Design and controls engineers can now more easily access, configure and manage HART devices using the new Allen-Bradley FLEX 5000 highly integrated HART I/O modules. The simplified programming experience, available with the Studio 5000 Logix Designer application, can help simplify design, maintenance and operational productivity.
Integration between the new I/O modules and HART devices can enhance device management, improve diagnostics coverage and provide real-time device health monitoring. The ability to add and replace process devices online can also reduce downtime and improve productivity.
When a machine is being developed, common data structures and tight integration of instruction sets in the PlantPAx 5.0 system and above can minimize design and engineering time. And once a machine is operational, the FLEX 5000 highly integrated HART I/O modules can improve overall operational efficiency through increased uptime. A central design environment allows all this work to happen in one place for a smooth user experience and increased productivity.
Meeting more application demands, Rockwell Automation has expanded the FLEX 5000 I/O options to include support for high-density digital, AC and serial modules. The expanded portfolio further enhances standard and safety I/O control in one platform for extreme temperatures.
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Published September 16, 2020