New PACs optimize plant performance

August 19, 2010   by PLANT STAFF

ControlLogix L73 and L75 controllers provide advanced memory, speed and processing within the Rockwell Automation integrated architecture system.

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Rockwell Automation has made two additions to its Allen-Bradley ControlLogix family of controllers, both leveraging the single design environment and networking protocol within the company’s Integrated Architecture system.

Rockwell Automation, a Milwaukee, Wis.-based global automation company, said its Allen-Bradley ControlLogix L73 and L75 programmable automation controllers (PACs) provide advanced memory, speed and processing capabilities for a wide range of control demands, from high-performance logic and motion to information-intensive process applications.

The new PACs have enhanced memory and processing capabilities that help improve production rates, boost overall equipment effectiveness and provide more timely data for improved decision-making.

For complex, high-performance motion applications, the ControlLogix L73 and L75 PACs interface seamlessly with motion drives through EtherNet/IP and SERCOS network interfaces. The controllers are capable of supporting as many as 100 axes, further simplifying synchronization of complex motion applications.

A 1 GB secure digital card that ships with each controller provides improved data integrity, and faster reads and writes than previous CompactFlash technology. And new energy storage modules eliminate the need for lithium batteries, helping users avoid the maintenance and environmental issues associated with transporting and disposing of batteries.

A USB port provides faster uploads and downloads, firmware upgrades and online edits. Click here for more information.

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