Question of the Week:
Will you be attending Rockwell's Automation Fair in Chicago next month?
Automation Fair is Rockwell's annual event which includes a trade show, industry forums, hands-on labs, tech sessions, and demonstrations.
And while I thoroughly enjoyed attending the past few years, unfortunately as much as I would like to go this year it just doesn't appear to be in the cards.
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I got the flyer from the local A-B rep. Looks like the new GuardLogix 5370 series is interesting. Also, there’s apparently a new type of Compact I/O. It’s hard to tell from the picture but it looks like giant Point I/O. Looks like it might be a new type of remote I/O but there’s no bulletin number and I can’t find anything on Rockwell’s website about it. It lists the features as the following:
– Allows faster screw-to-screw timing and increased overall throughput with the ControlLogic 5580
– Higher connection capability – up to 31 modules
– A dual Ethernet port supports both linear and device level ring topologies
– The adapter status displays provides status information and error status without connecting to the adapter
– Accessible Rotary switches allow quick IP address setup
– Integrated USB port allows easy access and configuration
– Built-in counting functionality in Basic Input module
It’s clearly a new type of remote I/O architecture based on the Compact platform, but beyond that I have no idea. Any information on this, Shawn?
Good morning Brian,
Thank you very much for sharing that info!
From what I can tell, the Compact GuardLogix and 5580 (L85E) are being debuted at Automation Fair next week.
As far as the new I/O, I found one doc in the lit library and I’ll link to it below:
I’ll reach out to some of my contacts and see if I can find out more, but we may have to wait until after the show for details 🙁