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Tour the Product and Technology Showcase

Virtually tour the newly designed Products & Technology Showcase, located at Rockwell Automation headquarters in Milwaukee, WI. 

On the Product and Technology Showcase tour, attendees will experience how we deliver The Connected Enterprise from smart devices to smart systems and provide smart operations that deliver the foundation to demonstrate industry key plays.

Here's a preview of what you will experience on the fourteen tour stops and the new solutions that will be showcased.

Tour Stop 1: Empowering Digital Operations 

The information locked in data streams pouring into your factory can transform how you manage operations, solve issues and adapt to change. But managing and making it useful for the right purpose, at the right place and time, is challenging. FactoryTalk® InnovationSuite powered by PTC, helps you turn these insights into actions. It blends advanced analytics with MES information to add vital context to support your continuous improvement initiatives. 

Explore these topics: 

  • IT/OT Convergence
  • Powerful IIoT Platform
  • Industrial Analytics
  • Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
  • Digital Workforce

This stop will feature the following new innovations: 

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FactoryTalk® Batch Version 14

The new FactoryTalk® Batch v14 features online functionality for complex applications and the integration of DCS and MES systems, improving operator effectiveness and providing higher throughput.

Producers with hybrid and batch applications can gain a competitive edge with improved uptime, reduced complexity of recipe management, and faster, more reliable communication.

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FactoryTalk® Edge Gateway

Converge IT and OT like never before. With FactoryTalk® Edge Gateway software, you can create information models at the Operational Technology (OT) layer and efficiently map to upstream IT applications to improve performance KPIs like OEE, predictive quality and process efficiency.

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FactoryTalk® Warehouse V4.2

Are you in on the "lot size of one" trend? Rising demand for personalized products and desire to get product to market quickly are shifting manufacturers to smaller lot size production. Streamline these manufacturing and logistics operations - and more - with FactoryTalk® Warehouse management. And watch for V4.2 launching soon!

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Scalable OEE

Overall Equipment Effectiveness is more than just math! OEE data is a powerful tool for your workforce that can help improve quality and increase uptime. Take a new approach to this data with our scalable OEE solutions - strategies to begin implementing a digital transformation journey.


Tour Stop 2: Bringing The Connected Enterprise to Life

At Rockwell Automation, we have the expertise and industry know-how to connect people, data, equipment, machines and processes in meaningful ways. At this stop, you’ll see how we’re helping producers and manufacturers around the globe bring The Connected Enterprise to life.

Explore these industries: 

  • Automotive and Tire
  • Chemical
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Life Sciences
  • Mining, Metals and Cement
  • Oil and Gas

 

This stop will feature the following new innovations: 

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PlantPAx® 5.0

Attention producers: PlantPAx® 5.0, our latest DCS release, positions you to address the huge challenges of productivity, profitability and risk reduction, while positively impacting your plant operations lifecycle.

From the new process-specific controllers to cybersecurity and advanced analytics, this isn’t your father’s DCS. Accelerate your digital transformation with PlantPAx 5.0.

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ControlLogix® 5580 Controller Portfolio Expansion

The ControlLogix® 5580 controller portfolio expansion is enabled through the Studio 5000 Logix Designer® version 33 software release, and it showcases our commitment to meet customer performance needs and industry applications by introducing the controller redundant capability and the following new controllers: process, extreme temperature and no stored energy. 


Tour Stop 3: PlantPAx 5.0 DCS

Our latest DCS release, PlantPAx® 5.0, helps industrial producers impact the lifecycle of their plant operations with plant-wide and scalable systems to drive digital transformation and operational excellence. New system capabilities introduce process functionality native to the controller, improving the availability of system assets driving compliance in regulated industries, while enabling the adoption of analytics at all levels of the enterprise. Intuitive workflows and the use of cybersecurity standards will help teams design, deploy and support a DCS infrastructure which reduces time-to-market and helps plants realize profit at a faster rate.

This stop will feature the following new innovation: 

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PlantPAx® 5.0

Attention producers: PlantPAx® 5.0, our latest DCS release, positions you to address the huge challenges of productivity, profitability and risk reduction, while positively impacting your plant operations lifecycle.

From the new process-specific controllers to cybersecurity and advanced analytics, this isn’t your father’s DCS. Accelerate your digital transformation with PlantPAx 5.0.


Tour Stop 4: Lifecycle Services

Want to get more value from your production assets, systems and plants? LifecycleIQ™ Services combine our industry, technology, operational and application expertise with technology to help enable safe, secure and reliable manufacturing. A full range of industrial automation services support your manufacturing plant or facility throughout its lifecycle. We can help you implement solutions that address your business challenges and goals, so you can optimize your products, services and enterprise. Whether you need an assessment, implementation support or long-term maintenance, we can help in all phases of your enterprise lifecycle. Take a look and see how we can support you. 

Explore these topics: 

  • Create a Modern Design
  • Build and Operate Machines and Systems
  • Leverage Insights to Maintain Optimal Operations
  • Improve Operations with Innovation
  • Lifecycle Services Digital Experience
  • Lifecycle Services Customer Successes

This stop will feature the following new innovations: 

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Integrated Service Agreement

Integrated Service Agreement is a flexible suite of support services with just one number to call for access to experts and priority service. Get 24x7 technical support, repair services, reports and analytics, field services and more, all in one integrated contract.

 

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My Services

Want to make the most of your services investments? My Services on the myRockwellAutomation.com portal lets you view historical service tickets and contract details quickly, and includes advanced visual analytics for Integrated Service Agreement customers.  My Services puts valuable information at your fingertips to help you maximize your services.

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Security Posture Survey

Cybersecurity threats within an industrial infrastructure are increasingly common and costly. With so much at stake, taking a proactive approach to cybersecurity is crucial. A key first step to securing critical infrastructure and protecting against cyberattacks is a Rockwell Automation Security Posture Survey. 

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Virtual Coaching

Get training that’s completely tailored to your needs with Virtual Coaching. This new training option allows you to learn remotely from knowledgeable Rockwell Automation technical resources on the topics most relevant for you. 


Tour Stop 5:  Intelligent Packaged Power

Our Intelligent Packaged Power solution can help reduce risk by delivering our motor control devices – and all elements of the electrical distribution system – in a single, consolidated package, like this ehouse. 

 

Welcome to the Ehouse! You'll discover:   

  • Intelligent Packaged Power
  • CENTERLINE® 2500 Motor Control Centers
  • CENTERLINE® 2100 Motor Control Centers
  • PowerFlex® 6000 AC Drive
  • CENTERLINE® 1500 Motor Control Centers
  • PowerFlex® 755T AC Drive

This stop will feature the following new innovations: 

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CENTERLINE® 2500 MCCs with SecureConnect Technology

Looking for a safer way to withdraw a unit on your MCC? CENTERLINE® 2500 Motor Control Centers with SecureConnect technology help reduce exposure to electrical hazards by disconnecting power from the vertical power bus in an individual unit with the door closed. 

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Modbus TCP Module for CENTERLINE MCCs

The new Modbus TCP communication module developed in partnership with HMS Networks provides a complete integration solution, acting as a native device on Modbus TCP control systems. It reduces hardware costs and integration effort by serving as the single integration product for all the smart devices within an MCC.

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PowerFlex 6000T Medium Voltage Drive

Using a common control platform across your entire installed base of variable frequency drives lowers integration, operation and maintenance costs. That’s why the new PowerFlex 6000T medium voltage drive shares the same powerful control hardware and firmware as PowerFlex 755T low voltage drives. 

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PowerFlex 755T Configured to Order Drives Program

Our Configured to Order (CTO) Program can help you conveniently configure your drive to help meet your application requirements. The dives included are PowerFlex® 755TM, TL and TR drives in frames 5 thru 12. Packaging options include NEMA 1 and 12 type enclosures.


Tour Stop 6: Scalable Control Systems

We are focused on your success, and understand that integrated, multi-disciplined offerings are a vital component. Spanning all industries and a wide range of applications, we invite you to learn about our scalable control offerings and solutions. From micro, small and large control, to drives, motion control and distributed I/O, our comprehensive and diverse offering supports smart manufacturing while removing obstacles to help you improve speed to market and efficiency. 

Discover more about:  

  • Micro Control
  • Small Control
  • Large Control
  • Distributed I/O
  • Low Voltage AC Drives
  • Kinetix® Motion Solutions
  • Harsh Environments
  • On-Machine™ Solutions 

This stop will feature the following new innovations: 

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ControlLogix® 5580 Controller Portfolio Expansion

The ControlLogix® 5580 controller portfolio expansion is enabled through the Studio 5000 Logix Designer® version 33 software release, and it showcases our commitment to meet customer performance needs and industry applications by introducing the controller redundant capability and the following new controllers: process, extreme temperature and no stored energy. 

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ControlLogix® 5580 Controller Redundant Capability

Here at Rockwell Automation we ambitiously focus on the possibilities—and with this focus, the version 33 release of Studio 5000 Logix Designer® software includes the ControlLogix® 5580 controller redundant capability. Meet redundant solution needs while simplifying firmware choices and utilizing our latest hardware and software products. 

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CompactLogix™ 5380 Process Controller

Same, but different. CompactLogix™ 5380 process controller incorporates the functionality of standard controller including motion and conformal coating with additional focus in the Process industry. Tight integration with PlantPAx® 5.0 system reduces the need to import Add-On Instruction. Plus, receive diagnostic information through FactoryTalk® View Site Edition without additional programming.  

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FLEX 5000™ Analog Safety I/O

Explore more process opportunities. Our new analog safety additions from FLEX 5000™ I/O help you meet fail-safe requirements up to SIL 3, PLe, Cat.4 certifications. They are ideal for applications where speed/frequency measurement, temperature sensors, pressure and flow sensor monitoring are required for functional safety protection.

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Kinetix® 5300 Servo Drive

The Kinetix® 5300 servo drive offers flexibility in design for small to medium machines. Designed with all the essentials covered – a comprehensive power range, dual ethernet ports, and hardwired Safe Torque Off, the Kinetix 5300 drive proves to be an excellent choice, right-sized for those building or modernizing machines with lower axes count.

More information coming soon! 


Tour Stop 7: Designing and Managing Your Automation System

Deliver instant value with tools that streamline workflows and improve speed to market. 

Discover how to: 

  • Enhance Productivity
  • Streamline Workflows
  • Ease Software and Firmware Management
  • Accelerate Project Creation
  • Simulate the System

This stop will feature the following new innovations: 

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Connected Components Workbench™ Software Version 13

Our design philosophy? Performance improvement and user experience enhancement.

With Connected Components Workbench software version 13, you can save engineering time and breeze through online edits with the enhanced Run Mode Change. Discover how quick declaration and data grid filter helps enable better productivity during your design stage. 

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ControlFLASH Plus™ Version 4

The days of flashing firmware one device at a time are a thing of the past.  View, manage and deploy firmware across multiple devices. Introducing ControlFLASH Plus™ version 4, a FREE software tool to help you reclaim your valuable time by streamlining the workflow of managing your firmware. 

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Studio 5000 Logix Designer® Software Version 33

At the core of a software release is the ability to improve productivity and speed to market. With additional hardware support, enhanced process capabilities and new productivity updates, version 33 of the Studio 5000 Logix Designer® software is no exception. Program projects, design machines, and configure process applications faster and easier.

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Studio 5000® Application Code Manager Version 4

What’s new in version 4 of Studio 5000® Application Code Manager? Expanding upon existing productivity benefits, document templates, OPC tag import/export functionality, and a library object import wizard are now available. This version release also includes new support for specific Studio 5000® design environment and FactoryTalk® software products. Reclaim your valuable time!


Tour Stop 8: Modern, Scalable HMI

Modern HMIs can find data buried deep in operations and bring it up to the screen surface where critical production decisions are made. But they don't just deliver data. They convert the data into meaningful, timely and easy-to-understand insights for workers and make sure those insights are delivered to the right person, in the right place, at the right time.  Learn how our HMI solutions connect people to the information that drives better decisions.

Explore these solutions: 

  • HMI: It All Starts with a Human
  • How a Modern HMI Changes the Game
  • Integrated Control and HMI
  • A Better View with Distributed HMI
  • Reduce Downtime with Thin Clients
  • HMI Hardware
  • Dedicated, Powerful Machine HMI
  • Put Your Plant Floor in Your Pocket

This stop will feature the following new innovations: 

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Conformally Coated PanelView™ 5000 Graphic Terminal

Harsh and corrosive environments can attack your graphic terminal and risk cutting off communication with the control system – leaving you flying blind! The PanelView™ 5000 graphic terminal is now available with conformal coating to help protect the all-important HMI from chemicals and other environmental threats to keep operations running smoothly.

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FactoryTalk® View Machine Edition Version 12

With the intent to innovate and continuously improve productivity, the release of FactoryTalk® View Machine Edition (ME) version 12 continues to support PanelView™ Plus operator terminals and the FactoryTalk View ME Station with modernization and usability enhancements. 

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FactoryTalk® View Site Edition Version 12

The world has evolved, and innovations have changed how we work and live. With this evolution, delivering critical visibility when and where you need it is paramount. The version 12 release of FactoryTalk® View SE offers features for the process market, a modernized design environment, and improved access to information. 

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Studio 5000 View Designer® Software Version 7

Looking for productivity savings? Realize such savings throughout development, operations, and maintenance when building modern HMI applications with the Studio 5000 View Designer® Software version 7 software. Together with PanelView™ 5000, this View Designer release adds new features such as alarm history and a configurable update rate. 

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ThinManager Version 12

Replace your PCs with industrial thin clients and centrally manage delivery of your productivity applications to every device, user and location within your facility. Thin client technology lowers operating costs and reduces downtime while increasing security in your plant.


Tour Stop 9: Smart, Flexible Control Systems

The pressure around manufacturing automation is greater today than ever before. Machine and equipment builders need to build smart and flexible machines for the future. To do this, they need to design, operate and maintain their machines with smart devices seamlessly integrated into their control environment. 

Explore these solutions: 

  • Compact GuardLogix® 5380 Controller and Compact 5000™ I/O System
  • Kinetix® Integrated Motion Solutions
  • Control System and Operator Interface Integration
  • Architecture Low-voltage AC Drives
  • Enabling Smart Machines with Mechatronics

Tour Stop 10: Networks and Security Infrastructure

Our EtherNet/IP networks provide plant-wide network systems using open, industry-standard networking technologies. They enable real-time control and information in discrete, continuous process, batch, safety, drive, motion and high availability applications. The EtherNet/IP network connects devices such as motor starters and sensors to controllers and HMI devices and on into the enterprise. It supports non-industrial and industrial communications on a common network infrastructure. 

Discover these technologies: 

  • Stratix® 2500 Lightly Managed Switch
  • Stratix® 5800 Managed Ethernet Switch
  • Stratix® 4300 Remote Access Router
  • CIP Security™ Proxy
  • FactoryTalk® Network Manager™

This stop will feature the following new innovation: 

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Stratix® 5800 High Performance Managed Switches

Do you need more flexibility in your industrial networking applications? The Stratix® 5800 high performance managed switch has an all-gigabit platform, enables layer 2 switching and layer 3 routing and supports combinations of copper, fiber and Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) ports to help meet diverse needs. 


Tour Stop 11: Safety Solutions

Best-in-class performers repeatedly achieve higher overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and reduce unscheduled downtime, with less than half the injury rate of average performers using contemporary integrated safety systems. As the largest safety automation provider in the world, we can help you develop safer, more productive solutions throughout the safety lifecycle - including safety services, sensors, integrated safety controllers, advanced motor control and the tools to help ensure compliance, productivity and success.

Explore these topics: 

  • Integrated Safety Control: Improving Productivity
  • Configurable Safety Relays: Safety Control for Smaller Applications
  • Safety Development Tools: Reduce Development Time and Improve Compliance
  • Safety Drives and Motor Control Products: Improve Performance and Help Protect Workers
  • Smart Safety Devices: Improve Uptime, Safety and Costs

Tour Stop 12: Smart Sensing and Safety

Smart devices are the first step to capturing the data you need to make more informed decisions, leverage advanced analytics and machine learning. They open new windows of visibility into your operations to help you proactively address downtime issues, reduce safety risks, boost productivity across the automation lifecycle and more. The smart sensing and safety wall highlights our portfolio of smart sensors and safety components (enabled with IO-Link and GuardLink™ technology, respectively, or direct EtherNet/IP connectivity) combined with our controllers and software to deliver plant floor data from device to dashboard.

Learn more about: 

  • Smart Devices Overview
  • Essential Components Overview
  • Smart Sensors and Safety -- Filling/Bottling Application
  • Smart Safety with GuardLink™ Technology and EtherNet/IP

This stop will feature the following new innovations: 

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440G-EZ Electromagnetic Interlocking Switch

Help protect your people, machinery and environment with the new Guardmaster® 440G-EZ Electromagnetic Interlocking Switch. This safety switch provides the physical interlocking of guard doors, allowing access to potentially hazardous areas only when the area is safe. For use on all types of guard doors, the safety switch is certified to the highest level of safety for guard position.

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440G-MZ Guard Locking Switch

Safety is critical when working with robots, moving equipment hazards, or machines surrounded by perimeter fences and doors. Our 440G-MZ Guard Locking Switches are a smart solution featuring embedded GuardLink® technology to help keep your workers safe while providing real-time data and diagnostics for greater efficiency. 

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450L-E GuardShield™ POC Safety Light Curtains

Help protect fingers and hands with 450L-E GuardShield™ POC safety light curtains.  Each transceiver can be used as a transmitter or receiver via a plug-in module. The 450L-E now has more functionality including, blanking, muting, and EtherNet/IP connectivity (available for sale January 2021) to enable smart safety within your Connected Enterprise.

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873P Ultrasonic Sensors

The 873P Ultrasonic Sensor detects challenging applications like clear, shiny or non-reflective objects and is now a smart sensing solution thanks to embedded IO-Link functionality. IO-Link easily integrates into The Connected Enterprise, delivering data from the sensor into a control system to help minimize downtime and increase productivity.


Tour Stop 13: Smart Motor Control

Efficient motors drive performance and the impact of motor failure can be significant. With smart motor control devices, you can improve productivity and help avoid motor failures with an integrated, data-driven approach.

Explore these devices: 

  • Automatic Device Configuration
  • Functional Safety
  • Coordinated Machine

Tour Stop 14: Smart Industrial Control

Get the right components, at the right price, right when you need them. Allen-Bradley® industrial components from Rockwell Automation provide the highest quality at a fair price, with intuitive product selection and fast delivery. Used by customers for over 100 years, Allen-Bradley components include products that help you complete your architecture, complete power control solutions from line-to-load, and smart devices that provide the foundation for your Connected Enterprise.

Explore these solutions: 

  • It Starts with the Push of a Button
  • Essential Components Overview
  • Panel Optimization
  • Supply of Power
  • Robust Protection
  • Infrastructure for Architecture
  • Motor Control and Protection

This stop will feature the following new innovations: 

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1492 I/O Wiring System

When you can reduce I/O wiring time and effort during migration, why not? Discover how 1492 I/O wiring system eases your journey from SLC™ 500 to CompactLogix™ 5380 control system. Grab your opportunity to meet more application requirements in multiple industries with the CompactLogix™ 5380 standard and safety options. 

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Bulletin 100-E Energy-saving IEC Contactors

New Allen-Bradley Bulletin 100-E IEC contactors sizes 9…96 A save energy by reducing inrush VA by up to 68% and sealed VA by over 75% versus standard coils. They also save engineering time by covering 20…500 V AC/DC coil voltages with only four coil options, greatly simplifying selection.

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CrossBoard® Power Distribution System

Keep panels clean, organized and compact with the CrossBoard® Power Distribution System.  Components snap on to the touch-safe unit without tools, connecting automatically and reducing wiring. Components can be removed and snapped back onto other sections. The exchange of modules is fast and easy.  

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IO-Link Enabled Bulletin 1694 Modular Electronic Circuit Protection System

Identify developing faults in your 24 V DC control circuits before they stop production with the new IO-Link enabled Bulletin 1694 Modular Electronic Circuit Protection System. You get real-time current and voltage values for any protected circuit while providing protection that outperforms typical thermo-magnetic circuit breakers.


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