Welcome to ROK Talk on Drives, the podcast that gives you the latest updates for the Rockwell Automation drives business. Hosted by Sr. Product Specialist, Jim Finiak and Power Control Lead, Neal Corbett, ROK Talk will focus on drives topics that include both medium and low voltage VFDs, as well as servo drives. This podcast will help inform you on how drives play a role in moving customers forward to the future of manufacturing. Tune in for all the information you never knew you needed about drives.
Sustainability to Drives: Connecting the Dots - Part 1
Tune in to the latest episode of ROKTalk on Drives to see how you can connect the dots from sustainability to variable frequency drives. Corrine Pellish and Josh Olive join Jim Finiak to talk about what sustainability is and how your company can become more sustainable with the use of Allen-Bradley VFDs.
Not another Boring Installation Guide - Part 2
Join Jim and Neal and their guests for more drives installation fun! Dave pivots from compatibility to reliability in this episode.
Not another Boring Installation Guide - Part 1
Today we join Jim and Neal in another episode of ROK Talk on Drives. Installations guides got you down? Well take a listen to Dave Dahl of Rockwell Automation. He joins us for a discussion on installation best practices. Dave will talk more about how the success of your startup can set the whole tone of the drive compatibility.
Happy 50th Anniversary CENTERLINE!
ROK Talk on Drives, Episode 6 revolves around the center of the motor control universe--CENTERLINE MCCs! We brought in Elizabeth Allen and Diego Wilches to talk about the CENTERLINE MCC and the history behind it.
May the (Total) Force be With You
In ROK Talk on Drives, Episode 5, join Jim and Neal for a deep dive into a subject near and dear to Jim’s heart—TotalFORCE Technology. TotalFORCE is the common control technology across the Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 755T LV drives and PowerFlex 6000T MV drives. Special guests include Sayantani Ganguly with Medium Voltage Drives and Adam Davis with Low Voltage Drives.
Pack it in! Packaging Drives in Motor Control Centers
In ROK Talk on Drives, Episode 4, Mark Ossanna and Elizabeth Allen of Rockwell Automation MCCs, join our hosts Jim Finiak and Neal Corbett to discuss packaging AC drives in low voltage motor control centers.
Answering the Burning Question: Variable Frequency Drives or Servo Drives?
In ROK Talk on Drives, Episode 3, you can learn about the differences and similarities of variable frequency drives and servo drives. We talk to Mike Harris from our drives team and Michelle Holt from our Motion team and they will go head to head on which drive is best for your application. We can then help you solve the mystery of which drive you should use over the other.
How to Select the Right Medium Voltage Drive for your Application
In ROK Talk on Drives, Episode 2, we talk about how to select the right medium voltage drive for your application. Fred Jason teaches us when you need to consider a medium voltage drive vs a low voltage drive. Medium Voltage is preferred when higher power motors are used and when branch circuit power cabling distances are longer.
Drives vs Soft Starters
In ROK Talk on Drives Episode 1, we talk about the difference between a drive and a soft starter. Bill Martin, host of ROKTalk on Industrial Components, helps explain the difference. Jim and Neal will chime in too. Drives and soft starters are found in so many different applications and industries. They both can control motors but what are the key differences between them that everyone should know about?
ROK Talk on Drives Introduction
In ROK Talk on Drives, topics will be focused on Drives and include both medium and low voltage VFDs, as well as servo drives. Topics could cover areas of packaging and applications for drives. Tune in for all the information you never knew you needed about drives.