Thanks to the latest advances in LED technology, the expectations of industrial signaling products have evolved and become more demanding. Users are looking for signaling devices that are not only brighter, but that offer greater flexibility to meet demanding and changing application requirements. These devices must also be easy to select and have the availability to support faster delivery of the machine or allow for easy configuration changes in the field.
While the Bulletin 855T has been a valuable part of our Control Tower signaling portfolio for more than 20 years, this product will no longer be available for sale after July 1, 2019*and consequently, it is the time to migrate to the new 856T Control Tower 70mm tower light system.
The new 856T Control Tower signaling system features a proven, modular construction design similar to the 855T but incorporates brighter LED illumination and a broad offering of sound technologies all in a 70mm diameter housing. This new design allows the 856T to meet the widest range of signaling applications with a reduced number of components (SKUs) without compromising functionality and flexibility.
Energy monitoring, peak usage charges, number of starts pershift, size, performance; all of these contribute to the REAL value ofconverting from a traditional starter to soft starters.
So, how do we really know if it is worth converting?
In the current issue of the Rockwell Journal Magazine, Andy Japp, the Soft Startbusiness manager for Rockwell Automation, identifies some of the key issues inassisting you in deciding what the ROI will be in your quest for savings.
Help future proof your system and enable The Connected Enterprise.
CompactLogix™ 5380 controllers help enable faster system performance, capacity, productivity and security to meet the growing demands of smart machines and equipment for manufacturing.
All CompactLogix™ 5380 controllers use the same development environment, Studio 5000® software, combining elements
of design into one standard framework that can optimize productivity and reduce time to commission. Studio 5000 also manages safety, so you don?t have to be concerned about separation of standard and safety memory, or worry about partitioning logic to isolate safety ? the software does it for you.
The (EN) ISO 14119 standard applies to interlock system designers (e.g. machine builders, integrators) as well as the interlock device manufacturers. It is important to note that this applies to the design of new machines. Existing installations are not necessarily affected; however there are some requirements relating to maintenance, function testing, and replacement of components.
The new standard provides clarification of many existing "grey areas" and also acknowledges the use of contemporary technology in the design of interlocking switches. The downloadable paper below is intended to summarize the changes from the previous edition.
So how will (EN) ISO 14119 affect you?
This information can trigger either manual or automatic intervention before the occurrence of an unplanned shutdown. Some of the information you can gather, includes the following:
§ Voltage, Current, and Energy
§ CIP Energy Enabled
§ Trip / Warning Histories
§ % Thermal Capacity Utilization
§ Motor Winding Temperature
§ Trip Snap Shot
§ Time to Trip
§ Time to Reset
§ Operational Hours
§ Number of Starts
Manufacturers are continually looking for control solutions that adhere to the latest global safety standards while dealing with competitive pressures to reduce costs and improve productivity.
As the latest addition to the ControlLogix 5580 family of controllers, the GuardLogix® 5580 delivers scalable options for high performance, integrated safety in standard and conformally coated formats.
Fast, precise movement, positioning and tracking of small, light loads
MagneMover LITE is an intelligent and affordable transport system specifically designed to move light loads quickly and efficiently. MM LITE outperforms conventional belt and chain conveyors for OEM/in-machine applications and for demanding motion requirements, delivering new levels of process optimization and throughput.
Allen Bradley's PowerFlex® 750 series drives provide ease of use, application flexibility, and high performance. They include multiple control and hardware options, as well as optional embedded safety features and now, the drives are available in an expanded voltage range that includes 200...240V!
Here is what we like about the new voltages:
Rockwell Automation has released two stainless steel PanelView Plus 7 models for food and beverage applications.
These terminals have 304 stainless steel bezels and replaceable food-grade silicon gaskets. They also come with conformal coating for more demanding process applications.
Stainless PanelView Plus 7 terminals are available in 9-inch and 12-inch widescreen sizes in a brand less bezel.
Revere Electric and Rockwell Automation are pleased to announce the launch of the Allen-Bradley® GuardShield™ 450L-B Safety Light Curtain system.This system is PLe/ CAT 4 / SIL 3 safety rated and utilizes an exciting new technology that makes stocking, interchangeability, and versatility a breeze.
Unlike traditional safety light curtains, which are based on separate transmitter and receiver units, this next generation light curtain system features a patented technology which allows each transceiver to be used as a transmitter or receiver via an innovative plug-in module. The functionality of a pair of 450L-B safety light curtains can be selected by inserting a plug-in module into the bottom of each transceiver. Once powered up, the transceiver learns its functionality from the plug-in module and begins operating as a transmitter or receiver. This advanced technology greatly reduces stock and provides a flexible, cost-effective safety solution.
The 450L-B light curtain system offers a compact design, flexible mounting, multiple plug-in options, and alignment laser and bracket accessories.
Smart Sensors provide a continuous flow of valuable processand diagnostic data to your design environment, visualisation system, information software, and Logix Programmable Automation Controller - facilitating The Connected Enterprise and its efficiency and productivity benefits.
Integration of the Allen-Bradley Integrated Smart Sensor Solution into the Logix control platform helps reduce your programming time, eases start-up and commissioning, and streamlines diagnostics. By providing consolidated controller programming and device system configuration, operation, and maintenance in the single software environment of Studio 5000 engineering environment, Premier Integration helps reduce complexity and errors.
Rockwell Automation introduces the Allen-Bradley® Guardmaster® Lifeline™ 5 safety cable-pull switch. The new patented Lifeline 5 is a microprocessor-based solution that brings advanced features and diagnostics that help enhance safety while improving productivity.
The Lifeline 5 offers features and functions that simplify setup and allow for more efficient maintenance and troubleshooting, making it the most advanced switch on the market today. And it does all this while performing at the highest safety ratings (TÜV certified to Ple, Cat 4, SIL 3), even when connected in series.
Check out the product profile for more information.
The PowerFlex 750-Series Thermal Manager is an advanced monitoring system built into the software of the drive. The software uses a thermal temperature rise model based on actual drive testing to improve the protection of the switching devices and ultimately improve IGBT (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor) life - thereby extending the life of the drive.
Benefits of using thermal manager include:
The best way to improve operations is to start with a thorough understanding of where you are today. An Installed Base Evaluation™ makes it easy for you to collect and analyze critical performance information within your facility and across the enterprise.
The capabilities and flexibility of the enclosed SMC-3, SMC Flex and SMC-50 soft starters make them ideal for almost any application. They minimize mechanical wear that results from full-voltage starting, enabling longer starting. This prolongs system life and lowers line disturbances, reducing downtime and increasing efficiency.
Enclosed SMC-3, SMC Flex and SMC-50 soft starters are available as non-combination, combination fusible disconnect or combination circuit breaker. Solutions can be fully customized with any selection of a wide variety of factory-installed options, and are pre-engineered for quick factory lead times. With industry-leading customization, available options, and functionality, these soft starters are a clear-cut choice for diverse and specialized applications.
Rockwell Automation's FREE global SCCR tool has been streamlined to work on tablets and smart phones. The new mobile ready online tool provides coordinated high fault branch circuit solutions for motor starters and component drives.
Check out the tutorial to find out how easy it is to find your SCCR:
The new Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 755T products expand the proven portfolio of the PowerFlex 753 and 755 AC drives. These powerful new additions offer precise motor control along with solutions for regeneration, low harmonics and flexible drive system configurations.
The PowerFlex 755T products use TotalFORCE technology, our patented field oriented control for accurate torque control. With TotalFORCE, the PowerFlex 755T products deliver fast, precise, responsive control of position, velocity and torque.
Designed and built using a modular approach, the PowerFlex 755T products allow you to select the ratings and capabilities your application needs. The modular construction also offers the added advantage of fast and easy parts replacement and simplified management of a common set of spares.
Smart machine drives should tune themselves and be capable of adopting to machine conditions in real-time.
With the tuning features of the Kinetix 5000 servo drive family (Kinetix 5500 and 5700 drives), tuningless operation can now be achieved without compromising on performance. With the Load Observer and Adaptive Tuning features of Kinetix 5000 series drives, most applications no longer require tuning procedures and tests during the commissioning process to achieve an effective level of machine performance, regardless of changing inertias, compliance, backlash, or machine degradation.
The newly released Allen Bradley Kinetiix® VPC Continuous Duty Servo Motor uses interior permanent magnet technology to provide more efficiency at higher speeds in continuous duty applications. Design features, such as the attached fan kit and option for single cable power and feedback, both enhance machine performance and increase ease of use.
Our common Logix platform allows you to program the Kinetix VPC along with the Kinetix 5700 Servo Drive and the rest of your control system in the Studio 5000® design environment.
Features and Benefits include: Increased Power ratings (up to 30kw), Increased Continuous Torque, Higher Speed, Single Cable, and IE4 efficiency.
This motor would be perfect for Converting, Printing, and Web Handling.
Safety Automation Builder is a FREE software tool to help simplify machine safety design and validation, reducing time and costs. Integration with RASWin Risk Assessment Software* provides you with consistent, reliable, documented management of the Functional Safety Lifecycle.
Safety Automation Builder streamlines safety system design, helping improve compliance and reduce costs by guiding you through the development of your safety system including safety system layout, product selection, and safety analysis to help you meet machinery safety Performance Level (PL) requirements as outlined by global standard (EN) ISO 13849-1.
RASWin software helps you manage your progression through the functional safety lifecycle, organizing information from each step of the process and machinery validation. RASWin links the steps of the safety lifecycle to avoid systematic failures, including safety function specifications, Performance Level requirements (PLr) assignment and PLr calculation, safety circuit validation, and documentation.
RASWin software requires an annual subscription fee.
Learn everything you need to know about Safety Automation Builder now.
Rockwell Automation releases firmware version 4.012 for the PanelView 800. This firmware version update for the PanelView 800 brings compatibility to the 5370 CompactLogix L2 and L3 controllers.
Questions? Contact our technical support team .
Virtual training provides an opportunity for workers to limit their time away from work for training while providing a valuable interactive experience. It can be ideal when workers can not travel for an extended period of time, when training budgets are limited, or if workers simply want to refresh their training.
Rockwell Automation's virtual classrooms are live, instructor-led courses that are designed to give students web-delivered, interactive training experiences through WebEx technology to provide customers with all the benefits of classroom instruction, straight from your desktop.
Courses can include various learning activities and features:
Your Basic Application Easy to Use Allen Bradley PowerFlex Drive!
Great for those simple pump, fan, and conveyor applications!
Available Horse Power Ranges 1/4-30
There are several ways to quickly and easily configure PowerFlex 523 AC drives. From the integral HIM that features QuickView™ scrolling text, to Connected Components Workbench™ software or the Studio 5000 Logix Designer™ application; these tools are designed to help you reduce development time so you can deliver machines faster and more efficiently.
Connected Components Workbench software can help minimize your machine design and development time and is ideal for standalone applications. Application-specific parameter tools such AppView and CustomView configuration can help streamline drive setup. You can also upload and download configurations over a USB connection and configure drives over EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet or other open industrial networks.
Protect your control panels. The Bulletin 140G family of molded case circuit breakers (MCCBs) have nine different frame sizes with a range of 10...3000 A to accommodate your required current ratings and breaking capacities. With a wide range of operators and accessories, these circuit breakers provide the protection of circuits against overload, short circuit, and ground fault.
Go to the Allen Bradley websitefor more documentation.
Rockwell Automation's Bulletin 5069CompactLogix 5380Controllers are ideal for applications in the midrange space that require high-performance communications, I/O, and motion control for up to 20 axes. They also provide up to 20% increased capacity.
Go to the Allen Bradley website for more documentation.
Rockwell Automation's re-manufacturing services go beyond other repair providers. View their video to see what goes into remanufacturing your Rockwell Automation or competitive product.
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Rockwell Automation's Global SCCR Tool provides coordinated high fault branch circuit solutions for motor starters, soft-starters and component drives.
Ratings now provided for ArmorStart® distributed motor starters, SMC™ Flex, SMC™-3 and SMC™-50 soft starters, power distribution and terminal blocks.
Allen Bradley's Bulletin 507 and 513 NEMA Combination Starters with molded case circuit breakers now feature a 65 kA short circuit rating, making them well-suited for applications such as:
Capable of measuring pressure of liquid or gases, the new Allen-Bradley® Solid-State 836P Pressure Sensors are available in display and non-display models in rugged, compact housings with corrosion- resistant 316L solid-state sensor elements. Display models feature embedded IO-Link for enhanced functionality, data and diagnostics.
Combining the power of the Logix architecture with the flexibility of POINT I/O™ modules, CompactLogix™ 5370 L1 Programmable Automation Controllers (PACs) now offer an L19 version with up to 1 MB of user memory for increased storage. Now, machine builders and end users can take advantage of the benefits of an Integrated Architecture® system in a lower cost system.
Rockwell Automation's 140M Motor Protection Circuit Breakers (MPCBs) provide the functional control and protection requirements as specified by local electrical codes such as the National Electrical Code (NEC). Whether in single- or multi-motor installations, these circuit breakers provide several key control and protection functions required for these types of installations. MPCBs can provide the individual motor circuit with following functionality:
The Compact GuardLogix® 5370 controller scales the Midrange Architecture to include Integrated Safety and Integrated Motion on EtherNet/IP in a single controller. It uses Studio 5000 Logix Designer® software, the same configuration, networking and visualization environment as our large-scale ControlLogix®-based systems. The 5370 controller provides scalable integrated safety and motion options for a wider range of machines, providing a total solution for machine builders.
Complementing Rockwell Automation's growing hazardous location portfolio, the 855XM Hazardous Location Metal Horn provides a global, triple-certified signaling solution in rugged compact housing. The UL Type 4/4X/13/3R and IP66 metal enclosure with extended low-end operating temperature rating (down to -40ºC) makes the 855XM suitable for harsh environment applications with extreme temperatures. The horn features 64 tones and 4 stages/circuits at 116db output level and an optional LED signaling beacon.
The 855HM High-Performance Electronic Metal Horn is a durable signaling solution for applications in harsh environments, both indoors and outdoors. It operates from 12...30V DC and is available as a standalone horn or with an optional LED signaling beacon. The horn features a Type 4/4X/13/3R, IP66 marine-grade aluminum enclosure, and offers the ability to select up to 45 tone sets via DIP switch at 119 dB.
Rockwell Automation's portfolio of graphic terminals has been expanded to include the PanelView 5500™, offering an intuitive, modern design and enhanced Logix integration using Studio 5000 View Designer™ software.
View Designer is one part of the Studio 5000 Automation Engineering and Design Environment that allows engineers to enter configuration information only once and use it across the entire automation design system. The integration of the PanelView 5500 with Studio 5000 View Designer enables you to build applications and make data-driven decisions faster.
The latest release of FactoryTalk View, version 8.10, provides manufacturers with increased functionality and an enhanced operator experience, including:
The latest release of Studio 5000 includes three new applications: Architect, View Designer and Application Code Manager. These new applications, along with security and product enhancements in the Logix Designer application, bring more functionality together into one environment to help improve automation design productivity. The addition of these applications will help machine builders and customers simplify their design process and reduce the need for multiple tools--providing a more seamless system development experience.
The latest release, version 9.00, offers you a refreshed look with high-resolution displays and Microsoft Windows Server 2012 support. The overall workbench usability has been improved to enhance the user's experience in navigating the software tool. The 'initial Start Page' that replaces 'Quick Tips' provides ease of navigation and quick access to most recently used projects. With the function of 'Add Device' that replaces 'Device Toolbox', it enables users to have an intuitive workflow for populating project organizer with devices. The hardware support is also enhanced for Micro800® Controllers, PanelView™ 800 Graphic Terminals and Guardmaster® 440C-CR30 Software Configurable Safety Relay.
The ControlLogix 5580 Controller helps enable faster system performance, capacity, productivity and security to help meet the growing demands of smart machines and equipment for manufacturing. High-performance control with up to 45% more memory capacity and a 1 gigabit (Gb) embedded Ethernet port enables high-performance I/O and motion control helping to reduce the need for additional Ethernet modules. The ControlLogix 5580 controller with Studio 5000 software connects people and processes to enable the Connected Enterprise.
Rockwell Automation's Guardmaster® 442G Multifunctional Access Boxis a unique combination of guard locking and access control. This integrated safeguarding solution is ideal for full body applications where guard doors require a higher holding force, a greater tolerance to guard door misalignment and a means for exiting the safeguarded area in an emergency. A choice of operator controls and other options offer flexibility to meet a variety of applications.
The Kinetix® 5700 helps expand the value of integrated motion on EtherNet/IP to large custom machine builder applications. With Logix as a single control engine, and one design environment - Studio 5000® - machine builders now have more flexibility to scale, design and control to help meet their needs. The Kinetix 5700 can help reduce commissioning time and improve machine performance. It offers the simplicity, power and space savings you need to help get your machine up and running faster. The Kinetix 5700 is designed for machines with large axis counts with higher power requirements. It is available in single and dual axis servos with integrated and hardwired Safe Torque-Off.
Are you looking for ways to improve machine performance while reducing costs and complexity?
You're not alone. That's why Rockwell Automation has developed the new Allen-Bradley® PowerFlex 527 AC drive, with features that help you simplify how you design, develop and deliver your machines.
The Allen-Bradley® line of motor protection devices encompasses a range of simple, single purpose protection to the newer overload technologies featuring diagnostics and Logix integration.
Electric motors are the backbone of today's modern industry providing the mechanical energy needed for most manufacturing processes. Push too hard, too often, and there is the potential for unforeseen downtime while the affected motor shuts down and awaits reset.
Rockwell Automation Publication 193-BR029B-EN-P (View PDF Button)
When you are looking to add value to and reduce the cost of your operator interface for your standalone machine, look to the all-new Allen-Bradley PanelView 800 family from Rockwell Automation. Leverage on the high-speed processor, high-resolution display with LED backlight and internal memory, these helps improve productivity and maintenance, while enjoying the convenience and efficiencies of single-source buying.
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Are you looking for ways to improve machine performance while reducing costs and complexity? You're not alone. That's why Rockwell Automation has developed the new Allen-Bradley® PowerFlex 527 AC drive, with features that help you simplify how you design, develop and deliver your machines.
Rockwell Automation Publication 527-PP001A-EN-P (View PDF Button)
The Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 7000 family of medium voltage AC drives deliver flexibility and highly efficient performance in a single solution for motor control applications from 150 kW to 25,400 kW (200 Hp to 34,000 Hp), rated from 2.4 kV to 6.6 kV.
To help reduce energy costs and motor wear and tear, PowerFlex 7000 drives enable soft-starting and variable-speed control of processes with high power demands. Our entire product line provides near-sinusoidal current and voltage waveforms to allow the use of standard or existing motors and motor cables.
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The E300 Electronic Overload Relay is the next generation electronic overload from Allen-Bradley®. Its modular design, communication options, diagnostic information, simplifi ed wiring and integration into Logix make this the ideal overload for motor control applications in an automation system. The E300 Overload Relay provides fl exibility, reduces engineering time and maximizes uptime for important motor starter applications.
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Intrinsic Safety Modules connect intrinsically safe rated equipment - such as transmitters, solenoids, proximity sensors and encapsulated assemblies- with control systems. An intrinsic safety approach can be more cost-effective than other hazardous location protection/ mitigation strategies in Class l, Division 1 (Zones 0 and 1) locations.
Intrinsic safety circuits are designed to operate at low enough energy levels that igniting hazardous materials will be averted--even in the event of a fault condition, such as a short circuit. Intrinsic safety circuits do not require expensive inert gas purging/pressurization or "explosion-proof"/containment strategies for hazardous locations.
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