Machine & Operator Safety
Rockwell debuts Compact GuardLogix 5370 controller
March 18, 2016 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Mar. 18, 2016 – Rockwell Automation says that with the Allen-Bradley Compact GuardLogix 5370 controller, users no longer need separate networks and controllers for safety and motion in applications with up to 16 axes.
According to the company, this makes it easier to design safety into a range of standard and custom machines, and results in “simpler system architectures.” Boasting a combination of safety, motion and standard control in one package, the controller promises to help increase machine uptime and plant productivity. It includes dual Ethernet ports to support both linear and device-level-ring (DLR) network topologies. Built-in energy storage removes the need for batteries, and a removable 1-GB Secure Digital (SD) card claims to improve data integrity.