New I/O Modules Simplify Device Connections in Hazardous Areas


Industrial producers can more easily and efficiently connect to devices in hazardous areas using the new Allen-Bradley 1718 Ex I/O modules from Rockwell Automation. The intrinsically safe distributed I/O modules provide EtherNet/IP connectivity to field devices in Zone 0 and Zone 1 hazardous areas. 1718 Ex I/O modules can reduce wiring in industrial applications because they can … Continue reading New I/O Modules Simplify Device Connections in Hazardous Areas

Industrial Networking Part 7: The Converged Plantwide Ethernet


In part 7 of our TRC Talks industrial networking series, previous panelists, Joe Belaschky, Mike Masterson, and Brandon Singh, return for a discussion on the Converged Plantwide Ethernet, or CPwE. The panel talks about the importance of the library of CPwE Design Implementation Guides, the Cisco and Rockwell Automation alliance, Cell/Area/Zone concepts, and how Integrated … Continue reading Industrial Networking Part 7: The Converged Plantwide Ethernet

Rockwell Automation Levels Up Industrial Computing Portfolio Following Acquisition of ASEM S.p.A.


Rockwell Automation, Inc. has announced the introduction of its VersaView 6300 family of Allen-Bradley industrial computers, which will be available starting August 2020. The launch of the VersaView 6300 family follows the May 2020 acquisition of ASEM S.p.A. and represents a considerable extension of the company’s capability for industrial PCs (IPC), human machine interface (HMI) and secure Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) remote access solutions.