Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1100 DWD Controller and Enhancements Provide Manufacturers With Expanded Communication Capabilities


Rockwell Automation offers increased power, speed and expanded communication capabilities with new enhancements to the Allen Bradley MicroLogix 1100 family of industrial controllers. The controllers meet the needs of various applications across a multitude of industries, with control, communication and visualization in one compact system.

"Featuring advanced communication capabilities, the MicroLogix 1100 family of controllers offers similar functionality as other high-end controllers on the market, but at a much lower price point," said Pete Bell, MicroLogix product marketing manager, Rockwell Automation. "Enhancements to communications and the Web server enable customers to share information quickly and cost-effectively across all levels of the enterprise."

Series B MicroLogix 1100 controllers will include an onboard Ethernet Web server with the ability to notify users of production faults via e-mail. The embedded communications port and Web server give users access to control information for real-time data sharing with OEM partners, remote maintenance engineers and personnel throughout the production facility.

Users have easy access to basic controller and I/O status information with the embedded, multipurpose text LCD display. This gives users the ability to monitor and make changes to data values directly from the display, helping to eliminate the need for a stand-alone operator interface in many applications.

For applications utilizing a 12 volt power source, Rockwell Automation has added the MicroLogix 1100 DWD controller to the line.

MicroLogix 1100 controller enhancements will be available beginning in March, and the MicroLogix 1100 DWD controller will be available in May.

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), is a leading global provider of industrial automation control and information solutions that help manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage in their businesses. The company brings together leading global brands in industrial automation which include Allen-Bradley controls and services and Rockwell Software factory management software. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., the company employs about 19,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

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