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New Networked Safe Torque Off Option Module Helps Simplify Machine Design

19 September 2017

New Networked Safe Torque Off Option Module Helps Simplify Machine Design
Rockwell Automation has introduced the networked safe torque off option module, allowing safety and nonsafety functions to share the same EtherNet/IP network. Designed for the Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 755 and PowerFlex 755T AC drives, this safety option helps protect personnel and equipment by removing rotational power from the motor without removing power from the drive. This functionality allows a quick restart after a demand on the safety system.

Rockwell Automation Announces CEO Blake Moret to become Chairman

13 September 2017

Rockwell Automation Announces CEO Blake Moret to Become Chairman
Rockwell Automation, today announced that its Board of Directors has elected President and Chief Executive Officer Blake D. Moret as Chairman of the Board effective January 1, 2018. Moret, 54, succeeds Keith D. Nosbusch, who has served as chairman since 2005 and remains as a director. The Company will continue to have an independent lead director.

Rockwell Automation Receives Delphi Supplier Award for Industrial Asset Management Services

06 September 2017

Rockwell Automation Receives Delphi Supplier Award for Industrial Asset Management Services
Rockwell Automation received the Delphi Pinnacle Award in recognition of its cost-saving services for Delphi in 2016. Delphi, the largest automotive components company in the world, annually recognises top-tier suppliers who help the company achieve quality, value and cost-performance improvements.

Machinery Safebook 5: Your Go-To Guide For Functional Safety Of Machinery

05 September 2017

Machinery Safebook 5: Your Go-To Guide For Functional Safety Of Machinery
Rockwell Automation has released the latest version of its popular ‘Machinery Safebook’ publication, a guide to safety-related control systems for machinery. It expands on previous versions with a host of new information, examples and calculations, maintaining and reinforcing its position as an invaluable, best-practice teaching and reference tool for anyone that needs to understand the landscape and principles of the functional safety of machinery.

Foxconn and Rockwell Automation Announce Partnership to Implement Industry-Leading IIoT Solutions at Foxconn’s Consumer Electronics Assembly Operations

14 August 2017

Foxconn and Rockwell Automation Announce Partnership to Implement Industry-Leading IIoT Solutions at Foxconn’s Consumer Electronics Assembly Operations
Rockwell Automation has announced that it is collaborating to implement Connected Enterprise and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) concepts for smart manufacturing in Foxconn's new U.S. facilities.

Great Lakes Brewing Company Deploys Manufacturing Analytics Solution From Rockwell Automation

31 July 2017

Great Lakes Brewing Company Deploys Manufacturing Analytics Solution From Rockwell Automation
Great Lakes Brewing Company (GLBC) deployed the FactoryTalk Analytics for Devices appliance from Rockwell Automation to bring the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) and analytics to its factory floor. The technology gives GLBC greater insight into the health of its beer-brewing machinery to help increase efficiency, improve quality and minimise downtime.

Rockwell Automation Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results

28 July 2017

Rockwell Automation Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results
Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK) today reported fiscal 2017 third quarter sales of $1,599.2 million, up 8.5 percent from $1,474.0 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2016. Organic sales grew 8.2 percent. Currency translation reduced sales by 0.9 percentage points, and acquisitions contributed 1.2 percentage points to sales growth.

Rockwell Automation Delivers New Tools for Instant Device Analytics and Plant-Floor Collaboration

25 July 2017

Rockwell Automation Delivers New Tools for Instant Device Analytics and Plant-Floor Collaboration
Rockwell Automation is mitigating complexity for customers and enabling instant device analytics via a new appliance and team collaboration app with an integrated alarms module. These commercial, off-the-shelf offerings require minimal configuration. Analytics and team collaboration tools can be used throughout the plant, improving the interactions between and among industrial devices and the teams that use them.

Rockwell Automation Continues to Expand MES Applications to Increase Flexibility, Ease Entry to Smart Manufacturing

21 July 2017

Rockwell Automation Continues to Expand MES Applications to Increase Flexibility, Ease Entry to Smart Manufacturing
Rockwell Automation continues to build out its scalable MES applications to ease user experience, add more modular applications, and increase delivery options. New applications provide added capabilities, and the portfolio will soon be offered as software-as-a-service (SaaS) in the cloud.

Rockwell Automation Seeks Manufacturers Committed to Safety Excellence

18 July 2017

Rockwell Automation Seeks Manufacturers Committed to Safety Excellence
Rockwell Automation is now accepting nominations for its fifth annual Manufacturing Safety Excellence Awards. The awards celebrate the world’s safest manufacturing companies. The awards are open to manufacturers, machine builders or system integrators with a true commitment to safety across three key pillars of a comprehensive safety program: culture, compliance and capital (technology). Nominations are due 18 August 2017.

New Light Curtains Improve Flexibility and Industrial Safety

14 July 2017

New Light Curtains Improve Flexibility and Industrial Safety
Industrial automation customers can now protect their workers and reduce inventory costs with the new light curtain system from Rockwell Automation. The new Allen-Bradley GuardShield 450L safety light curtain system is a flexible, cost-effective solution that enhances safety while helping to improve productivity through innovative transceiver technology.

Patented, Solid-State Cable-Pull Switch Enhances Industrial Safety

12 July 2017

Patented, Solid-State Cable-Pull Switch Enhances Industrial Safety
The Allen-Bradley Guardmaster Lifeline 5 cable-pull switch provides constant access to the emergency-stop function, stopping a machine hazard with a simple pull of the attached cable. The patented, microprocessor-based solution simplifies setup and allows for more efficient maintenance and troubleshooting.