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Rapid and informed decision-making with CompactLogix

Combining the performance of a Logix control engine with the efficiency of the Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Enterprise operating system, the CompactLogix 5480 controller from Allen Bradley (a brand of Rockwell Automation) displays machine information at its source, allowing workers to make smarter and faster operating decisions.

The CompactLogix 5480 controller can support applications with up to 150 axes of motion.

This makes it ideal for large packaging and converting, printing and web applications that would benefit from a simplified architecture and smaller footprint.

The controller also provides faster scan-time execution and motion-loop updates to help improve machine throughput.

The controller incorporates multiple security functions, including user authentication and authorization, role-based access and digitally signed encryption. And because the Windows operating system runs independently from the control engine, any disruptions to the operating system will not affect machine or line control.

Microsoft is a Strategic Alliance Partner in the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork program designed to offer global manufacturers access to a collaborative network of companies mutually focused on developing, implementing and supporting best-in-breed solutions.