EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT RSLINX CLASSIC, RSLINX ENTERPRISE, AND FACTORYTALK LINX BUT WERE TOO AFRAID TO ASK

RSLinx and Factorytalk Linx are software programs that provide a communication connection for software to Rockwell Automation products like CompactLogix controllers and Panelview HMI’s. Also, licensed versions of these products allow third-party (non-Rockwell) software to communicate with Rockwell PLC’s through OPC, an industry-standard protocol. What are the differences between these products, and which do I … Read more

What is a Remote Terminal Unit (RTU)?

Learn the basics of remote terminal units (RTUs) and how they fit into a SCADA system. RTU stands for remote terminal unit. An RTU is a control device typically installed in a remote location as part of a large system. The main purpose of an RTU is to monitor and control field devices, such as valves, actuators, sensors, and more. … Read more

An Overview of Power Over Ethernet (PoE) and Its Use in Industrial Applications

What is Power over Ethernet (PoE), how does it work, and how can industrial facilities benefit? Power over Ethernet (PoE) transmits electricity over Ethernet cables to power PoE-enabled devices. PoE technology has been around for slightly longer than two decades. In its early days, at the end of the 1990s, PoE was known as power injection. Power … Read more