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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}

The HMS Anybus Gateway Selector Helps You Select The Right Network Combinations

Posted on Friday Apr 21, 2017 | ethernet-ip, gateway, networks, plc,

HMS AnybusThe HMS Anybus Gateway is a translator where you connect one communication standard on one side and another communication standard on the other. With more than 300 combinations of industrial communication standards in the marketplace, it’s often hard to know which ones to choose. Do you know how to pick the correct HMS Anybus Gateway for your connectivity needs? HMS has an Anybus Gateway Selector available for you to select the two network interfaces you plan to use. If you want to connect a serial device to a network, simply select your subnetwork interface first (ex. ASCII/Vendor Specific (Serial)). Then select the industrial network you want to connect to (ex. Profibus Slave). This will give you the correct gateway for this combination of interfaces. In this example, your solution would be an Anybus Communicator which will act as a slave on the Profibus network. It will translate information to and from the serial device.... {Read More}

With Softing’s 56eATM-tManager You Can Exchange Between Business Systems and PLCs/PACs Easily

Posted on Monday Mar 06, 2017 | controllogix, data-exchange, ethernet-ip, pac, plc,

Softing tManagertManager® Enterprise Appliance Transaction Modules (eATM® ) allow the exchange of data between business or plant computer systems and a mix of Rockwell Automation PLCs/PACs. The modules install in a ControlLogix chassis from Rockwell Automation and communicate to other Allen-Bradley controllers via the backplane, bridge modules, or EtherNet/IP through one of the front Ethernet ports. On the enterprise side, adapters are available for popular databases as well as messaging queues through various versions of Java Messaging Service.... {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}