Category: Internet of Things

Hardware Comparison: MicroLogix 1400 Selection Guide

As the de facto standard for industrial programmable logic controllers, Rockwell Automation’s line of Allen-Bradley PLCs covers the full spectrum of application scales, from hobbyist to multi-site systems.  In this article, we’ll examine one of the most popular and cost-effective PLC options in Allen-Bradley’s catalog: the MicroLogix 1400 family.       MicroLogix Family Overview The MicroLogix…

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Hardware Comparison: PanelView Plus 7 vs the PanelView 550

The PanelView 550 Standard Terminal HMIs have been in service for many years. Introduced by Allen Bradley to facilitate factory automation and provide real-time actionable data to users and technicians, the 550 Standard was a workhorse. The units were sturdy and reliable and were scalable across a wide range of applications. As automation capabilities have…

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Tutorial: How to Change the IP Address on a PanelView Plus 7

Automation and control systems run the gamut from both simple to complex as well as small to large.  Allen Bradley’s PanelView Plus 7 was introduced to better visualization for larger and more complex applications.  In addition to best-in-class functionality, the PanelView Plus 7 offers a larger screen and much more processing power.  It also has…

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What PanelView Do You Need? – Selection Guide

The PanelView family offers the above solutions and include all the hardware, software and communication needs built in.

The type of PanelView you select will depend upon the type of configuration or topology needed for your automation system. Linear (Bus), star, ring, and Device Level Ring (DLR) configurations are common and are built based on the level of complexity required.

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