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Scaling Tire Production with Digital Technologies

Better compete on cost and address your top challenges in production with three digital solutions.

Evolve Your Manufacturing Production Processes

Learn how we can help manufacturers bring their factories up to speed in preparation for new, growing demands.

The New Engine Behind Agile EV Powertrain Lines

Digital twins create a virtual world that delivers extraordinary insights and an efficient way to manage new technologies and fluctuating demand.

Automotive Powertrain Demonstration

This automotive powertrain demo shows the collaboration between Rockwell Automation and FANUC in action.

3V Automation Journeys to Digital Transformation

To position automakers for greater success, 3V Automation worked with Rockwell Automation to implement the latest digital technologies for smart machines and equipment.

Edge Computing in The Connected Enterprise

Learn from this third webinar series how Rockwell Automation and Stratus support your efforts to digitize your manufacturing operations through Edge Computing in the Connected Enterprise!

9 Reasons Why Automation is the Future

Many automakers have already transformed their operations into connected, data-driven plants, granting them the ability to meet consumer and market trends in real time.

How Automotive Manufacturers Can Stay Current

Current powertrain and drivetrains manufacturing systems can be unreliable. Meet consumer and market trends in real time with a flexible strategy that grows/adapts to your changing needs.

Smart Manufacturing Benefits EV Production

A smart-manufacturing strategy can help overcome production challenges and produce high-quality electric vehicles quickly.

Get Ahead of Failures with Predictive Analytics

Predictive analytics dashboards provide insight into potential issues before they happen, so you can prevent machine or equipment failures and avoid downtime.

MES Rises as Automakers Embrace Flexibility

A host of software tools, including MES, support greater flexibility. These tools provide real-time data for analysis, and help to make the production line’s flexibility possible.

Secure Compute at the Edge

Learn how ThinManager software supports your efforts to digitize the modern enterprise and provides centrally managed and secure control over how applications and content are delivered.

The Speed to Succeed: MES Automotive Operations

Learn how MES software can help you keep pace with an increasingly complex and fast-moving automotive industry, and better align your complex manufacturing operations to market needs.

Automotive Company Improves Production

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) requires rethinking how things like automobiles are made. This Korean company upgraded its control system to realize substantial benefits.

How to Future-Proof Your Powertrain Production

Flexible and scalable drivetrain or powertrain production operations can help you keep up with consumer demand and adapt to technology changes.

Empowering your Factory of the Future

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

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

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.

Products and Solutions from Rockwell Automation

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

TotalFORCE Technology Drives Smart Motor Control

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

Digital Twins for Greater Manufacturing Efficiency

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.

Electric Vehicle Innovation Center

Join us at our new Electric Vehicle Innovation Center to learn how you can design an accelerated production strategy and build smart, flexible operations.

Automotive and Tire Manufacturing

Operate more efficiently and get to market faster using concepts like Industry 4.0 Automotive.

Smart Machines Streamline EV Production

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

Improve Electric Vehicle Production Processes

See how we can help electric car manufacturers accelerate production in this highly competitive market.

Optimize EV and Battery Manufacturing

Bring your electric vehicle and battery production to the next level. Download today to learn how!

Game Changing Technology for Auto Manufacturers

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.

KS PULSE Keeps It Simple in Latest Release

Faster, easier integration is now possible in this revolutionary approach to auto body assembly based on independent cart technology.

Sinhyung Reduces Commissioning Time

Sinhyung Engineering selected a single controls supplier to help meet the changing demands of its end users and create flexible, scalable machines.

OEM Launches First-of-a-kind Machine

Hirata developed a machine for the electric vehicle market that can help mass produce batteries.

Guangzhou Achieves Operational Excellence

Learn how a comprehensive and integrated approach helped Guangzhou Automobile Group Motor Co., LTD to achieve operational excellence when they deployed our FactoryTalk AutoSuite MES.

MES Rises as Automakers Embrace Flexibility

Manufacturing execution system tools provide real-time data for analysis, and also help to make the production lines more flexible.

Software Solutions for Automotive Manufacturers

Learn how our FactoryTalk AutoSuite MES enables you to integrate control and business systems across your enterprise. You can turn production data into actionable information.

The Speed to Succeed

Learn how our FactoryTalk® AutoSuite™ MES software can help you keep pace with an increasingly complex and fast-moving automotive industry.

Are Your Operations Ready?

Electric car manufacturers that want to stay competitive must commit to data-driven manufacturing in a highly flexible and connected environment.

Digitalized Gigafactories Meet EV Battery Demand

The next seismic change in autos is in AFVs. Find out how to use real-time information and analytics to keep up with demand for millions of new EV batteries annually.

Mitigating Risk – Without Applying the Brakes

EV manufacturers are under pressure to expedite their launch schedules. Global program management paves the way for a successful EV launch – and smart manufacturing.

A New Driving Force: Automotive “Electric Dreams”

Market drivers and new technology are accelerating electric vehicle demand. To keep up, carmakers must adopt a more connected, data-intensive approach.

Collaborative Applications: What You Need to Know

The way people and machinery interact in automotive plants is fundamentally changing. Collaborative technology makes functional safety more critical than ever.

Maximum Transparency Across All Levels

FactoryTalk® ProductionCentre and FactoryTalk® Analytics™ make transparent in real-time, what goes wrong behind the scenes.

Get Smarter Automotive Manufacturing Faster

Scalable analytics closes the loop between big data and the plant floor to speed the impact of smart devices.

Greenfield Observations for Industry Leaders

Greenfield industrial projects in the age of IIoT require new, flexible and productive plant solutions.

Master the Balancing Act of Powertrain Assembly

A more distributed control architecture plus new design and configuration tools speed line load balancing in powertrain assembly – and enable more flexible manufacturing.

Automotive Machine Builders: Deliver Smart Value

Thanks to enabling technologies, automotive machine builders can deliver more value than ever before. Two smart questions are key to success.

Master Production with Independent Cart Technology

KUKA evaluated the standard automation systems used in auto manufacturing facilities and saw an opportunity to create a system that would be flexible, efficient and cost effective.

Why Independent Cart Conveying is One Smart Move

Independent cart technology enables high performance and flexibility in critical automotive transfer systems.

Tata Motors Migrates to New MES

Indian automaker standardizes enterprisewide communication and connects plant floor to enterprise, opening door to production and efficiency gains.

EV Producers Need the Right Automation Supplier

With electric vehicle production gaining momentum, startups have flooded the market. Choosing the right supplier is critical to their success.

Keeping the Parts Moving at Ford Plant in Cologne

Rockwell Automation and a SI have helped Ford in Cologne with the relocation and recommissioning of a conveyor-driven storage area from an older site into a live production environment.

PHA Czech Deploys New Door Module Assembly Line

Global Solutions team tasked by PHA Czech s.r.o. with the development of a complete control solution for a turnkey door module assembly line and end-of-line test stations.

Andon Solution Delivers Better Decision Making

Toyota appraised a number of technologies for its new digital Andon system and approached Rockwell Automation for a new solution based on more up-to-date and open technologies.

Capture NEW Savings in the Paint Shop

New paint processes are more efficient than ever. But automakers can uncover even more savings with an innovative approach to paint rectifiers.

Embracing the Future of Collaborative Robots

Collaborative robot technology is evolving at a rapid pace, but this raises questions about worker safety and compliance implications.

Shift Into High Gear with MES

The largest automotive suppliers have transitioned to modular offerings encompassing everything from complete cockpit assemblies and seating systems to powertrains.

Manufacturing Intelligence Helps Reduce Scrap

An automotive glass company implemented manufacturing intelligence software from Rockwell Automation in a new facility and reduced scrap by 30 percent.

Digital Manufacturing Drives Innovation at Daimler

Innovative manufacturers are realizing the value of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) by mapping out use cases that translate to immediate business value and outcomes.

Proactively Manage Auto Plant Equipment Life

Automotive manufacturers can mitigate risk - and reduce upfront costs - with a systematic, incremental approach to automation equipment migration.

Is Your Tire Plant Steam System Smart Enough?

Thanks to The Connected Enterprise, steam systems can be more intelligent than ever - and generate new levels of efficiency, sustainability and cost savings.

Rising to the Challenge of Lightweight Vehicles

A flexible manufacturing environment allows carmakers to meet new material demands - and deliver vehicles with features consumers want at a price they can afford.

Unique Program Creates In-House Experts

Manufacturing giant gains customized, ongoing training program for electricians in plants around the world.

Get Your Automotive Plant Workforce Ready

Whether commissioning a new production facility, adding capacity or launching a new vehicle, workforce readiness is critical to automotive productivity and flexibility.

Accelerate Production with AutoSuite

Manufacturing Execution System software solutions for automotive manufacturers.

The Real Promise of the Connected Car

Connected Cars represent an unprecedented opportunity for automakers to not only satisfy consumer demand - but also to speed the optimization of their manufacturing process.

Manufacturing Optimization

A focus on workforce, process, equipment, and safety and improve productivity.

Dual Imperative: Fuel Economy + Consumer Demand

Lower gas prices may alter consumer appetites for fuel efficient cars. But automakers must stay on the fast-track to meet mandates.

Automotive Industry Perspectives

Understand the trends to add flexibility, consistency, and safety into your production system.

Powertrain - Partnering for Success

Rockwell Automation's partnership with FANUC America brings together two automation leaders in the automotive industry.

Manufacturing Optimization Whitepaper

Unlocking greater productivity and new efficiencies in today's rapid-pace automotive plants.

Manufacturing Velocity Whitepaper

Positioning your auto manufacturing operations to keep pace with market demands.

Guangzhou Automobile Group Implements MES

GAC Group implements Rockwell Software FactoryTalk ProductionCentre MES system for plant-wide production management and manufacturing process quality control.

Kia Motor Reduces Safety Downtime Up To 70%

To increase the market, Kia Motors Corporation (KMC) built its first European facility in Zilina, in Slovakia with capacity of 300,000 units a year.

Wireless I/O Control System Proves Successful for

In Chakan, Pune, India, a market leading manufacturer of utility vehicles built a modern Greenfield facility from the ground up with state-of-the-art equipment.