New PowerFlex 523 AC Drive from Allen Bradley

4th November 2013 | Posted by Charlotte Miskell

Rockwell Automation have announced a compact AC drive designed to offer machine-builders “just enough” control. The development and release of the Allen Bradley PowerFlex 523 AC drive was guided by requests from potential users.

After meeting with 100s of potential end-users, Allen Bradley found that clients requested ‘just enough’ power and control. The Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 523 AC drive is purposefully engineered for builders of stand-alone machines, equally weighting the need for ‘just enough’ control with a design that lowers the cost of designing, developing and delivering machines.

Machine builders of these stand alone machines are able to utilise an ordinary USB port for managing and configuring the drive. It is also possible to simply program the drive through its in built human interface module, featuring easy to read data shown on an LCD. This information is broken down into detailed explanations.

Allen Bradley AC Drives

Alternatively, a dual port EtherNet adaptor offers support to ring topologies and provides device level ring functionalities. These features provide networks with an increased level of resilience and availability. The optional EtherNet adaptor in these new Allen Bradley AC Drives allow for automatic configuration of devices, which saves time as configuration files don’t need to be manually installed when the drive is replaced.

With current derating and an optional module fan kit, this Allen Bradley drive is able to withstand temperatures of up to seventy degrees celcius. This Powerflex 523 AC drive harbours a power range of 0.2 to 11 kW. Its motor control capabilities include Volts-per-Hertz and sensorless vector control, the latter of which also features an Economizer mode.

For more information on our range of PowerFlex AC drives from Allen Bradley, view our collection online. If you would like to make an enquiry about these drives contact our engineers on ___ or fill in our online form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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