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PowerFlex 70 AC Drives

PowerFlex® 70 AC Drives are compact packages of power, control, and operator interface designed to meet demands for space, simplicity, and reliability. These drives are easy to integrate and configure. Our packaged drives provide additional control, power, and enclosure options in standardized designs. The PowerFlex 70 Fan and Pump packaged drive is a cost-effective solution for speed control in variable torque fan and pump applications.

  • Overview
  • Product Selection
  • Specifications
  • Software
  • Documentation
  • Resources


  • Power Ratings
    • 200…240V: 0.37…18.5 kW / 0.5…25 Hp / 2.2…70 A
    • 380…480V: 0.37…37 kW / 0.5…50 Hp / 1.1…72 A
    • 500…600V: 0.5…50 Hp / 0.9…52 A
  • IP20 NEMA/UL Type 1, Flange Mount, IP54 NEMA/UL Type 12, IP66 NEMA/UL Type 4X/12 for indoor use
  • Zero Stacking™ Drives allowable with no reduction of ambient temperature rating (50 °C for IP20, NEMA/UL Type 1 and Flange Mount; 40 °C for IP66, NEMA/UL Type 4X/12)
  • Wall or machine mount
  • V/Hz control, sensorless vector control, Vector Control with FORCE™ Technology
  • Common Industrial Protocol (CIP™) including DeviceNet™, ControlNet™, and EtherNet/IP™
  • Speed and torque control with and without encoder feedback
  • Advanced bus regulation and drive overload protection
  • Supports multiple languages
  • Configuration and programming via integral LCD keypad, remote keypad, or software
  • Premier Integration with PowerFlex® AC drives uses the Logix control platform to simplify parameter and tag programming and reduces development time 

Available Safety Options

  • Safe Torque-Off option is certified at PLd/SIL2 Cat 3. Removes rotational power to the motor without removing power from the drive for faster start-up after a demand on the safety system. All safety options are available as a kit for user installation  

Packaged Drive Options

  • Power options include circuit breaker, fused disconnect, bypass, and input fuses
  • Output relay and transformer control options
  • Door-mounted human interface module (HIM), hand/off/auto selector switch, status pilot lights, and speed potentiometer


Additional Information


PowerFlex 70 AC Drive Technical Data20A-TD001


  • ABS
  • CE (CE certification testing has not been performed on 600V drives.)IEC (Designed to Meet)
  • C-Tick (excluding 600V)
  • cUL
  • TÜV FS ISO/EN13849-1 (EN954-1) with Safe Torque-Off option
  • UL
  • Lloyd's Register
  • NSF Certified (IP66, NEMA/UL Type 4X/12 only)
  • SEMI F47

Certifications apply when product is marked. See our Product Certification site for Declarations of Conformity, certificates and other certification details.

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  • Premier integration of Studio 5000 Logix Designer and PowerFlex® Drives
    • Reduces drive system development time by as much as 70%
    • Allows you to configure controller and drive network connections at the same time
    • Allows you to dynamically select drive parameters transmitted as network I/O
    • Offers continued use of Drive Tools™ SP software via import and export functionality
    • Includes built-in drive diagnostic, fault, alarm, and event information
    • Provides one package to configure your entire Logix system
    • Offers integrated drive profiles that reduce system development time
  • DriveTools SP Software
    • Family of software tools
    • Easy online and offline programming
    • RSLinx® connectivity
    • Includes DriveExecutive™ and DriveObserver™ software
  • Drive Software Feature Comparison [PDF]
  • Use Connected Components Workbench software with Microsoft Visual Studio® technology to program your PowerFlex® Drives.

Learn More

Additional software products are available from Rockwell Software.


Integrated Architecture BrochureIA-BR005
PowerFlex Family of Low Voltage AC Drives BrochurePFLEX-BR008
PowerFlex 70/700 AC Drive Packages for Fan/Pump Applications Product Profile21VW-PP001
PowerFlex DPI Communication Adapters Product Profile20COMM-PP001
PowerFlex Low Voltage Selection GuidePFLEX-SG002
PowerFlex 70 AC Drive Technical Data20A-TD001
PowerFlex 70 AC Drive Installation Instructions20A-IN009
PowerFlex 70/700 AC Drive Packages for Fan/Pump Applications Installation Instructions21VW-IN001
PowerFlex 70 AC Drive User Manual20A-UM001
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Product Certifications

See our Product Certification site for Declarations of Conformity, certificates and other certification details.

Configuration & Selection Tools

  • CrossWorks — Convert competitive catalog numbers to similar Allen-Bradley® products.
  • ProposalWorks — Build complete quotes and proposals.

Other Resources

  • Drives Support — Support resources for all drive products.
  • Fan and Pump Energy Savings Calculators — Achieve an immediate and measurable impact on energy use and operational efficiency.
  • Safety Automation Builder — Streamline safety system design, including safety system layout, product selection, and safety analysis to help meet machinery safety performance level (PL) requirements established by ISO 13849-1.
  • Safety Resource Center — Access current safety-related white papers, videos, presentations, simulations, calculators, and other tools.
  • Knowledgebase — Visit our online resource for technical information, support chat and forums, software updates, and product safety advisories/notices.