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KEB America Adds Modbus TCP/IP Communication to S6 and F6 Drives

Michael Bauer | February 1st, 2022

Variable Frequency Drives with Modbus TCP/IP supports machine builders in process applications.


Shakopee, MN, February 1, 2022 – KEB America, Inc., a leading provider of industrial automation solutions in North America, today announces the KEB F6 VFD and S6 Servo Drive now supports Modbus TCP/IP communication protocol. In addition to Modbus TCP/IP, the other supported Ethernet-based network communication protocols include EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, ProfiNet, and Powerlink.

“The variety of supported communication protocols in our drives give machine builders a lot of flexibility,” said Jonathan Bullick, national sales manager at KEB America. “The Modbus TCP/IP option will truly benefit those working with process applications like pumps, fans, and compressors.”

KEB’s F6 and S6 drive controllers are equipped with Safe Torque Off (STO) and deliver exceptional speed and position control. They control both induction and AC permanent magnet servo motors. The two KEB drives feature flexible heatsinks, a dual-channel encoder card, power ranges up to 400Hp, and internal positioning capability for motion control applications.

For more information on KEB’s F6 VFD and S6 Servo Drive, visit


image of KEB F6 VFD with Modbus TCP/IP communication
KEB’s F6 VFD is now available with Modbus TCP/IP communication.


About KEB America, Inc.

KEB America, Inc. is a North American manufacturer of industrial automation products for applications in the elevator, medical, packaging, and plastics industries. KEB America manufactures, assembles, and supports its suite of German-engineered controls, drives, motors, brakes, and clutches at its 150,000 sq. ft., ISO 9001:2015 certified facility in Shakopee, Minnesota. For more information, please visit

KEB America is a subsidiary of KEB Automation KG, a global provider of complete automation system solutions headquartered in Barntrup, Germany. KEB Automation KG has four global production sites, 10 subsidiaries, 30 sales and service centers, and 1,500+ employees worldwide.

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