Welcome to ROK Talk on Industrial Components, the podcast that gives you the latest updates for the Rockwell Automation Industrial Component Business. Hosted by Bill Martin and Kate Sokolnicki, ROK Talk will discuss the role industrial components take in the machine builder and industrial application space to make manufacturing safe, secure, and more productive. This podcast will take an outside-in look at how we are expanding human possibilities one component at a time.
Unleashing the Power of IO-Link
In ROK Talk on Industrial Components Episode 21, Bill and Kate talk to Amanda Patteson from Werner Electric and learn how easy it is to configure and use IO-Link components. They also discuss the benefits of IO-Link technology and how it can provide a competitive advantage to OEMs and End Users.
Group Motor Protection Demystified
In ROK Talk on Industrial Components Episode 20, we say goodbye to longtime host Paul Sipe as he marks his retirement from Rockwell Automation. We also welcome new host and Rockwell Business Manager Kate Sokolnicki. Bill, Paul, and Kate speak with Ashwin Patel about global differences in group motor protection, specifically UL standards around Type E self-protected combination motor starters.
R-R-R-Rest and Relax with Relays
In ROK Talk on Industrial Components Episode 19, Bill and Paul talk with Bryan Knapp, former relays product manager, to discuss how relays are used today to compliment a PLC output. They also talk about the future of relays, projecting how they will continue to provide a competitive advantage to both OEMs and End Users for years to come.
E-stop the Presses!
In ROK Talk on Industrial Components Episode 18, Bill and Paul welcome back familiar guest host Jonathan Johnson to help clear up confusion surrounding e-stops, and how they can be deployed as part of a safety solution.
Safe and Sound
How do you know when it is safe to enter electrical enclosures?
In ROK Talk on Industrial Components Episode 17, Bill and Paul talk to Rachel Bugaris, Business Development Manager at Panduit, about solutions in place to keep people from exposing themselves to the various hazards found within these environments.
Zapped! By Power Quality Issues
Power quality is becoming a more frequent problem faced by end users, resulting in a great deal of unplanned downtime.
In ROK Talk on Industrial Components Episode 16, Bill and Paul speak with Dianne Denison of Denison Technologies about steps end users can take to assess power quality issues, and solutions in place to determine what is happening, why it is happening, and how to fix the problem.
The Safety Dance
In ROK Talk on Industrial Components Episode 15, Bill and Paul speak with OEM Technical Consultant Jonathan Johnson, who helps answer questions and navigate the often confusing world of certifications, standards, and machine safety.
Breaker Wars 2: MCBs
Are you trying to protect your control circuits or three-phase circuits using miniature breaker technology? With so many options available, how do you know which one to use?
In ROK Talk on Industrial Components Episode 14, Paul and Bill speak with Austin Davidson to break down the types of MCBs as well as the differences between UL489 and UL1077 testing standards to help you decide which one to choose.
UPS on the Ups
When customers have an application where it is critical to keep their control system running, how can they plan and design their panel so that it runs if either the 3-phase voltage goes away or the control voltage goes away?
In ROK Talk on Industrial Components Episode 13, Robin Priestley, who is a Certified Power Quality Professional and a Federally Certified Energy Manager, brings over 30 years of experience in power quality and control issues at low and medium voltage to discuss this question.
TPO: Total Power Optimization
How can a panel builder protect their panels from power quality events?
In ROK Talk on Industrial Components Episode 12, Paul and Bill talk to Jim Furukawa who is a Senior Development Project Engineer at Rockwell Automation. Jim brings over 18 years of experience releasing and providing engineering support for a huge range of products to give his expertise on preventing power quality events.
ProposalWorks: The Best Kept Secret
In ROK Talk on Industrial Components Episode 11, Mike Brennan describes catalog number selection in ProposalWorks, the products included, the hidden capabilities of, and how to use it.
Get a Handle on Your Disconnects
In ROK Talk on Industrial Components Episode 10, Scott Kossow explains our many different disconnects, uses, and where each would be used in a brewery.
Back to the Future with Conversion Systems
In ROK Talk on Industrial Components Episode 9, Jason Zoellner talks about wiring systems and conversion system, the benefits of each and how a customer can implement a conversion system.
Soft Starters vs. Variable Frequency Drives
In ROK Talk on Industrial Components Episode 8, Bill and Paul talk to Senior Hardware Project Engineer, Randy Langer, about when you should use a Soft Starter (SMC) and when you should use a Variable Frequency Drive.
Bringing the Power - Power Supplies
In ROK Talk on Industrial Components Episode 7, Bill and Paul talk to Industrial Control Lead, Derrick Hinds, about the most important factors in choosing a power supply and the typical mistakes that are made when selecting a power supply.
Breaker Wars: MCCB vs MPCB vs MCP vs MCB
In ROK Talk on Industrial Components Episode 6, Bill and Paul talk to Technology Consultant, Simon Johnson, about the history, purpose and unique features of each circuit breaker. Allen-Bradley is famous for acronym use; especially, when it involves circuit breakers-MCCBs, MPCBs, MCPs, MCBs. What is each and how do you know which to use?
Push My Buttons
In ROK Talk on Industrial Components Episode 5, Paul and Bill talk with Steve Litzau about the history, robustness, and reliability of Push Buttons.
UL Changes Aren't Permanent, but Change Is!
Are you staying up-to-date with UL changes?
In ROK Talk on Industrial Components Episode 4, Bill and Paul discuss recent UL changes with Jonathan Johnson.
Replacing Products as Easy as 1-2-3
New dimensions, wiring, and panel layout are all dreaded parts of legacy product replacement.
In ROK Talk on Industrial Components Episode 3, Amanda Eason describes how you can replace an E3 Plus with the E300 in 3 easy steps.
DC Circuit Protection Made Easy
Why is DC circuit protection important and how do I use it?
These questions are answered by Product Manager Juerg Merki in ROK Talk on Industrial Components Episode 2.
Overloaded with Overloads
What is an Overload and why do you need one?
In ROK Talk on Industrial Components Episode 1, Paul and Bill interview Portfolio Manager, Jerry Watkins, to hear his expertise on Overloads including how they work, why they are important, and how to choose the right Overload for your application.
Introduction to ROK Talk on Industrial Components
In ROK Talk on Industrial Components Episode 0, co-hosts Paul Sipe and Bill Martin share their backgrounds and explain why they are excited to to talk to you about components.