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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 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}


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}

Expand Your Application Capabilities With MicroLogix 1400 Controllers

Posted on Monday Apr 03, 2017 | aps, ethernet, io, ip-address,

Rockwell AutomationRockwell Automation’s MicroLogix 1400 combines Ethernet/IP, online editing, and a built-in LCD, increased I/O, faster High Speed Counter/PTO and communication capabilities. Ethernet ports offer you peer-to-peer messaging, Web server and e-mail capability. The built-in LCD with back lighting allows you to configure your Ethernet network, show floating point values on user configurable display, display OEM logos and view and modify any binary or integer file element. You also gain the ability to program with RSLogix 500 software (Version 8.10 and above) as well as new RSLogix Micro programming software.... {Read More}

PowerFlex 525 AC Drive Delivers Powerful Performance and Flexibility with Innovative Hardware Design

Posted on Tuesday Feb 21, 2017 | ac-drive, him, powerflex, powerflex525,

Rockwell Automation PowerFlex 525The PowerFlex 525 AC Drive combines performance with an innovative design that helps make you more productive. It’s unique design that reduces installation time because it can be easily separated into two modules: power and control. With this modular design, you can hand off the power module for wiring and installation while the control module is programmed by someone else at the same time. The control module is the brains of the drive and houses the embedded Ethernet port, DSI port, embedded safe torque off and 14 terminals for additional inputs and outputs.... {Read More}

Why You Should Use a Cable Pull Switch From Rockwell Automation

Posted on Monday Jan 09, 2017 | cable-pull-switch, e-stop, safety,

Rockwell Automation Cable Pull 440eFor machinery such as conveyors, it is often more convenient and effective to use a cable pull device along the hazard area for your emergency stop device. These devices use a steel wire rope connected to latching pull switches so that pulling on the rope in any direction at any point along its length will trip the switch to cut off the machine power. The cable pull switches must detect both a pull on the cable as well as when the cable goes slack. Slack detection ensures that the cable is not cut and is ready for use.... {Read More}

Rockwell Automation Knows Condition Sensing Controls

Posted on Sunday Nov 20, 2016 | io-link, pressure-sensing, sensors,

Rockwell Automation 836 SensorCapable of measuring pressure of liquid or gasses, the new Allen-Bradley® Solid-State 836P Pressure Sensors are available in display and non-display models in rugged, compact housings with corrosion resistant 316L solid-state sensor elements. The display model features embedded IO-Link 1.1 communications protocol, which allows for easy integration with The Connected Enterprise while delivering data directly into a control system in a very cost-efficient and easy-to-use manner when connected to an IO-Link Master and EtherNet/IP™.... {Read More}

With Simplified Wiring and Logix Integration Allen-Bradley’s E 300 Electronic Overload Relay is Ideal for Motor Control Applications

Posted on Monday Oct 10, 2016 | electronic-relay, logix, overload-relay,

Rockwell Automation E300The E300 Electronic Overload Relay from Allen-Bradley® makes your life easier by incorporating the latest technology directly into the device simplifying installation and configuration. With the ability to integrate into the Logix platform it is the ideal overload for motor control applications in an automation system. Its modular design, communication options, diagnostic information and simplified wiring gives you the flexibility you need resulting in reduced engineering time while maximizing uptime for motor starter applications. ... {Read More}

Compact GuardLogix® 5370 with Integrated Safety and Motion in a Single Controller

Compact GuardLogix 5370The Compact GuardLogix® 5370 controller continues to build on the 5370 CompactLogix™ midrange portfolio with the addition of a single controller that supports Integrated Safety, CIP Motion, and Standard I/O. Along with a single hardware package, this controller utilizes a single software package for configuration and a single Network for Standard, Safety and Motion. The safety status indicators provide on-going safety updates so you’re never left wondering what your machine status is. ... {Read More}

With the PowerFlex 527 Rockwell Automation is Putting a New Spin on Motor Control

Posted on Friday Jul 01, 2016

Rockwell Automation PowerFlex 527Have you ever considered programing a PowerFlex Drive like you do a Kinetix based Servo Drive? Rockwell Automation’s PowerFlex 527 is the first drive exclusively designed with Studio5000 and the Logix based architecture. It is an ideal AC drive to complement machines already using Kinetix servo drives. It features a built-in dual port for EtherNet/IP hardwired or networked safety. Using Studio 5000 software, the configuration and programming experience saves start up time, and delivers a coordinated and synchronized machine. It’s an ideal complement is a CompactLogix, ControlLogix or GuardLogix. It comes with dual port Ethernet that supports automatic device configuration.... {Read More}

Product Discontinuation: Universal Disconnect Switch Replacing Variable Depth Switches

Posted on Friday May 20, 2016

Rockwell Automation 1494URockwell Automation has introduced a new line of Visible Blade disconnect switches in their Bulletin 1494U release. The 1494U replaces the 1494V Variable Depth and 1494C Cable Operated 30A, 60A and 100A Disconnect Switches. The new switch is more compact and reduces panel space to help save you time and money because of its flexibility for multiple applications and technology needs. With the disconnect switches’ universal mechanism it can be field connected for rod or cable operation. With the cable option, you also have the flexibility to mount the switch anywhere in the panel, regardless of where the handle is located. ... {Read More}