EtherNet/IP servo drive
The Allen-Bradley Kinetix 300 EtherNet/IP indexing servo drive from Rockwell Automation provides machine builders and end users with the ability to standardize on a single communication network for easier commissioning, configuration and startup. The control solution — including HMI, programmable automation controllers, I/O and motion — can be connected via Ethernet.
The Allen-Bradley Kinetix 300 EtherNet/IP indexing servo drive from Rockwell Automation provides machine builders and end users with the ability to standardize on a single communication network for easier commissioning, configuration and startup. With the new drive, the entire control solution — including HMI, programmable automation controllers, I/O and motion — can be connected over a standard EtherNet/IP network. With the ability to support up to five indexing types and 32 indices, the Kinetix 300 servo drive is ideal for indexing tables, intermittent horizontal and vertical form/fill/seal machines, as well as simple sleevers, case packers and erectors, company says. Combining Kinetix 300 with the Allen-Bradley MP-Series or Allen-Bradley TL Series motors and Allen-Bradley CompactLogix L23 or CompactLogix L32 controller, users get the power of a Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture system in a cost-effective package for low-axis-count motion. The drive also can work with Allen-Bradley MicroLogix processors to help deliver a machine-level solution. www.ab.com/motion Rockwell Automation
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