The Powerflex 527 AC Drives take a new approach to integration.
They are the first AC drives completely integrated with Allen-Bradley Logix controllers and exclusively configured and programmed in the Rockwell Software Studio 5000 environment.
Using a single software tool, this combination of products allows you to reduce cost and engineering time while developing a more competitive machine.
The Powerflex 527 Variable Frequency Drive is an ideal complement to machines using Allen-Bradley CompactLogix, ControlLogix or GuardLogix PACs and Allen-Bradley Kinetix servo drives.
The Powerflex 527 drives offer a lower-cost solution for machines and applications – such as pumps, fans, infeed and outfeed conveyors – that need simple speed control for induction motors.
The servo drives handle the more precise control operations involving speed, torque and position control.
The Powerflex 527 has ratings of 0.4 to 22 kW/ 0.5 to 30 Hp in global voltage classes from 100-600V to meet a wide range of applications.
The new level of integration uses the pre-defined motion instruction sets within Studio 5000 for machine control and motor synchronisation.
Once programmed, drive configuration files can more easily be transferred to a new machine without painstaking line-by-line copying.
Logix Programmable Automation Controllers (PACs) can automatically detect a replaced drive and download all configuration settings over Ethernet/IP, helping reduce downtime.
A choice of safety options for hardwired or network Safe Torque-Off helps protect personnel and assets.
Having the controller manage safety helps reduce the hardware, wiring and labour costs associated with implementing a SIL 3/PLe safety solution.
It also reduces panel space and allows access to more diagnostic data on machine safety faults and causes, without requiring contactors or relays.
If you’re looking for ways to improve machine performance while reducing costs and complexity, you’re not alone.
The Allen-Bradley Powerflex 527 AC Drives have features that will help you simplify how you design, develop and deliver your machines. Call 01244 288138 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.