Machines Can Talk


April 2016 New Orleans Users Group Machines Can Talk: Remote Access Solutions presented by eWON Our April Users Group seminar topic was a look at remote access solutions with eWON. About our topic: Imagine getting that call that your machine is down.  To get to the site would require great expense and time to travel.  Now imagine the … Continue reading Machines Can Talk

Power Quality and Energy Monitoring Solutions


March 2016 New Orleans Users Group Power Quality and Energy Monitoring Solutions for Your Industrial Facility Our March Users Group seminar topic was a look at power quality and energy monitoring solutions for your industrial facility. About our topic: To remain competitive in today’s marketplace, manufacturers simply must do more with less. And that means improving efficiency – … Continue reading Power Quality and Energy Monitoring Solutions

Intrinsic Safety


February 2016 New Orleans Users Group Intrinsic Safety: Hazloc Overview, Product Selection and Applications Our topic for the February Users Group seminar was Intrinsic Safety: Hazloc Overview, Product Selection and Applications. 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 … Continue reading Intrinsic Safety

5069 Compact I/O


Rockwell Automation has released a new distributed I/O platform. Bulletin 5069 Compact I/O Modules provide high-performance control in a compact design, expanding the CompactLogix performance capabilities of the Logix platform. This system is the ideal distributed I/O solution for use with the ControlLogix 5580 Controller and for users with high processing requirements. Learn more about 5069 … Continue reading 5069 Compact I/O

Introducing the ControlLogix 5580 CPU


The new ControlLogix 5580 controllers provide increased performance, capacity, productivity, and security to help meet the growing demands of smart machines and equipment for manufacturing. The ControlLogix 5580 controllers use the Studio 5000 Automation Engineering & Design Environment™ application as a common design environment and Integrated Motion over EtherNet/IP for high-speed motion applications. These controllers are … Continue reading Introducing the ControlLogix 5580 CPU

Automation Update


Rockwell Automation and The Reynolds Company presented the 2016 Automation Update on Monday, February 1, in New Orleans.  The update gave a quick look at recent new product introductions from Rockwell Automation, including the ControlLogix 5580 CPU, 5069 Compact IO, and the PanelView 5500.  To learn more about the products and solutions presented, see our … Continue reading Automation Update

SLC Migration App


Rockwell Automation has released a new app for the iPad that will help you migrate your SLC PLC to a Logix controller platform. Use the new Rockwell Automation Migrations Mobile App to quickly migrate an existing SLC™ configuration to a ControlLogix® or a CompactLogix™ controller-based configuration. Specify the SLC configuration graphically by placing SLC modules … Continue reading SLC Migration App

How to Deploy Virtualized Servers with Thin Client Nodes


December 2015 New Orleans Users Group Reducing Hardware Maintenance While Increasing Automation Software Uptime: How to Deploy Virtualized Servers with Thin Client Nodes About our topic: Continuous availability and the need for always-on applications have always been critical requirements in the industrial control environment.  With fault tolerant servers, such as those from Stratus Technologies, and … Continue reading How to Deploy Virtualized Servers with Thin Client Nodes

Automation Design Productivity with Studio 5000


November 2015 New Orleans Users Group Automation Design Productivity with Studio 5000: Introducing Studio 5000 Architect About our topic: The Studio 5000 environment combines engineering and design elements into one standard framework that enables optimized productivity and reduced commissioning time. With the Studio 5000 environment, you can respond more quickly to changing market and business … Continue reading Automation Design Productivity with Studio 5000