The Allen-Bradley Kinetix 5500 servo drive, Kinetix VP low-inertia (VPL) servo motor, and single-cable technology are an integrated motion system on EtherNet/IP that is compact, easy to use, and simplifies system wiring. For packaging, material handling or converting systems with more than six axes, these units do not require discrete power rail or additional accessories, so machines can be scaled up as needed. Optimally matched motor and drive ratings uses half the energy of comparable solutions, while still providing 125 μsec loop closure for maximum performance. This unit has an external common ac/dc bus connection system. The drive can control both servo and induction motors. The servomotor uses the same magnetic core as the Allen-Bradley MP-Series servo motors.
Rockwell Automation, Inc.
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