In March of this year, Rockwell rebranded some of the Linx communication products to more accurately represent the current usage and integration of the products. Industrial Automation Devices are getting smarter and so is the software that moves that device data. So, what has become of your favorite Linx product?
Used to provide communications between more mature automation platforms like the MicroLogix and SLC families.
Used as a data server for current Rockwell Automaton control hardware.
Traditionally used to facilitate 3rd party OPC DA software access.
RSLinx Enterprise, now FactoryTalk Linx, will not have any catalog number changes associated with this rebranding and there is nothing new to buy. Simply update RSLinx Enterprise to FTLinx Version 6.00.
FactoryTalk Gateway, now FactoryTalk Linx Gateway, will have new catalog numbers. The new list of part numbers is below, and they should be available for purchase in April 2018. (Existing FactoryTalk Gateway customers with a current TechConnect contract will have access to FT Linx Gateway featues by upgrading to Version 6.00)
This software rebranding and feature enhancements further demonstrate Rockwell Automation’s commitment to helping customers make smart manufacturing work for them, or as Rockwell calls it: Enabling the Connected Enterprise.