Rockwell Automation introduces PowerFlex 7000 medium-voltage drive |

Rockwell Automation introduces PowerFlex 7000 medium-voltage drive

November 202015
Rockwell Automation introduces PowerFlex 7000 medium-voltage drive

November 20, 2015 - Rockwell Automation introduces PowerFlex 7000 50-kA, arc-resistant medium-voltage drive that features full regeneration capabilities. Combined with an integrated arc-resistant Allen‑Bradley CENTERLINE starter, the PowerFlex 7000 drive system provides a fully integrated, arc-resistant starter-and-drive system.

The drive system meets a diverse range of requirements for applications that require frequent starts and stops. It also uses regenerative drive technology, allowing users to slow down and stop motors more quickly and efficiently compared to other technologies. Instead of wasting energy by converting it into heat in the drive or the motor, regenerative drive technology captures energy and pushes it back to the utility grid for better energy management, less stress in the drive and motor, and greater cost savings.

ArcShield technology redirects hazardous energy and gases created from an arc-flash event away from personnel. This helps reduce safety risks and protect equipment in heavy process industries, such as oil and gas, mining, power generation, and water and wastewater treatment.

The arc-resistant system is certified to meet the most stringent and comprehensive set of global arc-resistant standards. It provides a 50-kA arc rating and also meets Type 2B protection to provide full perimeter personnel protection, even when the low-voltage control door is open for maintenance purposes.

The drive system has been tested to meet North American and global arc-resistant standards, including IEEE C37.20.7, IEC 62271-200, IEC 62447-2, CSA C22.2 No. 22-11 and EEMAC G14-1.

About Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs about 22,500 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.