Rockwell Automation released enhancements to its Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 6000T medium voltage drives which now include TotalFORCE technology that provides more precise control of speed and torque, diagnostic information for tracking system health, and automatic adjustments to help keep operations running smoother.
The PowerFlex 6000T drives follow speed or torque commands very closely in both open- and closed-loop vector control modes to help deliver more precise control, which is required for high performance and large loads. The drives also continuously monitor operations to track the health of electrical components in the drive and motor, and provide real-time diagnostic information to the control system. With this information, users can better predict maintenance requirements before component failures and take action to help prevent unplanned downtime.
Additionally, adaptive control features within the PowerFlex 6000T drives help to isolate potentially harmful vibration and resonances, and automatically compensate for variances to help keep applications running. With load-observer technology, they also can more effectively reject disturbances when loads change suddenly, helping to keep operations running smoother and increasing output.