This OptoNews Special Edition is for customers near Chicago and Detroit.
Are you looking to expand the I/O capabilities of your Allen-Bradley ControlLogix or CompactLogix system?
Please join us for a half-day technical seminar, hosted by Opto 22 and your local distributors Kiser Controls and Kundinger Controls, to learn how you can add intelligent remote I/O to your Allen-Bradley PLC systemsâ€”without programming!
This approach optimizes PLC & network performance by moving processor-intensive tasks such as analog scaling, thermocouple linearization, and PID loop control into your I/O system, without added programming or complexity.
This seminar is essential for users, machine builders, and systems integrators involved with Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley systems.
Seminar Dates and Locations
Chicago: Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Wyndham O'Hare
Registration: Call 800-966-9696 or email Kerry Kiser.
Detroit: Thursday, October 9, 2008, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel Detroit-Livonia/Novi
Registration: Call 248-391-6100 or email Kundinger Controls.
Presentation: Using Distributed Intelligent I/O with Logix Platforms
- Brief introduction to Opto 22
- Background on Ethernet in industrial automation systems
- The PLC I/O expansion dilemma
- An alternative approach
- Description & clarifications regarding Allen-Bradleyâ€™s EtherNet/IP protocol
- Examples of intelligent functions (both analog & digital) that can be easily handled at the I/O level, without the need for programming
- Use free EtherNet/IP Configurator to establish communications between an Opto 22 intelligent I/O system and a Logix PLC
- Convert a thermocouple input to linearized Engineering Units
- Configure a digital input to be used as a counter
- Show that no programming of the Logix PLC is required, only configuration of a RSLogix 5000 project
- Show additional intelligent functions that can be configured and run in the Opto 22 I/O, including:
- PID loop control
- Serial device control
- Analog scaling
- Distributed digital funcions
Lunch & Open Discussion
For Chicago (Wednesday, October 8, 2008):
Kerry Kiser, Kiser Controls Company, 800-966-9696
For Detroit (Thursday, October 9, 2008)
Kundinger Controls, 248-391-6100