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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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Wastewater Plant Gains Visibility with Modern DCS

29 November 2019

City of Tacoma wastewater treatment plant migrates to modern DCS and production intelligence software, gains crystal clear view into operations.

Oil processing plant gains greater visibility

29 October 2019

An oil-processing plant – with data collection and handling challenges in its loading ramps – employs Smartech Automation to develop a new fully integrated control solution

Dairy Modernizes – and Captures Competitive Edge

1 October 2019

In multiphase plant expansion, OEM Qualtech transforms manual dairy with a completely automated process.

PPG Reduces Risk in Chemical Plant

28 September 2019

Scalable SIS helps the specialty chemical producer meet acceptable risk level and expand with future plant growth.

Automotive Company Improves Production

18 September 2019

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.

OEM Creates First-of-its-Kind Flexible Storage

18 September 2019

When space is tight, manufacturers need flexible storage systems that make fast pick and place a priority.

Improved predictive maintenance of Acciona Agua

26 August 2019

Rockwell Automation solutions help on the predictive maintenance of machines at the Oum Azza water treatment plant from Acciona Agua.

Latest Process Technology For Syngas Production

8 July 2019

Leigh Creek Energy uses the latest process control and automation technology for syngas production.

Packaging Machine Builder Reduces Engineering Time

22 June 2019

Bosch Packaging, a global leader in providing packaging solutions in food and pharmaceutical segment, reduces the time required for machine manufacturing.

Smart Safety Solution Benefits Plaster Mill

13 June 2019

Winstone Wallboards reaps the rewards of a new smart safety solution to help grow capacity and reliability at the plaster mill.

Quarry Invests in Intelligent Motor Control

4 June 2019

Boral recently invested in an intelligent motor control solution to improve uptime and leverage the longevity and compliance provided by the latest motor control technology.

Data Sharing Revolutionises Plant Maintenance

3 June 2019

Data sharing revolutionises maintenance at Hydro Extrusion & Components Nenzing, where centrally controlled operational data enhances maintenance operations.

PlantPAx DCS delivers total control of LNG tankers

3 June 2019

Leonardo deploys PlantPAx DCS based on its modularity and openness, coupled with Rockwell Automation experience in naval, oil & gas processing and energy applications.

Smart Saw Line Futureproofs Timber Production

16 May 2019

AKD implemented the latest connected technologies to increase recovery, improve safety and reduce downtime.

Pet Food Production Benefits From Automated Tech

10 May 2019

Pet food production takes on a new level of automated technology to supply Australian pet food ingredients to the world.

Technology Improves Wastewater Treatment Quality

9 April 2019

Complex and challenging control system upgrade improves reliability and optimises plant performance.

Operations Flow Smoothly After DCS Migration

27 March 2019

Migration to a PlantPAx distributed control system helps city increase wastewater capacity, streamline control and training, and minimize overtime.

Harmonics and Energy Cut in High-Speed Centrifuge

28 February 2019

Iscador reduces energy use and harmonics in high-RPM pharma manufacturing application.

Flour Mill Boosts Production with Control System

25 February 2019

East Coast flour mill gains unprecedented operational efficiencies, increased uptime and safety improvements by switching to advanced control platform.

New Seating Hoist System for Convention Centre

25 January 2019

Automated seating system design for Adelaide Convention Centre reduces the requirement for manual handling while also providing the capability for faster changeover times.

Driving Paper Production at Visy’s Paper Mill

18 January 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.

KS PULSE Keeps It Simple in Latest Release

14 January 2019

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

PlantPAx DCS Helps Address Power-Gen Emissions

8 January 2019

Thanks to deployment of the industry-proven PlantPAx DCS, the particulate emissions at a Romanian fossil-fuel power plant are now compliant with national targets.

Paper Mill Achieves 91 Percent Uptime

1 January 2019

Off-site support augments on-site maintenance team and helps optimize asset performance.

Sinhyung Reduces Commissioning Time

14 December 2018

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

Packaging Traditional Cakes, Flexibly & Carefully

30 November 2018

Livetech implemented a secondary packaging line for Galbusera-Tre Marie, an Italian brand with a long history in bakery industry. Flexibility and delicacy were key.

Packaging Company Enhances Productivity

14 November 2018

Hanyang Packaging and Engineering used Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture to increase productivity and keep up with market demand.

Control Solution Delivers Clear Results

1 November 2018

Next generation, fully integrated, single-platform control, alarming and reporting architecture delivers clear results for water-treatment company.

Caffè Borbone Integrates Global Tracking Solution

29 October 2018

Bibit software solutions and Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture made it possible for this well-known coffee producer to obtain important food safety certification.

New PanelView HMI Gains NSF Certification

17 October 2018

Rockwell Automation creates new NSF-Certified HMI for food industry. Stands up to extreme IP69K operational and wash down practices.

Integrated Processing Plant Maximizes Production

1 October 2018

This dairy needed to increase production capacity to meet increasing consumer demand. With PlantPAx DCS, the dairy reduced energy usage and increased production.

Serialization Solution Helps Pharma Company

1 October 2018

With a turnkey serialization solution, biopharma company is creating high-quality, life-saving medicines – and surpassing current and evolving regulatory requirements.

O&G Producer Reduces Downtime by 20 Percent

28 September 2018

With integrated condition monitoring and unparalleled local support, O&G producer reduced downtime of critical assets by 20 percent.

Combination System Saves Space – and Boosts Uptime

28 August 2018

Using advanced safety and analytics, Aagard optimizes end of line operations with integrated cartoner-case packer-palletizer system.

Distillery Modernizes for Increased Production

14 August 2018

Jim Beam implements Model Predictive Control at Clermont, Kentucky distillery to maximize throughput while respecting equipment and process constraints.

Entire Network at Geothermal Plant Modernised

6 August 2018

Rockwell Automation modernises network at geothermal plant; delivering higher performance, easier diagnostics, enhanced data capture and more robust cybersecurity.

DuPont Boosts Throughput with Batch Control System

3 July 2018

Solvent plant has realized $1 million in new monthly revenue with a modern DCS system and greater batch automation.

MCNS Optimizes Production Through Data Utilization

27 June 2018

To increase efficiency, MCNS selected FactoryTalk VantagePoint to seamlessly integrate systems and organize, correlate and normalize disparate data.

Global Food Leader Meets The Connected Enterprise

8 June 2018

When IT and OT meet, efficiency among processes, people and geographies increases.

Global Tyre Manufacturer Modernises Production

6 June 2018

Global tyre manufacturer incorporates new features in its productions systems that deliver much more flexibility in terms of tyre-size changes and product handling.

Hydro Tasmania Develops Hybrid Energy Solution

6 May 2018

Australia's largest generator of clean renewable energy, Hydro Tasmania, develops industry leading hybrid system on Flinders Island.

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.

PlantPAx DCS Offers Real-Time Transparency

18 April 2018

Using the PlantPAx DCS, ZIPPE created a high-availability and powerful batch plant within one year.

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.

Heavy Industries Rely On Integrated Power Package

19 March 2018

End user achieves significant cost savings and simplified start-up.

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.

Vreugdenhil Automates its Milk Powder Plant

29 January 2018

A new facility in the Netherlands can produce 7.5 tons of milk powder per hour.

Maximum Transparency Across All Levels

12 January 2018

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

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.

Chemical Company Migrates to Modern DCS

7 January 2018

Tomatic replaces unsupported black-box hardware & software at construction chemical company with modern, integrated, connected process control solution with Industrie 4.0 capabilities.

Connected Enterprise Improves Sinter Plant

2 January 2018

Connected, integrated control solution delivers greater process precision, enhanced energy management and comprehensive data-capture capabilities at Ukrainian sinter plant.

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.

DuPont Increases Operational Availability

5 November 2017

Modernizing a plant in Brazil provided faster maintenance agility, better control of operating costs and gains in flexibility.

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.

Farmer Cooperative Grows with Process Automation

7 September 2017

At Midwest Farmers Cooperative’s new ag terminal, a distributed control system enables the co-op to move grain through quickly and reach new markets.

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.

Manufacturing Intelligence Reduces Challenges

21 July 2017

Modular control-system design and access to manufacturing intelligence help MCPP accelerate the launch of its first plant in Brazil.

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.

Standardised Control Environment for Gas Network

20 June 2017

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Phosphate Producer Modernizes DCS and HMI

11 May 2017

The Mosaic Company enhances decision-making capabilities and reduces alarms by 50 percent with modern DCS.

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.

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.

Upgrade Expands Process Flexibility

1 March 2017

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

Voltage Monitoring Reduces Facility Downtime

21 February 2017

After receiving multiple power interruptions that resulted in damaged equipment, Commerce Township installed a voltage monitoring system – resulting in reduced downtime and compliance risk.

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.

Europhartech Implements Serialization Solution

10 February 2017

Europhartech implements holistic serialization solution for its medicine packaging lines to address upcoming legislation.

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.

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.

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.

Legacy Controls Migrated to an Integrated Solution

14 November 2016

Livestock compound feed manufacturer sees simpler migration result in a faster, more robust and economically effective network and automation infrastructure.

Gancia Bubbly Gets New Life Thanks to the PlantPAx

4 November 2016

The complete modernisation of their sparkling process control enables F.lli Gancia to take one more step towards The Connected Enterprise

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%.

Servo-Driven Palletizer Delivers Versatility

17 October 2016

Columbia Machine FL6200 palletizer features a floor-level design that combines robotic-like precision with the simplicity of a conventional system.

iTRAK Helps OEM Slash Changeover Times

14 October 2016

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

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.