By Mary Del
The new Allen-Bradley CompactLogix 5370 programmable automation controllers (PACs) from Rockwell Automation bring machine builders a high-performance, right-sized integrated motion control solution for their machine applications. The 5370 series, which includes the 5370 L1, L2 and L3 controllers, features enhanced performance and motion capabilities while leveraging the common design and networking environment of the Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture system. The CompactLogix 5370 series features the same processing speed upgrades seen in the ControlLogix 5570 series launched in 2011. The new controllers offer users more than twice the processing speeds to boost system performance and enhance access to real-time information for improved productivity, the company explains. With user memory in the CompactLogix 5370 series of PACs ranging from 384 KB to three MB, these controllers are ideal for a variety of applications, including sorting, labelling and packaging, blending, batching and filling.