Rockwell Announces Allen Bradley Kinetix VPC Servo Motors

rockwell_automation_logoRockwell Automation has announced Allen‑Bradley Kinetix VPC servo motors. With the line of Allen Bradley Kinetix VPC servo motors from Rockwell Automation, manufacturers may be able to run machines at higher speeds and higher torque.

040317_Rockwell AutomationA cooling fan and cooling fins on the motor provide increased torque and power output. In addition, encoder options provide responsive control.

The Kinetix VPC servo motor is designed to help reduce machine downtime in multiple ways. It uses larger bearings to improve L10 bearing life by up to 60 percent. An optional single cable for power and feedback helps reduce installation, setup and maintenance time compared to dual-cable motors. In addition, a quick-change fan is field-replaceable, which helps maintain maximum machine uptime.

The motor line meets or exceeds IE4 efficiency ratings. When used with the Kinetix 5700 servo drive, the Kinetix VPC servo motor can also help manufacturers use less current.

Rockwell Automation designed an integrated foot-mount option for the Kinetix VPC motor, which provides an alternative to the traditional, flange-mount method. This is beneficial in many applications where foot mounting is preferred.

The Kinetix VPC servo motor is currently designed only for use with the Kinetix 5700 servo drive. Rockwell Automation plans to evaluate functionality with other drives in the future.

As part of the Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture platform, the Kinetix VPC servo motor and Kinetix 5700 drive are programmed using the Rockwell Software Studio 5000 design environment. This integrated design approach can help speed up machine deployments and reduce the likelihood of manual errors.

About Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation Inc. is headquartered in Milwaukee, WI. It employs approximately 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

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