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Inferred energy usage and multiple levels of energy usage

The present disclosure describes system and methods for inferring energy usage at multiple levels of granularity. One embodiment describes an industrial automation system including a first industrial automation component, a first sensor coupled to the first industrial automation component, in which the first sensor measures a first amount of power... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Using cloud-based data for industrial automation system training

A cloud-based performance enhancement service captures and collects data relating to interactions of users with industrial automation systems of multiple industrial customers for storage and analysis on a cloud platform. The service employs a performance enhancement component that analyzes the data to facilitate determining correlations between certain user interactions and... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Connector with sliding tap

The disclosed embodiments relate generally to a modular connector for a multi-conductor ribbon cable provided for power and data transmission to a network of devices. The modular connector is coupled to the conductors in the ribbon cable by insulation displacement members. The connector contains both fixed and movable conductor punches... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Waveform reconstruction in a time-of-flight sensor

A time-of-flight (TOF) sensor device is configured to perform classification analytics on a waveform signal representing a reflected light pulse, and to classify an object from which the light pulse was received based on characteristic properties of the reflected pulse. The TOF sensor device can compare the reflected pulse waveform... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Industrial internet of things data pipeline for a data lake

A cloud-based analytics system streams industrial data from customer facilities to a cloud platform as torrential data streams, and performs analytics on the data contained in the data streams based on a selected set of rules. The rules can be designed to diagnose current or potential issues, to monitor for... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Method and detecting ground faults in inverter outputs on a shared dc bus

A system to detect a ground fault at the output of an inverter section prior to powering up a motor drive system is disclosed. A low voltage power supply is connected to the DC bus prior to connecting the input power source to the rectifier section. If a ground fault... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Multi-trajectory track and mover system

A linear drive transport system may include a track that includes first, second, third, and fourth track surfaces that define perimeter boundaries of the track and a magnetic drive system. The first, second, third, and fourth track surfaces include first, second, third, and fourth trajectories about the track, respectively, which... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Radiation heat transfer of internal motor components by electro-magnetic waves

A motor assembly including a housing with a motor portion having an opening for receiving a motor housing/stator assembly, rotor assembly, front and rear end caps and bearings, an encoder coupled to the motor, and an rear cover for enclosing the opening of the motor portion of the housing, the... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

System and simplifying interconnection between panel controls and motor power units

An interface circuit having releasable electrical connectors and as little as a single relay providing a standardized connection between panel controls intended for three-wire, two-wire or combination three-wire/two-wire control and a motor drive or motor controller. In this way, greatly simplified manufacturing of control cabinets may be provided with variations... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

System and pulsed based receiver photo sensor

A photoelectric sensor uses a selective pulse detection technique and associated synchronization techniques to improve the quality of pulse detection, the operating range of the sensor, and the sensor's immunity to noise. These improvements also yield faster sensor response times and reduce the design cycle time. A modulated light beam... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Offline access control for an application

Techniques to facilitate offline access control for an application associated with an industrial automation environment are disclosed herein. In at least one implementation, a a user login prompt for the application is displayed on a display system of a computing system, wherein the user login prompt provides an offline access... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Scalable analytics architecture for automation control systems

A layered industrial analytics architecture enables the flow of information from intelligent assets into tools and engines that perform analytics and enable decision-making in substantially real-time. The analytics architecture comprises analytic nodes that are distributed across multiple layers of an industrial enterprise, and includes system features that optimize movement of... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Scalable analytics architecture for automation control systems

A layered industrial analytics architecture enables the flow of information from intelligent assets into tools and engines that perform analytics and enable decision-making in substantially real-time. The analytics architecture comprises analytic nodes that are distributed across multiple layers of an industrial enterprise, and includes system features that optimize movement of... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

System and dynamic multi-objective optimization of machine selection, integration and utilization

The invention provides control systems and methodologies for controlling a process having computer-controlled equipment, which provide for optimized process performance according to one or more performance criteria, such as efficiency, component life expectancy, safety, emissions, noise, vibration, operational cost, or the like. More particularly, the subject invention provides for employing... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Industrial machine diagnosis and maintenance using a cloud platform

A cloud-based diagnosis and maintenance system facilitates discovery and indexing of plant-wide data residing on various data platforms across multiple industrial facilities. The system includes an indexing system that automatically inventories industrial devices and other data sources located throughout the facilities, and identifies available data items on each data source.... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Precharge power conversion system

Power conversion systems, methods and precharge systems are disclosed to charge a DC bus capacitor, including thyristors and reverse diodes coupled in AC circuit paths between AC input lines and a rectifier, a precharge resistor coupled in one or more of the AC circuit paths, and a controller to turn... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Motor drive with resonance detection and impedance computation

Disclosed examples include power conversion systems, computer readable mediums and methods for mitigating input filter resonance, in which a controller operates an active front end (AFE) rectifier in a first mode to turn a single rectifier switching device on and off and measures a filter voltage or current signal while... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Motor drive system data interface system and method

A motor drive system includes a motor drive processor, a motor drive memory component, a server, and a display that displays a machine readable code, wherein the motor drive forms a secure wireless connection with a smart device once the smart device has scanned the machine readable code.... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Industrial automation asset modeling and synchronization

Provided herein are systems, methods, and software to facilitate automatic generation of type-based reporting model and reports associated with an industrial automation environment. In one implementation, one or more computer-readable storage media have program instructions stored thereon, wherein the program instructions, when executed by a computing system, direct the computing... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Ribbon cable with polarization

The disclosed embodiments relate generally to a multi-conductor ribbon cable provided for power and data transmission to a network of devices. The multi-conductor ribbon cable is keyed for mating with a modular connector. The conductors of the multi-conductor ribbon cable are connected to the network of devices via insulation displacement... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Conversation interface agent for manufacturing operation information

A conversation interface system provides remote access to manufacturing operation information using plain language message exchange. A cloud-based conversation interface service is exposed to an instant messaging application, and receives plain language queries from via the instant messaging application's interface requesting information relating to one or more industrial systems. The... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

System and dynamic meta-data in control and visualization

An automation control and monitoring system is provided that includes an automation control component and a data store. The automation control component is configured to store measurement data acquired from a sensing component of the automation control system. Metadata is dynamically associated with the measurement data, such that at least... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

System and method to capture and document cross-product compatibility status information for industrial devices

A device compatibility information system captures, processes, and presents cross-product compatibility status information for industrial devices. The system can receive device compatibility information from both device vendors as well as end users of the industrial devices in order to rapidly accumulate device compatibility information for large numbers of industrial device... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Method to automate historian configuration using controller based tag meta attribute

An industrial control program development system allows a user to set metadata attributes for respective data items in the controller that indicate which of the data tags are to be monitored and collected by a separate industrial data historian system. When the industrial controller is deployed on a plant network,... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Dynamic search engine for an industrial environment

A multi-platform industrial search system facilitates indexing and searching of plant-wide data residing on multiple different data platforms. The industrial search system automatically inventories industrial devices and other data sources located throughout a plant, and identifies available data items on each data source. The search system indexes the discovered data... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Binding graphic elements to controller data

Graphic element definitions are bound to industrial automation data types in an industrial control system. Moreover, a system provides automatic data searching and filtering of an item based on user interactions with either the graphic element definition or a controller data type. Further, a graphic element definition is associated with... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Power conversion system with dc bus regulation for abnormal grid condition ride through

Power conversion systems and methods are provided for ride through of abnormal grid conditions or disturbances, in which a system rectifier is operated in a first mode to regulate a DC voltage of an intermediate DC circuit, an inverter is operated in the first mode to convert DC power from... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Motor drive filter damping

Disclosed examples include methods, power converters and damping circuits to control damping of an input filter circuit, in which a low-voltage secondary winding is wound around a common core with a primary winding connected between an AC input and a rectifier input of the converter, where the secondary winding is... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Systems and methods to reduce energy usage of industrial machines using an enhanced motion profile

In one embodiment, a tangible, non-transitory computer readable medium stores instructions that, when executed by a processor, cause the processor to receive one or more inputs relating to mechanical design and desired motion of an industrial machine and iteratively generate an enhanced motion profile until it converges to a motion... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Unique udts to exploit the power of the connected enterprise

Provided herein are systems, methods, and software for facilitating message sessions. In one implementation, a method for building a type-based reporting model associated with an industrial automation environment includes interrogating a system control to acquire a data structure programmed therein, the data structure comprising properties of a component of the... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Apparatus and displaying a node of a tree structure

For displaying a node of a tree structure, a processor receives an anchor node creation command for a given node of a tree structure of nodes. The given node has one or more branches of parent nodes. The processor further removes the one or more branches of parent nodes and... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Industrial process historian time synchronization of source based timestamp event data

Provided herein are systems, methods, and software for preserving timestamp data in an industrial automation environment. In one implementation, one or more computer-readable storage media having program instructions stored thereon to preserve timestamp data in an industrial automation environment, wherein the program instructions, when executed by a computing system, direct... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Pld editor and editing pld code

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Analyzing video streams in an industrial environment to identify potential problems and select recipients for a display of video streams related to the potential problems

The subject matter disclosed herein relates generally to industrial automation systems, and, more particularly, to collecting video streams from a variety of video devices in an industrial environment, identifying and analyzing potential problems in the industrial environment using the video streams, and presenting the video streams and data associated with... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Sensorless motor drive vector control with feedback compensation for filter capacitor current

Disclosed examples include motor drive power conversion systems with an inverter, as well as a controller methods to drive a motor in which output filter capacitor currents are computed and used to compensate the motor control in consideration of damping resistance values of an output filter.... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

10/19/17 / #20170302244

Power conversion system

For power conversion, a power conversion system includes a plurality of power converters and a phase shifting transformer. The phase shifting transformer includes 3-phase primary windings, a core and a plurality of m secondary winding groups. Each of the secondary winding groups includes n secondary windings in electromagnetic communication with... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

10/19/17 / #20170302456

Device specific cryptographic content protection

Techniques to facilitate protecting control data used in an industrial automation environment are disclosed herein. In at least one implementation, an encryption key pair is generated for an industrial controller, wherein the encryption key pair comprises a public key and a private key. The private key is stored within a... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

10/12/17 / #20170293278

Constant input resistance for redundant input modules employed in high availability systems

A system includes a control device that coordinates within the system to control one or more operations of industrial automation equipment. The system also includes a terminal base that couples to the control device, wherein the terminal base includes a circuit. The system further includes a first input module and... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

09/28/17 / #20170277171

Using cloud-based data for virtualization of an industrial automation environment with information overlays

A cloud-based virtualization generation service collects industrial data from multiple industrial automation systems of multiple industrial customers for storage and analysis on a cloud platform. A virtualization management component (VMC) generates a virtualized industrial automation system of an industrial automation system based on data analysis results. The VMC facilitates remotely... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

09/28/17 / #20170277920

Identification of industrial equipment using micro-location services

Techniques to facilitate identification of industrial equipment using micro-location services in an industrial automation environment are disclosed herein. In at least one implementation, an identification signal is detected transmitted from a wireless transceiver associated with an asset of the industrial automation environment. The identification signal is processed to determine an... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

09/21/17 / #20170272023

Phase loss detection in active front end converters

System, apparatus and methods are provided for identifying a phase loss condition in a motor drive. In one example, a power conversion system includes an active rectifier, a switching inverter, and a controller. The controller is operative to generate rectifier switching control signals to operate the rectifier, measure AC input... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

09/07/17 / #20170255723

Using cloud-based data for industrial simulation

A cloud-based simulation generation service collects industrial data from multiple industrial customers for storage and analysis on a cloud platform. The service employs a simulation generator component that analyzes data to facilitate generating a simulation model that simulates an industrial automation system, including simulating or emulating industrial devices, industrial processes,... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

08/31/17 / #20170248481

Safety switch with imbalance test

An apparatus for an imbalance test includes a strain measurement module that measures a strain voltage across terminals of a strain gauge. The strain voltage is representative of an amount of force on the strain gauge. The apparatus includes a test measurement module that measures a test voltage across the... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

08/17/17 / #20170237385

Systems and methods for implementing multiple motor control modes in a motor drive controller

A system may include a motor drive that controls one or more operations of a motor. The motor drive may include a first processor that controls the operations of the motor according to a first control mode application. The system may include a second processor that controls the operations of... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

08/10/17 / #20170230378

Beacon-based industrial automation access authorization

Techniques to implement beacon-based access authorization to industrial assets in an industrial automation environment are disclosed herein. In at least one implementation, each industrial asset has one or more beacons that broadcast signals enabling a mobile device to measure its distance from the broadcasting beacon. Each signal also can include... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

08/03/17 / #20170222521

System and active cooling of on-machine devices

A system and method for cooling an enclosed position feedback device mounted to a motor is disclosed. An active cooling device is mounted between the position feedback device and the housing enclosing the position feedback device. A compliant mount is provided to accommodate vibration in the position feedback device. The... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

08/03/17 / #20170222588

Control of motor drives with output sinewave filter capacitor current compensation using sinewave filter transfer function

Disclosed examples include power conversion systems, methods and computer readable mediums to operate an inverter to drive a motor load through an intervening filter, by computing a speed error value according to a speed reference value and a speed feedback value, computing a torque reference value according to the speed... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

08/03/17 / #20170223110

Cloud gateway for industrial automation information and control systems

A cloud gateway for coupling an industrial system to a cloud platform is provided. The cloud gateway collects data from one or more industrial controllers, meters, sensors, or other devices comprising an industrial automation system. The cloud gateway optionally performs additional transformations on the data to add context, summarize, filter,... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

07/27/17 / #20170212494

Multi-mover linear motor controller providing shared coordination subsystem

A runtime coordination subsystem allows programmers of multi-mover, linear motion systems to provide simple commands to the movers without concern for the presence of other movers on the track. The runtime coordination subsystem manages proper separation distances to prevent collisions and automatically queue movers in contention situations. In addition the... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

07/27/17 / #20170214575

Cloud based drive monitoring solution

A cloud-based remote monitoring system and method monitor one or more industrial devices of an industrial facility, including a local data historian located to monitor one or more parameters from the industrial devices, and store parameters in a local storage associated with the data historian, as well as a cloud... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

07/27/17 / #20170214717

Model-based security policy configuration and enforcement in an industrial automation system

A model-based industrial security policy configuration system implements a plant-wide industrial asset security policy in accordance with security policy definitions provided by a user. The configuration system models the collection of industrial assets for which diverse security policies are to be implemented. An interface allows the user to define security... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

07/20/17 / #20170205780

Embedded emulation modules in industrial control devices

An emulation module configured to model a logical behavior of an industrial control device may be stored or embedded in the industrial control device for subsequent downloading and emulation by another device. The industrial control device storing the emulation module may execute firmware for its operation, and the stored emulation... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

07/20/17 / #20170205792

Presentation of graphical visualizations and control mechanisms in-line with programming logic

Techniques to facilitate programming industrial control systems to operate machinery in an industrial automation environment are disclosed herein. In at least one implementation, a user interface is displayed for a control program editor comprising programming logic associated with at least one machine system. Operational data associated with operating the at... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

07/20/17 / #20170205809

Optimization based controller tuning systems and methods

One embodiment of the present disclosure describes an industrial system, which includes a control system that controls operation of an industrial process by instructing an automation component in the industrial system to implement a manipulated variable setpoint. The control system includes a process model that model operation of the industrial... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

07/20/17 / #20170205811

Emulated industrial control execution rate scaling

A host system which executes an emulation environment for modelling a logical behavior of an industrial control device may execute a clock management module to scale execution time in the emulation environment to more accurately reflect execution time of the industrial control device. The clock management module may operate to... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

07/20/17 / #20170205813

Optimization-based control with open modeling architecture systems and methods

In one embodiment, a model predictive control system for an industrial process includes a processor to execute an optimization module to determine manipulated variables for the process over a control horizon based on simulations performed using an objective function with an optimized process model and to control the process using... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

07/06/17 / #20170195265

Delivery of automated notifications by an industrial asset

An automated industrial notification platform creates a link between a given industrial asset and one or more people or support entities qualified to provide support for the asset. An industrial device or machine stores electronic expert tag information that records and catalogues one or more support people or entities to... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

07/06/17 / #20170195827

Wireless communication device linking in an industrial automation environment

Techniques to facilitate linking a control device to a specific industrial asset in an industrial automation environment are disclosed herein. In at least one implementation, an initiating link is established between a mobile device and a target device (e.g., the target device being selected from one or more industrial assets... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

06/29/17 / #20170183170

Linear drive transport system and method

Present embodiments include a linear drive transport system. The system includes a plurality of fixed tracks and a junction track disposed on a conveyor configured to align the junction track with each of the plurality of fixed tracks. The plurality of fixed tracks and the junction track include one of... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

06/29/17 / #20170185594

Universal, hierarchical layout of assets in a facility

For creating a hierarchical representation, generating functionality for a given asset, and effectuating the functionality, one or more processors to create a hierarchical representation in a data repository of a plurality of assets communicating on at least one network and employed to perform manufacturing within an industrial environment. The one... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

06/22/17 / #20170176984

Systems and methods to enhance machine designs and production rate schedules for minimized energy cost

In one embodiment, a tangible, non-transitory computer readable medium stores instructions that, when executed by a processor, are configured to cause the processor to receive a first set of inputs including a motion profile of a machine, a mechanical design of the machine, or both, generate a number of axis... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

06/22/17 / #20170178782

Compact inductor

For reducing volume requirements and magnetic flux leakage, a compact inductor includes a first planar core with a first core thickness along a first axis orthogonal to a plane of the first planar core. In addition, the inductor includes a second planar core disposed parallel to the first planar core... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

06/22/17 / #20170180471

Peer-to-peer exchange of data resources in a control system

System(s) and method(s) are provided for peer-to-peer exchange of data in a control system. Decentralized storage and multi-access paths provide complete sets of data without dependence on a specific or pre-defined data source or access paths. Data is characterized as data resources with disparate granularity. The control system includes a... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

06/08/17 / #20170161475

Secondary security authority

Techniques to facilitate protecting control programs used in an industrial automation environment are disclosed herein. In at least one implementation, control system content provided by a primary entity is received along with a primary security authority provided by the primary entity, wherein the primary security authority defines primary usage rights... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

06/01/17 / #20170153632

Routing of enterprise resource planning messages

An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) gateway is provided for routing of ERP messages to Manufacturing Execution System (MES) applications. The gateway can receive a message from an ERP system via a manufacturing services bus specifying a business objective requiring action at a control level of an enterprise. The received message... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

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06/01/17 / #20170154298

Cloud-based global alarm annunciation system for industrial systems

A cloud-based global alarm annunciation broker assist in locating and contacting suitable technical support personnel in response to detected alarm events at a plant facility. The system comprises a cloud-based framework that dynamically matches on-site alarm events to domain experts capable of addressing the alarm events. The framework uses an... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

06/01/17 / #20170154746

Swtiching phase offset for contactor optimization

A system and methods providing for minimizing the arc energy delivered to the pads of a plurality of contactors using a single control coil based on monitoring the electrical sine waves of the three alternating current electrical poles and calculating the instant to energize or deenergize a single control coil.... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

05/25/17 / #20170147022

Energy operations across domains

For energy operations across domains, a method generates a native node and a foreign node. The method further generates protocol reference data that identifies protocol specific relationships between the native node and the foreign node under an address space. In addition, the method links the native node and the foreign... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

05/25/17 / #20170148335

Equipment tutorial review audit

For equipment tutorial review audit, a processor synchronizes a plurality of equipment tutorials to a mobile device. Each equipment tutorial corresponds to an equipment instance of a plurality of equipment instances of specific equipment and each equipment instance corresponds to an equipment reference code. The processor receives a first equipment... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

05/25/17 / #20170149343

Filter capacitor degradation and calibration

Methods and power conversion systems in which a capacitor degradation detection system includes an adjustable gain amplifier circuit is calibrated by automatic adjustment of at least one amplifier gain to accommodate current and voltage levels of a particular filter circuit in a first mode. Capacitance values of filter capacitors are... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

05/18/17 / #20170140890

Safety switch and associated methods

A cable pull switch includes a polychotomous sensor configured to provide a reading of at least one of a plurality of values, the reading corresponding to a tension on a pull cable or a linear displacement of an end of a pull cable. A processing device is configured to receive... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

05/18/17 / #20170139382

Predictive monitoring and diagnostics systems and methods

System and method for improving operation of an industrial automation system, which includes a control system that controls operation of an industrial automation process. The control system includes a feature extraction block that determines extracted features by transforming process data determined during operation of an industrial automation process based at... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

05/18/17 / #20170139404

User interface widget modeling and placement

Techniques to facilitate visualization of an application associated with an industrial automation environment are disclosed. In at least one implementation, a display composer interface is presented that enables a user to design a customized display layout for the application associated with the industrial automation environment. Data display instructions are received... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

05/18/17 / #20170141013

Systems and methods for coupling a semiconductor device of an automation device to a heat sink

A system includes a heat sink, a semiconductor device, a layer of thermal interface material (TIM) disposed between the heat sink and the semiconductor device, and a fastener system that couples the semiconductor device, the layer of TIM, and the heat sink together. The TIM may facilitate dissipation of heat... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

05/18/17 / #20170141524

Multi-drive common control bus connector system

An electrical bus assembly includes a frame and a plurality of bus bar carriers connected to the frame. The bus bars are supported by the bus bar carriers in parallel spaced-apart relation. A first retainer cap is secured to a first one of the plurality of bus bar carriers located... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

05/18/17 / #20170141712

Feedforward control of motor drives with output sinewave filter

Disclosed examples include power conversion systems and methods to operate an inverter to drive a motor load through an intervening output filter, a transformer and a cable, including a current regulator to compute a command value according to a current reference value and a motor current feedback value, a cross-coupled... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

05/11/17 / #20170131340

System and ground fault detection

Power conversion systems, disclosed examples include power conversion systems, ground fault detection apparatus and methods to detect and identify ground faults in a power conversion system using AC coupling to sense a system voltage to determine a leakage flux linkage, and to identify a faulted converter phase based on a... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

05/11/17 / #20170131341

System and ground fault detection

Power conversion systems, disclosed examples include power conversion systems, ground fault detection apparatus and methods to detect and identify ground faults in a power conversion system using AC coupling to sense a system voltage to determine a leakage flux linkage, and to identify a faulted converter phase based on a... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

05/11/17 / #20170135188

Electrostatic charge grounding for human machine interface equipment

Electrostatic charge grounding is achieved by connecting an outer surface touchscreen conductive coating to a grounded conductor in a graphics terminal using an electrostatic charge routing system that provides a path for electrons that accumulate on the conductive coating to pass through one or more non-conductive elements in the graphics... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

05/04/17 / #20170122491

Clamping bracket

A clamping bracket comprising, one or more bracket pieces, can be employed to hold an object in a desired position. The bracket can be constructed to make installation of the bracket with respect to the object easy and intuitive to the user, and more cost effective. The clamping bracket can... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

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05/04/17 / #20170123397

Automated creation of industrial dashboards and widgets

A multi-platform industrial search and notification system performs automated and manually initiate information searches across multiple disparate industrial data platforms. The search system is built on a search platform that unifies plant-wide control system information from multiple diverse sources under a common namespace, or federated data model. The system can... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

05/04/17 / #20170125982

Fixed vertical distribution bus bar

The detrimental effects of environmental hazards on units having withdrawable stabs or contacts may be overcome by using fixed feed units in compartments in a manner akin to withdrawable units. In particular, multiple fixed feed units may be provided in a single section or column by implementing vertical bus bars... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

05/04/17 / #20170125983

Electrically insulating cover for terminal assembly

A terminal assembly may be provided which utilizes an electrically insulating cover to electrically isolate upper portions of screw terminals. The electrically insulating cover could be made from plastic, rubber or some other electrical insulator, and could be mounted on a frame configured to engage with a frame supporting the... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

05/04/17 / #20170125992

Power terminal enclosure for power conductors

A power terminal enclosure may be used to provide power conductors (power terminals) across electrical isolation boundaries while providing electrical short-circuit protections. The power terminal enclosure may be a single article molded from an electrically insulating material. The power terminal enclosure may also be dimensioned to provide sufficient separation distance... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

05/04/17 / #20170126102

Heatsink design with thermal insulator to reduce encoder temperature

An electric motor assembly including a housing, an electric motor supported in a motor compartment of the housing, an encoder operatively coupled to the electric motor and supported in an encoder compartment of the housing, and a heat sink surrounding at least a portion of the encoder, the heat sink... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

05/04/17 / #20170126841

Method for topology tree to learn about, present, and configure device information by automatically uploading device description files from device

A communications application that acts as a data server between one or more industrial devices and a client-side application is capable of detecting and uploading device description files from the industrial devices themselves. Upon discovery of an industrial device communicatively connected to a client device's communication port, the communications application... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

05/04/17 / #20170126843

Self-describing diagnostic data for presentation on mobile devices

Industrial devices are configured to provide their associated industrial data to client-side user interface applications in a self-describing manner that instructs the interface applications how the data is to be rendered. In response to a request for a data item from a user interface application, the industrial device sends the... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

04/27/17 / #20170115985

Software workstation and employing appended metadata in industrial automation software

A software workstation and method configured to employ appended metadata in an industrial automation software of an industrial automation environment are provided. The software workstation in one example includes an interface configured to interact with a user and communicate with an industrial automation system including the industrial automation software and... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

04/20/17 / #20170108207

Modular stack light with central connectors

An in-line sound module for a modular stack light system provides electrical and mechanical connectors to allow it to be placed anywhere in the stack. Axial orientation of the audio transducer and a flexible jumpering system allow preservation of central connectors between modules. In-line configuration permits multiple sound modules to... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

04/20/17 / #20170108851

Industrial automation electronic pinboard

Techniques to facilitate pinning information in an industrial automation environment are disclosed herein. In at least one implementation, a pinboard associated with an asset of the industrial automation environment is displayed on a display system of a computing system, wherein the pinboard includes a plurality of entries comprising content associated... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

04/13/17 / #20170103137

Industrial automation app-store

A cloud-based industrial application provisioning system is provided. The industrial application provisioning system can reside on a cloud platform and be made available to developers and end users with access privileges to the cloud platform. Application developers can publish industrial applications to an application library on the cloud platform, where... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

04/13/17 / #20170103239

Identification of industrial equipment using micro-location services

Techniques to facilitate identification of industrial equipment using micro-location services in an industrial automation environment are disclosed herein. In at least one implementation, an identification signal is detected transmitted from a wireless transceiver associated with an asset of the industrial automation environment. The identification signal is processed to determine an... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

04/06/17 / #20170097615

Apparatus to interface process automation and electrical automation systems

Systems, methods and apparatus are disclosed for interfacing process controllers in a process automation system with one or more intelligent electrical devices of an electrical automation system to use process and electrical control space information to perform actions and make decisions regarding actions in a connected enterprise system to facilitate... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

04/06/17 / #20170097624

System for updating a control program actively controlling an industrial process

The inventor has recognized that industrial controllers may be updated after they are deployed in the field, while actively controlling an industrial process and without costly downtime, by storing a replacement machine-readable component in an allocated program space, locating and modifying one or more dependent machine-readable components copied in the... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

04/06/17 / #20170098489

System for isolating power conductors using folded insulated sheets

An improved electrical system may be provided by electrically isolating complex bus geometries by using one or more substantially flat and electrically insulating sheets. The sheet may have one or more fold lines which allow the sheet to fold in multiple directions and ways over varying configurations of power conductors.... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

04/06/17 / #20170098928

System for isolating power conductors using cover assemblies

An improved electrical system may be provided by electrically isolating exposed live fasteners and bus clamps in power distribution systems by attaching electrically insulating snap-based cover assemblies to the live fasteners and bus clamps. A cover assembly may include a plate element and an electrically insulating cap element. The plate... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

04/06/17 / #20170098929

System for isolating power conductors using molded assemblies

An improved electrical system may be provided by electrically isolating horizontal power distribution bus bars of differing phases, disposed along a preconfigured isolated bus support molding, from one another by covering each bus bar with an electrically insulating molded assembly. The electrically insulating molded assembly has contours configured to cover... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

03/16/17 / #20170075320

Industrial automation packaged power solution for intelligent motor control and intelligent switchgear with energy management

Systems, methods and apparatus are disclosed for interfacing process controllers in a process automation system with one or more intelligent electrical devices of an electrical automation system to use process and electrical control space information to perform actions and make decisions regarding actions in a connected enterprise system to facilitate... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

03/02/17 / #20170059838

Modular illuminator for extremely wide field of view

A modular illumination system is capable of producing a light beam having a wide field of view—e.g., in excess of ninety degrees—while maintaining a high collection efficiency as well as a high degree of beam homogeneity. The illumination system comprises an elementary unit having a linear array of light sources.... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

03/02/17 / #20170059858

Modular lens for extremely wide field of view

A modular compound lens comprises an elementary unit with five powered optical elements capable of imaging a field of view of approximately 100 degrees with an F-number of 1.7. The compound lens exhibits image distortion of no more than 10% and a nearly diffraction limited modulation transfer function (MTF) of... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

03/02/17 / #20170060379

Augmentable and spatially manipulable 3d modeling

Augmentable and manipulable modeling of equipment provides a three dimensional, manipulable base model image of an equipment specimen on a display system using optical base model data obtained using a computing system. Base model data collection can be user-controlled to permit changing spatial aspects of the base model image (size,... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

03/02/17 / #20170062973

Cable clamping system for strain relief and grounding

An electronics module includes a housing including a wall. A cable clamp chassis projects outwardly from the housing wall. The cable clamp chassis includes first and second cable receiving locations respectively adapted to receive associated first and second cables. A clamp is secured to the cable clamp chassis by a... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

03/02/17 / #20170063268

Method for tuning a motor drive using frequency response

An improved system for tuning a motor controller is disclosed. The controller gains are initially set based on the measured frequency response for the controlled system. A desired level of performance is defined by setting a desired phase margin and a desired gain margin to be observed in the frequency... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc








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