Rockford, Illinois ( ForPressRelease ) June 7, 2012 - Quantum Design would like to announce that it will provide Allen Bradley( http://www.automationcontrolsintegrator.com/ ) / Rockwell Automation upgrade support for businesses looking to migrate their existing PLC5 and 1771 I/O, or older control systems to the newer ControlLogix 1756 series platform. As a Rockwell Automation Systems Integrator, Quantum Design has positioned itself to be a premier provider of these system migrations.
A major concern for businesses that utilize PLC5 and older systems for their automation processes is a lack of spare parts as Allen Bradley is no longer supporting the old PLC5 hardware. As some of these companies are aware, when a component in their control system crashes, finding a replacement part can be a risky and expensive proposition. Some companies have resorted to sites like eBay and other online reseller merchants to acquire these much needed components and spare parts in order to keep their systems up and running. However, due to the dwindling supply of PLC5 and older PLC equipment these companies are finding that Allen Bradley PLC5 hardware is becoming harder to find and the potential for unplanned downtime is no longer worth the risk.
For this reason, a migration path to the newer ControlLogix platform is something that all Engineering, Plant and Maintenance managers should seriously consider. These migrations can be done over time and at the convenience of the customer to minimize costs and the risks associated with upgrading an entire facility all at once. "PLC5 and 1771 I/O Series installations can be very complex, integrating all kinds of hardware and plant operation software, which should be a key factor for working with a company that has the experience necessary to ensure a smooth and documented transition," according to Michael Garza, Interactive Communications Manager at Quantum Design.
With businesses running leaner everyday and the need for greater efficiency, the thought of unplanned system downtime can be the cause of lots of sleepless nights for those responsible for maintaining these aging systems. The Allen Bradley / Rockwell Automation platform is very stable and should be supported for years to come by Rockwell, which makes it a good solution when considering an upgrade path for your existing control systems.
As a Rockwell Automation Systems Integrator, Quantum Design offers only the highest quality solutions with a supporting staff of engineers that have the knowledge and experience to design and migrate PLC5 and older systems to the ControlLogix platform. Offering controls system upgrades, control panel design and control panel assembly for over 25 years, Quantum Design is uniquely positioned to provide a migration strategy that can provide many benefits for businesses that utilize Allen Bradley / Rockwell Automation and other control platforms.
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