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PowerFlex 40 vs PowerFlex 40p

The Allen-Bradley PowerFlex® is a family of Compact-class AC drives developed by Rockwell Automation, to deliver cost-effective solutions for simple system integration or standalone machine-level control applications. In general, PowerFlex drives provide extreme application flexibility, linear scalability, and excellent performance while simplifying the management of workload infrastructure. PowerFlex 40 and 40P drives are the most…

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PanelView 800 vs PanelView Plus 7

Allen-Bradley PanelViews are graphical operator interfaces, similar to Human-Machine Interfaces (HMIs). They are a combination of hardware and software through which users interact with a controller. These PanelView terminals are popular in a variety of industrial applications that require monitoring, control, and graphical display of operational data. Their color graphics displays allow operators to quickly…

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What is a Soft Starter?

Induction motors are extensively used for a variety of industrial and domestic applications. For industrial applications, three-phase AC motors are the most popular due to their simple and robust construction, high-power output, low maintenance requirements, high efficiency, and suitability to function reliably in any working condition. However, at standstill, the windings of such motors are…

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CNC vs PLC – What Do They Stand For and What Is The Difference?

PLCs and CNCs are two major categories of digital controllers employed in different industrial control applications. On a surface level, it’s easy to group them together since they are both run by programs, digital processors, and they both interface with input and output devices. For example, if you ask a systems programmer whether a CNC…

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