Expert Zone

June 21, 2018

Studio 5000 V31 – What Do I need to Know?

In late February, Rockwell released v31 of Studio 5000. Without writing you a novel, we wanted to share some of the highlights so we asked Lex […]
June 19, 2018

Guard your A**ets with GuardLink

GuardLink is a new safety-based communications protocol utilizing standard wiring in a plug-and-play style connection from Rockwell Automation. GuardLink significantly reduces the amount of wiring needed […]
June 19, 2018

Let’s Talk Motor Efficiency

Motor Efficiency, What does it Mean? When we talk about efficiency, specifically regarding motors, we’re talking about how much energy it takes the motor to perform […]
May 31, 2018

Smaller Contactors Equal Larger Savings

Introducing the new 100-E Contactors from Rockwell Automation Saving energy and money are top priorities for manufacturing plants. When designing a control panel, saving space, energy, […]
May 17, 2018

Taking OEM Remote Access Services to the Next Level

If you’re an OEM or machine builder, chances are you’ve at least dabbled in remote access of some kind. Remote access can eliminate costly travel – […]
May 15, 2018

What Was That @#&%#$ Thing’s IP Address Again?

Increasing Network Visibility Think back on your facility’s Ethernet network five or six years ago. What did you have, maybe a dozen Ethernet devices? A few […]
April 16, 2018

Did RSLinx or My Gateway Product Go Away?

No, no it didn’t, but it may have changed names.  Let me explain… In March of this year, Rockwell rebranded some of the Linx communication products […]
April 9, 2018

Migrating from a SLC to a Logix Controller – Easy or Hard?

As technology changes, many of you have asked us about migrating from your SLC processors into a new CompactLogix or ControlLogix solution. While this may seem […]
March 21, 2018

A Different Solution for Hot Spots — The New GraceSense™ Hot Spot Monitor (HSM)

A constant struggle you face as a manufacturer is how to avoid unexpected downtime. To stay ahead of potential faults, you must look to preventative maintenance. […]