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Don’t Risk Automation Obsolescence, migrate from the 855T Control Tower™ Signaling System to the New 856T

Posted on Friday May 31, 2019 | devices, lights, migration, signaling, stack,

Rockwell Automation's New New 856T Control TowerThe 855T has been part of Rockwell Automation’s Control Tower Signaling portfolio for over 20 years. After October 1, 2019, the 855T will no longer be available for purchase and is being replaced by the new 856T Control Tower 70mm tower light system. The new 856T has a similar design to the 855T but features brighter LED illumination and a large offering of sound technologies. This new design allows the 856T to be used in numerous applications with fewer components needed but doesn’t compromise functionality and flexibility.... {Read More}

Watch a Quick Tutorial on How to Determine What Firmware Version Your Controller Needs

Posted on Thursday Apr 18, 2019 | compatibility, firmware, software,

Rockwell Automation Firmware VersionsRockwell Automation’s Compatibility and Download section of their website allows you find product related downloads including Firmware.... {Read More}

Manage Your Network Properly with Rockwell Automation’s Stratix 5700

Posted on Friday Mar 08, 2019 | ethernet/ip, managed, network, segmentation, switch,

Rockwell Automation’s Stratix 5700Rockwell Automation’s Stratix 5700 industrial Ethernet managed switches help simplify network setup and streamline machine integration with your existing infrastructure. The Stratix is classified as a layer 2 switch that provides high-speed, low-latency and network segmentation. ... {Read More}

Maximize Uptime with Rockwell Automation’s Emergency Onsite Services Add-on for TechConnect Agreements

Posted on Friday Jan 25, 2019 | callout, emergency, engineering, onsite, services,

Rockwell Automation’s Emergency Onsite Services Are you experiencing skill gaps in your workforce and not enough onsite technical support to solve your problems? Have you experienced downtime within the past year? ... {Read More}

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Rockwell Software Version To DownloadYour Rockwell Software is out of date, but you aren’t sure which version is compatible for the version of Windows you’re running.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}