MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio – The Allen-Bradley EWEB module for the CompactLogix Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) gives network and Web connectivity for simplified remote data monitoring, data sharing, and troubleshooting, bringing large-machine capabilities to control system applications with less than 2,000 I/O nodes.
CompactLogix leverages the Logix Control Platform, featuring a common control engine, common programming software, and networking services that help connect to visualization and information systems. With the new EWEB module, CompactLogix users have improved visibility into production processes to help make better real-time decisions, lowering operating costs and increasing quality and productivity.
Viewers can view plant-floor data via Web pages, receive alarm notifications via e-mail, and share system data with external applications using XML data. The module also supports bridging of Ethernet/IP messages to and from the controller.
Machine builders can create custom Web pages containing control system data and set varying access levels for different groups of users to access or manipulate the data. Any user authorized to access the information can do so on any computer with Internet access and a standard Web browser. Two MB of storage space on the EWEB module can store custom Web pages and documents.
The EWEB module also supports Open Socket so that the CompactLogix PAC can connect to any standard Ethernet device, such as RFID scanners or printers.
The EWEB module for CompactLogix is now available, and joins the EWEB module for ControlLogix that was launched in 2003.
For more information, visit www.ab.com/networks/compactlogixeweb.html.
About Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation, Inc., 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.
For more information on the 1768-EWEB module, please contact:
The Rockwell Automation Response Center
10701 Hampshire Avenue South
Bloomington, Minn. 55438
Tel: 800.223.5354, ext. 2000.
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