Last week, as I was looking through the public documents available from Rockwell Automation's TechED, I came across something very unexpected.
On slide four of the “SY15 – Application Code Manager” presentation, there was a 1756-L85E controller listed in the sample project.
And based on the part numbering scheme used for the CompactLogix processors, I assumed the trailing “E” indicated this processor would have a built-in Ethernet port as well.
Curious to see if I could corroborate my hunches, I navigated my browser over to Rockwell Automation's website.
Not finding any new announcements or literature related to the L85E, I turned to searching the Rockwell website.
This resulted in two hits, both links to the “declaration of conformity” documents listed below:
Reading these documents it became very clear that not only was the 1756-L85E listed alongside the L6 and L7 processors, but it was also described as having a built-in 1gb Ethernet port as well:
Note: The above appears to indicate a 64mb L76 is also on the way…
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