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Allen Bradley

Allen-Bradley, a brand owned by Rockwell Automation, is one of the leading manufacturers of industrial automation equipment. Their product portfolio includes programmable logic controllers (PLCs), human-machine interfaces (HMIs), sensors, drives, and other industrial control and automation devices. Allen-Bradley’s solutions are widely used across various industries for their reliability, scalability, and advanced features.

Key Product Lines

  1. Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs):
    • Micro800 Series: Compact PLCs suitable for small to medium-sized applications.
    • CompactLogix: Mid-range PLCs offering scalability and integration with various control systems.
    • ControlLogix: High-performance PLCs designed for complex, large-scale applications requiring extensive I/O and processing power.
  2. Human-Machine Interfaces (HMIs):
    • PanelView 800: Compact HMIs for smaller applications.
    • PanelView Plus 7: Advanced HMIs with enhanced graphics and functionality for more complex applications.
    • PanelView 5000: High-performance HMIs designed for integration with ControlLogix and CompactLogix systems.
  3. Drives and Motors:
    • PowerFlex AC Drives: Variable frequency drives for motor control in various industrial applications.
    • Kinetix Servo Drives: High-performance servo drives for precise motion control.
    • Bulletin Motors: A range of motors designed for use with Allen-Bradley drives and motion control products.
  4. Safety Products:
    • GuardLogix: Safety-rated PLCs for applications requiring integrated safety control.
    • Safety Relays and Switches: Devices designed to ensure the safety of industrial operations.
  5. Sensors and Switches:
    • Photoelectric Sensors: Used for object detection and presence sensing.
    • Proximity Sensors: Used for detecting the presence of metallic objects.
    • Limit Switches: Used for position sensing and safety applications.
  6. Industrial Network Components:
    • Stratix Ethernet Switches: Industrial switches designed for use in automation networks.
    • ControlNet, DeviceNet, and EtherNet/IP: Communication protocols for real-time data exchange and control.

Key Features and Benefits

  1. Reliability: Known for robust and durable products designed to perform in harsh industrial environments.
  2. Scalability: Offers solutions for small, mid-sized, and large-scale applications, allowing systems to grow with operational needs.
  3. Integration: Seamless integration with Rockwell Automation’s software and other third-party systems, enabling unified control and monitoring.
  4. Advanced Functionality: Provides advanced control features, real-time data processing, and high-speed communication capabilities.
  5. Support and Services: Extensive global support network and a wide range of services including training, technical support, and maintenance.


  1. Manufacturing: Automates production lines, assembly processes, and robotic systems to improve efficiency and quality.
  2. Energy and Utilities: Controls and monitors power generation, distribution, and renewable energy systems.
  3. Automotive: Used in automotive manufacturing for controlling assembly lines, paint shops, and material handling systems.
  4. Food and Beverage: Ensures safe and efficient processing, packaging, and distribution of food and beverage products.
  5. Water and Wastewater: Manages treatment processes, controlling pumps, valves, and monitoring water quality.

Software Solutions

  1. Studio 5000: Integrated development environment for designing, programming, and configuring Allen-Bradley control systems.
  2. FactoryTalk: Suite of software applications for monitoring, controlling, and analyzing industrial operations.
  3. Connected Components Workbench: Software for configuring and programming Micro800 series controllers and other devices.


Allen-Bradley by Rockwell Automation offers a comprehensive range of industrial automation products known for their reliability, scalability, and advanced features. Their solutions are widely used across various industries to improve efficiency, safety, and operational performance. Whether you need a small, standalone control system or a large, integrated automation solution, Allen-Bradley provides the tools and technologies to meet your needs.

ANC-100e Ethernet IP to AB's DH+ Converter

The Automation Networks ANC-100e communicates with all SCADA, HMI, PLC programming with direct Ethernet/IP access to the DH+ network and stations. 

ANC-100e has similar replacement features as the Controllogix 1756-DHRIO / 1756-ENBT, and AB 1784 Interface Cards: 1784-U2DHP, 1784-KTx, 1784-PKTx, 1784-PCMK and Prosoft AN-X2-DHRIO Converters.

$1,295 USD List. Apr 1, 2024

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ANC-120e USB to AB's DH+

The ANC-120e is an economical and high performance USB-to-Allen-Bradley Data Highway Plus converter interfacing major HMI, SCADA, PLC Programming packages to Devices on DH+. Its features significantly outperform AB’s 1784-U2DHP PLC Programming Cable operating at 12 Mg USB speed with the Controllogix Ethernet/IP Driver.

The ANC-120e works with all SCADA, MMI, PLC programming packages installed on your PC with USB direct access to the DH+ network and stations. These packages include RSLINX/LOGIX Classic & Enterprise with RSLOGIX 5/500, Wonderware DAServer & TCP/IO Server, Citect, and Kepware using Controllogix Ethernet/IP Drivers. 

$995 USD List. Apr 1, 2024

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