A brief history on Allen Bradley and Panelview

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Of all the automation machinery controllers out in the wild today, Panelview 1400e seems to be a more popular choice among North American users. The company was founded in 1903 as the Compression Rheostat Company by Dr. Stanton Allen and Lynde Bradley with an initial investment of $1,000. In 1910 the firm was renamed Allen-Bradley Company; for close to the next century it provided the bulk of discrete resistors used for electronics and other products. In 1952 it opened a subsidiary in Galt, Ontario, Canada, that employs over 1000 people. In 1985 the company was sold to Rockwell Automation for a record $1.65 Billion Dollars.

Allen-Bradley is the brand-name of a line of factory automation equipment, today owned by Rockwell Automation. The company, with revenues of approximately US $6.4 billion in 2013, manufactures programmable logic controllers (PLC), human-machine interfaces, sensors, safety components and systems, software, drives and drive systems, contactors, motor control centers, and systems of such products. Rockwell Automation also provides asset-management services including repair and consulting. Rockwell Automation’s headquarters is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The first product to launch in the PanelView Standard line was the PanelView 550 back in 1993. It was designed to fill a gap in Rockwell’s HMI product line, as at the time Rockwell didn’t have a small graphical HMI for use with it’s SLC-500s. As the popularity of Panelview line increased, bigger and stronger controls were developed to perform bigger tasks. The Panelview 1400E controller display, be it the old 14 inch CRT or the new LCD unit is one of the first components to break. This is where Monitech comes in to save the day. We have a great offer that replaces the broken LCD unit and you receive a touchscreen absolutely free! Please visit our website for more info. Also, don’t forget to like, share, comment and retweet our Social Media content to receive free ground shipping.