Controller suits demanding control applications.

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CompactLogix(TM) 1769-L35E controller combines scalability and modularity of Logix(TM) platform with EtherNet/IP(TM) and Compact I/O(TM). With 1.5 Mbyte I/O memory capacity, product incorporates CPU that supports higher-speed applications. Integrated 10/100 Mbps EtherNet/IP connectivity enables high-speed data throughput while supporting up to 32 simultaneous HMI and I/O connections. Unit also offers diagnostic and data monitoring capabilities via Ethernet and Web interfaces.



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New Allen-Bradley CompactLogix(TM) 1769-L35E Controller Supports Demanding Control Applications With Increased Networking Options



Controller combines the benefits of EtherNet/IP(TM) with a powerful, cost-effective processor

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio, May 15, 2003 - High-performance, cost-effective, networked machine control is now available in a small package with the new Allen-Bradley® CompactLogix(TM) 1769-L35E controller from Rockwell Automation. CompactLogix 1769-L35E combines the advanced scalability and modularity of the Logix(TM) platform with EtherNet/IP(TM) and Compact I/O(TM) to offer users a faster, more powerful small controller.

This controller is ideal for applications such as material handling, conveyors and packaging, where EtherNet/IP system capability can handle control and meet the demand for plant-wide data sharing.

With an expanded I/O memory capacity of up to 1.5 MB, the CompactLogix 1769-L35E increases module and network options and provides the programming versatility needed to support larger, more demanding control applications. In addition, the high- performance CPU supports higher-speed applications, providing faster scan times and faster updates to local I/O and communication subsystems. The integrated 10/100 Mbps EtherNet/IP connectivity in CompactLogix 1769-L35E enables the high-speed data throughput while supporting up to 32 simultaneous HMI and I/O connections.

"In the past, manufacturers relied on larger, more expensive controllers to share data between the plant floor and office," said Sam Malizia, CompactLogix product manager, Rockwell Automation. "With CompactLogix, users now have a lower-cost small controller that enables them to exchange system-wide information while still meeting the specific processing needs of their application."

CompactLogix 1769-L35E is equipped with Compact I/O -- a "PLC®-style" expandable I/O platform that lets users take advantage of the modularity of larger control platforms in a low-cost platform. Users can simply slide on the right number of Compact I/O modules to meet the application's needs. The modular and rackless design of the CompactLogix controller makes it DIN rail- or panel-mountable, providing space savings of 20 to 40 percent over traditional mounting styles. The controller's integrated, high-performance serial bus and removable terminal blocks provide greater configuration flexibility, reduced inventory requirements and easy module assembly and replacement.

CompactLogix 1769-L35E also features advanced diagnostic and data monitoring capabilities via Ethernet and Web interfaces. In addition, the 1769-L35E supports advanced Web features like e-mail. Support for up to 64 devices is available through a DeviceNet(TM) network interface. The versatile architecture allows users to configure DeviceNet devices via remote connections on the processor's EtherNet/IP or serial port.

CompactLogix is part of a complete system-level architecture that uses the same Logix control engine shared by ControlLogix(TM), FlexLogix(TM) and SoftLogix(TM). It employs the same Rockwell Software RSLogix(TM) 5000 programming software as other Logix platform family products, so users can move easily from one application to another with no additional program development or training. The CompactLogix family also supports all of the RSLogix 5000 languages - Ladder Diagram, Function Block, Structured Text and Sequential Function Chart - for programming flexibility.

EtherNet/IP and DeviceNet are core networks in NetLinx(TM), the Rockwell Automation open networking architecture that provides seamless, top-floor-to-shop-floor integration. The networks in the NetLinx architecture - ControlNet(TM), DeviceNet and EtherNet/IP - share a common industrial protocol (CIP) and a suite of communication services that enhance productivity and efficiency.

Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) is a world-leading provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions that help customers meet their manufacturing productivity objectives. The company brings together leading brands in industrial automation for Complete Automation® solutions, including Allen-Bradley® controls and engineered services and Rockwell Software® factory management software, Dodge® mechanical power transmission products, and Reliance Electric® motors and drives. The company also is a leading provider of contact management technologies and applications that help companies more efficiently manage interaction with their own customers. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., USA, the company employs about 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

For more information on the CompactLogix 1769-L35E, please contact the Rockwell Automation Response Center, 10701 Hampshire Avenue South, Bloomington, Minn., 55438, 800.223.5354, Ext. 1624.

Complete Automation, Dodge, Reliance Electric, Allen-Bradley, Rockwell Software and PLC are registered trademarks of Rockwell Automation.

CompactLogix, ControlLogix, SoftLogix, FlexLogix, Compact I/O, Logix, NetLinx and RSLogix 5000 are trademarks of Rockwell Automation.

ControlNet is a trademark of ControlNet International, Ltd.

DeviceNet and EtherNet/IP are trademarks of the Open DeviceNet Vendor Association.

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