Motor Controller with I/O offers diagnostic capabilities.

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Allen-Bradley SMC Flex motor controller provides 2 inputs and 4 outputs to help control processes and monitor motor systems from networked soft-starter. This moves control of some industrial processes closer to motor, minimizing wiring and programming requirements. Along with internal bypass contactor that reduces maintenance and cooling needs, product features replaceable control modules, fans, and power poles.




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New Motor Controller with Integrated I/O from Rockwell Automation Offers Enhanced Diagnostic, Control Capabilities



Allen-Bradley SMC Flex motor controller helps boost productivity and reduce maintenance costs with improved monitoring and control

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 31, 2005 - A new motor controller with integrated I/O from Rockwell Automation offers improved monitoring and control capabilities to help users boost productivity and reduce maintenance time and costs. With two inputs and four outputs, the new Allen-Bradley SMC Flex motor controller with integrated I/O helps users control processes and monitor motor systems from the networked soft-starter, moving control of some industrial processes closer to the motor, lowering costs associated with wiring and programming. The motor controller was developed for a range of motor control applications including conveyers, pumps and chillers.

The controller's two inputs help improve process monitoring and provide greater access to diagnostic information to reduce maintenance costs and downtime. The four output devices enable users to extend control capabilities to other processes, reducing the burden on (or potentially the expense of) a separate programmable controller.

The new SMC Flex also features an internal bypass contactor, resulting in less heat and a smaller footprint than previous motor controllers, saving space and reducing maintenance and cooling needs due to ambient heat. Control modules, fans and power poles are easy to maintain and replace, and the replaceable components save users from stocking full spare motor controllers, reducing total cost of ownership.

Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK), is a leading global provider of automation, power, control, and information solutions that help manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage in their businesses. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., U.S.A., the company employs about 20,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

For more information on the SMC Flex with integrated I/O, please contact the Rockwell Automation Response Center, 10701 Hampshire Avenue South, Bloomington, Minn., 55438, 800.223.5354, Ext. 1853.

All reader inquiries should be directed to the Rockwell Automation Response Center, 10701 Hampshire Avenue South, Bloomington, Minn., 55438, 800.223.5354, Ext. 1853.

Allen-Bradley and SMC are trademarks of Rockwell Automation Inc.

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