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Additional products shown at Automation Fair 2014


In my final article on Automation Fair 2014, I share three more products of interest from this years show: 1) Dynamix 1444 Rockwell’s soon to be released Dynamix 1444 is the company’s new condition monitoring product for it’s integrated architecture platform. Sporting built-in dual-port EthernetNet ports, this unit is designed from the ... Read More »

The PowerFlex 527 As Seen At Automation Fair 2014


I was able to get my first look at Rockwell’s new PowerFlex 527 VFD at Automation Fair 2014, and in today’s article I share the seven new facts I learned: 1) Logix Only This drive is designed strictly to be a remote Ethernet I/O rack to a ControlLogix or CompactLogix system, configured using ... Read More »

Rockwell IO-Link Products Shown At Automation Fair 2014


As we previously discussed in this article, Rockwell unveiled support for IO-Link at this year’s Automation Fair. In today’s article we’ll take a look at some of the actual products supporting IO-Link that Rockwell displayed at the show. 1734-4IOL In a Rockwell IO-Link system, the choice for a IO-Link master device will initially ... Read More »

What is IO-Link?


If you’re like me you’ve likely used DeviceNet and Hart, but until recently have never heard of IO-Link. So in today’s article we’ll take a look at the basics of this sensor and actuator communications technology. 1) Point to Point Communications IO-Link is a simple and fast communications technology, allowing point-to-point ... Read More »

The PanelView 800 As Seen At Automation Fair 2014

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The PanelView 800 was on public display at Automation Fair this year, and here’s what I found out about it: 1) The PanelView 800 will release in three sizes The new PanelView 800 will release in three display sizes: 4, 7, and 10 inch models. 2) The PanelView 800 will have higher ... Read More »

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