Rockwell System Configuration Drawings


Did you know…?  Rockwell Automation offers popular system configuration drawings for many on their Integrated Architecture products.  The configuration drawings provide common examples of how to build a scalable integrated architecture for your industrial application, and make for great references for the beginner as well as experienced users.

Components for Hazardous Environments


Components for Hazardous Environments A major safety concern in industrial plants is the occurrence of fires and explosions. No other aspect of industrial safety receives more attention in the form of codes, standards, technical papers, and engineering design. Regulatory bodies like the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have established systems that classify locations which … Continue reading Components for Hazardous Environments

August 2018 User Group


August 2018 Louisiana User Group Introduction to Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) Presentations: Introduction to VFDs Presentation PowerFlex Family of Low Voltage Drives Presentation About Our Topic: We’re going back to basics, as our August User Group will be an introduction to Variable Frequency Drives, or VFDs.  A VFD is a type of motor controller that drives … Continue reading August 2018 User Group

CCW 11 Feature Pack Released


Rockwell Automation has released a “Feature Pack” for Connected Components Workbench Version 11.  The Version 11 Feature Pack provides improved scalability and reusability.  The Feature Pack brings a “Logix-Like” experience to CCW to help users that are familiar with MicroLogix and SLC-500 RSLogix 500 programming. Benefits of the Feature Pack include: Program in their preferred … Continue reading CCW 11 Feature Pack Released

Test, Certify and Verify your Industrial Ethernet Networks


Ethernet is the backbone of industrial control system networking.  And proper copper and fiber media installation is imperative to the operation of your network.  How do you know for certain that your contractor, or electrical team, installed the Ethernet media correctly?  Simple – you test it. Softing, a Rockwell Automation Encompass Partner, offers several cable … Continue reading Test, Certify and Verify your Industrial Ethernet Networks

USB Cables and Connecting Devices


A common problem facing automation professionals today is the lack of a RS-232 port on their laptops.  Fortunately Rockwell Automation has developed several USB cables, adapter and interfaces to help keep you connected. Most of the content below comes from Rockwell Knowledge Base Answer ID 41449, but we have added some additional resources not found in … Continue reading USB Cables and Connecting Devices