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Systems and methods for balancing loads in an industrial automation system

An industrial control system may receive processing information from at least two control systems associated with at least two components within an industrial automation system. The processing information may include a processing load value for each of the at least two control systems. The industrial control system may then distribute... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Methods and systems for using a tapped transformer to generate voltage sags

A device includes a three phase supply input including a first phase input, a second phase input, and a third phase input. The device further includes a three phase supply output including a first phase output, a second phase output, and a third phase output. The device further includes a... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Multi-rail/roller compliance system for independent mover products

A mover system that provides spatially separated rails of the track interacting with pairs of closely spaced opposed wheels of the mover constraining movement of the mover on the track is provided. Each pair of wheels includes standard cylindrical or crowned wheels contacting the opposed parallel sides of standard rectangular... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Workflow tracking and identification using an industrial monitoring system

An industrial workflow tracking and identification system captures optimal employee workflows for addressing maintenance issues or operating industrial systems, and renders these workflows at appropriate times in order to guide operators and maintenance personnel through optimal sequences for carrying out operations or addressing maintenance issues. The system monitors and indexes... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Selective online and offline access to searchable industrial automation data

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

State-based hierarchy energy modeling

An energy monitoring system includes a memory storing instructions to execute an energy modeling technique and processing circuitry for executing the instructions to operate the energy modeling technique. The energy modeling technique includes receiving energy data from a plurality of segments representative of one or more logical subgroups. The energy... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

System and previewing a dashboard display on various form factors

Provided herein are systems, methods, and software for previewing a dashboard report comprising displaying a graphical object on a dashboard design canvas of a design graphical user interface (GUI), receiving a user input to display a preview GUI of the dashboard design canvas, and displaying a preview of the dashboard... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Augmented reality presentation of an industrial environment

A industrial visualization system generates augmented reality presentations for rendering on a user's wearable computer as the user traverses an industrial facility. The system can leverage data indexed in a federated data model that unifies plant-wide data from multiple diverse sources under a common namespace. By leveraging the unified plant... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Method and interleaved switching of track segments in a motion control system

A power converter for a linear drive system having improved control of the switching devices to reduce the effects of localized heating within the power converter is disclosed. The linear drive system controls multiple movers along a track. Multiple coils are positioned adjacent to each other along the length of... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Multiphase multilevel power converter, control apparatus and methods to control harmonics during bypass operation

Power conversion systems, control apparatus, methods and computer readable mediums to operate a multiphase multilevel inverter that includes M inverter phase leg circuits that individually include N inverter stages with corresponding stage outputs connected in series between a reference node and a corresponding inverter phase output node, M being greater... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Permanent magnet motor with absolute rotor position detection

An IPM motor in which the absolute position of the rotor may be determined is disclosed. The IPM motor includes asymmetries in both the rotor and the stator. The rotor includes an asymmetrical pole configuration for one of the pole pairs in the rotor, and the stator includes a different... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Main-auxiliary field-effect transistor structures for radio frequency applications

A device includes a first silicon-controlled rectifier (SCR), a second SCR connected in anti-parallel with the first SCR, and a commutation module. The commutation module is configured to apply a reverse bias voltage to the first SCR or the second SCR to turn off the first SCR or the second... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Industrial control program sequence monitoring

The present inventors have recognized that highly reliable operation may be further achieved in industrial control systems by monitoring execution of programs in real time. Such monitoring may include detecting defective program sequences which may be caused by executing a wrong sequence, executing a sequence at a wrong time, and/or... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Data exchange in a collaborative environment

An apparatus, system, method, and program product are disclosed for data exchange in a collaborative environment. A data module receives first data from a first application that corresponds to second data of a second application. The first data has a structured format readable by the first application, but not readable... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Apparatus for reduced voltage stress on ac motors and cables

The disclosed apparatus provides a simple and low cost solution of reducing voltage stress on AC motors and cables in VFD fed motor systems without connecting apparatus to live circuits. Disclosed examples include apparatus to couple a motor drive to a motor, including a cable with a first end coupled... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Internet protocol (ip) addressing using an industrial control program

A system is provided in which a position for each device (relative to other devices) in a topology, and a corresponding device ID for each device, may be predetermined. Then, the predetermined position and corresponding device ID for each device may be compared to actual devices in a topology having... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Topology based internet protocol (ip) addressing

IP addresses may be allocated to devices in an industrial control system by applying starting address information in combination with each device's relative position in a local network. The starting address information, which may include an IP subnet address, gateway address, subnet mask, subnet size, and/or local network group identifier,... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Secure command execution from a cloud monitoring system to a remote cloud agent

An industrial control system that includes a cloud platform facilitates secure execution of command data for an industrial device in communication with the cloud platform. The system includes an interface component, a validation component and an execution component. The interface component transmits industrial data associated with an industrial device to... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

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 processor coupled to the polychotomous cable... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Cleaning and motor heating electromagnetic motor control switching

One embodiment describes a switching device system, which includes a first single pole switching device that selectively connects and disconnects a first phase of electric power to a first winding of a three phase motor; a second single switching device that selectively connects and disconnects a second phase of electric... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Systems and methods for virtually tagging and securing industrial equipment

In one embodiment, a non-transitory computer readable medium may include computer-executable instructions that, when executed by a processor, may receive a first set of data associated with a user, receive a second set of data associated with one or more lockout procedures performed by the user, receive a request to... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

On-premise data collection and ingestion using industrial cloud agents

A cloud agent facilitates collection of industrial data from one or more data sources on the plant floor and migration of the collected data to a cloud platform for storage and processing. Collection services associated with the cloud agent perform on-premise data collection of historical, live, and/or alarm data directly... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Remote industrial automation site operation in a cloud platform

A cloud-based remote industrial automation site operation system leverages a wide array of configuration and operational data generated by industrial assets of an industrial enterprise to facilitate remote control of automation systems from a cloud platform. Status and operational data generated by industrial assets on the plant floor is migrated... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Multimodal search input for an industrial search platform

An industrial search and diagnosis system discovers available data items across heterogeneous data platforms that make up an industrial enterprise and indexes the data items in a unified searchable namespace. The system also indexes non-textual or multimedia input, including image data, video data, and audio data. This multimedia data can... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Enhanced security for industrial automation gateways

An industrial automation gateway providing an extended web of trust is provided. The industrial automation gateway includes a cloud communication interface coupled with a cloud automation facility, a hardware memory, and a processor coupled with the cloud communication interface and the hardware memory. The cloud automation facility includes a cloud... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Multipole electromechanical switching device

A method and apparatus using electromagnetic switching in a two-step connection process is provided to minimize surge currents and torque oscillations in three-phase motors during starts.... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Power tap with adjustable configuration

Systems and methods are provided for a power tap with adjustable configuration. The power tap includes a circuit board that acts on the adjustable configuration to define the function of the power tap in the system. The power tap may include a microcontroller or a set of discrete logic disposed... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Intelligent power tap for providing power and communicating in industrial automation applications

Systems and methods for providing diagnostic information by an intelligent power tap is disclosed. The power tap includes a circuit board and a microcontroller disposed on the circuit board. The microcontroller is configured to provide a status report of the intelligent power tap. The power tap further includes a physical... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Intelligent power tap with zone control and safety zone control

Systems and methods for providing diagnostic information by an intelligent power tap is disclosed. The intelligent power tap includes a circuit board. The intelligent power tap includes a microcontroller disposed on the circuit board, where the microcontroller is configured to report the geographical location of the intelligent power tap. The... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Motor drive with silicon carbide mosfet switches

Motor drive power conversion systems are provided including a rectifier and a switching inverter, wherein the switching devices of the rectifier, the inverter and/or of a DC/DC converter are silicon carbide switches, such as silicon carbide MOSFETs. Driver circuits are provided for providing bipolar gate drive signals to the silicon... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Systems, methods and supporting multiple network addressing modes

Systems, methods and apparatus for multiple network addressing modes are disclosed. The method includes selecting one of an automap full mode, an automap-by-type full mode, an automap light mode, an automap-by-type light mode and a manual node commissioning mode for determining and assigning the node addresses for the network devices,... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Systems and methods for adding a non-inherent component to a device key of a networked device

Systems, methods and apparatus for adding a non-inherent component to a device key of a networked device are disclosed. The methods include receiving a device key of the networked device, where the device key comprises one or more device identifying attributes of the networked device in the nodal geographic network,... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

Systems and methods for bidirectional network geography delivery

Systems, methods and apparatus for bidirectional network geography delivery are disclosed. The methods include receiving a reference subnet network geography from a main network device, storing the received reference subnet network geography, retrieving an actual subnet network geography of a subnet network, comparing the reference subnet network geography to the... Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc

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

01/11/18 / #20180013220

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

01/04/18 / #20180003807

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

01/04/18 / #20180006913

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

12/28/17 / #20170373630

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

12/21/17 / #20170361731

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

12/21/17 / #20170366072

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

12/21/17 / #20170366110

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

12/21/17 / #20170366275

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

12/21/17 / #20170366541

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

12/14/17 / #20170357249

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

12/14/17 / #20170357250

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

12/14/17 / #20170359418

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

12/07/17 / #20170351226

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

12/07/17 / #20170353120

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

12/07/17 / #20170353138

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

11/30/17 / #20170343990

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

11/30/17 / #20170343996

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

11/30/17 / #20170345525

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

11/30/17 / #20170346768

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

11/23/17 / #20170336772

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

11/23/17 / #20170336947

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

11/23/17 / #20170337226

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

11/23/17 / #20170337283

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

11/16/17 / #20170329299

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

11/16/17 / #20170331389

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

11/09/17 / #20170324333

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

11/02/17 / #20170315517

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

11/02/17 / #20170315529

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

11/02/17 / #20170316113

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

10/26/17 / #20170308069

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

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10/19/17 / #20170300606

Pld editor and editing pld code

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10/19/17 / #20170300753

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

10/19/17 / #20170302209

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

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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

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








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