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Bulletin 1789 SoftLogix Programmable Automation Control System

SoftLogix Control System

Our SoftLogix™ controllers use a common control engine with a common development environment to provide high performance in an easy-to-use environment. A typical SoftLogix system uses a virtual chassis application that houses controllers and communication modules, which interface with other Logix controllers and I/O modules. I/O simulator modules in the virtual chassis make application debugging and system start-up easier.

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Features

  • Reliable, open, PC-based control solution
  • Ideal for data-crunching applications that also require making control decisions
  • Integrates programming, control, motion control and visualization on an industrial PC or a desktop PC
  • Supports multiple I/O platforms
  • Supports external routines and external applications (Windows® Events)
  • Controls I/O modules on EtherNet/IP™ network
  • Network options include EtherNet/IP, ControlNet™, DeviceNet™ and serial

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.


1789 SoftLogix Controllers

Bulletin 1789 SoftLogix™ Controllers are based on the Logix platform. They seamlessly integrate machine control, motion control, and information processing. They take the control functions normally found in dedicated programmable controllers, encapsulate those functions in software and run them on a commercial operating system. The multi-tasking operating system supports 32 configurable tasks that you can prioritize.

Communications

Use Bulletin 1784 Communication Cards with your SoftLogix™ controllers to monitor and control I/O on ControlNet™ or DeviceNet™ networks. Use your own Ethernet card to communicate over EtherNet/IP™ networks. Use the built-in serial port on your SoftLogix controller to communicate over RS-232 serial networks. Install multiple communication interfaces into the SoftLogix PC to configure a gateway to bridge or route control and information data between different networks.

Software

Use the Studio 5000 Automation Engineering and Design environment from Rockwell Software® to design and configure your SoftLogix™ system.

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

Learn More

Additional software products are available from Rockwell Software.

Documentation

TitleNumberDownload
Integrated Architecture BrochureIA-BR005
SoftLogix5800 System User Manual1789-UM002
Logix5000 Controllers Design Considerations Reference Manual1756-RM094
Logix5000 Controllers Common Procedures Programming Manual1756-PM001
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Product Certifications

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

Other Resources

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