Rohnert Park, CA — Parker's Electromechanical Automation Division announces that its Compax3 family of industrial high-performance, all-digital servo drives now comes with a DeviceNetT fieldbus option.
The DeviceNet fieldbus interface is a network solution that Parker claims will give Compax3 users improved system integration, reduced downtime and maintenance costs, enhanced peer-to-peer capabilities, and easy access to data. Another potential benefit of DeviceNet network is the increased information flow between drives, PLCs, PCs, and other automation devices, including sensors, operator interfaces, switches, and pneumatic valve manifolds.
This new Compax3 option is available on the T11, T30 and T40 technology levels. DeviceNet allows the Compax3 to be integrated into an Allen-Bradley PLC control system very easily – or with any other DeviceNet master.
All Compax3 drives ship with the feature-packed Compax3 ServoManagerT software package for commissioning the drive. The ServoManager package is provided free of charge and may be downloaded from the Parker Electromechanical Automation Web site, parkermotion.com.
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