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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}

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}