Rockwell Automation presents the IntelliCENTER software from Allen-Bradley featuring IntelliCENTER Integration Assistant and IntelliCENTER Energy to accelerate the configuration time and enhance end users’ data-driven energy decisions.
The new IntelliCENTER Integration Assistant feature allows users to seamlessly integrate their IntelliCENTER Motor Control Centers (MCCs) into their Rockwell Software RSLogix 5000 programming software, reducing programming time by automatically adding the Allen-Bradley CENTERLINE MCC devices to the RSLogix 5000 I/O tree. Integration Assistant also takes advantage of existing premier integration features to automatically create controller tags and IP address configuration in RSLogix 5000 software, reducing errors and the time taken to configure the intelligent devices.
IntelliCENTER Integration Assistant enables faster installation and commissioning time, providing real-time device-level information and higher productivity.
According to Helder Paulini, Commercial Marketing, Rockwell Automation South Pacific, Motor Control Centre product line, manufacturers seek intuitive software packages that work together – an expectation met by Integration Assistant by enabling customers to take advantage of information already in IntelliCENTER software and load it into RSLogix 5000, the premier controller programming software on the market, resulting in faster commissioning, and time and cost savings.
IntelliCENTER Energy offers a pre-configured setup of FactoryTalk EnergyMetrix software for intelligent motor control devices in the MCC, including variable speed drives, overload relays and SMCs. Users can also view energy consumption at the device level directly from IntelliCENTER software. With IntelliCENTER Energy, it becomes easier to monitor and manage energy usage in the industrial facility for cost savings, and allows for easy integration of IntelliCENTER MCCs into plantwide energy management systems.
IntelliCENTER Energy gives users the information necessary to make fact-based decisions to help them optimise energy usage, improve equipment performance, and even predict equipment failure.
Paulini explains the IntelliCENTER Energy powered by FactoryTalk EnergyMetrix software builds on the monitoring and diagnostic functionality currently offered in IntelliCENTER software. This feature allows manufacturers to remotely monitor energy at the load level rather than the utility level, assisting them with implementing the best energy decisions leading to energy savings.