The new Allen-Bradley FLEX I/O dual-port EtherNet/IP adapters from Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, Wis.) can help machine and equipment manufacturers, system integrators and end users simplify their network design while maintaining resiliency. With dual ports, users can leverage the adaptes to display diagnostics via a simple Web browser, helping reduce troubleshooting and downtime. These devices support a device-level ring (DLR) technology, which gives them a fast recovery time to keep implementation cost down. The company says that without unnecessary switches and cabling, users can reduce design time, while the DLR adds redundancy for when a connection fails.
The adapters (1794-AENTR and 1794-AENTRXT for extreme environments) are compatible with these Rockwell Software products: RSLogix 5000 programming software version 16 and higher and RSLinx version 2.58 and higher.
To learn more, visit www.rockwellautomation.com.