The global water industry faces many challenges, from increasingly stringent quality standards, security, government regulations and issues associated with aging infrastructure. An integrated control system can help address these challenges by integrating process control, motor control and information.
The Connected Enterprise® embraces data and new technologies to provide improved visibility into water and wastewater plants by converging plant-level and enterprise networks and securely connecting people, processes and technology.
With increasing populations, the need for sustainable water processes has never been more important. Drinking water must be safe for public consumption and meet environmental and government standards. Control systems must be secure to withstand accidental or malicious attacks while still providing access to data in real time.
Ozwater, recently held in Brisbane, has established a reputation as the premier event for the water and wastewater industry attracting a diverse audience from professionals working across industries relating to water, decision and policy makers through to students, scientists and researchers.
NHP Electrical Engineering Products (NHP), the sole authorised distributor for Rockwell Automation products, services and solutions in the South Pacific Region, participated in this event with a focus on Intelligent Motor Control and leveraging increased connectivity to help customers meet their operational and business goals.
According to Michael Liberatore, business manager – Automation & Specialist Solutions, NHP, “Intelligent Motor Control provides key diagnostic information that enables you to optimise performance with real-time access to operation and performance trends. This technology diagnoses problems early and identifies where they are, reducing production losses significantly.”
Visitors to the NHP stand at Ozwater experienced the latest Intelligent Motor Control technologies, including the Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 755T drives and smart motor control devices. Implementing an Intelligent Motor Control solution provides key diagnostic information to help optimise performance with real-time access to operation and performance trends. Identifying and diagnosing problems early can reduce unplanned downtime and help to improve operational and energy efficiency.
“Intelligent devices make up smart connected systems. The information generated from smart motor control devices, helps operators make smart and informed decisions to help improve system performance, and gain operation efficiencies,” explained Laura Hernandez, commercial marketing manager, Rockwell Automation.
“From field devices and motor control through the supervisory layers to business integration systems, our water and wastewater solutions help customers maximise productivity, reduce cost of implementation, minimise lifecycle costs and meet regulatory compliance,” concluded Hernandez.
Rockwell Automation Australia and Rockwell Automation New Zealand are subsidiaries of Rockwell Automation, Inc.—a leading global provider of industrial automation and information solutions that helps manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage in their businesses. The company brings together leading global brands in industrial automation which include Allen-Bradley® controls and services and Rockwell Software® factory management software. Its broad product mix includes control logic systems, sensors, human-machine interfaces, drive controllers, power devices, and software.
Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs approximately 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.
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Published May 28, 2018