ControlLogix 5580 Controllers

Our ControlLogix® 5580 controllers provide increased performance, capacity, productivity, and security to help meet the growing demands of smart machines and equipment for manufacturing. All ControlLogix 5580 controllers use the Studio 5000® design environment as the standard framework that optimizes productivity, reduces time to commission. This framework manages Integrated Motion over EtherNet/IP for high-speed motion applications and SIL2/PLd and SIL3/PLe safety solutions. These controllers are ideal for applications that require high-performance communications, I/O, and motion control for up to 256 axes.

Bulletin 1756 ControlLogix 5580 Controllers
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  • Gains up to 45% capacity when using the 5580 controller
  • Includes a 1 gigabit (Gb) embedded Ethernet port that enables high-speed communications, I/O, and motion control
  • Offers controller functions that maximize system performance
  • Includes controller-based change detection and logging, digitally-signed controller firmware, and role-based access control for extra security
  • Provides a display that allows for enhanced diagnostics and troubleshooting
  • Offers conformal coating to help protect in harsh environments; these products include a “K” in the catalog number
  • Offers memory options from 3 MB to 40 MB
  • Includes a 1756 Slim Power Supply option for series B and C standard and 1756 XT Chassis, which offers a 29% reduction in width when space is limited
  • Offers chassis with up to 17 slots in standard and conformal coated

GuardLogix 5580 Safety Controllers

  • Achieves SIL CL 2 / PLd with primary controller
  • Achieves SIL CL 3 / PLE with primary controller plus safety partner
  • Optimized for faster safety reaction time to achieving protective device coverage and reducing the risk of injury
  • Offers Standard memory options from 3...20 MB
  • Offers safety memory options from 1.5...6 MB
  • Offers communication options from 100...250 EtherNet/IP nodes
  • Offers conformal coated options for harsh environments
  • Provides single controller/software/network for standard and safety control
  • Includes mix and match safety and standard I/O
  • Provides networked safety functions with motion and the following drives: Kinetix® 5700 with Advanced Safety and PowerFlex® 755 with Advanced Safety

Product Comparison

5580 Controllers
5570 Controllers


(Compared to a ControlLogix 5570 controller)


(Compared to a ControlLogix 5560 controller)

Embedded Ethernet Port 1 gigabit (Gb) No
Local Programming Port USB USB
Energy Storage Module (ESM) Included Yes Yes
Onboard Display Included Yes Yes
Supported in Studio 5000 Automation Engineering & Design Environment™ Yes Yes
Non-volatile Memory Secure Digital card Secure Digital card
Max. User Memory 40 MB 32 MB
Max. I/O Points 128,000 digital; 4,000 analog 128,000 digital; 4,000 analog

Additional Information

The What You Need to Know About Learning Logix blog and podcast series teaches experienced and new users of ControlLogix® controller systems how to use our controllers and software for maximum benefits.

GuardLogix® 5580 Safety Controller Delivers Scalable, High Performance, and Integrated Options

Looking for a scalable safety solution that adheres to the latest global safety standards, helps reduce costs and improves productivity? Solve your SIL2/PLd or SIL3/PLe fail-safe applications with the GuardLogix® 5580 safety controller, the latest addition to the ControlLogix® 5580 family of controllers. The GuardLogix® 5580 safety controller integrates high-performance standard and safety control in the same controller and is programmed using the same Studio 5000® design environment as the standard controller. This controller delivers scalable, high-performance options in standard and conformally coated formats.


  • Achieve SIL CL 2 / PLd with Primary Controller
  • Achieve SIL CL 3 / PLe with Primary Controller + Safety Partner
  • Standard memory options from 3 - 20 MB
  • Safety memory options from 1.5 - 6 MB
  • Communication options from 100 – 250 EtherNet/IP nodes
  • Conformal coated options for harsh environments

High Performance

Based on the high performance ControlLogix® 5580, the GuardLogix® 5580 safety controller offers approximately 5x scan time improvement in the safety task and up to 20x improvement in the standard task.


Improve productivity with reduced downtime by keeping the machine running safely with integrated network-based drive safety functions. 

  • Single controller for Standard and Safety Control
  • Single programming software for Standard and Safety Control
  • Single network for Standard and Safety Control
  • Use existing safety I/O including POINT Guard I/O™ system and ArmorBlock® Guard I/O™ modules.  Mix and match safety and standard I/O
  • Networked Safety Functions with Kinetix® 5700 servo drives ERS4, PowerFlex® 755 drives v14 and PowerFlex® 755T v2 drives
  • New integrated functions include: 
    • SFX (Safe Feedback Scaling)
    • SS1 (Safe Stop 1)
    • SS2 (Safe Stop 2)
    • SOS (Safe Operating Stop)
    • SLS (Safely-limited Speed)
    • SLP (Safely-limited Position)
    • SDI (Safe Direction)
    • SBC (Safe Brake Control w/ external brake)

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  • TUV Rheinland
  • UL
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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 Studio 5000 Logix Designer software from Rockwell Software® to design and configure your ControlLogix® system.

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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.

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.
  • Logix Designer Start Page — Use these videos (formerly RSLogix™ 5000 Start Pages) to quickly learn important tasks in Studio 5000™ Logix Designer application.
  • PLC-5/SLC Interactive Migration Tool — Migrate your PLC-5 or SLC system to a Logix-based solution using products such as the I/O Wiring Conversion System.
  • Procurement Specifications — Visit our online resource to find the procurement specifications for this product.
  • 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.


Our ControlLogix® controllers offer the memory, speed, and processing capabilities to meet the demands of basic plant floor applications to high-performance process and motion applications. These controllers:

  • offer increased capacity, that let you execute more control strategies in each task
  • significantly improve the amount of information to be exchanged between control and supervisory layers
  • provide high-speed motion command and axis trajectory planner execution for complex, high-performance motion applications
  • support as many as 100 axes of integrated motion
  • significantly improve controller scan times using a faster dual-core CPU
  • offer improved communication rates

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