Rockwell Automation (www.rockwellautomation.com) has proudly released a range of programmable automation controllers (PACs) that offer manufacturers higher processing speed as it supports over 100 axes of motion. Seamlessly integrating through SERCOS and EtherNet/IP network interfaces, the Allen-Bradley Controllogix 5570 Series features optimized process, safety, motion and information capabilities.
The new series does not only increase the amount of information exchanged between the supervisory layers and the control, but it also boost system performance and improve productivity by enhancing access to real-time information.
Ideally suited for synchronizing complex motion applications, the ControlLogix 5570 Series offers high-speed axis and trajectory planning. With two to three times quicker scan times, the new controllers feature memory options ranging from 2 MB to 32 MB.
The new series includes the ControlLogix 5571, 5572S, 5572, 5573S, 5573, 5574 and 5575 controllers. In December, it will be expanded to include the GuardLogix 5573S and 5572S controllers, which are designed to provide similar automation capabilities as the ControlLogix platform and safety-rated control for safety-related functions.
The controllers are fitted with on-board display features that offer improved diagnostics as well as run-time information to increase uptime and help ease troubleshooting. Its improved security features includes optimized data integrity and quicker data transference with its 1-GB secure digital card.
It will again be expanded in January with the addition of the ControlLogix 5573XT PAC. Suitable for extreme environments and rated for extended temperatures ranging from -25°C to 70°C, this soon-to-be addition is coated for use in corrosive and high-humidity environments.