Category: Allen Bradley

Hardware Comparison: Allen-Bradley vs Siemens PLCS

The Allen-Bradley Logix family of controllers is considered the most popular programmable logic controller family in the US.  It consists of numerous variants but for this comparison we will look at the ControlLogix, CompactLogix and MicroLogix PLCs. By comparison, Siemens is much more common in Europe where their extensive line of PLCs are used in…

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Hardware Comparison: PanelView Plus 700 vs PanelView 1000 Selection Guide

In today’s connected factory, visualization and interaction through human machine interfaces (HMI) are critical components of any control system.  The PanelView family of HMI devices from Allen-Bradley is ideal for small, medium and large HMI systems.  By leveraging the power of these devices, HMIs become scalable, adaptable and perfect for managing critical data and machine…

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Point I/O vs. Flex I/O: Which is right for your system?

Having the correct I/O module for your application is crucial to keep the communication and information flowing effectively and safely. Point and Flex I/O modules are both distributed I/O systems designed for use with modular Allen-Bradley automation systems but there are many models that are particularly suited for specific applications. Here you can compare and…

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