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Controls & Controllers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Services

Firmware Module enables off-chassis data collection.

April 30, 2015

With FactoryTalk Historian Machine Edition v3.5 Module, operators using Allen-Bradley ControlLogix and CompactLogix controllers can collect data from controllers and devices connected via Ethernet network. Single module can collect up to 2,500 data points from 5 local and 5 remote controllers. Remote and local data collection speeds up to 500 ms and 10 ms, respectively, can be achieved. For tight security when viewing data via Web, module uses self-signed SSL certificate. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

HART-Enabled I/O Modules access smart field devices.

April 1, 2015

Conformally coated to protect against corrosives, dust, gases, salt, condensation, humidity, and fungal growth, Allen-Bradley FLEX I/O-XT Modules access data from smart field devices that were previously isolated in harsh environments. Modules help feed performance data into asset management software for holistic view of operations and maintenance needs. With temperature range of -4 to 185°F, devices are suited for energy and power generation, water/wastewater, and on-ship applications. Read More


Asset Management Software connects with third party devices.

March 30, 2015

With custom-device plug-in capability, FactoryTalk AssetCentre v6.0 expands monitoring, backup, and recovery for critical automation-related assets. Plug-in definitions created for one third-party device can be re-used with other devices. Archiving asset configurations on regularly scheduled basis, program tracks changes and provides point of return for fast recovery following unscheduled downtime event. Software also archives user actions and changes, which helps identify problems' root cause. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Display & Presentation Equipment

Graphic Terminals are engineered for accelerated boot-up.

March 17, 2015

Available in 4, 7, and 10 in. display sizes, Allen-Bradley PanelView 800 terminals feature 800 MHz CPU processor, up to 256 MB Flash, and dynamic memory to reduce boot-up time. Touchscreens are optimized for responsiveness and can be configured in portrait and standard landscape mode for installation flexibility. Designed for use with Allen Bradley Micro800 and MicroLogix control systems, these Class 1, Division 2 certified terminals integrate Ethernet, serial, USB, and microSD ports. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Machinery & Machining Tools

Wireless Access Point extends reach of EtherNet/IP.

June 19, 2014

Featuring work group bridge, Allen-Bradley Stratix 5100 enables engineers to connect up to 19 IP addresses simultaneously, helping to minimize design time when integrating machines and equipment into industrial control network. Enterprise-class silicon and optimized radios deliver robust mobility experience that includes 802.11a/b/g/n with 3 by 4 MIMO technology and 3 spatial streams. With Stratix 5100, users can access production data from remote and difficult-to-reach areas. Read More

Controls & Controllers

PLC suits standalone machine, remote automation applications.

February 13, 2014

As 20-point controller, Allen-Bradley Micro820 offers PWM output and recipe management suited for smaller machines. Datalogging analog and thermistor temperature inputs accommodate needs of remote automation applications, and other standard features include embedded Ethernet and serial ports as well as one microSD slot. Connected Components Workbench software facilitates configuration, design, and maintenance. Remote LCD accessory as well as scanner and counter accessories are available. Read More


Engineering and Design Software meets automation control needs.

November 20, 2012

With Studio 5000, engineersĀ can enter configuration and programming information once, and then leverage it across control system architecture from design to operation to maintenance. Software includes Logix Designer application for programming and configuration of Allen-Bradley ControlLogix 5570 and CompactLogix 5370 programmable automation controllers. Optimal integration is accomplished by embedding features such asĀ program comments and descriptions, and alarm log, directly in controller. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Communication Systems & Equipment

Dual-Port EtherNet/IP I/O Adapters maximize network resiliency.

July 16, 2012

Models 1794-AENTR and 1794-AENTRXT, Allen-Bradley FLEX I/O dual-port EtherNet/IP adapters help OEMs connect machines to IT infrastructure using single network. Dual ports can be used to display diagnostics via Web browser. Units support device-level ring topology, adding redundancy to allow network recovery in less than 3 msec for 50-node system. Connecting up to 8 FLEX I/O modules, they are compatible with RSLogix 5000 programming software v16 and higher, and RSLinx v2.58 and higher. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Fieldbus Linking Devices facilitate plantwide process control.

June 28, 2012

Expanding PlantPAx communication capabilities, Allen-Bradley 1788-EN2FFR and 1788-CN2FFR provide direct link from EtherNet/IP or ControlNet networks to FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1 device-level network. Both support up to 16 field devices on single H1 segment and feature multiple redundancy configurations, including redundant linking devices, H1 media, ControlNet media, and EtherNet/IP Device-Level Ring. Add-On-Profile offers detailed field device configuration and built-in diagnostics for troubleshooting. Read More


Process Control Software helps optimize batch applications.

June 21, 2010

Integrated with PlantPAx Process Automation System, FactoryTalk Batch v11 provides solutions ranging from small, basic sequencing to large, complex batch applications. Program includes intelligent recipe capabilities, secure operator overrides, and expanded data collection and reporting. Bringing just-in-time material management to batch execution systems, FactoryTalk Batch Material Manager provides flexibility by allowing late binding to material inventory. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, HVAC, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Analog I/O connects via network.

May 1, 2002

Additions to CompactBlock(TM) LDX I/O include analog and temperature blocks, plus networking. Analog blocks bring in current and voltage data from valves, pressure sensors, and related field devices. Temperature blocks accept signals from T/Cs and RTDs, and provide scaling for different device types allowing module to convert signal from any standard T/C or RTD into Fahrenheit or Celsius grade for display. Available on DeviceNet(TM) and PROFIBUS DP networks. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Control Modules ease equipment retrofits and rebuilds.

April 30, 2002

56AMXN module allows applications running on Allen-Bradley ControlLogix(TM) controller to communicate with Reliance Electric AutoMax(TM) control system or AutoMax networks. 1756 single-slot drive module allows users to keep existing Reliance Electric DPS drives in place when updating to ControlLogix-based solution. Multibus ControlNet (MBCN) module allows application running on AutoMax controller to communicate with and control ControlNet I/O devices. Read More

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