CompactLogix 5370 Controllers

Our Bulletin 1769 CompactLogix™ 5370 Controllers are part of the Integrated Architecture® system. These controllers include integrated safety, and use the same programming software, network protocol, and information capabilities as all Logix controllers. This provides a common development environment for all control disciplines. Consistent tools and features help users to lower engineering investment costs, ease diagnostics and troubleshooting, and speed up time to market for small to mid-size applications.

Bulletin 1769 CompactLogix 5370 Programmable Automation Controllers
  • Overview
  • Product Selection
  • Specifications
  • Software
  • Documentation
  • Resources
  • Applications


  • Ideal for small, to mid-size applications that require low axis motion and I/O point counts
  • Offers support for Integrated Motion over EtherNet/IP™ for maximized scalability
  • Provides support for Device Level Ring (DLR) network topologies to help increase network resiliency
  • Removes the need for lithium batteries with built-in energy storage
  • Includes up to a 2-GB secure digital (SD) card for fast program save and restore
  • Offers a smaller form factor for maximized cabinet space
  • Supports up to 2 axes Kinematics for simple articulated robotics
  • Offers open socket capability that allows support for Modbus TCP as well as devices such as printers, barcode readers and servers
  • Provides ability to connect with scaled HMI options from the PanelView™ Plus portfolio to PanelView 800 graphic terminals for simple features
  • Available with conformal coating

Compact GuardLogix® Safety Controllers

  • Provides integrated safety and integrated motion in a single controller
  • Supports integrated safety up to SIL 3, PLe CAT 4

On-Machine Controllers

  • Delivers standard, safety and motion control for On-Machine™ applications
  • Provides up to 16 axes of Integrated Motion over EtherNet/IP
  • Minimizes hardware in the control cabinet with placement directly on the machine
  • Helps protect against dust and water with IP67-rated wash down protection
  • Offers integrated safety control up to SIL 3, PLe, CAT 4 in an On-Machine version

Product Comparison

Controller Series

Max. User Memory

Max. I/O Points

I/O Module Integration

Max. Motion Pos. Axes

Additional Features

5370 L3

3 MB 960 1769 Compact I/O 16

Offer additional features for hazardous environments in No Stored Energy (NSE) model

5370 L2

1 MB 160 1769 Compact I/O 4

Provide embedded power supply and I/O

Support universal analog I/O

5370 L1

1 MB 96 1734 POINT I/O 2

Provide embedded power supply and I/O

Compact GuardLogix 5370

Standard: 1, 2, or 3 MB

Safety: 0.5, 1, or 1.5 MB

960 1769 Compact I/O 4, 8, or 16 Up to 30 expansion modules

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.
  • Watch our CompactLogix 5370 controllers video to learn how these controllers combine Integrated Motion on EtherNet/IP, increased performance, and Device Level Ring (DLR) capability to give you the best fit alternatives for your specific applications.
  • Our Midrange Architecture System includes a series of small controllers that expands the Integrated Architecture application. This provides you with a single control platform that includes the performance and connectivity you need across your enterprise.
  • If you are an existing user of SLC 500, CompactLogix 1768-L4x or CompactLogix 1769-L3x controllers, contact your local sales office or distributor to discover how you can ease your migration to selected CompactLogix controllers.

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Product Certifications

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


Use RSLogix 5000 programming software or the Studio 5000 Logix Designer software from Rockwell Software® to design and configure your CompactLogix system with 5370 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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Product Certifications

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Typical applications for CompactLogix 5370 L2 and L3 Controllers include:

  • Indexing tables
  • Automatic assembly machines
  • Packaging — Intermittent VFFS, HFFS
  • CPW — Winders, Rewinders, Slitters
  • Hoisting & cranes
  • Process Skids

Typical applications for CompactLogix 5370 L1 Controllers include:

  • Transfer systems
  • Feeders
  • Case packers & erectors
  • Rotary knife
  • Smart belts
  • Packaging — Intermittent VFFS, HFFS
  • Labeling and wrappers
  • Auxiliary controls

Programmable Controllers Case Studies — View our case studies site to discover how customers have applied Allen-Bradley® programmable controllers in their applications.