Rockwell Automation introduces Allen-Bradley SMC-50 smart motor controller with internal bypass | Automation.com

Rockwell Automation introduces Allen-Bradley SMC-50 smart motor controller with internal bypass

February 142018
Rockwell Automation introduces Allen-Bradley SMC-50 smart motor controller with internal bypass

February 14, 2018 — The Allen-Bradley SMC-50 smart motor controller with internal bypass from Rockwell Automation is designed to bring greater operational control over motor starts and stops. As an extension of the soft starter family, the SMC-50 smart motor controller delivers functionality and efficiency across industries.

Soft starters traditionally use solid-state, silicon-controlled rectifiers (SCRs) to control voltage to the motor during startup, runtime and shutdowns. The torque and current slowly introduces energy to the motor, mitigating electrical and mechanical stress to the application. If these SCRs remain in the circuit once the motor is up to speed, the heat generated by these devices leads to electrical inefficiency.

The SMC-50 smart motor controller with internal bypass provides access to several communication modules, including EtherNet/IP and DeviceNet networks. This connectivity, combined with its microprocessor platform, brings energy-monitoring capabilities and protection features that make applications easier to troubleshoot and fix.

About Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation Inc. is a company dedicated to industrial automation and information, making its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs approximately 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.
 

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