Rockwell releases CompactLogix 5380 controller | Automation.com

Rockwell releases CompactLogix 5380 controller

Rockwell releases CompactLogix 5380 controller

May 12, 2016 — Manufacturers are under constant pressure to increase production speed and throughput while still maintaining quality. They also are making increasing demands for smart machines. The Allen-Bradley CompactLogix 5380 controller from Rockwell Automation is designed to help meet these demands by providing precision, connectivity and up to 20 percent more application capacity than previous CompactLogix versions. 

Ideal for high-speed applications with up to 20 axes of motion, the CompactLogix 5380 controller brings the benefits of the Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture portfolio into the CompactLogix size. When combined with the new Allen-Bradley Bulletin 5069 Compact I/O system, scheduled outputs improve I/O response time to as fast as 0.2 milliseconds. Event triggers from the I/O modules provide near-instantaneous task execution. 

In addition, a dual-configurable, 1-gigabit Ethernet port supports device-level-ring (DLR) topologies or the use of multiple IP addresses. The ability to create multiple IP addresses is especially useful for manufacturers seeking to establish network separation between plant-floor and enterprise-level traffic. 

Diagnostic indicator lights display the status of communications, module health and I/O module activity. This allows operators and technicians to understand problems without connecting the controller to a computer. In addition, built-in system and field power terminals reduce wiring to I/O modules.

The CompactLogix 5380 controller supports enhanced security as part of a defense-in-depth approach to help protect facilities, assets and intellectual property. The controller incorporates security technologies and software features, including digitally signed and encrypted firmware, controller-based change detection, and audit logging. It also provides role-based access control to routines and add-on instructions.

As with other Logix controllers, engineers use the Rockwell Software Studio 5000 design software to configure the CompactLogix 5380 controller and develop all elements of their control system. Data can be defined once, and then easily accessed and re-used across the entire Studio 5000 environment to speed system development and commissioning.

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

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