Controller for high-speed motion applications

The Allen-Bradley CompactLogix 5380 controller from Rockwell Automation is ideal for high-speed applications with up to 20 axes of motion and features a dual-configurable, 1-GB Ethernet port that supports device-level-ring (DLR) topologies or the use of multiple IP addresses.

By Rockwell Automation May 19, 2016

The Allen-Bradley CompactLogix 5380 controller from Rockwell Automation is ideal for high-speed applications with up to 20 axes of motion. The CompactLogix 5380 controller brings the benefits of the high-performance Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture portfolio into the CompactLogix size. When combined with the Allen-Bradley Bulletin 5069 Compact I/O system, scheduled outputs improve I/O response time to as fast as 0.2 ms. Event triggers from the I/O modules provide fast task execution. In addition, a dual-configurable, 1-GB Ethernet port that supports device-level-ring (DLR) topologies or the use of multiple IP addresses. The ability to create multiple IP addresses is useful for manufacturers seeking to establish network separation between plant-floor and enterprise-level traffic.

Diagnostic indicator lights display the status of communications, module health and I/O module activity. The CompactLogix 5380 controller also supports enhanced security as part of a defense-in-depth approach to help protect facilities, assets and intellectual property. The controller incorporates advanced security technologies and software features, including digitally signed and encrypted firmware, controller-based change detection, and audit logging. It also provides role-based access control to routines and add-on instructions. 

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