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Rockwell Automation announces updates to Connected Components Workbench software

August 192019
Rockwell Automation announces updates to Connected Components Workbench software

August 19, 2019 - Rockwell Automation has updated its Connected Components Workbench software. Rockwell Automation has added simulation and trending features and expanded the number of devices that the design-and-configuration software supports to speed up development.

A Micro800 Simulator, built in both Standard and Developer Editions,can help designers program and refine their machine applications. Instead of having to connect to a physical controller, designers can create, test and debug their application code in a simulated environment without the hardware. The simulator can also be used for machine training and demonstrations.

Trending capabilities are available in the software for Allen-Bradley PowerFlex drives and Micro800 controllers. This can help improve setup and maintenance of PowerFlex drives by trending critical parameters. And for Micro800 controllers, it can help improve PID tuning and debugging by providing a graphical view of the control value versus process value.

Support has been added for the Allen-Bradley Micro870 controller with 120V AC inputs. The controller offers support for building automation and large standalone machine applications.

Support has also been added for the microSD card plug-in module from Spectrum Controls, an Encompass Partner in the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork program. Now a microSD card can be used for data logging, recipe configurations and memory back-up and restore in machines that use any Allen-Bradley Micro820, Micro830, Micro850 and Micro870 controller.

Plus, the updated Connected Components Workbench software also includes the latest Feature Pack enhancements that were released in 2018, providing an all-in-one download experience. Among the enhancements is a Logix theme option. This can create a more comfortable programming experience for designers who use the RSLogix 500 and Studio 5000 Logix Designer software.

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