Rockwell Automation announces IntelliCENTER Integration Unit | Automation.com

Rockwell Automation announces IntelliCENTER Integration Unit

Rockwell Automation announces IntelliCENTER Integration Unit

May 21, 2018 — Rockwell Automation announced the IntelliCENTER Integration Unit, which integrates the intelligent electrical devices from an electrical distribution system into the process-automation control and software environment. Integrating both systems into a single control and software platform avoids the need for a separate eSCADA and gives process and electrical operators a single, unified view of their data.

The standard unit takes the electrical information sent via a standard IEC 61850 network interface into the Logix-based control system environment. By using the control capabilities of a Logix-based processor, the integration unit enables intelligent switchgear and other intelligent equipment in the electrical control system to become part of a complete automation system.

In addition, users gain a common environment for archiving, visualization and reporting when using the library of add-on instructions from Rockwell Automation. The library provides prebuilt, validated add-on instructions for third-party devices that are used in typical control strategies for electrical control systems. This provides a similar look and feel to process control devices from Rockwell Automation.

The IntelliCENTER Integration Unit is key to an integrated power and process control system and is a technology enabler of the Intelligent Packaged Power offering from Rockwell Automation. The Intelligent Packaged Power solution delivers motor-control devices and the electrical distribution system in one, consolidated package.

About Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation is dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs approximately 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

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