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    The Fourth Generation of CompactLogix Controllers (5370)


    The forth generation of CompactLogix controllers began with the release of the L1, L2, and L3 back in 2012.
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    Cool It's my favourite...

    Those fancy L1 series ended up being my micrologix replacement because it's worth the extra $$ over the micro800 line for future ethernet hookups and plant data collection. (There's quite a ban by lots of our customers on that micro800 platform entirely...) Also the PointIO is a good bus to keep in stock with the wide variety of small footprint cards available. In our project history we used the safety variant of the L3 - nice and powerful for monitoring those pesky E-Stops and gates and making up some safety zones.

    Thanks for the great series it was a good read all the way thru!

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    Good morning @jamesonline,

    Thanks for sharing your experience! I'm a fan of the L1 as well, and it's great that it can also control remote Ethernet I/O (unlike the Micros.)

    I also avoided the Micro800 until I had to teach a course on it, since then I do like it :-)

    Oh, and there is one more article left - I picked up a 5380 to use in my Compact Basics course so I'll be writing about Gen 5 in the coming weeks :-)

    Thanks for reading!!!

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    This series is still by far my favorite CompactLogix group. I have used them on my smaller projects (primarily the L3) for the past several year. For my current project I ventured out and used a 5069-L306ER, it's nice but I'm wishing I would have stuck with the 5370 series, especially for the availability of getting modules from Rockwell.
    I think for the next go round I'll probably stick with my L3...

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    @pct_jimmy,

    Thanks for your comments. Yeah, I was a little stunned that they changed the I/O bit addressing (why change something that works?) and that there are no Encompass modules yet for the 5069 :-(

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