Drive Systems

Maximize Machine Availability and Minimize Project Risk

Installing new, or upgrading current, production equipment can be risky business. You have a window of opportunity to get your project done, and you need a flexible drive systems supplier with the knowledge and capabilities to deliver on functional specifications — on time.

Our industry expertise means we understand your applications. Through bridge solutions and phased upgrades we can deploy a migration path that allows you to take advantage of new technology immediately — within your schedule and budget.

With a scalable scope of supply — from packaged drives to turnkey electrical solutions — you get quick response to maximize your production and minimize your risk. Take advantage of local drive solution centers with experienced engineers who understand local codes, standards, and application requirements to help you get to market faster than ever before.


Global Drive Systems Consulting Services engineers are recognized experts in their industries providing engineering studies to increase machine speed for more production, or to improve machine tension control for improved product quality. Consulting Services may include investigation of the present machine operation, supporting calculations and evaluation of web transport and geometry components. Observations are documented with concise solutions and recommendations for your needs.


Rockwell Automation's installation services business offers installation engineering and installation management. Installation engineering includes either standard or premium electrical drawing packages from conduit and cable schedules through graphical system diagrams and demolition drawings with embedded digital photographs of the equipment. Installation management is either, contractor assistance, installation planning and site assistance or complete electrical "turnkey" systems.

Application Matched Packaging

Regional manufacturing locations provide application matched packaging for the toughest applications. From high density drive packaging to special enclosures such as NEMA 4X and explosion proof through higher volume and pre-engineered custom OEM packages; Global Drive Systems has the flexibility and responsiveness to keep you competitive.

System Upgrades

Rockwell Automation has the industry's strongest commitment to protecting your automation investment. This is demonstrated through our development of products and solutions that allow your system to benefit from the latest technology while reusing much of the existing hardware.

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