Programmable automation controllers

February 14th, 2014, Published in Articles: EngineerIT


rockwell-236-02-proDesigned to meet the growing need for a higher performance controller in a compact and affordable package, Rockwell Automation has launched the new Allen-Bradley CompactLogix 5370 L3 programmable automation controllers (PAC). Sitting in the higher end of the new midrange PAC offering from Rockwell Automation, this  range has been developed for applications that require greater performance and higher I/O counts than those covered by the L1 and L2 units in the same range. The L3 range is ideal for applications from small, standalone equipment to high-performance indexing tables, process skids, materials handling machines and packaging line case packers and erectors. In addition, the non-energy storage version will suit the needs of the mining industry and others with volatile environments. These control installations may also need to communicate with higher-level systems and, with this in mind, the L3 offers impressive networking capabilities. With dual Ethernet ports and an integrated Ethernet switch, the controllers support device level ring network topologies, which simplify the integration of components into a control system while reducing system cost.

Contact Christo Buys, Rockwell Automation, Tel 011 654-9700,

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