EC: Allen-Bradley Kinetix 6500 servo drive

Motion Control - servo drives - Rockwell Automation Allen-Bradley Kinetix 6500 servo drive. The new Allen-Bradley Kinetix 6500 servo drive from Rockwell Automation features embedded EtherNet/IP technology for integrated motion control, eliminating the need for a dedicated motion network. This is a Control Engineering 2011 Engineers' Choice (EC) nominee.

11/01/2010


Allen-Bradley Kinetix 6500 servo drive - The new Allen-Bradley Kinetix 6500 servo drive features embedded EtherNet/IP technology for integrated motion control, eliminating the need for a dedicated motion network. This is a Control Engineering 2011 Engineers' Choice (EC) nominee.The Kinetix 6500 is the first high-performance, modular servo drive to leverage embedded EtherNet/IP technology for integrated motion control. This drive has proven ideal for applications where high performance, efficiency and safety are crucial. The EtherNet/IP drive eliminates the need for a dedicated motion network, helping manufacturers move to a single network infrastructure.  

Integrated Motion on EtherNet/IP in the Kinetix 6500 servo drive uses CIP Motion, an extension of the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP) from ODVA. CIP Motion technology combines the requirements of deterministic, real-time, closed-loop motion control, offering full compliance with Ethernet standards, including IEEE 802.3 and TCP/IP.  

Position, speed and torque loops can be set within the new Kinetix 6500 servo drive, delivering an open, high-bandwidth solution for motion control. Add the power of ODVA's CIP Sync technology, the IEEE-1588 compliant Precision Clock Synchronization, and multiple axes can be coordinated for precise, synchronized motion control.

The Kinetix 6500 drive also offers advanced safety features, such as safe stop, zero speed monitoring, safe direction monitoring and safe maximum acceleration monitoring. For applications such as clean-in-place for food producers or roller cleaning on a printing machine, safe-speed technology can help avoid injury to personnel while maximizing machine uptime. Operators and maintenance workers can clean equipment while the machine is still running, helping to speed up the cleaning process and providing greater machine availability.  

The drive's innovative modular structure helps provide an adaptable platform for future machine enhancements, such as an increased power range. Using interchangeable control modules, an axis can easily transition from safe torque off to advanced safety functionality, helping users more easily adapt machine design to new market trends while reducing upgrade costs by up to 50%.

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