Rockwell Updates Connected Components Workbench Software

Rockwell Automation announced the latest release of the Connected Components Workbench software. It provides controller programming, device configuration and human-machine interface editing for Rockwell Automation hardware.

An instruction toolbar organizes programming elements into tabs. This allows designers to search, drag and drop instructions into the ladder logic editor. For designers who prefer the keyboard, ladder logic can be entered in ASCII text. Designers also can now switch instruction names from the default IEC theme to a Logix theme.

Designers can now copy and paste code from the Connected Components Workbench software to the RSLogix 500 or Studio 5000 software and vice versa. This ability to reuse code can help designers modernize their small standalone machines from Allen-Bradley MicroLogix controllers to Micro800 controllers. It also can help them standardize larger machines that use Allen-Bradley CompactLogix controllers.

The Connected Components Workbench software supports all Micro800 controllers, including the Micro870 programmable logic controller (PLC). This controller can be used in place of multiple micro PLCs in large standalone smart machines or systems. The software also supports the PanelView 800 graphic terminals, PowerFlex drives, SMC soft starters, Kinetix component servo drives and various safety devices such as the Guardmaster 440C-CR30 safety relay and GuardShield 450L light curtain.

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Rockwell Automation is dedicated to industrial automation and information, making its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, WI, Rockwell Automation employs approximately 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

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