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Creating a Migration Plan for the Retired PLC-5 Products

September 19, 2017 | Best Practices | Automation

After more than 30 years on the market, manufacturing of Rockwell Automation’s PLC-5 products ended in June 2017.

rockwell automation plc-5 retirement

The retirement of the PLC-5 Processor and 1771 I/O family of products from Rockwell Automation means that these solutions are no longer being manufactured. If these products are currently in use in your plant, don’t worry – there are many options available from Van Meter to keep you up and running.

As you phase out the PLC-5 Processor and 1771 I/O family of products, new plans will need to be made for future automation goals and projects. Van Meter’s team of experts is here to help you create a strategy to keep your plant going.

“Van Meter’s team of experts is here to help you create a strategy to keep your plant going.”

We’ll design a migration plan that follows your facility’s schedule and budget by assessing what needs to change and establishing a timeline, implementation plan and budget to meet your circumstances. Even if migration isn’t top of mind now, having early discussions can protect you against unplanned downtime and prepare your plant for what’s ahead.

Now that these Rockwell Automation parts are retired, please keep the following in mind:

  • Spare parts for the PLC-5 Processor and 1771 I/O family of products are no longer available.
  • There are tools available to help you quickly replace the PLC-5 Processor and 1771 I/O family of products without rewiring field devices.
  • Rockwell Automation’s ControlLogix® platform is the recommended replacement for the PLC-5 Processor and 1771 I/O family of products. It provides improved functionality, efficiency and productivity options, including the ability to create an integrated, plant-wide architecture that reduces the need for multiple control systems.

Van Meter’s automation team is ready to help you develop short- and long-term plans for migration that fit your needs, timeline and budget – and we have the expertise to do it right. To get started, contact our team at 1-800-247-1410.

Solution Spotlight (PDF)

chief growth officer SOLUTION SPOTLIGHT BY:

MIKE GASSMANN
EMPLOYEE-OWNER, CHIEF GROWTH OFFICER

Gassmann has over 25 years in the industry, with 14 spent as an employee of Van Meter.

 

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