Motor Control incorporates DeviceNet(TM).

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Modular DeviceNet Starter Auxiliary (MDSA) provides motor control, signal conditioning, event detection, network communications, and alarming. Device includes pluggable connection terminals, interlocking modules, network and sensor connections, and knockouts for I/O expansion. It resists shock and vibration and withstands temperatures from -25 to 60°C. Applications include conveyors, pumps, fans, compressors, mixers, and centrifuges.




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Rockwell Automation Incorporates DeviceLogix(TM) Into Its Allen-Bradley Modular DeviceNet(TM) Starter Auxiliary (MDSA)



Starter auxiliary integrates high-performance, device-level control into low-cost, easy-to-install package

MILWAUKEE, May 2, 2002 - OEMs and system-level users who need fast, high-performance motor control at the device level can easily and cost-efficiently integrate this capability with the new Allen-Bradley Modular DeviceNet Starter Auxiliary (MDSA) with DeviceLogix from complete automation leader Rockwell Automation.

The Allen-Bradley MDSA with DeviceLogix is well-suited for applications where users want fast responses to controller inputs, with the ability to perform simple, localized motor control functions, such as signal conditioning, event detection and alarming. With DeviceLogix functionality, the MDSA can provide value-added distributed motor control functions without the need for additional components, such as mechanical timers and relays.

"In applications where high performance and reliability are critical, users want assurance that a network interruption or delay will not stop the control system from functioning as it should," said Jerry Watkins, marketing manager, Rockwell Automation. "The MDSA with DeviceLogix delivers fast, reliable responses without the performance constraints of a centralized controller."

The integrated functionality of the MDSA helps OEMs reduce installation costs, minimize panel space and simplify wiring. The device includes pluggable connection terminals, interlocking modules, network and sensor connections, and knockouts for additional I/O expansion.

Designed to resist the tough environmental conditions of many motor starter applications, the MDSA with DeviceLogix offers increased shock and vibration resistance and can withstand operating temperatures from -25°C to 60°C. Typical applications for the MDSA include: packaging and conveyor systems; pumps, ventilation fans and compressors; and mixers and centrifuges.

Providing a range of modular expandable I/O devices, the MDSA is available for mounting in either DIN rail format or the industry's first gland-mounted format.

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 approximately 23,000 people at more than 450 locations serving customers in more than 80 countries.

For more information on the Modular DeviceNet Starter Auxiliary with DeviceLogix, please contact the Rockwell Automation Response Center, 10701 Hampshire Avenue South, Bloomington, Minn., 55438, 800.223.5354, Ext. 1522.

Rockwell Automation Response Center, 10701 Hampshire Avenue South, Bloomington, Minn., 55438, 800.223.5354, Ext. 1522.

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