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Motor Crossover Info

•The ControlLogix 5580 controllers helps protect people, processes and intellectual property with advanced security technologies and features, such as digitally signed and encrypted firmware, change detection, and audit logging.

January 18th, 2023


Motor Crossover Info

•In this blog, we will explore how to look at any servo motor specifications and then find equivalent performing motors from Rockwell to help diversify your motor inventory.

August 29th, 2022


Introducing the new 140MT Motor Protection Circuit Breaker

Did you know the existing 140M C Frame and D Frame Motor Protection Breakers will be going away?

December 5th, 2021

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Factory Talk

Use FactoryTalk Transaction Manager to help create custom transactions between your factory control system and your enterprise database.

December 1st, 2021


Factory Talk Logix Echo

UThe new FactoryTalk Logix Echo is a new controller emulation software platform.

November 25th, 2021


SafeZone 3 CIP Safety Area Scanner

In writing this Blog about the new SafeZone 3 CIP Safety Area Scanner, I wanted to concentrate on four key points. Click below to learn more.

November 22nd, 2021


Stopped on E-Stops

When configuring an E-Stop Button for a safety-systems there are a number of items to consider. 

December 1st, 2020

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Quick Kinetix Resources

Here is a quick little tutorial of how the Gerrie Motion Control Group quickly utilizes Rockwell’s resources to quickly size an application, select a motor, select a drive, and pick out cables.

September 25th, 2020

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Why use an E300 Overload relay

An overload relay is a device that exclusively protects motors from overload conditions. Inductive motors are the workhorse of any industry, and anything moving in an industrial plant is driven by a motor of some kind. 

September 11th, 2020

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Greatness (IO Link)

Working as a Rockwell solutions provider feels a lot like working with the greats – even though I didn’t get the chance to rock the drums like Lars Ulrich in a stadium full of people (Long Live Metallica!) 

August 28th, 2020

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Getting Tough During Tough Times

We believe reliability & repeatability go hand-in-hand, and Rockwell sensors take the front seat in both respects. Efficient, effective, easy-to-use – it’s no wonder these sensors play a big role in so many critical applications. 

June 23rd, 2020

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Why you should consider illuminated E-Stop Buttons for your next project BOM

Illuminated Emergency Stop Buttons have been around for years, so why are we now hearing more about them? 

June 12th, 2020

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Did You Know the E1 Plus is Going Away?

Yes, it’s true. Rockwell’s tried and true IEC and NEMA overload relay solution that has been the workhorse for IEC Motor protection for the past 18 years will become obsolete starting April of 2021. 

May 5th, 2020


Getting More Done with Less

While we tend to take it for granted, wireless technology has totally transformed the environment of our personal and professional lives. Small advancements that have been made over many years have resulted in a wildly different approach to our daily activities. 

June 12th, 2020

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Power Supplies and Safety

Why is it recommended by Rockwell and other safety product manufactures that a IEC Class 2 or SELV Power Supply be used in a Safety System design? What is a NEC Class 2 or SELV Power Supply? 

May 6th, 2020

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Extraordinary Times, Extraordinary Solutions

It seems overnight the world has re-written the word “normal” and forced us all to adapt to a new reality. But the world still spins, and problems still need solving and helping customers be more successful willalways be Gerrie’s way.

April 22nd, 2020