On-Machine Distributed I/O Solution from Rockwell Automation
May 17, 2023
Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Rockwell Automation released its Allen‑Bradley ArmorBlock 5000 I/O blocks leveraging IO-Link to reduce development challenges When integrated with the Studio 5000 Logix Designer environment, designers can implement its general tag structure and flexibility for a quicker time to market.
“With the increasingly complex manufacturing landscape, our customers are challenged to improve operational resilience while maintaining efficiency. Smarter technology is a key enabler for better enterprise visibility, leading to timely data-driven decisions,” says Sean Homan, business director, Asia Pacific Business Center, Rockwell Automation.
On-machine utilization sees a faster install, commissioning, and problem-solving resulting in s mitigated downtime. The blocks withstand a variety of temperatures and reaches IP69K protection for extreme deployments. “With its distributed monitoring and control, and highly integrated IO-Link capabilities, this On-Machine I/O solution can drive production agility for industrial automation,” continued Homan.
Contained in the blocks are up to eight IO-Link channels including four IO-Link Class A and four Class B ports.Rockwell Automation’s solution was designed for differentiated locals with three industry-standard power variants.
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