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5069 SA Power

SA (Sensor/Actuator) power provides field power for 5069 Compact I/O modules and field-side devices that are connected to them. Field-side power is provided through the SA Power connection and can be either DC or AC depending on the IO modules that are connected immediately afterwards. SA Power is passed from controller to I/O modules unless a 5069-FPD is used.

Network Resiliency – EtherChannel

An EtherChannel (or port group) is a group of two or more Fast Ethernet or Gigabit Ethernet switch ports bundled into a single logical link, creating a higher bandwidth link between two switches. Each EtherChannel can consist of up to eight compatible, configured Ethernet ports. The switch supports up to six EtherChannels.

Sending an Email from a Logix Controller

Occasionally we’ll get asked how to send an email from a Logix controller. An email can be useful to send to a specific person when a controller application generates an alarm or reaches a certain condition, or to send current controller or application status information. This is especially […]

Cold Junction Compensation for Rockwell IO Modules

Baby it’s cold outside… Cold Junction Compensation sensors, that is. In this installment of the Tech Files, we’ll look at the various CJC’s for Rockwell Automation thermocouple I/O modules. This includes the I/O modules from Encompass Partner, Spectrum Controls. Typically the CJC sensor comes with the thermocouple input module, […]

Configure Stratix Switches for FactoryTalk Network Manager

FactoryTalk Network Manager was introduced by Rockwell Automation at last year’s Automation Fair in Houston. Its purpose is to give you insight into the performance of your network in context of your automation assets by leveraging information available via the Stratix managed switch. You can easily view your network […]