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Compact AC Drives Meet Machine-Builder Needs for ‘Just Enough’ Control

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 2:27pm
MDT Staff

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Inspired by global drive-user input, Rockwell Automation engineers designed the Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 520-Series of compact AC drives, including the new, economical PowerFlex 523 AC drive, with flexible features that help users be more competitive. Ideal for builders of simple, stand-alone machines, the PowerFlex 523 AC drive balances user needs for “just enough” control with a design that lowers the Total Cost to Design, Develop and Deliver machines.

To make configuration easier, machine builders can use a standard USB connection for uploading and downloading drive-configuration files. They also can program the drive through its built-in human interface module (HIM), which displays data on the drive’s LCD with scrolling QuickView text and detailed explanations of parameters and other codes. The HIM also has multiple language options to address global needs. Unique to the PowerFlex 520-Series AC drives, AppView and CustomView tools help speed up configuration by providing groups of parameters for common applications and by allowing users to save their settings to new parameter groups. These tools can be easily accessible via the HIM, as well as configuration software tools.

For more information, visit www.rockwellautomation.com

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