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Studio 5000 Logix Designer for PowerFlex Drives

Studio 5000 Logix Designer for PowerFlex Drives

Configuring PowerFlex® drives with the Studio 5000™ Logix Designer application (formerly RSLogix™ 5000 software) lets you consolidate controller programming and drive system configuration, operation, and maintenance into a single software environment. This exceptional level of integration helps to reduce your programming time, ease startup and commissioning, and streamline diagnostics.

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  • Reduces drive system development time by as much as 70%
  • Leverages a single programming environment for Logix controllers, soft starters, and variable speed drives
  • Compatible with the Studio 5000™ Logix Designer application (version 21 and later) and with RSLogix™ 5000 programming software (version 16 and later)
  • Supports communications via EtherNet/IP™ and ControlNet™ networks (for select drives only)
  • Lets you configure controller and drive network connections at the same time
  • Lets you dynamically select drive parameters transmitted as network I/O
  • Auto-generates descriptive tag names and respective tag data types
  • Streamlines installation time through integrated PowerFlex® configuration and setup wizards, eliminating the need to configure drive parameters and tags individually
  • Simplifies creating additional duplicate drives through copy and paste capability
  • Allows continued use of DriveTools™ SP software via import and export functionality

Simplified Maintenance

  • Diagnostic, fault, alarm, and event information is integral to the Studio 5000 Logix Designer application
  • Drive Tech Support Wizard can be run from the Logix Designer application to collect all pertinent information about a drive, its peripherals, various software components, and the PC operating system
  • Drives can be flash updated from the Logix Designer application
  • Single repository of drive configuration data (stored in the software project file) speeds drive replacement
  • Lets you add new drives without shutting down your process (requires RSLogix 5000, version 17 or later; Studio 5000 Logix Designer application, version 21 or later; Drive AOPs v2.01 or later)
  • Studio 5000 Logix Designer application (version 21 and later) and RSLogix 5000 (version 20) add Automatic Device Configuration (ADC) support for the PowerFlex 525 AC drive and the PowerFlex 750-Series AC drives on EtherNet/IP networks
    • Lets the Logix controller automatically detect a replaced drive and download all configuration parameters
    • Helps eliminate the need for manual reconfiguration
    • Reduces downtime

Additional Information

Use the Studio 5000 Logix Designer application to program and configure your control system.

Our Midrange Architecture System includes a series of small controllers that expands the Integrated Architecture application. This provides you with a single control platform that includes the performance and connectivity you need across your enterprise.


Studio 5000 Automation Engineering and Design Environment Product Profile9324-PP006
Drive Software Feature Comparison Sales PromotionDRIVES-SP001
Logix Controllers General Instructions Reference Manual1756-RM003
Integrated Architecture Recommended Literature Reference ManualIASIMP-RM001
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Product Certifications

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Other Resources

  • Drives Support — Visit our online resource for help files, literature, and downloads to keep your drive products up-to-date.
  • Knowledgebase — Visit our online resource for technical information, support chat and forums, software updates, and product safety advisories/notices.