Rockwell Automation is shipping the newest member of the Allen-Bradley MicroLogix family of programmable controllers. The MicroLogix 1400 controller provides end users and machine builders (OEMs) with a higher I/O count, faster high-speed counter and pulse train output (PTO), and improved network capabilities.
Seung Ju Lee, MicroLogix product manager at Rockwell Automation, says: "Customer demand has shown the need for an affordable controller that provides a greater level of control and communication. An embedded Ethernet port and two embedded serial ports with advanced communication protocols will provide the customer a valuable solution in many applications."
While building upon the features of the Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1100 controller – namely online editing, EtherNet/IP and an embedded LCD – the MicroLogix 1400 controller provides users with additional improvements. This new family of controllers is available with an embedded I/O count of up to 38 and can support up to seven additional I/O modules for a maximum of 144 discrete I/O points.
Other features include up to six embedded 100kHz high-speed counters and removable terminal blocks. MicroLogix 1400 controllers can support up to 10,000 program words and 10,000 words for data, as well as a memory module for program backup and transport, and data log or recipe-storing.
MicroLogix 1400 controllers are suitable for general industrial machinery applications, HVAC and building automation, machines used in food, beverage and pharmaceutical manufacturing, commercial machinery, and applications using supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA).
Six variations are offered: three without embedded analogue I/O at EUR568, and three variations with six embedded analogue I/O at EUR711.