FactoryTalk Linx

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As devices are getting smarter, so is the software that moves that device data. At Rockwell Automation, technology advancements in connectivity software have made accessing and transporting data easier than ever before.

No matter the size or nature of your application, we have communication solutions that provide greater operability between your Rockwell Automation and 3rd party devices, machines and software.  This allows you to harness information in your control system to make smarter, faster business decisions that will help you maintain your competitive advantage.  

FactoryTalk® Linx

Formerly known as RSLinx® Enterprise, FactoryTalk® Linx is included with most FactoryTalk® software and functions as the premier data server to deliver information from Allen-Bradley® control products to the control system.  While FactoryTalk® Linx interfaces with PLC-5®, SLC 500 and Micro800® controllers, it is specifically optimized to communicate with Logix5000 controllers using EtherNet/IP. This gives the fastest data rates and capacity possible, while minimizing the impact on your automation networks and control system operation.  FactoryTalk® Linx delivers a solution from small applications running on a single computer with a single controller, to large distributed and even redundant data server configurations communicating with large automation systems. 

FactoryTalk® Services Platform

The FactoryTalk® Services Platform, included with most FactoryTalk® software, enables access to control system data from distributed and even redundant FactoryTalk® Linx data servers.  Additionally, the FactoryTalk® Service platform can  interface with Classic OPC DA and OPC UA servers to expand the reach of the Connected Enterprise to access information contained in third-party equipment.

FactoryTalk® Linx Gateway

The FactoryTalk Linx Gateway adds a Classic OPC DA and OPC UA server interface to deliver information collected by FactoryTalk Linx from Logix5000 and other Allen-Bradley® controllers to external OPC clients, permitting third-party software to coexist with FactoryTalk® software.

RSLinx® Classic

RSLinx Classic is the most widely-installed Communications software in automation today. All editions of RSLinx Classic deliver the ability to browse your automation networks, configure and diagnose network devices. RSLinx Classic supports a wide range of applications through a scalable offerings that provide both DDE and Classic OPC DA data servers to permit 3rd party software to access information within your control system.

Latest Release

FactoryTalk Linx

  • Can now be utilized by Studio5000® and ControlFlash for network browsing and communications
  • Supports latest version of Logix 5000 controllers and EtherNet/IP connected devices
  • Addition of OPC UA enables third-party software to access info in a FactoryTalk system
  • Delivers data from third-party OPC DA and UA software and hardware to FactoryTalk software
  • Adds support for high availability with improved operation with ControlLogix® redundancy and redundant network paths
  • Provides direct communications to Logix5000 tag-based alarms

Latest Release

RSLinx Classic

  • Supports latest version of Logix5000 controllers and EtherNet/IP connected devices
  • Supports user prompting to switch modes when running as a service
  • Supports automatic EDS upload