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
In part 8 of our TRC Talks industrial networking series, previous panelists, Joe Belaschky and Mike Masterson, return for a discussion on network resiliency. The panel talks about various resilient network architectures, such as ring and redundant star topologies, and common resiliency protocols, such as DLR, used on the plant floor. Resources: CPwE Design Implementation … Continue reading Industrial Networking Part 8: Network Resiliency
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
In part 6 of our TRC Talks industrial networking series, Brandon Singh, Networking Specialist with The Reynolds Company, returns for a discussion on the Industrial Demilitarized Zone, or IDMZ. We talk about what the IDMZ is, its role within the CPwE, and ways to go about implementing an IDMZ within the converged industrial network. Resources: … Continue reading Industrial Networking Part 6: The IDMZ
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.
PowerFlex 520 series and PowerFlex 750 series drives and peripherals with RSLogix 5000 v20 controllers and above, support Automatic Device Configuration (ADC).