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.
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.
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.
Our Bulletin VPAR and MPAR electric cylinders provide an integrated solution with dynamic, precise responses 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.
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.
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.
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 them with RSLogix™ 5000 software (version 20 or earlier) for fast and easy commissioning.
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.
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.
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.
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, the communication network of communication and safety.
Our Kinetix® 6000 and 6200 SERCOS Integrated Motion Multi-axis Servo Drives help to 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.
Rockwell Automation announces that as of December 2022, our Bulletin 2098 Kinetix® Ultra™ 3000 Digital Servo Drives will be discontinued and no longer available for sale. To support your transition, we recommend that you migrate to one of our Bulletin 2198 Kinetix 5100, 5300, or 5500 Servo Drives.
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.
Absolute Encoders retain your position data during the loss of power. They are excellent choices in systems that require a 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.
High performing machines depend on accurate, reliable motion feedback to operate at their full potential. These encoders can complete your motion systems with feature-rich options that speed integration, improve safety, and increase flexibility. When efficiency and longevity matter, our absolute encoders allow you to deploy machines with confidence.
Extend the benefits of your EtherNet/IP motion control system by integrating these encoders with integrated motion and CIP safety options.
These encoders provide precise motion data and use the Synchronous Serial Interface to provide 24-bit resolution over just five wires.
These encoders enhance the value of your DeviceNet network by providing position data without the need for dedicated input cards.
Design high-performing digital servo drive systems using these encoders with commutation, speed regulation, and position control all in one device.
Improve the uptime and longevity of your machines with these heavy-duty NEMA Type 4 single-turn encoders.
Increase your machine value with these NEMA Type 4 and 13 single-turn absolute encoders that provide rich motion data, even in harsh environments.
The compact design and high-resolution output of these devices excel in applications where positioning accuracy is critical, but space is limited.
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.
Keeping product quality at its peak calls for machines that have synchronized motion data. Our incremental optical encoders provide high-resolution feedback and easily interface with external electronics to determine accurate position, speed, and direction. Models are equipped with rugged mechanical designs that are built to withstand severe conditions, achieving reliable performance and consistent availability.
Use the high-frequency response of these encoders to improve the functionality and control of your production systems.
The robust mechanical design and high-resolution feedback of this encoder family can help meet your production goals across a variety of applications.
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 are seamlessly integrated with Kinetix® servo drive for optimal system performance.
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.
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.
Our broad portfolio of rotary motors ranges from low and medium-inertia to high power and includes environmental options from food grade to hygienic.
SENSORS & SWITCHES
We provide reliable, flexible, high-performance sensors and switches. We offer one of the broadest lines in the industry including proximity and photoelectric sensors, limit switches and safety switches, and RFID and operator safety devices. Our knowledgeable team is ready to tackle your toughest application challenges.
Presence Sensing Devices
Our presence sensing devices detect the distance, absence, or presence of an object. We offer a wide range of sensing devices to solve your application needs.
Our photoelectric sensors satisfy applications found in many industries, such as material handling, packaging, food processing, and transportation.
Our sensors can be used in light-duty packaging applications and the punishing environments on automotive welding equipment or the harsh washdowns in food processing plants.
Our ultrasonic sensors are self-contained solid-state devices designed for non-contact sensing of solid and liquid objects.
Our capacitive proximity sensors are ideal for complex applications. They feature metal, non-metal, solid and liquid detection, and the ability to detect some targets through other materials.
Our Swift-E 3D Reconfigurable sensors are ideal for completeness (item count) checks, product level detection or box filling and palletizer layering.
Selecting sensors has never been easier. With this simple setup, you can choose your industry and then funnel it down by specific application requirements.
Our limit switches are electro-mechanical devices that consist of an actuator mechanically linked to a set of contacts. When an object comes into contact with the actuator, the device operates the contacts to make or break an electrical connection. Our limit switches work in a variety of applications and environments because of their ruggedness, simple visible operation, easy installation and reliable operation.
Our compact, precision and small precision limit switches withstand the rugged environments that industrial applications demand.
Our Hazardous Location Switches are designed for use in applications such as refineries, distilleries, grain elevators and flour mills where dangerous gases or other materials may be present.
Our Heavy-duty Limit Switches are ideal for applications that need heavy-duty pilot ratings, small size, and a high degree of versatility. We offer a wide variety of operating heads and operating levers.
Our Bulletin 802K 30 mm Metal Limit Switches have a range of options including snap action, slow break/make with 2-, 3-, or 4-contact configurations and a choice of actuator heads.
Condition Sensing Devices
Our condition sensing devices communicate process variable information to automatically sequence equipment or provide a signal to operators for manual operation. Featuring electromechanical and solid-state solutions, our condition sensors can lower your total operating costs by helping to improve processes and systems, reduce downtime, protect expensive equipment and safeguard operators.
Our pressure sensors include rugged, industrial-grade, electromechanical pressure controls as well as solid-state pressure switches for any application. Our control products support multiple switching and output requirements. You can use them in a variety of applications and environments.
Our temperature sensors and process controllers offer quick setup and provide precise temperature management and control for a variety of applications.
Our level sensors are heavy-duty industrial control devices. They open and close contacts in response to changes in the liquid level. Level sensors are available in five different styles with both motor and pilot duty contact ratings.
Our speed sensing switches provide an electrical contact signal at a determined speed for plugging, anti-plugging, speed sensing, and direction of rotation.
Our identification devices are ideal for tracking and documenting products as they move throughout the manufacturing process. Featuring our High Frequency (HF) RFID System and our Code Reader sensors, our identification devices are an effective solution for automotive, material handling, pharmaceutical, and food and beverage industries.
Our code readers are the smallest industrial code readers on the market. These rugged, compact solutions can decode 1D, 2D and Direct Part Marked (DPM) codes and they can even successfully read damaged and incomplete symbols. The 48CR supports Ethernet/IP™ and can be configured through either the Studio 5000 Logix Designer application Add-on Profile (AOP) or the embedded WebConnect visual browser.
Our high-frequency radio frequency identification (RFID) system is ideal for tracking and documenting products as they move through the manufacturing process in light-duty industrial applications. The RFID system tags, transceivers, and interfaces are designed to the ISO 15693 open standard for high frequency.
Hazardous Location Switches
Our hazardous location switches are designed for use in applications such as refineries, distilleries, grain elevators and flour mills where dangerous gases or other materials may be present.
Our pneumatic Rotacam™ hazardous location switches provide positive-acting isolation of a machine's compressed air supply. The Pneumatic Lifeline™ 4 Hazardous Location Switches are rope-operated pneumatic safety switches that guard exposed pneumatic machinery and conveyor equipment. These switches are immune to machine vibration.
Our Guardmaster® explosion-proof switches have sealed flameproof contact blocks, making them suitable for use in European Zone 1 and Zone 2 hazardous environments. They retain the safety features and operating principles of the conventional Guardmaster switches. All the Guardmaster Ex switches conform to the exacting standards required by the European harmonized standards.