Skip to content Skip to navigation menu

MOONS' Released New Add-On Instructions for Rockwell PLCs

MOONS' has released new Add On Instructions (AOI) for Rockwell Automation's RSLogix 5000 software to better control industrial devices and motion control components over EtherNet/IP networks. The new Add On Instructions increases the capabilities of MOONS' drives and integrated motors within the RSLogix 5000 enviro nment, supporting a faster and easier integration into PLC projects. Most of the new AOIs use implicit messaging, known as I/O messaging or polling, that simplifies sending commands to the drive while making data received from the drive more PLC-friendly. The AOIs also reduce communications overhead to lighten the work required to integrate motors and drives into new and existing PLC programs. MOONS' specifically designed these free AOIs for motor and drive users to take advantage of its latest EtherNet/IP firmware. MOONS' offers a range of integrated motors and drives compatible with popular Rockwell PLCs such as ControlLogix and CompactLogix. Many of these products also feature dual-port Ethernet connections for easy integration into a variety of network topologies. Products include: Step-Servo Integrated Motors: SSM, TSM, and TXM series Stepper Drive: ST5, ST10 , and STAC5 series Integrated Stepper Motors: STM and SWM series M2 Servo Drives MOONS' Servo Drives For a full list of integrated motors and drives that incorporate EtherNet/IP network communications, the widely used industrial protocol for manufacturing automation applications, refer to the website at