Smart devices are an integrated, scalable solution that offers new efficiencies and reduced total cost of ownership. Smart devices help to improve product quality, reduce downtime and future-proof your investment in smarter machines to allow smarter manufacturing. Valuable information delivered from your plant floor devices can help you enable predictive maintenance, pinpoint issues, and reduce repair times.
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IO-Link Technology is a worldwide open-standard protocol that integrates sensors into The Connected Enterprise by connecting the IO-Link enabled device into an IO-Link master module. Data is then delivered from the sensor directly and efficiently into a control system. The flexibility of IO-Link capable sensors allows machines to operate more effectively by providing the controller with diagnostics. In addition to product detection, sensors provide detailed and accurate machine health status to improve uptime.
E300™ (networked) and E200™ (non-networked) Electronic Overload Relays are the newest technologies for overload protection. The modular design, communication options, diagnostic information, simplified wiring, and integration into Logix technology make them the ideal overload for motor control applications in an automation system.
Electronic Circuit Protectors
Choose IO-Link enabled versions of Electronic Circuit Protectors and Power Module and get real-time current and voltage levels for any protection channel to your control system. This means you can get early insight to when values are trending out of normal ranges and intervene before a fault shuts your process down. IO-Link communications enable remote reset or range adjustment of circuit protection modules.
Allen‑Bradley® Guardmaster® smart safety devices that feature GuardLink technology deliver information, advanced functionality, and flexibility. This technology helps enhance safety and increase machine- and plant-wide efficiency. GuardLink technology enabled devices offer advanced features and diagnostics that can only be accessed through a GuardLink enabled connection tap. The benefits of GuardLink technology include:
- Real time, contextual diagnostics and sensor health to improve troubleshooting
- Automatic Device Reset (ADR)
- Seamless integration into Rockwell Automation EtherNet/IP™ architecture
Smart Motor Controllers™
Our Smart Motor Controllers™ are soft starters that are designed to help minimize cost by reducing overall system power requirements and wear and tear on equipment. Our soft starters can be easily integrated into your intelligent motor control solution to offer higher productivity and shorter downtimes. They are an ideal alternative to a drive where a more cost-effective, simple solution is required.
Our SMC™ Flex Soft Starters are available with a current range from 5...1250 A. They feature integral bypass and flexible communications with advanced performance, diagnostics, and protection.
PowerFlex® Compact-class AC Drives deliver a simple and cost-effective solution for standalone machine-level control applications or simple system integration. Designed for ease of use, this general-purpose class of drives provides a compact package to optimize panel space and application versatility. The PowerFlex® 525 AC Drives feature an innovative, modular design, embedded EtherNet/IP™ communications, USB programming, and standard safety features. Covering power ratings of 0.4...22 kW (0.5...30 Hp) and operate at temperatures as high as 70 °C (158 °F) they are ideal for applications such as conveyors, fans, pumps, and mixers.
Energy Monitoring products keep you well-informed of how much power you use, what your major loads are, when you use electric power the most, how much you pay for it, and the quality of the power you use. Use these Energy Monitoring hardware and software products to improve your equipment productivity and life, reduce your power use and its costs, and increase your company's profits.
Our Dynamix™ 1444 Integrated Condition Monitoring system integrates machine protection with your standard control system. With our Studio 5000™ Designer software you can configure your system in a single design environment. EtherNet/IP™ provides a single network infrastructure and, with dual Ethernet ports, it supports both linear and Device Level Ring topologies, which provides a single control architecture to protect rotating and reciprocating machinery.
If you are intersted in any of our Smart products then please email [email protected] and a member of our team will contact you to discuss.