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We are working with customers around the world. These examples show how we listen to their challenges and work hard to help them save money, increase productivity, improve safety, and reduce downtime.

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Arnott’s Upgrades Adelaide Production Plant

30 April 2018

Arnott’s embarked on a control and HMI system upgrade to deliver increased flexibility and agility for biscuit production.

Factory Upgrade Safeguards Gelatine Production

20 April 2018

To safeguard future production of a large-scaled gelatine manufacturing plant, an innovative risk management approach was undertaken to help identify and replace legacy equipment.

Pavillion8 Solution Optimises Dairy Production

19 April 2018

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

Intelligent Motor Control Assists Explosives Plant

17 April 2018

A new explosives manufacturing plant in Europe invests in the latest motor control technology from Australia.

Arkansas Steel Improves Process With Analytics

1 March 2018

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

Deyu Lights Up Efficient Battery Production

9 January 2018

Deyu's winding machines help customers achieve higher productivity and lower cost in battery production, and enhance the reliability and energy density.

Large-scale Integrated PM Motor Control Solution

9 December 2017

AT Equipment and Services GmbH, was tasked with the development of a precision control solution for two large permanent-magnet (PM) motors deployed in a dual-chamber shredding unit.

iTRAK Addresses Throughput Challenges

6 December 2017

ECONO-PAK was approached by Lotte Wedel to develop a packaging/cartoner machine that would more easily cater for varieties in packaging formats and product counts.

Agile Bulk Handling Equipment

30 November 2017

Find out how Rockwell Automation works with Flexicon Corporation to help them achieve a cost-effective, flexible and customizable solution for their machine development.

Water-Treatment Plant Deploys PlantPAx DCS

8 November 2017

In a recent clean water treatment project in Denmark, AB Electric A/S was tasked with developing and installing a comprehensive PlantPAx-based control and monitoring solution.

Smart Machine Helps Ease Safety Compliance

1 November 2017

Yalong’s gearbox assembly machine meets standard requirements for integrated safety, ultimately helping end users ease compliance and reduce costs.

Energy Efficiency in Modern Manufacturing Plant

1 October 2017

Bharat Forge Aluminiumtechnik provides innovative aluminium forging solutions for the automotive industry.

Chobani Uses the Latest in Control and Automation

27 September 2017

Chobani deploys the latest control and automation technology to build a new fully automated yogurt manufacturing plant.

Mountain View Quarries Enhances Productivity

26 September 2017

A state of the art crushing and processing plant incorporates the latest technologies in intelligent motor control.

Energy Monitoring System Improves Visibility

25 September 2017

Find out how this global company improved energy efficiency and reporting through a single energy monitoring solution.

System Conserves Space, Improves Load Stability

14 September 2017

The Columbia Machine FL6200SW combines high-speed stretch wrap technology with a contemporary, modular and clean-design palletizer.

PlantPAx Decreases Costs and Increases Efficiency

31 August 2017

With a standardized system enabled by PlantPAx, the modern DCS, KCC was able to improve efficiency, reduce engineering time, reduce downtime and improve maintenance.

ARC Resources Optimizes Artificial-Lift Systems

29 August 2017

ConnectedProduction well-manager solution helps ARC Resources maintain production levels from aging, depleting wells.

Rockwell Automation Improves Hydraulic System

29 August 2017

Thanks to Rockwell Automation servo drives and AC drives, Neotecman has reduced the design, installation and setup time of its hydraulic stamping equipment.

Integrated Architecture Reduces Costs and Time

22 August 2017

A global manufacturer of specialty papers and fibre-based engineered materials, wanted a new machine to connect seamlessly with a plant’s existing infrastructure.

Producer Sees Opportunity in Obsolescence

21 August 2017

Biopharmaceuticals producer upgrades skid control systems that are near the end of their service lives, and improves operations visibility and uptime in the process.

Sleeman Breweries Expands With Process Automation

16 August 2017

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

Intelligent Motor Control Simplifies Operations

21 July 2017

The E300 electronic overload relay helped to efficiently synchronize data between installed machines and devices.

Bottling Made Easy at Yalumba

20 July 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.

Model Predictive Control Boosts Capacity

6 July 2017

Kraft Heinz increases food-production capacity on production line by 10 percent and reduces quality variability with model predictive control software.

Combining Repeatability and Accuracy

5 July 2017

Liquid Pack worked with Rockwell Automation and NHP to design and manufacture a revolutionary new filling machine with uncompromised precision and accuracy.

Loparex Keeps Production Running

30 June 2017

The Sag-Correction System helped reduce sag-related downtime by 90 percent, annually saving $90,000 in lost production.

Repsol Unearths Benefits in SIS Migration

26 June 2017

Oil and gas company Repsol uses SIS migration to meet new internal safety requirements while minimizing obsolescence risks and improving visibility in the process.

Standardised Control Environment for Gas Network

20 June 2017

Bilfinger Greylogix creates standardised control environment at Gasunie across 15,500 km gas pipeline network.

Anglo American Upgrades to PlantPAx DCS

19 June 2017

Anglo American is one of the world's largest mining operations in the world with a capacity to produce 26.5 million tons of iron ore per year.

Improving Productivity and Footprint with iTRAK

18 June 2017

With variable pitch, higher speed and greater throughput forming the crux of a new assembly machine, Maga Active turned to Rockwell Automation with its innovative iTRAK® technology.

Columbia Pipeline Group Reaches 99.5% Reliability

12 June 2017

Systemwide integration technologies saves $2.3 million in maintenance and downtime.

Master Production with Independent Cart Technology

9 June 2017

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.

Hiperbaric Machines Get a Connectivity Boost

7 June 2017

Enabled by EtherNet/IP network, the ControlLogix system helps perform remote management and maintenance tasks.

250-Acre Oil Tank Farm Streamlines Operations

6 June 2017

A U.S. liquid petroleum distributor implemented a virtualized distributed control system from Rockwell Automation in a new facility and reduced training and troubleshooting.

Tissue Machine Upgrade Future-Proofs Production

5 June 2017

Rockwell Automation Global Solutions leveraged their Integrated Architecture platform to deliver an industry leading tissue machine solution that future-proofs Asaleo Care’s production.

Data Analytics Help Boost OEE at Rockline

2 June 2017

A Rockwell Automation data-analytics solution helps Rockline Industries boost OEE by more than 20 percent.

Solving Obsolescence Issue with S88 Solution

30 May 2017

Optima Control Solutions solves obsolescence issues at leading UK biscuit manufacturer and delivers high quality S88-based batch control solution.

Madison Area Technical College Bridges Skills Gap

29 May 2017

The school teamed up with Rockwell Automation to create a new talent pipeline to fill growing need for skilled manufacturing technicians.

Logix Revolutionises Ship’s Systems Development

26 May 2017

Turkish maritime ship-board control provider leverages proven industrial hardware and software SCADA architecture to revolutionise ship’s systems development.

MedImmune Integrates Control With PlantPAx System

15 May 2017

Maker of FluMist nasal vaccine implements modern DCS to access critical information from disparate systems.

Shelf Ready Packing With Speed and Precision

12 May 2017

A leading food manufacturer upgraded their condiment production line to an end of line solution that takes the bottles and makes them ready for supermarket shelves.

MRA Pioneers Train Load Out Automation Technology

8 May 2017

Automating the train load out process delivers improved capacity, profitability and safety at Anglo American’s German Creek mine.

Potato Product Supplier Standardizes With PlantPAx

27 April 2017

Integrated production intelligence provides insight to real-time data, allowing operators to perform predictive maintenance procedures.

Quimikao Uses Process Automation Technologies

24 April 2017

A leading chemical producer increased production efficiency and improved product quality and consistency.

EMI Solution Gives Insight into Steelmaking

17 April 2017

To stay abreast of evolving technologies and customer demands, GrafTech utilized FactoryTalk VantagePoint software in its proprietary ArchiTech furnace productivity system.

New System Smooths Path to Consistency

10 April 2017

Industrial lubricant manufacturer reduces cycle time and product variance while batch and ingredient-management reports ease troubleshooting.

Prodesa Cuts 1,000 Hours of Engineering Time

8 April 2017

Using PlantPAx, Prodesa cuts 1,000 hours of engineering time in the development and implementation of the world’s second biggest wood pellet plant.

Tata Motors Migrates to New MES

22 March 2017

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

Oil and Gas: Thinking Outside the Black Box

6 March 2017

Energy Control Technologies abandoned proprietary technologies in favor of an open-systems approach for a new turbomachinery process control solution.

MGE Automation Delivers Integrated Packaging Suite

1 March 2017

MGE Automation installs integrated packaging suite at a leading cereal bar producer, using a solution that lays groundwork for access to the connected Enterprise.

Upgrade Expands Process Flexibility

1 March 2017

Southwest Baking expanded its process flexibility and production by 5 percent with a batch system upgrade.

Gunjang Energy Reduces Energy Use

15 February 2017

Improving efficiency by 20% helps power generation company achieve ROI in two years.

Asset Management Services Keep Production Flowing

10 February 2017

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

DELIN Elettronica Implements PlantPAx DCS

8 February 2017

A system integrator based in Modena, Italy, deploys the PlantPAx DCS for a gas dehydration process with integrated safety management.

Cost Effective Process Safety Solution Delivered

22 December 2016

Inspec Solutions, a leading steel producer, addresses safety concerns and gains easily expandable solution, with less cost and engineering effort.

Research Lab Increases Capacity With PLC Migration

21 December 2016

New research facilities at a major laboratory needed increased capacity from a chilled water plant. A PLC migration reduced downtime during the expansion.

Partnerships Help OEM Create Smart Machines

19 December 2016

Machine builder Curt G. Joa partnered with Rockwell Automation to streamline its engineering workflow for faster delivery times and a virtualized solution for customers.

Tata One Step Closer to The Connected Enterprise

14 December 2016

InControl Systems deployed a modernised Rockwell Automation-based kiln control system at Tata Steel addressing obsolescence & reliability.

Modernising HMI SCADA in the Food Industry

13 December 2016

Major food industry supplier reduces downtime by modernising their HMI SCADA using FactoryTalk HMI software.

Post Consumer Brands Takes a Bite Out of HMI Costs

12 December 2016

Virtualized HMI system from Rockwell Automation improves visibility into production processes and consolidates hardware.

Keeping the Parts Moving at Ford Plant in Cologne

5 December 2016

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

5 December 2016

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.

Tereos Sugar: Intelligent and Sustainable Refining

31 October 2016

Leading sugar producer replaces legacy DCS with PlantPAx to obtain and integrate boiler control for vital operations.

Andon Solution Delivers Better Decision Making

26 October 2016

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.

iTRAK Helps Slash Changeover Times By Up To 50%

26 October 2016

Optima and Intigena realize the benefit of iTRAK coupled to modern, flexible Integrated Architecture solution from Rockwell Automation. Changeover times cut by as much as 50%.

Fully Autonomous Wellsite Skids With PlantPAx DCS

20 October 2016

Frames Flow Control & Safeguarding has used PlantPAx and AADvance on nine fully autonomous well-site skids at the Nawara oil field in Tunisia.

Vallourec Drilling Products Triples Output

13 October 2016

A leading global supplier of drill pipe for energy companies increases efficiency, reduces changeover times.

Drug-Maker Improves Compliance With MES Software

10 October 2016

By completely eliminating the paper-documentation burden from production operations, MES helps increase efficiencies, reduce costs and enforce compliance in real-time.

Milk Specialties Global Taps Data to Meet Demand

4 October 2016

Milk Specialties Global uses manufacturing intelligence to quantify and justify operational improvements, and to empower workers in plants.

Eli Lilly Boosts Productivity With HMI System

20 September 2016

Eli Lilly experienced production delays due to a legacy visualization system. After upgrading its HMI system, the company has reduced downtime and improved productivity.

Chemical Plant Ramps Up to Full Production Quickly

5 September 2016

Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 7000 medium-voltage drive addresses power, start-up and operational issues at critical chemical process in The Netherlands

Modern HMI Provides Manufacturing Intelligence

1 September 2016

Tyson Foods faced obsolescence of the operating system supporting its HMI application.

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation

30 August 2016

AECC benefits from sustainable emissions monitoring, reduced operating costs, and greater accuracy through software CEM from Rockwell Automation.

Agile Multi-Axis Packaging Solution Created

10 August 2016

Leading machinery supplier to the ice cream industry designs state-of-the-art packaging solution for demanding production environments.

Recipe for Success: Addressing The Aging Workforce

9 August 2016

With key members of their workforce retiring, Southwest Baking invested in the future of its most junior employee to help meet aggressive production targets.

Advanced Continuous Emissions Monitoring

1 July 2016

Rockwell Automation maintains a leadership position in mandated emissions monitoring with unparalleled experience, knowledge and value-based solutions.

Process Automation System Streamlines Production

17 June 2016

New system from Rockwell Automation helps 14 disparate mining buildings operate on a single, unified control system.

Cardinal Ethanol, LLC

1 June 2016

A Plant-wide Optimization Solution from Rockwell Automation helps Cardinal Ethanol achieve significant margin gains and sustainability benefits.

Anchor Glass Drinks in Savings With Modern DCS

20 May 2016

Anchor Glass implemented a PlantPAx modern DCS to improve energy efficiency after an aging furnace was threatening productivity.

OEM Solution: Newfoil Machines Limited

10 May 2016

Newfoil Machines Limited has become world leader in the field of roll fed hot foil label printing and converting machines and can boast over 1,500 installations in 90 countries worldwide.

Cancer Treatment Facility Reduces Time in Clinic

9 May 2016

Clinic managers recognized the need to improve patients’ wait time. Arena simulation software improved the experience for both patients and staff with minimal disruption.

Leading U.S. Pork Producer Optimizes Supply Chain

2 May 2016

To create a more efficient and cost-effective system, The Maschhoffs used simulation software to test scenarios before making operational changes.

Zhejiang Medicine Company Drops Paper with MES

2 May 2016

Zhejiang Medicine Company used PharmaSuite to establish batch management as the core of an MES system to ensure compliance and efficient production.

Yuhan-Kimberly Updates Tissue Plant in South Korea

4 April 2016

Smooth migration increases productivity with no downtime while adding process control and safety over a single network.

Agropur Gains 30 Hours of Annual Production Time

28 March 2016

Agropur’s largest facility needed manufacturing intelligence for continuous improvements. They discovered 30 hours of additional production time per year.

Encore Tissue Plant Upgrade Increases Productivity

10 March 2016

A leading manufacturer of toilet tissue and kitchen towels in Australia upgraded its drives to increase line speed, meeting safety standards and minimizing downtime.

GEA Orengine Increases Plant Capacity

7 March 2016

Sustainability within an easily replicable project that supplies enough supplementary electrical energy to cater for the needs of an entire village.

Fonterra Deploys Completely Integrated Plant

1 March 2016

Leading multinational dairy company successfully deploys worldwide in-house standards on single-solution, single-supplier Connected Enterprise compliant control infrastructure.

Fonterra Overhauls Standardizing System

1 March 2016

Better compositional control of milk powder products with a Pavilion8® solution. Global dairy company upgrades to create a more agile operation.

New Dairy Ingredients Plant for Fonterra

1 March 2016

Leading multinational dairy company successfully deploys worldwide in-house standards on single-solution, single-supplier Connected Enterprise compliant control infrastructure

New Ventilation-on-Demand System for Mine

18 February 2016

BESTECH delivers energy-saving system to mining giant Vale.

EKB Deploys Modern Microbrewery Control Solution

15 February 2016

Local Recognised System Integrator (RcSi) EKB, Hogeschool of Utrecht and Rockwell Automation combine to deliver fully featured but easy-to-use open control solution within minimal budget.

Tradebe Implements PlantPAx to Control Terminal

21 January 2016

Suris, a system integrator, implements an open process system to control, manage and monitor the Tradebe port infrastructure, reducing operation complexity and costs

Oil Giant Improves Cybersecurity and Lowers Costs

20 January 2016

A major oil and gas company needed a technological solution to centralize information gathering and monitor its control assets across one of California's rural valleys.

Pulsar Deploys FactoryTalk Software to Measure OEE

19 January 2016

Italian firm developed a platform for SCADA systems specifically for measuring overall equipment effectiveness in the tissue converting industry.

PlantPAx Slashes Engineering Efforts at ProLabNL

18 January 2016

PlantPAx, deployed by ProMotion BV at leading Dutch oil and gas test facility, eclipses performance and flexibility of widely available incumbent process control solution.

NAFTA a.s. Replaces Multi-Vendor Solution

4 January 2016

Leading Slovak natural gas storage company deploys company-wide Allen-Bradley control infrastructure and sees flexibility and ease of use increase.

Project Restores Fish Migration, Generates Power

14 December 2015

Tacoma Power built an automated fish collection facility and powerhouse that allows fish to migrate and generates an additional 3.6 megawatts of hydropower.