Integrated drive-motor simplifies cabling, frees up panel space
28 August 2012
Machine builders can reduce control system enclosure size, cut wiring time and simplify cabling when using the new Allen-Bradley Kinetix 6000M integrated drive-motor system from Rockwell Automation.
The Kinetix 6000M drive-motor combines the high-performance Allen-Bradley MP-Series food-grade servo motor and Kinetix 6000 multi-axis servo drive technologies into a single, compact, on-machine package.
Moving servo drives out of the control enclosure and onto the machine delivers significant space savings, while reducing cabling. For example, replacing panel-mounted drives with the Kinetix 6000M integrated drive-motor system can reduce panel space required by up to 60 percent for a typical eight-axis system.
Additionally, the number of cables exiting the control enclosure is reduced by as much as 75 percent because a hybrid/network cable daisy chain replaces the individual power and feedback cables needed for panel-mounted servo drives. Fewer cables help to reduce assembly time, the potential for wiring errors, and the time it takes to troubleshoot and repair a machine.
Terminating servo motor power and feedback cables at panel-mounted servo drives can take about 20 minutes per axis. The Kinetix 6000M integrated drive-motor system allows machine builders to do this in approximately 30 seconds, helping to dramatically reduce installation time.
The Kinetix 6000M drive-motor is designed to integrate seamlessly with the Kinetix 6000 and Kinetix 6200 multi-axis servo-drive systems and features an integrated drive-motor power interface module that mounts directly to a standard Kinetix 6000 power rail.
The mounting flange and shaft dimensions of the Kinetix 6000M integrated drive-motor units are identical to the MP-Series motors of the same frame size, minimising the mechanical changes needed to use integrated drive-motor technology.
The new drive-motor is available in three different frame sizes, offering optional holding breaks and SIL2/PLd safe torque-off functionality.
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