfaces, the Kinetix 350 drive provides a cost-effective entry into the Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture system. Leveraging a single design environment, the Integrated Architecture system scales from 200–10,000 I/O, giving machine builders the portability to migrate existing machine designs into new, higher-end machine designs and vice versa.
Paul Sipe, product manager, Rockwell Automation, says: "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. 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."
To help protect personnel and increase productivity, the Kinetix 350 servo drive is equipped with safe torque-off (STO) functionality. With the safe-off capability, tasks such as machine setup, cleaning, removal of jams and other maintenance tasks that previously required power-down conditions can now be accomplished without shutting down. Instead, the drive output can be disabled, allowing faster machine restarts.
The Kinetix 350 servo drive is available with a power range of 400W to 3kW to meet a wide array of global machine requirements, including support for 120V AC input.
To find out more about the new Allen-Bradley Kinetix 350 single-axis EtherNet/IP servo drive from Rockwell Automation, go to the website at www.rockwellautomation.co.uk.