March 2020 New Orleans User Group

Join HMS Networks to learn how the evolving 5G standard addresses many of the challenges in network performance, scalability and reliability; and how these improvements can lead to better outcomes in terms of worker safety, legal compliance and reduced product loss.

Logix AOI for Modbus TCP

Typically when a Modbus connection is needed with a Logix controller, such as a ControlLogix or CompactLogix, an in-chassis module or external gateway would be needed. Encompass Partners such as ProSoft Technology, make in-chassis Modbus RTU and TCP/IP modules for both the CompactLogix (1769) and ControlLogix (1756) platforms.

Getting Started with FactoryTalk® AssetCentre

Rockwell Automation offers an easy entry into automated disaster recovery of your ICS assets with FactoryTalk AssetCentre. To make it even easier to get started in your facility, they offer a “system starter kit”.

February 2020 New Orleans User Group

Dialight’s IntelliLED™ lighting controls can be tightly integrated with other systems within a facility, allowing site managers to consolidate control systems and simplify maintenance procedures. By integrating with Rockwell Automation Logix controllers, users have access to the advanced features of Dialight’s lighting network controls and can create their own logic and control systems to manage Dialight’s advanced controls, using Dialight sensors and system status messages as input.

New How-to Videos on CompactLogix™ 5380 from Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation recently published three “how-to” videos for the 5380 CompactLogix™ family of controllers and 5069 Compact I/O. Compact 5000 I/O Field Potential Distributor (5069-FPD) use cases This video introduces the advantages of using a Compact 5000™ I/O Field Potential Distributor (5069-FPD) module. Learn how this power distribution method helps to reduce field wiring and … Continue reading New How-to Videos on CompactLogix™ 5380 from Rockwell Automation

New PUR and PVC Single-Cable Options Ease Installation, Maintenance

Press Release details: Industrial operators can speed up installation times and reduce parts inventories by using a single cable to provide both power and feedback between drives and motors. And now, operators have more single-cable options at their disposal with the release of new Allen-Bradley 2090 single cables that include halogen-free PUR and PVC options. The halogen-free … Continue reading New PUR and PVC Single-Cable Options Ease Installation, Maintenance

New Motor Protection Circuit Breakers Offer Space, Time and Cost Savings

Press Release details: Engineers can use the new Allen-Bradley 140MP Motor Protection Circuit Breakers from Rockwell Automation to simplify motor protection. The circuit breakers, also known as motor-protective switching devices, can be mounted on Allen-Bradley 100-C or 100-K contactors to create a two-component motor starter. The devices provide magnetic short-circuit protection and thermal-overload protection up to 32 … Continue reading New Motor Protection Circuit Breakers Offer Space, Time and Cost Savings

FactoryTalk® Updater Tool

Have you ever wondered exactly what Rockwell Automation software is installed on your PC? And then what versions are installed and what the latest version actually is? If so, the new FactoryTalk® Updater Tool is made for you. FactoryTalk Updater is a new tool that is installed with the latest software revisions, such as FactoryTalk … Continue reading FactoryTalk® Updater Tool

January 2020 New Orleans User Group

Design Considerations for Reliable EtherNet/IP NetworkingSouth Louisiana User Group Video and Audio Recording Index 05:22 – Industrial Networking Design Introduction 09:50 – Managed Infrastructure (Managed Switches) 21:22 – Segmentation (VLAN) 28:49 – Topology Design Considerations (Star, Ring, Linear) 44:20 – Device Level Ring (DLR) 53:36 – Parallel Redundancy Protocol (PRP) 59:59 – Tenets of CPwE … Continue reading January 2020 New Orleans User Group

December 2019 New Orleans User Group

Couldn’t attend Automation Fair this year? Join us for our annual Best in Show from Automation Fair User Group. We’ll walk the show floor, and highlight the best new products and solutions we saw.