ROCKWELL AUTOMATION ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS CENTER PTE. LTD.
|ROCKWELL AUTOMATION ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS CENTER PTE. LTD. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20130184840||SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COUPLING AN AUTOMATION CONTROLLER AND SCALEABLE MODULE - System and method related to a control system including an automation controller with a module bay configured to facilitate coupling with scalable modules. The module bay of the automation controller includes a plurality of bay connectors configured to communicatively couple with the scalable module connectors. The module bay may include an open end to facilitate extension beyond an edge of the open end by a module or a closed end.||07-18-2013|
|20130178984||PLUG AND PLAY MOTOR CONTROL SYSTEM - A motor control system is provided that includes a communication gateway that facilitates connection of components, such as a motor starter, an operator interface, and a terminal block, through a digital communication link. The communication gateway includes control logic designed to discover interface and operational components connected to the digital communication link upon start-up of the motor control system. The control logic may then set up an operational profile for the motor control system based on the discovered components. For example, the control logic may retrieve and load an operational profile that corresponds to the set of discovered components from a storage of the communication gateway. The operational profile can then be used during operation of the motor control system to govern the functionality of the motor control system.||07-11-2013|
|20120242352||INDUCTIVE PROXIMITY SENSOR - Present techniques provide an inductive proximity sensor having a multi-receiver coil assembly and an evaluator circuit configured to receive a differential signal from the multi-receiver coil assembly to determine the presence of a target. The multi-receiver coil assembly includes two receiver coils in a differential coil arrangement and a transmitter coil configured to emit an electromagnetic field and induce a voltage on each of the receiver coils. The voltage difference between the two receiver coils is transmitted as a differential signal to the evaluator circuit. Targets which approach the inductive proximity sensor disrupt the electromagnetic field and change the induced voltages on each of the receiver coils, thereby changing the differential signal. The evaluator circuit processes the differential signal to determine whether the changes indicate that a target is present.||09-27-2012|
|20120221155||PROGRAMMABLE CONTROL MODULE FOR AN INDUSTRIAL DEVICE - A control module for an industrial device is provided. The control module includes a coupling feature configured to facilitate removable attachment of the control module with the industrial device and a communicative coupling feature configured to facilitate communication between the control module and the industrial device when coupled with a corresponding communicative coupling feature of the industrial device. The control module also includes a port configured to communicatively couple with a connector capable of supplying power and data communication, wherein the port is configured to receive power via the connector and exchange data with a computer via the connector.||08-30-2012|
|20120058671||CONNECTOR SUPPORT SYSTEM - A connector support system for an automation system device is provided. The connector support system includes a device housing configured to hold a printed circuit board with a connector coupled to the printed circuit board. The connector support system also includes one or more support members coupled to a surface of the housing, wherein the one or more support members are configured to support the connector relative to the housing and configured to resist an overturning moment tending to remove the connector from the printed circuit board.||03-08-2012|
|20120057319||INTERLOCKING SYSTEM FOR SECURING A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD - An electronic component and housing interlocking system is provided. The system includes a device housing configured to hold a printed circuit board. The printed circuit board includes a projection from a side of the printed circuit board. The system also includes a locking member having a tab coupled at a first end of the tab to a side wall of the device housing and free at a second end of the tab such that the tab is configured to flex about the first end when the printed circuit board is slid into the device housing and the projection is pushed against the second end of the tab. The tab includes an opening configured to receive the projection after being slid past the second end such that the tab engages the printed circuit board within the device housing in a locked position||03-08-2012|
|20120057307||INTEGRAL CABLE GUIDE FOR ELECTRONIC MODULE - An integral cable guide for an electronic module is provided. The electronic module includes a top housing with a ridge formed on one side. The top housing is configured to removably couple with a bottom housing to enclose electronic components. The electronic module further includes a receptacle within the top housing configured to receive a removable terminal block (RTB), such that a channel is formed between the ridge and the RTB when the RTB is placed within the receptacle. The channel guides cables coupled to the RTB to an outside edge of the module. The electronic module further includes at least one anchor that provides support for the cables.||03-08-2012|
|20120008279||INTERLOCKING SYSTEM FOR CONNECTING A PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLER AND A POWER SUPPLY - An interlocking system for connecting a programmable logic controller and a power supply of an industrial control and automation system is provided. The interlocking system includes features configured to facilitate coupling with a panel or rail and a plurality of vertical slots and a latch disposed on a side surface of the power supply. The latch includes a first attachment feature disposed along a flexible tongue cantilevered proximate an opening in a housing of the power supply such that the tongue can flex into the opening. The interlocking system also includes a plurality of hooks and a second attachment feature formed on a side surface of the programmable logic controller. The plurality of hooks are configured to slide along and engage with the plurality of vertical slots such that the programmable logic controller and the power supply are held together horizontally and the second attachment feature is configured to couple with the first attachment feature to resist disengagement of the plurality of hooks and the plurality of vertical slots.||01-12-2012|
Patent applications by ROCKWELL AUTOMATION ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS CENTER PTE. LTD.