Multipurpose AC Drive features zero-stacking design.

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Variable-speed Model GV6000 comes in 7 frame sizes ranging from 0.5-200 hp at 480 V. Removable Operator Interface Module provides metering, programming, and operator control, and contains CopyCat functionality for transferring parameter sets between drives. Model GV6000 incorporates general-purpose control, sensorless vector control, and flux vector control with or without encoder feedback. Closed-loop vector control ensures precise operation over 1,000:1 range.


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Reliance Electric(TM) GV6000 Drive from Rockwell Automation Offers Easy to Use and Versatile Solution for Drive Applications

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 27, 2005) The Reliance Electric GV6000 multipurpose industrial AC drive is the newest and most innovative member of the Reliance Electric AC drive family. From simple to complex, the drive will meet virtually all application needs in a platform that is expandable and easiest to use in its class. The GV6000 package provides simplicity and flexibility with superior performance in an ultra compact zero-stacking design. The drive is ideal for stand-alone, retro-fit, or new equipment where high power density is required. Every Reliance Electric GV6000 comes standard with an easy to use Operator Interface Module (OIM) to provide metering, programming and operator control. The drive's OIM is removable and contains CopyCat functionality for transferring parameter sets between drives. This user-friendly, yet powerful keypad is combined with a large easy to read backlit LCD display. The GV6000 follows the same intuitive and easy to navigate TAB programming style as the popular general purpose Reliance Electric MD65 V*S drive. Start-up routines direct the user through self-prompting screens to quickly set up the drive without in-depth knowledge of the drive's parameters. This logically organized structure makes the GV6000 the easiest drive in its class to set-up and operate. Designed to minimize panel space, the GV6000 is zero-stacking so that multiple drives can be mounted adjacent to each other with no space between drives. The cover of the GV6000 opens fully, even in the zero-stacking configuration, for easy access to wires during installation. Separate power terminal and control terminal wiring keeps control signals away from incoming power and motor leads. In addition, the removable control and encoder terminal strips assure easy installation and easy maintenance. Three standard methods of control are incorporated in the GV6000 drive-general purpose (V/Hz), Sensorless Vector Control (SVC), and Flux Vector Control (FVC) with or without encoder feedback. Even with an encoder, no option boards are required. The GV6000 drive's closed-loop vector control ensures precise control over a 1000:1 operating range with higher bandwidths for greater performance and accuracy. The Reliance Electric GV6000 variable speed drive is offered in seven frame sizes with capability ranging from 0.5 to 200 HP at 480V; 240V and 600V input voltages are also available. With the drive's wide range of options, you can maximize data and speed control, as well as ensure flexible, easy operation. Optional features include an assortment of communications modules, software utilities, remote keypads, and full-numeric keypads. Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) is a world-leading provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions that help customers meet their manufacturing productivity objectives. The company brings together leading brands in industrial automation for Complete Automation solutions, including ALLEN-BRADLEY® controls and engineered services and Rockwell Software® factory management software, DODGE® mechanical power transmission products, and Reliance Electric(TM) motors and drives. The company also is a leading provider of contact management technologies and applications that help companies more efficiently manage interaction with their own customers. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., USA, the company employs approximately 20,000 people at more than 450 locations serving customers in more than 80 countries.

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