You have unique challenges when it comes to your manufacturing environment and to keep you as productive as possible, Rockwell Automation offers critical automation products designed and built to operate in the most extreme environments — from extreme temperatures, to washdown. And now, corrosive gas environments — today, we call that portfolio “XT”.
We Have A New Take on Corrosion
Our new understanding on corrosive environments helps you stay productive
Around the world, manufacturers have seen KPIs like OEE, machine uptime and reliability worsen in recent years. Unplanned downtime also has been disrupting production and that hurts the bottom line. The problem? Corrosion. Specifically, atmospheric contaminants generated in industries like tire, metals, pulp and paper, even water wastewater. These contaminants are not new, and when combined with temperature and humidity cause corrosion on the electronic components found in industrial control products--and this is having a bigger impact on modern control systems than ever before.
Combat Corrosion in Your Plant
Combat Corrosion-related Downtime
Protect Against Harsh Environments
Achieve Greater Productivity
Taking the Lead
Rockwell Automation is taking the lead to solve a widespread problem
Our research revealed why today’s industrial-control systems are more susceptible to corrosion
Global tire makers helped us understand the severity and widespread nature of the problem by allowing us into their facilities to test environmental conditions unique to the tire industry
We’ve learned the unique challenges of environments like tire, pulp & paper, metals and water waster, and what’s needed to combat corrosion beyond commonly used industry-standard tests
Our new accelerated test protocol accurately recreates the unique environmental conditions found in corrosive plants
Combining the most severe industry-standard testing with our proprietary test protocol provides an unprecedented understanding of the effectiveness of our solutions to protect against corrosion
Critical Components to Keep You Operating
PowerFlex Drives with XT Corrosive Gas Protection
Compact GuardLogix with XT Corrosive Gas Protection
Your Defense Against Corrosive Gases
VFDs are often the workhorse of your facility and relied on for continuous production. Now, we can help reduce the threat of early equipment failure from corrosion with PowerFlex drives with XT corrosive gas protection.
From our research, we have developed solutions and recommendations that are helping manufacturers reduce downtime that's related to premature equipment failure due to corrosion on VFDs in caustic gas environments.
Combat the effects of corrosion on VFDs in your plant with XT corrosive gas protection available standard on all PowerFlex® 755TL, TR and TM drives, and as an option for PowerFlex 755TS drives.
Designed for Your Environment
Rockwell Automation corrosion-resistant products are tested to one of the most severe corrosive environment test protocols that combines:
Rockwell Automation proprietary series of accelerated corrosion tests for industries with sources of gaseous sulfur compounds
Industry leading, 30-day exposure in ASTM B845 method K accelerated corrosion test
A Problem You Might Not Know that You Have
Corrosive gas has always been around. Why is it a problem now?
We invested years and significant resources to research corrosion-related component failures in tire environments and this is what we found:
Newer-generation, densely packaged industrial control products are more prone to corrosion-related failures than older products.
Corrosion issues exist across a range of control products and vendors. Even products designated for use in harsh environments can be impacted.
Specific atmospheric contaminants in tire plants are causing corrosion on industrial control-product components.
These contaminants are present in all tire plants worldwide. And they can be found to varying degrees in all areas of a tire plant.
Current industry-standard accelerated corrosion tests can’t reproduce the types and ratios of corrosion found in tire-plant environments.
Industry-standard mixed-flowing-gas (MFG) tests commonly used for accelerated corrosion testing (ASTM B845, IEC 60068-2-60, and ANSI/EIA-364-65B) were derived from contaminants found across many industries. As a result, tests that are based on them don’t accurately measure how a product will perform in the conditions that are unique to tire environments.