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.

Top Posts of 2019


As 2019 draws to a close, we want to take a moment to thank all who visited our automation solutions blog.  Our blog saw tremendous growth in daily visitors this year from all across the globe.  We’re pleased to be able to share information about new products, solutions, and technical support articles with our readers. … Continue reading Top Posts of 2019