Rockwell Automation, Milwaukee, has added the Kinetix 6000 Servo Drive to its expanding line of integrated motion products. The Kinetix 6000 features a fiber-optic Sercos interface linking the drive and controller. The single, digital, fiber-optic link eliminates up to 18 wires/axis to prevent phasing problems and electrical noise often associated with discrete wiring.
Built-in smart motor technology provides automatic identification of motor configurations for easy integration with the drives. The drives feature a Power Rail mounting and wiring system. It replaces traditional dc bus bars, DIN rails or fasteners, auxiliary power wires, and inter-module cabling.
The drive offers a velocity bandwidth greater than 400 Hz and a current-loop bandwidth greater than 1,300 Hz. The 230-V unit is just 185 mm deep and the 460-V unit is 260 mm. The shallow depth lets drives fit standard 200-mm (8 in.) or 300-mm (12 in.) deep enclosures.
Target applications include packaging, material handling, converting, and assembly.