Category: Kinetix Drives

Kinetix 300 vs 350 Comparison Guide

Allen-Bradley’s Kinetix family of motion control components offers arguably the most versatile and reliable automated motion product line on the market today.  Within the Kinetix family, we find solutions for every motion-kit component type downstream of the controller – encoders, servo drives, cabling, motors, and more.  Kinetix servo drives are of particular interest given the vast range of performance and application options available.  To…

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What’s the Difference? – Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) vs. Soft Starter

VFDs and Soft starter have commonality in features however, VFDs offer more functions compared to Soft starters, particularly continuous modulation of Speed and Torque. Though VFDs may be capable of implementing more complex task, this doesn’t mean that VFDs are always the ideal option. Selection highly depends on the suitability and adherence to the selection factors mentioned in this article.

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Hardware Comparison: Allen Bradley Servo Motor Selection Guide

Today’s motion control systems require motors that do many different things, such as precise positioning or controlled torque. Servo motors allow for better control of these conditions by allowing a high rpm spin at low torque yet slowing down and increasing torque as states require.   With position sensors, encoders, and gearing, microcontrollers can sense the actual…

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Hardware Comparison: Kinetix 5500 vs. 5700 Servo Drives

The Kinetix 5500 and 5700 series servo drives offer innovative responses to automation and motion control needs for any system.  Combined with the right Kinetix VP servo motors, these systems optimize space and are easier and simpler to use.  Because they integrate motion control on EtherNet/IP, a dedicated motion network is not required.  This allows…

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Kinetix 6000 and Kinetix 6200

Hardware Comparison: Kinetix 6000 vs. 6200

The Kinetix 6000 and its descendant 6200 series are both multi-axis systems utilizing the SERCOS interface for control. Generational improvements in the 6200 series include advanced safety options and a more modular design. Beyond these generational improvements the 6000 and 6200 series are very similar, as the 6200 is designed as a straightforward replacement for 6000 series drives.

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