Press Release Summary:
Featuring dual-axis servos and 1.6–60 kW power range, Kinetix 5700 can be used in place of multiple servo drives, helping machine builders reduce cabinet space requirements. Unit utilizes Load Observer real-time tuning technology, whichÂ eliminates need to tune each individual axis. Once machine is operational, drive uses Tracking Notch Filter technology toÂ detect and remove resonant frequencies, and automatically make tuning adjustments over time to help optimize machine performance.
Original Press Release:
Kinetix 5700 Servo Drive Offers Cabinet Space Savings, Faster Commissioning for Large Machines
Removes the need to use multiple servo drives for high axis-count and high power requirements
MILWAUKEE, — Machine builders that traditionally have used separate servo drives to meet high axis-count and power requirements for large custom machines can now consolidate to a single platform with the new Allen-Bradley Kinetix 5700 servo drive from Rockwell Automation.
The Kinetix 5700 servo drive offers dual-axis servos, a large 1.6 to 60 kilowatt power range, and time-saving tuning technology. Used in place of multiple servo drives, this next-generation platform can help machine builders reduce cabinet-space requirements by up to 70 percent, reduce wiring requirements by as much as 60 percent, and achieve easier configuration and commissioning.
“The Kinetix 5700 servo drive delivers new levels of simplicity, power and space savings to help machine builders develop leaner machines and get them to market faster,” said James Grosskreuz, global product manager, Rockwell Automation. “End users also benefit from receiving high-performance machines that are easier to maintain and more flexible to enable faster changeovers.”
The Kinetix 5700 servo drive uses Load Observer real-time tuning technology, which helps remove the need to tune each individual axis. This can help machine builders deliver high-performance motion control out of the box, and reduce commissioning time by days, weeks or even months for the largest machines.
Once a machine is operational, the Kinetix 5700 servo drive uses Tracking Notch Filter technology to detect and remove resonant frequencies, and automatically make tuning adjustments over time to help optimize machine performance. This can reduce the need for regular tuning maintenance and help prevent machine failures.
DSL feedback ports provide support for Kinetix VP servo motors with single-cable technology. This enables machine builders to package motor-power, brake and feedback wires all in a single cable, helping to reduce motion wiring requirements by as much as 60 percent.
The Kinetix 5700 servo drive also combines high-performance vector and servo motor control to help reduce machine complexity, and reduce time and labor costs during integration. Additionally, the Rockwell Software Studio 5000 Logix Designer software provides a single, easy-to-use design environment for configuring the Kinetix 5700 servo drive and integrating it with Logix controllers for both motion and safety applications.
From a safety standpoint, the Kinetix 5700 servo drive supports both hardwired safety and integrated safety over EtherNet/IP, in which safety data is transmitted using the same wires and IP addresses as motion and control data. Integrated safety can help reduce overall system wiring, save time and money during installation, and help remove potential points of failure. Integrated safety also makes safety zoning and configuration changes easier for end users by eliminating the need to physically re-wire devices.
About Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs about 22,500 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.
Allen-Bradley, Kinetix, LISTEN. THINK. SOLVE., Rockwell Software and Studio 5000 Logix Designer are trademarks of Rockwell Automation Inc.
EtherNet/IP is a trademark of ODVA Inc.