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Rockwell Automation introduces its new Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 6000 Medium Variable Frequency Drive

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The Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 6000 Medium Voltage Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) is now available in a smaller footprint to help save valuable floor space in industrial plants.

This more compact drive works well in any retrofit opportunity where the drive must fit into an existing space. It is widely applied in fan and pump applications in industries such as oil and gas, mining and water/wastewater.

The new general-purpose VFD offers the same reliability as the original drive, but in three smaller frame sizes. It can help meet or exceed technical expectations and enhance personnel safety. The drive is available in configurations ranging from 2.4 to 4.16 kV and 0 to 215 A.

A new all-in-one design allows users to receive the drive in one shipment with secondary windings already connected, reducing commissioning time. In addition, no rear access is required, which makes maintenance easier and less-hazardous.

Like all PowerFlex 6000 VFDs, the smaller drive has synchronous bypass capabilities. This allows users to operate one motor continuously with variable speed control or to start and synchronize multiple motors using only one drive. It also allows users to soft start large motors.

For more information, please visit http://www.rockwellautomation.de.