Rockwell Automation announced the release of its new Allen-Bradley Armor PowerFlex AC variable frequency drives for industrial motor control applications. The on-machine drives provide quicker installation, On-Machine Drivessimpler commissioning and predictive maintenance. As an on-machine solution, the Armor PowerFlex drives move controls and hardware out of a cabinet and onto the machine, closer to the application. This can help industrial companies to simplify machine designs and minimize costs and time to deploy. The drives are also designed for harsh environments, where reducing installation time and costs are very critical. The smart drives include an embedded EtherNet/IP dual-port switch, which provides faster collection of real-time data. The drives also monitor component life, allowing users to predict and schedule component replacements to help avoid costly unscheduled downtime. The Armor PowerFlex drives give users a motor control solution that replaces multiple components for easier integration into automation systems. The drives are available in standard and safety models. Both options provide built-in, dual-port EtherNet/IP and CIP Security functionality, and the safety option provides advanced safety functionality.
TALLAHASSEE, FL – Advanced Manufacturing International (AMI) has been awarded a $2M grant