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Motion Control

Our motion control portfolio meets your unique application needs with a broad range of servo drives, servo motors, and actuators. Start with the right Kinetix® servo drive, a compact single-axis drive for simple applications or a high-performance multi-axis servo drive that fits seamlessly into your Integrated Architecture™ system. Add rotary and linear servo motors and actuators to complete your ideal system. These products are validated for best performance with Kinetix drives.

Actuators

MP-Series™ integrated linear motion products include linear actuators and linear stages. These products provide flexible servo control through accurate positioning and quick-building forces.

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Integrated Linear Thrusters

Our Bulletin LDAT Integrated Linear Thrusters provide high-speed, load-bearing linear motion out-of-the-box and are capable of pushing, pulling, or carrying a load. They are reliable linear actuators that combine high levels of velocity and acceleration, peak thrust forces, and direct drive technology to help maximize performance and reliability.

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VP- and MP-Series Electric Cylinders

Our Bulletin VPAR and MPAR electric cylinders provide an integrated solution with dynamic, precise response for a wide range of linear motion applications. These cylinders use RSLogix 5000 software to extend and retract with highly repeatable positioning, velocity, and force. Industry standard mountings and rod-end attachments help simplify your assembly and reduce mechanical design engineering, wiring, and commissioning time.

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MP-Series Heavy Duty Electric Cylinders

Our Bulletin MPAI MP-Series™ Heavy Duty Electric Cylinders are compact, lightweight, high force actuators that serve as a cost-effective alternative to hydraulic solutions. Our ready-to-install electric cylinders are energy efficient and help provide machine flexibility, including precise, multi-point positioning.

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MP-Series Integrated Linear Stages

Our Bulletin MPAS MP-Series™ Integrated Linear Stages can support heavy loads and tolerate moment loads. These actuators are ideal for high precision applications in clean environments. They are designed with ballscrew and linear motor technology.

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MP-Series Integrated Multi-Axis Stages

Our Bulletin MPMA MP-Series™ Integrated Multi-Axis Stages are actuators that provide an out-of-the-box solution for precise two-dimensional positioning and velocity. The flexible design lets you position stages from above or below, and integrate it with RSLogix™ 5000 software (version 20 or earlier) for fast and easy commissioning.

Servo Drives

Looking for a simpler way to improve performance? Our solutions are designed to simplify machine design, provide more system flexibility, and improve overall performance. Allen-Bradley Kinetix® servo drives fit seamlessly into the Logix platform for easy configurability, system integration, and your choice of network and safety options.

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Kinetix Integrated Motion on EtherNet/IP Servo Drives

Our Kinetix® 5500, 5700, 6500, and 350 Servo Drives connect to and operate with Logix controllers, supporting Integrated Motion on EtherNet/IP™. These drives combine high-performance integrated motion with an open EtherNet/IP network. They can be part of a solution using EtherNet/IP to integrate high-performance servo and AC drives, I/O, smart actuators, and any other EtherNet/IP-connected device.

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Encoder Output Module

Our Bulletin 2198 Encoder Output Modules synchronize devices to your integrated motion on EtherNet/IP system. It can sync to any axis of motion, real or virtual, and is ideal for use with Kinetix® and PowerFlex® drives.

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Kinetix EtherNet/IP Indexing and Standalone Servo Drives

Our Kinetix® indexing and standalone servo drives help reduce machine complexity by offering the appropriate level of control you need. From low power applications to more traditional servo solutions, select the right  drive for your control needs, axis count, communication network of communication and safety.

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Kinetix Integrated Motion on SERCOS Interface

Our Kinetix® 6000 and 6200 SERCOS Integrated Motion Multi-axis Servo Drives help improve system performance while saving time and money. Kinetix 2000 Servo Drives extend the benefits of Kinetix integrated motion to low-power motion control applications, Kinetix 7000 servo drives support motion applications with the highest power requirements. The Kinetix 6000M integrated drive-motor systems combine the high-performance MP-Series™ food-grade servo motor and Kinetix 6000 servo drive into a single package.

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Ultra 3000 Digital Servo Drives

Our Bulletin 2098 Ultra™ 3000 Digital Servo Drives support simple standalone indexing as well as multi-axis integrated motion. All power sizes are available with indexing, SERCOS interface and DeviceNet™ networking options. Integrate this drive with the ControlLogix™ or SoftLogix™ platform via SERCOS interface for integrated motion.

Encoders

Encoders can electronically monitor the position of a rotating shaft. Our Absolute Encoders on EtherNet/IP connect to and operate with the Logix controllers to provide position tracking data to be used in open-loop control systems. Our Absolute Encoders are electro-mechanical devices that are useful feedback elements in closed-loop control systems. They provide position control in packaging, robotics, pick and place, lead/ball screw, rotary table positioning and component insertion applications. Our Incremental Optical Encoders provide low cost, smaller physical size, high frequency and high resolution. Our accessories help you easily install and efficiently use our encoders.

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Absolute Encoders on EtherNet/IP

Our EtherNet/IP™ Absolute Encoders are designed with an embedded EtherNet/IP switch and dual Ethernet ports to support linear networks and Device Level Ring topologies. By providing auxiliary feedback directly through an EtherNet/IP network, these encoders eliminate the need for point-to-point wiring. These encoders are designed for high performance and reliability in harsh industrial environments. Our encoder offerings include models that brings in the encoder as a feedback only axis for machine applications using integrated motion on EtherNet/IP. We also offer models designed for safety applications that require speed, direction, or position monitoring safety functions.

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Absolute Encoders

Absolute Encoders retain your position data during loss of power. They are excellent choices in systems that require failsafe operation. Our magnetic encoders directly connect to DeviceNet™ for advanced functionality with reduced wiring cost. Our sine/cosine encoders provide absolute feedback for position control and high resolution incremental feedback for speed control. Our Integrated Motion on EtherNet/IP™ encoders leverage CIP Sync, a time synchronization extension that is fully compliant with IEEE 1588. You can use our single-turn encoders for reliable readouts in harsh conditions.

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Incremental Optical Encoders

Our Incremental Optical Encoders produce digital output related to the position of a rotating shaft, providing feedback elements in closed-loop control systems. You can use our encoders with external electronics, such as counters, to accumulate data to determine position, speed, and direction. Use these encoders when position retention is not required during a loss of power.

Motion Software

To remain competitive in today's demanding business landscape, it is important to find a faster way to design, develop, and deliver machines optimized to meet application goals. Allen-Bradley® motion control software helps facilitate the machine design process, simplify integration and system debugging, and speed time to market.

Motion Analyzer Software

Motion Analyzer software is a comprehensive motion-application sizing tool used for analysis, optimization, selection and validation of your Kinetix® motion control system. This software facilitates the machine design process, letting you quickly design and validate new machine concepts without purchasing or installing physical equipment.

2098 UltraWARE Software

This software has a complete set of troubleshooting and diagnostic tools. It is compatible with a variety of drives within our Motion Control family, which simplifies integration and debugging.

Servo Motors

Our Kinetix® Servo Motors include a broad range of Rotary Motors and Linear Motors. Our rotary motors comprise several series including Kinetix® VP-Series, MP-Series™ and TL-Series™ and HPK-Series motors. Our linear motors include the LDC-Series™ and LDL-Series™ with no-wear. The servo motor families offer Smart Motor Technology to provide automatic identification of correct motor-to-drive connectivity, and seamlessly integrated with Kinetix® servo drive for optimal system performance.

Kinetix Cables with SpeedTEC DIN Connectors

Our Bulletin 2090 Kinetix® Cables are a complete family of standard and continuous flexing cables, equipped with SpeedTEC® DIN connectors for a quick, one-quarter turn connection. 

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LDC-Series & LDL-Series Linear Servo Motors

Our Bulletin LDC-Series™ and LDL-Series™ Linear Servo Motors provide precise linear positioning at very high speeds. Direct Drive™ linear motors are connected directly to the payload that needs to be moved. 

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Rotary Motors

Our broad portfolio of rotary motors range from low and medium-inertia to high power and include environmental options from food grade to hygienic.