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PowerFlex 1203-USB Converter Gives You a Way for Connected Components Workbench Software to Access PowerFlex 525 Drives

Posted on Monday May 04, 2020 | communication, drives, software, usb,

PowerFlex 1203-USB Converter The 1203-USB converter provides a communications interface between a computer and any Allen-Bradley product supporting drive communication interfaces such as DPI (Drive Peripheral Interface) for PowerFlex® 7-Class drives and PowerFlex 750-Series drives; DSI (Drive Serial Interface) for PowerFlex 4-Class drives, PowerFlex 520-Series drives, and Kinetix 3 drives; SCANport for legacy 1305 drives, 1336 drives, and so forth. ... {Read More}

Rockwell Automation’s ProposalWorks - Product Configuration and Selection Tool for Industrial Automation Projects

Posted on Monday Mar 23, 2020 | configuration, online, product, tool,

Rockwell Automation ProposalWorksProposalWorks is Rockwell Automation’s product configuration and selection tool for the industrial automation industry. With ProposalWorks you can validate a product, import a list of products, review typical delivery status, acquire list pricing information, and gain access to rich product content.... {Read More}

You Can Download Rockwell Software from the Internet

Posted on Friday Feb 07, 2020 | activation, factorytalk, license, rockwell, software,

You Can Download Rockwell Software from the InternetFactoryTalk Activation gives FactoryTalk supported products the ability to be started from files produced by Rockwell Automation over the internet. ... {Read More}

Do you know how to use a SD Card to Back up your CompactLogix?

Posted on Friday Dec 27, 2019 | card, controllers, memory, sd,

CompactLogixRockwell Automation’s CompactLogix 5370 & 5380 Controllers have a removable Secure Digital (SD) memory card slot for memory backup. ... {Read More}

Do You Need To Rehost Your Rockwell Automation Factorytalk Software?

Posted on Friday Nov 15, 2019 | activation, factorytalk, license, rockwell, software,

FactoryTalk Activation ManagerUnsure how to move your existing Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk software to a new computer? ... {Read More}

Rockwell Automation’s BootP tool is an essential add-on when working with PLCS

Posted on Thursday Oct 03, 2019

Rockwell Automation's CompactLogix 1769When working with programmable logic controllers (PLCs), Rockwell Automation's BootP tool is a necessity. The BootP tool is an add-on package to RSLogix 500, 5000 and Studio 5000 that allows you to set the IP address on your new device.... {Read More}

Setup your Allen-Bradley Stratix Switch Smartports Prior to Connecting Your Devices

Posted on Friday Aug 30, 2019 | ethernet/ip, managed, network, segmentation, switch,

Allen-Bradley Stratix Switch SmartportsThe Allen-Bradley Stratix Switch Family comes equipped with Smartports. Smartports provide you with a set of configurations that will optimize your port settings for common devices such as automation devices, switches, routers, PCs and wireless devices.... {Read More}

Optimize Production with Rockwell Automation’s FactoryTalk® View Site Edition (SE)

Posted on Friday Jul 12, 2019 | activation, hmi, software, visualization,

Rockwell Software’s FactoryTalk® View Site Edition (SE)FactoryTalk View SE gives you the essential visibility you require of your plant floor. It helps you address HMI challenges you face with process, batch and discrete applications. If you are looking for ways to elevate your production and gain efficiency in your plant, FactoryTalk® View SE can help you gain a clear view of all your lines and production processes.... {Read More}

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}