Modernization Solutions

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When you think “modernization,” you probably visualize a rip-and-replace. Extended downtime. Profit losses. The negatives you prefer never to ponder. There’s a better way, though: With a phased modernization of your Allen-Bradley® legacy equipment, you’ll update your systems on your timeline and your budget, minimizing drastic effects on your operation.

Through modernizing, you’ll:

  • Extend the life of your assets
  • Connect legacy devices
  • Increase reliability
  • Reduce downtime

ProSoft’s AN-X2 gateways currently have limited availability.
Replacements for these products will be released pending the availability of critical components.

Modernizing Legacy Remote I/O™ and DH+™ Equipment

Your legacy Allen-Bradley equipment needs to be updated. But how do you keep the custom programming? Or keep everything running while trying out the new system?

Find out how you can modernize your Variable Frequency Drives, PanelView™ terminals, FLEX™ I/O Adapters, PLC-5®, and SLC™!

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(If you need to migrate from a different vendor to Rockwell Automation®, find out what that journey would look like here.)

Modernizing DF1 Equipment

Rockwell Automation has discontinued the 1761-NET-ENI. With solutions replacing that module and enabling phased modernizations of your legacy DF1 equipment, you’ll be able to make the move to EtherNet/IP™ without skipping a beat.

Learn how you can update DF1 equipment in phases!

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Bridging Old and New

The type of connectivity that's a cornerstone of the IIoT can be handled by devices using EtherNet/IP and other newer protocols – but not so much an older PLC such as a PLC-5 or SLC. Getting those devices' information into your control system or to the enterprise level via OPC UA or MQTT is essential for data collection and analysis. Solutions for DH485, ControlNet, and DeviceNet equipment can help you gain that connectivity.

Real-World Examples

140 Hours and $100,000 Saved

140 Hours and $100,000 Saved

American Castings updated its system to ControlLogix®. They benefited in big ways by being able to keep their original equipment running while testing the new system.

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End User Testimonial: Tillamook

End User Testimonial: Tillamook

Tillamook’s facility had Texas Instruments™ I/O and a Siemens® PLC – then they updated to a ControlLogix® via the AN-X2 gateway, saving the facility from a lengthy shutdown.

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Keeping the Beer Flowing

Keeping the Beer Flowing

Brains Brewery needed to upgrade its PLC-2® controllers - but only 3 days of downtime was available. The systems were updated, beer availability didn't skip a beat, and the process cost 40% less than an alternative modernization approach.

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Ready to Begin Your Phased Upgrade?

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