System Integration

April 1, 2021
Logix Controllers

Modbus TCP Communication with Logix Controllers

Logix controllers don't natively support Modbus TCP but we have a simple way of doing Modbus TCP communication in a Logix controller without additional hardware.
February 4, 2021

Retrofitting Legacy Machines for Industry 4.0

Legacy machines have their place and run most facilities today. They don’t, however, have the necessary tools and technologies in place to make them more efficient or offer cost-savings. Retrofitting machines for Industry 4.0 can bring together communication, collection and collaboration to make your machines more efficient and effective.
November 17, 2020
PlantPAx 5.0

The New PlantPAx 5.0 Offers More Processing Power for Increased Performance

The new PlantPAx 5.0 includes new process controllers making this release the most advanced and easiest to implement.
October 2, 2020
HMI

Control and View Your Plant from One Place with FactoryTalk View

FactoryTalk View Site Edition allows you to control and view your plant operations from one centralized location.
August 31, 2020

Integrated Safety with GuardLogix Pays for Itself

GuardLogix® is a simplified Logix processor that provides both safety and standard control in one controller to achieve SIL 3, PLe in a single project. Taking the step toward integrated safety using GuardLogix® controllers does not have to be costly or complex, understanding the reasoning behind your hesitations can help you decide if GuardLogix is the right option for your application.
August 21, 2020

Top 15 Advantages of 5094 Flex I/O

The 5094 Flex I/O platform from Rockwell Automation represents the newest and most robust distributed I/O platform available.
July 31, 2020

Which Version of Rockwell Software Should I Use?

Which version of [Insert Rockwell Software Package] should I be using on my application?” Although Rockwell’s “current shipping” version is generally recommended for new applications, there are many factors that may make using a specific, earlier version a better choice.
July 23, 2020

Not Just Two Ethernet Ports: Device Level Ring Explained

Embedded Switch Technology that is required for Device Level Ring (DLR) is different than a typical switchport. They are highly specialized with many features and characteristics all designed to support and improve high speed applications and reduce communication latency.
July 8, 2020

Hands-on Training with Rockwell Automation e-Learning

A review of Rockwell Automation's new e-learning catalog.