Printers and other industrial operators can improve their energy efficiency and reduce machine complexity with a new fanless version of the Allen-Bradley Kinetix VPC continuous-duty servo motor from Rockwell Automation. The new motor uses the same interior permanent magnet technology as the original fan version to help operators achieve better performance and higher energy efficiencies.
The new motor achieves IE5 energy efficiency ratings. Additionally, by removing the fan the motor further reduces wiring and components, saves even more on energy costs, and is ideal for applications like printing that are sensitive to airflow disturbances.
The VPC family of motors reduces torque ripple, which translates into smoother roll-to-roll web-handling processes critical for high-quality printing, tensioning and other application-specific tasks.