Our Centre of Excellence and Innovation

Demonstration Centre

About Us

Demonstration Centre

Contact Us

Please contact us for further information on visiting the Demonstration Centre:

VIDEO: A quick look at the UK Demonstration Centre

VIDEO: A quick look at the Demonstration Centre

Visit Our Demonstration Centre


Our UK demonstration facility is based in our Milton Keynes office. It is a dedicated facility showcasing our latest hardware and software products in typical networked system architectures.

The Demonstration Centre is arranged into five key areas:

  • Logix-based Programmable Automation Controllers — running applications to represent our integrated solutions for: Motion Control, Machine Safety, AC Drives, RFID and Operator Interface. This Integrated Architecture provides a straight forward format for device connectivity and configuration that delivers simpler, easier to maintain systems even for the most complex solutions
  • UK Milton Keynes Demonstration CentrePlantPAx Distributed Control System — shows how a modern DCS integrates process instrumentation through various high availability architectures into the control room and on to a company’s business systems. Preventative maintenance is an expanding area of interest and an example of our condition based monitoring solution has also been integrated into this area
  • Factory Talk Software — integrated throughout and a specific area shows how we can capture plant floor data and offer solutions to allow operators, engineers and business managers to make the right decisions to maximise plant efficiency. Recent additions demonstrate how mobility is being used in the modern workplace
  • Industrial Data Centre area — includes a number of partner products to highlight the hardware options to run your virtual software machines. Virtual PC images simplify the life cycle costs for PC support and offer a platform for increased system availability in the industrial environment
  • Centerline Motor Control Centre and an innovative machine based around iTRAK — both of which are located in the main area

The complete demonstration facility is networked using EtherNet/IP. Based on standard Ethernet this unmodified networking approach provided the easiest method for Operational Technology (OT) with IT. This IT/OT network has a Converged Plantwide Ethernet guide, available online. All of this can be discussed and viewed in detail, including the reference architectures described therein.

If you are interested in visiting our Demonstration Centre, please speak to your local Rockwell Automation Distributor or Account Manager or contact us for more details.