Rockwell unveils PowerFlex 755

26 November 2008

Rockwell Automation has reacted to changing global standards and certifications with the launch of a new AC drive. The PowerFlex 755 AC is the first model to be released from the Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 750 series and incorporates new safety functions and features designed to boost integration.

Anthony Newkirk, Drives product manager of Rockwell Automation, said: ‘The application flexibility and simple integration make this drive ideal for machine builders and system integrators looking to reduce engineering costs, deliver machines to market faster, and meet end user demand for safer and higher performance machines.’

DeviceLogix control is embedded in the drive and combines inputs and/or outputs and local logic functions to determine the drive’s behavior. Furthermore, embedded Ethernet is designed for easy configuration, control and collection of drive data over EtherNet/IP networks.

Rockwell says downtime can be minimized with functionality that gives users the ability to configure the drive to provide advanced notification of operating data for drive cooling fans, I/O relay cycles, motor run time hours and advanced warning of potential faults.

In addition, safety options, include Safe Torque-Off and Safe Speed Monitoring, embedded into the drive, in a bid to help customers reduce overall system costs, protect personnel and equipment and improve productivity.

The PowerFlex 755 is designed with a slot based mechanical architecture allowing customers, to “build” the drive with various options for I/O, feedback, safety, communications, and auxiliary control power as their application requires.

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