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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.

Rockwell Automation Expands MCC Portfolio with Embedded EtherNet/IP Capabilities


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Rockwell Automation
1201 South Second Street
Milwaukee, WI, 53204
USA



Press release date: November 19, 2012

MV CENTERLINE MCCs provide seamless information exchange between plant-floor devices and business-level systems to increase productivity and improve worker safety

MILWAUKEE, — Rockwell Automation has announced the addition of EtherNet/IP to its medium-voltage Allen-Bradley CENTERLINE motor control centers (MCCs). With the features of an integrated EtherNet/IP network, manufacturers now have access to production information throughout the enterprise and can take advantage of simplified device programming with Premier Integration.

“We are excited to extend our portfolio of EtherNet/IP-enabled MCCs to include medium voltage,” said Jeff Nolan, product manager, Medium Voltage MCCs, Rockwell Automation. “As with our low-voltage MCCs, EtherNet/IP integration allows customers the ability to access more detailed production data, allowing plant engineers to predict potential problems and help prevent equipment failures. This ultimately results in higher asset availability and reduced maintenance costs.”

Leveraging a single, standard network simplifies communication for the entire enterprise and provides users with the flexibility to control, configure and collect data from any point in the system. In addition, by taking advantage of Premier Integration, users can configure and commission their MCC faster with Rockwell Software Studio 5000 engineering and design environment, helping to eliminate errors associated with redundant programming.

Furthermore, the Ethernet connection allows CENTERLINE MCC users to access information remotely. This lets personnel safely monitor, troubleshoot and diagnose the MCC without exposing them to potentially dangerous conditions and power equipment. Knowing how an MCC is performing from anywhere also saves time by minimizing the need for maintenance personnel to enter the MCC. This involves suiting up with personal protective equipment to help protect personnel from exposure to hazardous conditions.

With embedded Allen-Bradley IntelliCENTER technology, CENTERLINE MCCs use a pre-configured and pretested network with integrated hardware and software. This level of integration helps reduce installation time with its plug-and-play setup, and can help minimize facility downtime by quickly providing intelligent diagnostic and predictive failure information.

About Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs over 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

For more information:
• Rockwell Automation Medium Voltage MCCs: http://ab.rockwellautomation.com/Motor-Control/Medium-Voltage-Motor-Control 

Media contacts:
Stephanie Winterhalter
Rockwell Automation
262.512.2369
sawinterhalter@ra.rockwell.com

Allen-Bradley, CENTERLINE, IntelliCENTER, LISTEN. THINK. SOLVE., Rockwell Software and Studio 5000 are trademarks of Rockwell Automation, Inc.

EtherNet/IP is a trademark of ODVA.
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