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Rockwell Automation Launches Next-Generation Integrated Architecture Portfolio to Further Enable the Connected Enterprise

23/11/2015 by Sharon Shahzad


Rockwell Automation released its expanded next-generation Integrated Architecture portfolio. The portfolio includes a newly released next-generation Allen-Bradley controller, graphic terminal, servo drive and distributed I/O system, as well as the latest release of the Rockwell Software Studio 5000 and FactoryTalk software offerings.  The expanded portfolio is in response to smart manufacturing, which is driving demand for connected machines and equipment. Adding more devices and connections, however, can make machines and systems more complex.  The expanded portfolio is designed to help users reduce complexity and meet future capacity and throughput needs as they design systems for a Connected Enterprise.

The new additions to the portfolio include:

  • New Studio 5000 software that now includes three new applications: Studio 5000 Architect, Studio 5000 View Designer, and Application Code Manager. These applications, along with the Studio 5000 Logix Designer application released in 2012, bring more functionality together into one environment to help simplify and speed system development. In addition, the latest releases of FactoryTalk ViewPoint Mobile software and FactoryTalk VantagePoint Mobile software allow users to more easily engage with their production information on mobile devices.
  • A new Allen-Bradley ControlLogix 5580 controller that now provides up to 45 percent more application capacity and includes an embedded 1-gigabit Ethernet port to support high-performance communications, I/O, and applications with up to 256 axes of motion. The new port and additional capacity helps to cut the amount of control and communications hardware required, which can reduce system complexity, costs, and required panel space.
  • A new version of Allen-Bradley Kinetix 5700 servo drive, which is a single-platform alternative to using multiple servo drives for larger custom machines with higher axis-count and power requirements. This can help to reduce cabinet space requirements by up to 70 percent and wiring requirements by as much as 60 percent.

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