Rockwell Automation adds EtherNet/IP to CENTERLINE MCCs
April 14, 2011 — Rockwell Automation added EtherNet/IP to its CENTERLINE motor control centers (MCCs). With the features of an integrated EtherNet/IP network, manufacturers now have access to production information throughout the enterprise and can take advantage of simplified device programming with Premier Integration.
Leveraging a single, standard network simplifies communication for the entire enterprise and provides users with the flexibility to control, configure and collect data from any point in the system. In addition, by taking advantage of Premier Integration, users can configure and commission their MCC faster with RSLogix 5000 software, helping to eliminate errors associated with redundant programming.
Furthermore, the Ethernet connection allows CENTERLINE MCC users to access information remotely. This allows personnel to safely monitor, troubleshoot and diagnose the MCC without exposing them to potentially dangerous conditions and power equipment. Knowing how a motor control center is performing from anywhere also saves time by minimizing the need for maintenance personnel to enter the motor control center. This saves time associated with suiting up with personal protective equipment and helps protect personnel from exposure to hazardous conditions.
Designed to meet global standards, CENTERLINE low-voltage MCCs offer a rugged, high-performance packaging solution to meet all of a manufacturer’s motor control needs. With embedded IntelliCENTER technology, CENTERLINE MCCs use a pre-configured and pre-tested network with integrated hardware and software. This level of integration helps reduce installation time with its plug-and-play set-up, and can help minimize facility downtime by quickly providing intelligent diagnostic and predictive failure information.
“We are excited to launch our new EtherNet/IP-enabled MCC,” said Paul Krause, product marketing manager, Rockwell Automation. “With EtherNet/IP integrated into our CENTERLINE MCCs, customers can access more detailed production data. This allows plant engineers to predict potential problems and help prevent equipment failures – ultimately resulting in higher asset availability, improved productivity and reduced maintenance costs.”
Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs about 19,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.
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