CompactLogix L4x & L4xS Controllers

Bulletin 1768 CompactLogix™ and Compact GuardLogix® controllers are ideal for small to mid-size applications that require safety, motion, and/or complex communications. These controllers offer integrated serial, EtherNet/IP™ or ControlNet™ channels, and modular DeviceNet™ communications. They support as many as 30 I/O modules and as many as 16 motion axes.

Bulletin 1768 CompactLogix L4x, L4xS Programmable Automation Controllers
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  • Specifications
  • Software
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Features

  • Let you control distributed I/O via EtherNet/IP™, ControlNet™, or DeviceNet™
  • Support seamless bridging with data control and collection over the same network
  • Support SIL 3, PLe integrity (L4xS controllers only)
  • Permit on-line editing, forcing and other standard activities while securely isolating safety functionality (L4xS controllers only)
  • Integrate with 1769 Compact I/O™ modules
  • Provide integrated serial port
  • Offer user memory options ranging 2 MB to 3 MB
  • Require SERCOS interface modules for motion
  • Require a chassis

Additional Information

Rockwell Automation® Integrated Architecture Solutions provide the foundation to drive plantwide optimization efficiently and effectively, enabling you to respond competitively to the economy and changes in consumer demand. Machine builders can obtain a full range of machine control solutions, from cost-effective components to highly integrated systems.

To view commonly ordered and quickly available products, use the Product Configuration Assistant for our complete product offerings.

Specifications

TitleNumberDownload
CompactLogix Controllers Technical Data1769-TD005
Bulletin 1768 CompactLogix Integrated Motion Specifications1768-TD001

Certifications

  • c-UL-us
  • CE
  • C-Tick
  • KC

Certifications apply when product is marked. See our Product Certification site for Declarations of Conformity, certificates and other certification details.

Product Certifications

See our Product Certification site for Declarations of Conformity, certificates and other certification details.

Software

Use RSLogix 5000 programming software (version 20 and previous) from Rockwell Software® to design and configure your system with 1768-L4x or 1768-L4xS controllers.

The controllers and modules you select, along with your network configuration, determine what additional software packages you need to configure and program your system. Additional required software may include RSNetWorx configuration software and RSLinx communication software.

To verify compatibility, visit the Product Compatibility & Download Center.

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Additional software products are available from Rockwell Software.

Documentation

TitleNumberDownload
Safety Capabilities BrochureSAFETY-BR011
Compact GuardLogix Safety Programmable Controllers Product Profile1768-PP001
Midrange Architecture System Selection GuideIA-SG001
CompactLogix Selection Guide1769-SG001
CompactLogix Controllers Technical Data1769-TD005
Bulletin 1768 CompactLogix Integrated Motion Specifications1768-TD001
1768 CompactLogix System Quick Start ManualIASIMP-QS003
1768 CompactLogix Controllers User Manual1768-UM001
Compact GuardLogix Controllers User Manual1768-UM002
Logix5000 Controllers Common Procedures Programming Manual1756-PM001
Logix5000 Controllers Design Considerations Reference Manual1756-RM094
GuardLogix Controller Systems Safety Reference Manual1756-RM093
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Product Certifications

See our Product Certification site for Declarations of Conformity, certificates and other certification details.

Configuration & Selection Tools

Other Resources

  • Drives and Motion Accelerator Toolkit — Use selection tools, layout & wiring drawings, and HMI files to design, install, operate, and maintain a Rockwell Automation® drive system.
  • EtherNet/IP Capacity Tool — Calculate resources used by a proposed EtherNet/IP™ network.
  • Firmware Updates — Log in to get support for firmware updates.
  • Popular Configuration Drawings — Use these tools to understand the basic performance, capacity and configuration of the Integrated Architecture™ system.
  • Procurement Specifications — Visit our online resource to find the procurement specifications for this product.
  • Safety Accelerator Toolkit — Develop and deploy your safety systems using our GuardLogix® controllers, Compact GuardLogix controllers, SmartGuard™ controllers, Guard I/O™ modules, and safety devices.
  • Safety Automation Builder — Streamline safety system design, including safety system layout, product selection, and safety analysis to help meet machinery safety performance level (PL) requirements established by ISO 13849-1.
  • Safety Resource Center — Access current safety-related white papers, videos, presentations, simulations, calculators, and other tools.
  • Software Updates — Log in to get support for software updates.
  • Knowledgebase — Visit our online resource for technical information, support chat and forums, software updates, and product safety advisories/notices.