Rockwell Announces New ControlLogix 5580 Controller

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11-12-15-ControlLogix-5580-FiRockwell Automation just announced its new line of ControlLogix 5580 Controllers.

Timed to coincide with Automation Fair next week, Rockwell states its new controllers provide faster performance, reduced complexity, and enhanced security.

Rockwell states this new line of controllers provides up to 45 percent more capacity, including a 1-gigabyte Ethernet port supporting up to 300 nodes, as well as up to 256 axes of motion.

L85E-Front-LeftIn additional to extra capacity, Rockwell's website claims a 5 to 20 times increase in performance over the existing L7 (5570) series.

On the security side, these new processors support digitally signed and encrypted firmware, change detection, and audit logging.

According to Rockwell's documents, initially two 5580 processors will be available: 1756-L83E and 1756-L85E.

These processors appear to only differ in memory (10mb versus 40mb) and max supported Ethernet nodes (100 vs 300.)

L85E-Front-RightBoth processors also come with a 2GB secure digital memory card, and require version 28 of Studio 5000 Logix Designer.

For more information about this new line of ControlLogix processors visit Rockwell's new ControlLogix 5580 webpage, or check out Rockwell's updated literature below:

So, what do you think? Will you be spec'ing in an  L83E or L85E on your next project?

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