Automation Today

A quarterly magazine published by Rockwell Automation Inc. for Asia Pacific

Designed to deliver the latest industrial automation & information technology trends, case studies & application stories, new products & features.

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Digital Transformation for Food Safety

1 September 2019

Manufacturers are leveraging the latest technologies to help address food and beverage challenges, including meeting food safety standards and addressing changing consumer tastes.

Empowering your Factory of the Future

1 September 2019

New technologies are making an impact on every part of our day to day life. Learn how technology can help to empower your factory of the future.

Executive Message

1 September 2019

This section of Automation Today provides a summary of the key themes and topics covered in the magazine.

The Future of Automotive Manufacturing is Electric

1 September 2019

Consumer demand for electric vehicles is growing. For automakers, the race is on to accelerate EV production with smart, flexible operations and integrated automation solutions.

News and Events

1 September 2019

This section of Automation Today reveals the most recent and upcoming news and events for Rockwell Automation in the Asia Pacific region.

One Smart Conveyor. Boundless Possibilities.

1 September 2019

Based on independent cart technology, new KUKA system solves assembly buffering challenges – and features extraordinary flexibility.

Products and Solutions from Rockwell Automation

1 September 2019

This section of Automation Today reveals the latest products and solutions from Rockwell Automation, Asia Pacific.

Serialization for Product Tracking & Traceability

1 September 2019

Serialization solution takes a holistic approach to product tracking and traceability, providing a single approach to address regulations, product counterfeiting, and recalls.

Smart and Safe Control from The Ground Up

1 September 2019

To help meet increasing demand for building and construction materials, Boral and Winstone Wallboards recently invested in industry leading solutions to improve uptime and safety.

The Premier Integration Experience

2 August 2019

A simpler, holistic integration can help machine builders consolidate high levels of complexity and connectivity while reducing development time and costs.

News and Events

26 June 2019

This section of Automation Today reveals the most recent and upcoming news and events for Rockwell Automation in the Asia Pacific region.

Simplify Systems with Premier Integration

26 June 2019

This section of Automation Today provides a summary of the key themes and topics covered in the magazine.

Sleeman Breweries Expands with Process Automation

26 June 2019

Sleeman Breweries needed to meet consumer demand. With an updated process automation system, Sleeman increased production capacity by 50 percent.

TotalFORCE Technology Drives Smart Motor Control

26 June 2019

Motors and drives are gaining improved integration and connectivity. Today, drives with built-in predictive analytics can prevent significant unplanned downtime.

Cargill Achieves Sustainable Process Optimization

25 June 2019

Cargill boosts efficiencies, throughput and yield with global rollout of control loop performance-monitoring and advanced diagnostics solution.

Digital Twins for Greater Manufacturing Efficiency

25 June 2019

Digital twins can help manufacturers create smarter products on time and on budget. The three phases in which they are applied include: design, operation and maintenance.

New Water Treatment System Improves Water Capacity

25 June 2019

Modernizing to a PlantPAx DCS, the City of Lima water treatment facility improved efficiency, visibility and troubleshooting and operator training.

Products and Solutions from Rockwell Automation

25 June 2019

This section of Automation Today reveals the latest products and solutions from Rockwell Automation, Asia Pacific.

Transform your Machines to be Smarter and Safer

18 March 2019

Smart machines and equipment enable a smarter manufacturing enterprise. They can help improve product quality, reduce downtime and improve productivity.

Products and Solutions from Rockwell Automation

15 March 2019

This section of Automation Today reveals the latest products and solutions from Rockwell Automation, Asia Pacific.

Smart Machines Streamline EV Production

15 March 2019

Automakers are calling for innovative solutions from suppliers throughout their entire supply chain to meet increased production demand for electric vehicles.

Automation Today Issue 59: Executive Message

7 March 2019

This section of Automation Today provides a summary of the key themes and topics covered in the magazine.

Driving Paper Production at Visy’s Paper Mill

6 March 2019

Upgrade to legacy drive control equipment on paper machine winder helps avoid any potential for downtime while also future proofing Visy’s Tumut plant.

New Seating Hoist System Reduces Manual Handling

23 February 2019

Designing an automated seating system for Adelaide Convention Centre to reduce the requirement for manual handling while also providing the capability for faster changeover times.

HVAC Solution Meets Stringent Requirements

16 February 2019

Qui Long worked with Rockwell Automation to develop a new HVAC system suitable for life sciences industry – delivering higher levels of automation control and information systems.

IIoT Evolution – Smarter Manufacturing

15 February 2019

Connected devices and systems, advanced analytics and modern network architectures are optimizing processes and results in ways previously unconceivable.

Improved Productivity for Korean Packaging Company

15 February 2019

Robotic solution, leveraging Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture has improved Hanyang Packaging’s productivity and efficiency and reduced costs.

Game Changing Technology for Auto Manufacturers

14 February 2019

Auto manufacturers need to gain the flexibility and speed required to produce multiple models to meet changing consumer demands. The latest smart automation technologies can help.

Jim Beam Modernizes for Increased Production

12 January 2019

Jim Beam implements industry leading MPC solution to improve product quality, consistency and distillation yield.

Oil and Gas Producer Reduces Downtime

12 January 2019

With integrated condition monitoring and unparalleled local support, an oil and gas producer reduced downtime of critical assets by 20 percent.

Products and Solutions from Rockwell Automation

12 January 2019

This section of Automation Today reveals the latest products and solutions from Rockwell Automation, Asia Pacific.

Security for Smart Manufacturing

12 January 2019

Benefitting from smart manufacturing requires a security strategy to help secure your infrastructure, protect assets and maintain network availability.

Security Risks are Changing – Are you Protected?

12 January 2019

Security risks are changing so taking a holistic approach to cyber security is of paramount importance, especially in today’s rapidly evolving digital manufacturing environment.

News and Events

11 January 2019

This section of Automation Today reveals the most recent and upcoming news and events for Rockwell Automation in the Asia Pacific region.

Securing the Digital Enterprise

11 January 2019

This section of Automation Today provides a summary of the key themes and topics covered in the magazine.

Destination Digital: Guide to Smart Manufacturing

3 January 2019

To be competitive, you must be connected. That is why industrial companies around the world are undergoing a digital transformation and moving toward smart manufacturing.

Miraka Leverages the Pavillion8 Solution

21 November 2018

With a strong commitment to continuous improvement of current manufacturing assets, Miraka invested in a solution to optimise their milk powder process.

News and Events

20 November 2018

This section of Automation Today reveals the most recent and upcoming news and events for Rockwell Automation in the Asia Pacific region.

Executive Summary

9 October 2018

This section of Automation Today provides a summary of the key themes and topics covered in the magazine.

How to Improve Your IIoT Deployments

9 October 2018

As the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) shifts from a buzzword to a business priority, many companies are increasingly eager to learn how it is being used in tangible ways.

Products and Solutions from Rockwell Automation

9 October 2018

This section of Automation Today reveals the latest products and solutions from Rockwell Automation, Asia Pacific.

Arkansas Steel Improves Process with Analytics

8 October 2018

Arkansas Steel needed to improve workforce utilization and make continuous improvements. Software from Rockwell Automation helped increase yield by at least 3 percent.

Global Food Leader Streamlines Operations

8 October 2018

A global food leader begins their journey to a Connected Enterprise by converging IT and OT to provide increased visibility and remote monitoring.

Transforming Operations with IIoT Technologies

8 October 2018

Rockwell Automation and PTC entered into a strategic partnership to support how companies around the world transform their physical operations with digital technology.

Using IIoT Data to Make Better Business Decisions

8 October 2018

Industrial organizations need to quickly identify ways to maximize revenue. Using Industrial IoT data enables organizations to transform their business and gain a competitive edge.

Recipe for Success: Smart Operations

18 June 2018

These companies have found their success and prove that smart manufacturing has the potential to wholly transform food and beverage manufacturing operations.

Worldwide Events and News Updates

13 June 2018

Events and highlights of Rockwell Automation around the globe. Join our upcoming events in Asia Pacific.

Advanced Technologies for Smarter Operations

12 June 2018

New technologies and software updates help manufacturers improve their operational productivity and connectivity.

Digital Innovation for Food and Drug Industries

11 June 2018

As industry marches forward, it’s time for manufacturers to be ready for innovative technologies and surprises.

Drive Compliance with Electronic Batch Records

11 June 2018

Modern electronic batch recording technologies are offering advantages over digitizing paper records while conforming to regulations.

Manufacturing Intelligence Creates Recipe Growth

11 June 2018

Brewery automation technology is helping breweries create better beer and more of it while maintaining consistent high quality.

Standardization Across the Brewery

11 June 2018

A brewing solution with a single system helped a leading global brewer ensure the consistency of their beer’s quality.

Dairy Companies Make Significant Improvements

8 June 2018

Three dairy manufacturers have successfully unlocked their potential for ongoing optimization and improvement.

Is There a Standard for Smart Manufacturing?

10 April 2018

Learn why you shouldn’t wait for smart manufacturing standards to develop before implementing the Industrial Internet of Things into your operations.

Should You Switch to Smart Sensors?

10 April 2018

The latest smart sensors communicate detailed data and diagnostics, allowing machines to operate more effectively and operators to work more efficiently.

Asset Management Services Keep Yogurt Flowing

9 April 2018

Chobani’s commitment to the local Australian market to provide high-quality, fresh yogurt relies on the maintaining a smoothly operating manufacturing plant.

Smart Safety in The Connected Enterprise

29 March 2018

Safety professionals can improve how they approach safety with operational data provided by smart devices and the greater connectivity available within a Connected Enterprise.

It’s a New Start. We Start Smart

27 March 2018

By leveraging the smarter devices and tools and making safety a core function of their machines, companies can go further on their smart manufacturing journey.

Ready to Simplify Machine Safety?

27 March 2018

GuardLink technology is enabling smart safety to improve performance and linking safety to The Connected Enterprise.

Smart Sensors for the Smart Factory

27 March 2018

Smart sensors offer deeper insight into your machine’s health. Take a look at these scenarios to see how smart sensors are behaving in a smart manner.

Upgrading Plants Brings Improved Safety

27 March 2018

Two industry leaders successfully enhanced both safety and productivity when installing innovative safety solutions in aged plants.

Solutions for Smarter and Safer Operations

26 March 2018

Enhancing machine safety with a range of products software to help companies more easily make safety a core function of smart machines.

The Latest News and Events Highlights

25 March 2018

The latest company news and events highlights from January to April 2018.

Get Connected: A Digital Journey

22 January 2018

With end users’ needs and pressures to keep competitive, OEMs need to act now and move to The Connected Enterprise to improve and transform operations.

We are Being Smarter and Better Connected

15 January 2018

To ensure development and success, companies must keep up with emerging trends, tap into the mind of the consumer, and utilize the talent and technology available.

A Connected Digital Oilfield

4 January 2018

Oil and gas OEMs can now take advantage of innovations in Ethernet connectivity and software to help improve production performance and share information across the supply chain.

Connected Technologies and Solutions

4 January 2018

Highlighting advanced and scalable technologies and solutions showcased at the 2017 Automation Fair® event Connected Enterprise Pavilion.

Five Steps to Building Secure Industrial Networks

4 January 2018

Network and security services are two aspects of the Connected Services helping OEMs simplify the development and the deployment of a robust and secure network.

Events and News Headlines

3 January 2018

The latest company news and events highlights from September to December 2017.

Cheese Plant Reduces Downtime, Boosts Quality

30 December 2017

Rockwell Automation TechConnect helped a cheese plant to develop its workforce knowledge and gain process improvements.

Fueling with Connected Intelligence

30 December 2017

A strategic asset performance management solution led an oil and gas giant on its way to The Connected Enterprise, opening the door to new business opportunities.

Assembly Centre Capability

28 November 2017

Rockwell Automation, Lane Cove, Assembly Centre facility based in New South Wales offers local design, assembly, customisation and testing of automation, control and drive systems.

Solution Partner Launches New Global Headquarters

28 November 2017

SAGE recently celebrated more than 20 years of business success and launched its new corporate headquarters and Advanced Manufacturing Facility

Bottling Made Easy at Yalumba

27 November 2017

Yalumba implements new state of the art bottling lines to help reduce labour costs, increase production capacity and minimise occupational health and safety issues.

MES The Essential Link

23 October 2017

MES functions as a key component of The Connected Enterprise, delivering transformational value in operational intelligence.

Ease Your Path to Smart Manufacturing

20 October 2017

We recognize the importance of system integration so we work to help OEMs to achieve seamless “integration” through every stage of the manufacturing cycle.

A Data Scientist in Your Control System

19 October 2017

With scalable analytics applications, manufacturers can stay focused on production rather than the process.

Fonterra Upgrades Infrastructure and Performance

18 October 2017

Multinational dairy giant deploys worldwide in-house standards on single-supplier-solution Connected Enterprise compliant control infrastructure.

Food Giant Upgrades Manufacturing Software

18 October 2017

Tyson Foods faced obsolescence of the operating system supporting its HMI application. The company modernized their operations.

The Latest News and Event Highlights

18 October 2017

The latest company news and events highlights in November and December 2017.

Products and Solution for Operational Excellence

18 October 2017

Featuring latest and updated products and solutions, including the FactoryTalk TeamONE app, new VersaView portfolio and more.

Scale Operations with Modern MES Applications

17 October 2017

An MES can enable companies to manufacture more intelligently; a modular MES solution can help them implement digitalization initiatives in small steps.

Less is More: Premier Integration

1 August 2017

Premier Integration mitigates redundant programming while establishing functional connectivity within the controller-device network.

Optimal Solutions for Motor Control Drives Success

30 July 2017

The new additions to the PowerFlex family help users reduce energy costs and increase machine uptime for assets running in high-demand applications.

Tissue Machine Upgrade Future-Proofs Production

30 July 2017

Application knowledge and Integrated Architecture platform delivers an industry leading tissue machine upgrade solution.

Migrate for Seamless Integration

29 July 2017

Asia’s top hygiene product manufacturer enjoyed beneficial outcomes from a successful conversion of a legacy control system to modern DCS.

Events and News Spotlight

28 July 2017

Sharing the joy of winning Best IoT provider award and latest events and news updates.

Solutions for Experiencing Seamless Integration

28 July 2017

Featuring latest and updated products and solutions, including the new PowerFlex 755T, advanced FactoryTalk Applications, and more.

The First Asset: Safety and Security

9 June 2017

Better understand and identify security and safety risks before trying to mitigate them.

It is time to Rethink Safety and Security

8 June 2017

The first step to building a successful manufacturing safety and security strategy is to get a thorough understanding of the company’s culture.

Safety Evolves, Leaders Rise

6 June 2017

While keeping up with safety standard evolution, a safety leader, PCMC successfully designed an integrated safety system to improve efficiency and productivity.

The Key to Cybersecurity is a Layered Defense

5 June 2017

Protect operations and intellectual property against cyber threats.

News and Events from Rockwell Automation

5 June 2017

Read up on upcoming events, our latest awards and the latest news.

Secure Content Delivery by ThinManager

5 June 2017

ThinManager centralizes the management and visualization of content to every facet of a modern manufacturing operation, from the control room to the users in the plant.

Upgrade Food Safety With Modern Batch System

4 June 2017

Adopting an enterprise-wide approach which embraces information-enabled technologies and automation can help manufacturers address food safety across operations.

New Products for Safety and Security

3 June 2017

What enables safety and security in production lines? Our recent products and solutions accelerate the adoption of new technologies.

April 2017 Full Issue

1 April 2017

Download the full PDF of the April 2017 issue of Automation Today South Pacific.

October 2016 Full Issue

1 October 2016

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April 2016 Full Issue

1 April 2016

Download the full PDF of the April 2016 issue of Automation Today South Pacific.