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Rockwell Offers Integrated Mid-Range EtherNet/IP Motion Control
1/8/2013

The combined Kinetix 5500 servo drive, VP low-inertia servo motor, and single-cable technology from Rockwell Automation simplifies wiring for motion-control systems of midrange machines. The integrated product should reduce design time and lower the overall application footprint for equipment engineers and machine builders, the company said.   (Source: Rockwell Automation)
The combined Kinetix 5500 servo drive, VP low-inertia servo motor, and single-cable technology from Rockwell Automation simplifies wiring for motion-control systems of midrange machines. The integrated product should reduce design time and lower the overall application footprint for equipment engineers and machine builders, the company said.
(Source: Rockwell Automation)

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apresher
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Cable testing
apresher   1/9/2013 10:55:19 AM
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Great point, TJ.  Certainly engineered cables need to be designed carefully and tested extensively at longer distances.  If it isn't right, I'm sure Rockwell will find out about it. But that's still a legitimate concern for system engineers.

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Re: Single Cable
TJ McDermott   1/9/2013 10:32:59 AM
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The important part of single cable servo hardware is the cable.  Rockwell will need to impress experienced engineers that they've designed the cable so that the feedback signals are immune to the noisy power signals.

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Single Cable
apresher   1/8/2013 2:16:16 PM
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Obviously added EtherNet/IP to their mid-range motion control offering is the main story, but the single cable combining power and feedback might be the most unique benefit.  Also covers both servos and induction motors with single platform.

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Elizabeth M   1/8/2013 10:53:05 AM
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Yes, it seems to be the case, you're right. Putting more functionality in one device reduces the need for multiple components, as you point out. And Ethernet/IP is becoming more prevalent in device design as it seems that everything is required to be connected to a network these days.

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Evolving motor control
naperlou   1/8/2013 10:24:44 AM
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Elizabeth, it seems that the trend is to increase integration of these types of devices.  Many in the past were made up of separate components.  The use of EtherNet/IP also eases integration and cuts costs.  Interesting application.

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