Brighter, More Flexible Tower Light Now Available from Rockwell Automation

Tower light accommodates seven modules in same stack for ease of use and selection

Rockwell Automation has introduced the Allen-Bradley ControlTower 856T 70 mm Tower Light system to market. This new system incorporates brighter LED illumination and a broad offering of visual and sound technologies, all in a 70 mm diameter housing. The ControlTower 856T is capable of accommodating up to seven modules in the same stack, offering users the ability to monitor more machine and process conditions in a single device.

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This new modular design allows the ControlTower 856T system to meet the widest range of signalling applications with a reduced number of components.

“Our new tower light helps engineers achieve faster time to market due to the reduced number of components they need to select,” said Adrian van Wyk, Business Manager – Power and Components (Southern & Sub-Saharan Africa)

Rockwell Automation, Sub-Saharan Africa. “Users may also see a lower total cost of ownership due to the scalable visual and audible options, and the ability to monitor more machine conditions with a single tower light.”

The tower light features push-in terminal blocks in the base and internal DIP switches inside the light and sound modules that enable engineers to easily configure operation modes. Engineers can choose from a range of sounds that helps alert operators on a machine’s status or condition. These sound options include multi-tone piezoelectric and multi-tone transducer technologies.

The ControlTower 856T system also includes non-stackable, beacon-shaped light modules for applications that require a low profile signalling device but want to use the same mounting infrastructure of the tower light.

The IP66/67-rated system can be used in tough environmental conditions and in an extended operating temperature (up to 70° C). To meet global requirements, the system is available in 24V AC/DC and 120/240V AC. The product line is available as separate components or as a pre-configured, factory-assembled stack light for optimal flexibility.

About Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs approximately 23,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

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