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How To Know Which Rockwell Software Version to Download for Windows

Posted on Wednesday Dec 12, 2018 | compatibility, software, windows,

Rockwell Software Version To DownloadYour Rockwell Software is out of date, but you aren’t sure which version is compatible for the version of Windows you’re running. What do you do? You navigate over to www.ab.com and visit the Product Compatibility and Downloads Center (PCDC). ... {Read More}

Use the HIM CopyCat Function on you PowerFlex Drives to Save Time and Headaches

Posted on Friday Nov 02, 2018 | ac, drives, firmware, him,

PowerFlex 750 SeriesRockwell Automation's PowerFlex 750-Series drives are equipped with a CopyCat function in the Human Interface Module (HIM). This function allows you to upload individual parameter sets for your host drive and any peripherals connected into the HIM.... {Read More}

The E300’s Modular Design Makes Motor Protection Easy

Posted on Friday Sep 28, 2018 | electronic, motor, overload, protection, relay, relays,

Rockwell Automation E300Rockwell Automation’s E300 Overload Relay is more modular than the old 300 Plus. The E300 is made up of three sensing modules: a sensing module, a control module and a communications module. With this overload relay, you can pick and choose the various types of sensing that you want to monitor. You are also able to add a control module which allows for various types of voltages that activate your inputs. ... {Read More}

You Can Have Integration Motion and EtherNet/IP Together With Rockwell Automation’s Kinetix 6500 Servo Drive

Posted on Friday Aug 17, 2018 | control, drives, integrated, motion, motors, servo,

Kinetix 6500 Servo DriveIf you are a machine or equipment builder, you are challenged to make smaller, more complex equipment in a shorter design cycle and at a lower price point. Using a Rockwell Automation Kinetix® motion solution can provide you a single development platform that will result in less design time and cabinet space with improved power density and efficiency.... {Read More}

The Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 750 Series of AC Drives From Rockwell Automation Provides Control, Safety and Easy Communication

Posted on Friday Jul 06, 2018 | ac, drives, ethernet, him,

Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 750 seriesThe Allen-Bradley® PowerFlex® 750 series of AC drives offers more control, communications, safety and hardware options than any other drives in their class to help you maximize productivity. These drives are built on a common platform using the same power structure and control to extend the power range and provide a common user experience.... {Read More}

Build Modern Applications with Studio 5000 View Designer

Posted on Friday May 25, 2018 | design, graphic, operator, software, terminals,

Studio 5000 View DesignerRockwell Automation’s Studio 5000 View Designer® is the design environment for the PanelView™ 5000 family of operator terminals. The integration of the PanelView 5000 with Studio 5000 helps build modern applications more easily and improves operator performance.... {Read More}

PanelView Plus 6 Migration, Is it Time?

Posted on Monday Apr 16, 2018 | equipment, firmware, legacy, migration, software,

PanelView PlusAre you struggling to maintain your legacy PanelView™ Plus 6 software? If so, it might be time to consider migrating to Rockwell Automation’s PanelView Plus 7. There are a few things to consider when thinking about upgrading your legacy equipment. Does your HMI need to communicate to multiple PLC’s? Do you need serial communications? Do you need to re-use an existing cutout? Do you need a keypad? Is resolution important? How you answer these questions helps to determine what your needs are. ... {Read More}

Do you know the difference between EDS Files and Add on Profiles?

Posted on Friday Mar 02, 2018 | files, profiles, software, text,

Rockwell Automation EDS FilesAn Electronic Data Sheet (EDS) describes a small set of component characteristics so that components can talk to and be recognized on a network. An Add on Profile is used within Rockwell Automation’s Studio 5000 to define a specific piece of hardware and how it will react within the control system. ... {Read More}

Learn How to Use Rockwell Automation’s Product Compatibility Download Center

Posted on Thursday Jan 18, 2018 | driver-updates, firmware, software,

Rockwell Automation Product Compatibility Download CenterThere are two ways to access Rockwell Automation's Product Compatibility Download Center (PCDC). You can type the hyperlink ab.rockwellautomation.com into your web browser and navigate to the Downloads menu or the Compatibility and Downloads button on the page. ... {Read More}

FactoryTalk Activation Manager Helps You Activate and Manage Your Software

Posted on Friday Dec 08, 2017 | activation, downloads, software,

Rockwell Automoation FactoryTalkFactoryTalk Activation Manager allows products to be activated via files created by Rockwell Automation over the Internet. It provides a secure, software-based system for activating and managing Rockwell Automation software products and activation files. You know longer need physical media to initiate activation, which saves you time because software can now be delivered, distributed, stored, backed-up and moved electronically.... {Read More}

PANELVIEW 800 GRAPHIC TERMINALS ARE IDEAL FOR YOUR MICRO AND SMALL AUTOMATION NEEDS

Posted on Friday Oct 27, 2017

Rockwell Automation PanelviewThe PanelView 800 terminals are offered in 4”, 7”, and 10” sizes in landscape and portrait applications. This provides a benefit in your application design because it allows you to save space and the flexibility of where you want to install the terminal. Your applications can be developed using the Connected Components Software. It functions as a single software to program the Micro800 Controllers and configure the PowerFlex 4 drive and Kinetic Motion devices. ... {Read More}

Increase Productivity with Guardmaster® 440R-ENETR EtherNet/IP™ Network Interface Using Real-Time Diagnostics

Posted on Thursday Sep 14, 2017 | ethernet-ip, relays, safety,

Guardmaster® 440R-ENETR EtherNet/IP™ Network InterfaceUsing Rockwell Automation’s Guardmaster 440R-ENETR EtherNet/IP Network Interface gives you seamless communication on an Ethernet/IP network because the safety relays are embedded with optical bus technology. When you collect information using the EtherNet/IP interface you minimize unplanned downtime and increase startup efficiencies. ... {Read More}

Rockwell Automation’s PanelView Plus 7 Graphic Terminals Include EtherNet Connectivity with Remote Access

Posted on Friday Aug 04, 2017 | ethernet, hmi, operator-interface,

PanelView Plus 7Rockwell Automation’s PanelView™ Plus 7 Performance terminals are operator interface devices. They monitor and control devices that are attached to ControlLogix® and CompactLogix™ 5370 controllers on an EtherNet/IP network. Animated graphic and text displays provide you with a view into the operating state of a machine or process. Giving you the ability to interact with the control system by using touch screen or keypad input.... {Read More}

CompactLogix™ Controller 1769

Posted on Friday Jun 23, 2017 | device, ethernet, firmware, io, level, ring,

CompactLogix™ Controller 1769Rockwell Automation’s CompactLogix 5370 L1 controllers are the perfect combination of Logix architecture and Point I/O ™ modules in a compact, reasonably priced platform. Machine builders and end users can take advantage of this lower cost Integrated Architecture system. It is perfect for small to mid-size applications that need low axis motion and I/O point counts. Support is included for Device Level Ring (DLR) network topologies to help increase your network’s flexibility. To maximize your scalability, Integrated Motion support is offered over EtherNet/IP. ... {Read More}

Rockwell Automation’s Product Compatibility and Downloads Center

Posted on Friday May 12, 2017 | driver-updates, firmware, software,

CapatibilityThe Product Compatibility and Downloads Center (PCDC) can help you find product-related downloads including firmware, release notes, associated software, drivers, tools and utilities. Before you ever must upgrade one or more products, PCDC gives you the ability to check the compatibility between the new product and the other products in your system. There are two aspects that you can use the PCDC for. The first is to determine how different products will interact. Secondly, you can compare features and capabilities between different series of products and associated firmware versions.... {Read More}