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Automation & Control Allen-BrAdley PowerFlex 525 AC drive Helps simplify equipment design and operation, and speed installation and configuration. Representing the first in the company's next generation of compact drives, the PowerFlex 525 AC drive features a modular design in power ranges from 0.5 to 30 horsepower or 0.4 to 22 kilowatt at 100 to 600 volt input. Its embedded EtherNet/IP, safety, USB programming, energy savings, and a variety of motor control options are suited for machinelevel and stand-alone applications or simple system integration. Suitable for a wide range of applications, including conveyors, material handling, compressors, fans, and pumps, the PowerFlex 525 AC drive provides a variety of motor control options to accommodate open- and closed-loop applications. To help simplify and streamline setup, users can configure the PowerFlex 525 AC drive through its human interface module (HIM), Rockwell Automation Connected Components Workbench software or Rockwell Software Studio 5000 Logix Designer. The PowerFlex 525 AC drive offers time-saving application sets, which are groups of pre-defined parameters for common drive applications that users can apply "as is" or customize for a machine. Using a standard USB connection, machine builders can easily download the completed configurations and share with multiple drives, which greatly speeds up commissioning time. Removing the control module from the power module further reduces startup time because configuration and installation can be done simultaneously. Advertisers Advertiser Aerotech Inc. Allied Electronics Andantex USA Page S22 S2 S29 Advertiser Industrial Indexing Systems KNF Neuberger Inc. MainsFree programming through a USB connection removes the need for main power during drive configuration, as well as the need for special adapters to communicate between the drive and the programming tools. Embedded EtherNet/IP connectivity optimizes integration with programmable controllers to deliver more application flexibility. Optional dual-port EtherNet/IP connectivity supports device level ring (DLR) topology, providing a robust network infrastructure. An SIL2/PLd-certified, embedded safe torque-off feature helps prevent drive restarts after a safety circuit is tripped, ultimately helping to protect personnel and equipment, and minimize production losses. The drive's economizer mode helps optimize motor energy consumption by monitoring an application's current demand and automatically refining operating parameters accordingly. rockwell automation in this issue Page Advertiser S32 Pro-Dex S35 R&W America S21 Sensoray S12 S8 Koco Motion S24 Automation Direct C2 Maple Systems S34 Autonics USA C3 Maxon Precision Motors Page S33 S3 Sepac Servometer/PMG LLC Siemens Industry Inc. B&R Industrial Automation S13 Mayr Corp. S25 Micro-Epsilon Messtechnik S30 Bosch Rexroth S15 National Aperture S25 Carlyle Johnson Machine LLC S18 NB Corp. S5 S31 Bird Precision S25 Digi-Key Corp. Emerson Control Technique Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions S1 S17 C1, C4 Nippon Pulse America Inc. Parker Hannifin Corp. PHD S36 Aut om At i o n & C on t r o l / A S u p p l e m e n t t o D e S i g n ne wS a p ril 2013 S7 S25 S9 S27 Turck Inc. S14 US Tsubaki S10 Yaskawa America Inc. S19 Publisher does not assume any liability for errors or omissions in this index. [www.designnews .com]

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