The Rockwell Automation Kinetix 6500 servo drive is a high performance, modular servo drive with embedded EtherNet/IP. When used with the ControlLogix Programmable Automation Controller, the Kinetix 6500 provides a high performance integrated motion solution over EtherNet/IP. With the addition of Kinetix 6500, EtherNet/IP can now be used to integrate high performance drive control, I/O, and any other EtherNet/IP connected device, resulting in lower system cost, higher system performance and improved ease of use. The Kinetix 6500 also includes a dual-port embedded switch, allowing support for any Ethernet topology.
Leveraging the proven performance of the Kinetix 6000 family, the Kinetix 6500 drive also provides safety features, such as safe stop, zero speed monitoring, safe direction monitoring, and safe maximum acceleration monitoring. These features help improve operator safety as well as enhance machine efficiency by allowing safer access to guarded areas while a machine or process continues operation under limited conditions.