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Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Controls & Controllers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Safety Instrumented System supports up to 100 I/O points.

May 7, 2015

Delivered ready to install, wire, and configure, pre-engineered OptiSIS Solution is designed for safety instrumented system applications of 50 or 100 I/O points, including emergency shutdown systems, burner-management systems, and high-integrity pressure protection systems. Flexible inputs and outputs help confirm that system accommodates varying mix of digital and analog I/O types. Simplex I/O and fault-tolerant (dual) I/O versions are available to address different redundancy needs. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

All-Gigabit Industrial Switch helps increase network speeds.

April 20, 2015

Helping manufacturers' accommodate network capacity for high-bandwidth applications, Allen-Bradley Stratix 5400 comes in 18 different models and offers up to 20 gigabit ports in single switch. Supports for Layer 2 switching and Layer 3 routing supports range of network configurations, while GE PoE and additional GE fiber port options enhance scalability. Default configurations help simplify setup, optimize performance, and enable accelerated diagnostics retrieval. Read More


MES Software provides in-process control capabilities.

October 31, 2014

With recipe modeling, PharmaSuite v6.0 extends pharmaceutical manufacturers' In-Process Control capabilities. IPC quality checks can be defined and modeled into recipe up front in MES, providing instructions, data collection, and alerts to ensure activities are carried out. Work-flow integration capabilities allow executed work-flow information to be appended and tracked as part of electronic batch record, while re-work capabilities let operator abort and re-activate production process. Read More

Controls & Controllers

On-Machine PAC simplifies system architecture and conserves space.

January 28, 2014

Installed on machine via mounting tabs that can be rotated vertically or horizontally for placement flexibility, Allen-Bradley Armor GuardLogix PAC (programmable automation controller) offers multidisciplined control and 4 MB application code storage space. This IP67-, SIL 3-, PL(e)-, CAT 4-rated unit offers 2 full-featured EtherNet/IP DLR-capable connections and also provides access to controller-mode switch, USB port, SD card, and power-supply switch along with 24 Vdc power pass-through. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Machinery & Machining Tools

Services Router has dual VPN, firewall capabilities.

November 25, 2013

Suited for securing cell/area zones as well as connecting to cell/area zone from remote location over untrusted network, Stratix 5900 simultaneously delivers VPN and firewall capabilities. Router restricts and regulates communication to help ensure security perimeter is maintained and information exchange crossing security boundary is not tampered with or interrupted. Run on Cisco IOS, ruggedized device includes WAN port and 4 Fast Ethernet ports as well as several embedded features. Read More


MES Software targets automotive industry.

November 18, 2013

By coordinating and synchronizing manufacturing tasks, quality procedures, and inventory movement, AutoSuite v2.0 enables producers to profitably react to changing customer demand and produce customized vehicles. Software also captures information during vehicle production for regulation, warranty, and continuous improvement analyses. Automotive libraries provide users with configurable and scalable solutions, optimizing usability and speeding deployment. Read More


EMI Software lets mobile users view and share KPIs.

November 14, 2013

Offering enterprise manufacturing intelligence solution for native Windows 8.1, FactoryTalk VantagePoint Mobile App lets users access FactoryTalk VantagePoint centralized reporting and analytics from Rockwell Software FactoryTalk software suite. Users can view key performance indicators such as energy usage, operational equipment effectiveness, or MTBF/MTTR. By touching KPI gauge or chart, users can dive deeper into portal for full, detailed reports and trends driving those metrics. Read More


Automation Software configures process-safety applications.

November 12, 2013

Suited for applications that require flexible architecture, distributed safety, and mixed SIL levels, T3-compliant AADvance Workbench 2.0 offers complete design, configuration, and maintenance environment. System consists of scalable AADvance controller platform configured to any mix of SIL1 to SIL3 simplex, redundant, or triplicated safety loops. Multi-user, multi-controller environment includes built-in version control and traceability, built-in simulation, and IEC61131 programming languages. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Software

Data Center System provides gateway to virtualization.

November 6, 2013

Offering pre-engineered, scalable infrastructure, Industrial Data Center System includes hardware, software, factory assembly, on-site configuration, documentation, and TechConnect support. Essentials model is equipped with 2 Unified Computing System servers from Cisco — expandable to 3–5 TB of usable storage, VMware vSphere virtualization software, 24 rack units, and OS license. Essentials+ model includes 3 UCS servers – expandable to 6–9 TB of usable storage, 42 rack units, and OS license. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Electronic Overload Relay offers flexible, modular design.

October 30, 2013

Able to be tailored to meet requirements, Allen-Bradley E300 integrates communications, current-measurement technology, and I/O options. EtherNet/IP communications facilitate installation and use, while embedded Web server allows maintenance personnel to use Web browser to integrate relay from any Internet-enabled device without requiring special software. To maintain uptime during network node interruption, relay also supports device-level ring network topology. Read More

Controls & Controllers

AC Drive meets machine-builder needs for just enough control.

October 10, 2013

With power range of 0.25–15 hp, PowerFlex 523 offers variety of motor control options, including V/Hz, sensorless vector control, and Economizer mode in sensorless vector control. Machine builders can use USB connection for uploading/downloading drive-configuration files, or they can program drive through built-in HMI, which displays data on LCD with scrolling QuickView text and detailed explanations of parameters. Optional dual-port EtherNet/IP adapter supports ring topologies. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Software

Power-Quality Monitoring System helps improve uptime.

September 27, 2013

Via i-Sense monitoring solution, i-Grid service, and DySC dynamic sag corrector, OEMs and end-users can identify and mitigate power issues to improve productivity. Scalable solutions, in addition to identifying where and when voltage sags/outages occur, offer corrective actions. While i-Sense reads incoming power for entire facility, i-Grid service logs, analyzes and corroborates i-Sense data. DySC dynamic sag corrector protects against brief voltage sags and momentary outages. Read More


Event Simulation Software offers material handling components.

July 31, 2013

With 3-D in-process animation of material handling components, Arena v14.5 enables users to visualize results of business simulations in realistic environment. Implemented within Arena Visual Designer framework, 3-D animation components such as conveyors and transporters can be dragged and dropped into simulation environment without programming or coding. Simulation provides insight into what changes or improvements are necessary prior to project implementation. Read More


MES Software supports pharmaceutical and biotech production.

July 18, 2013

With automation-layer integration, PharmaSuite v5.0 automatically collects data from production equipment, provides automation set points, monitors automation events, and integrates process information into electronic batch record. System uses equipment modeler to define underlying model and optimize integration across range of manufacturing types. Using S88-recipe design principles, program supports nonorder-related work flows, enabling on-site end user to create new work flows on their own. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Software

Process Automation System offers enhanced visualization.

July 5, 2013

With automated procedures, visualization, and skid integration capabilities, PlantPAx lets companies across multiple industries improve operator effectiveness. Sequencer tool enables companies to automate process procedures, perform system modifications, and sequence actions directly through HMI faceplates. Independent workstation (network station) affords flexibility in plant design, and HMI toolkit, also included, fosters effective display design while enhancing standards-based alarming. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Smart Motor Controller offers advanced soft-starter functions.

February 6, 2013

Rated 200–690 Vac (90–520 A with software), Allen-Bradley SMC-50 includes 3-phase, fully solid-state, silicon-controlled rectifier (SCR) power structure. This electric soft starter combines monitoring and protection features, multiple start and stop options, and expandable control inputs and outputs. Suited for controlling motor speed and torque in various normal- and heavy-duty applications, product features 9 standard starting modes, 6 stopping modes, and several slow-speed functions. Read More

Controls & Controllers

AC drives offer power range up to 1,500 kW and 2,000 hp.

December 20, 2012

Providing 400/480/600/690 V ratings, PowerFlex 755 AC Drives included embedded Ethernet port and multiple option slots, allowing user to tailor drive to application. User can connect drive to DC-bus configuration, which takes advantage of different drive cycles to share energy. With N-1 technology, users can configure drive to utilize 1, 2, or all 3 power structures. Featuring real-time clock with data-logging and diagnostics, drives are suited for fans, pumps, mixers, and compressors. Read More


Bundled Software Tools accelerate machine control design.

December 7, 2012

Facilitating complete small-machine control design and implementation, Connected Components Accelerator Toolkit combines controller with suite of compatible components and application development tools. Pre-configured building blocks include automation engineering design tools for control application development from layout and component selection to troubleshooting. Wiring diagrams, panel layout drawings, application starting system examples, and sample HMI screens are included. Read More


Motor Control Center Software provides advanced energy data.

December 7, 2012

Part of IntelliCENTER software, IntelliCENTER Integration Assistant enables users to integrate IntelliCENTER Motor Control Centers into Rockwell Software RSLogix 5000 programming software, and automatically creates controller tags and IP address configuration in RSLogix 5000. IntelliCENTER Energy, offering pre-configured setup of FactoryTalk EnergyMetrix software for intelligent motor control devices in MCC, helps monitor, manage, and optimize energy usage in industrial facility. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Motor Control Centers feature embedded EtherNet/IP capabilities.

December 3, 2012

With features of integrated EtherNet/IP network, medium-voltage CENTERLINE Motor Control Centers provide seamless information exchange between plant-floor and business-level systems. Premier Integration lets users configure and commission MCC with Rockwell Software Studio 5000, helping to eliminate errors associated with redundant programming. By allowing users to access information remotely, Ethernet connection lets personnel safely monitor, troubleshoot, and diagnose MCC. Read More

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