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PowerFlex® 700L liquid cooled drives are now available with DriveGuard® safe torque-off for all frame sizes with PowerFlex 700S Phase II control. Part of our overall machine safety architecture, DriveGuard solutions provide cost-effective, TUV-certified protection for AC drive control. Download product profile

Simplify diagnostics and streamline maintenance with metal forming press-control Safety application instructions. With GuardLogix® controllers, designed to perform safety and standard functions, you can significantly reduce the amount of time required for programming and validation. And using the same controller for both safety and standard control also helps reduce wiring, installation and maintenance costs.

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