Automation Today Issue 57: News and Events

News and Events

Join us at the Automation Fair® event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on November 14-15, 2018.

Automation Fair Event Returns to Philadelphia

The 2018 Automation Fair® event, taking place November 14-15 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will offer the latest in control, power and IT/OT technologies and trends for industrial automation that are driving innovation.  Automation industry professionals from around the world will gather for the industry’s premier event showcasing the latest trends, sharing current best practices and offering hands-on educational opportunities. When the Automation Fair event was last held in Philadelphia, smart manufacturing was still in its infancy. Now, big data and The Connected Enterprise have taken a strong hold as more manufacturers see the benefits such technology offers: faster time to market, asset optimization, lower total cost of ownership and mitigating risk.

Visitors will see the latest control system network infrastructure based on standard, unmodified EtherNet/IP™, safety, power and information technologies that support The Connected Enterprise.  In more than 90 sessions, including forums, technical sessions and hands-on labs — all offered for free — Rockwell Automation specialists, partners, customers and other industry professionals will share what they’ve learned — industrial solutions that provide working data capital for better collaboration and more profitable decisions across enterprises and supply chains.

The Process Solutions User Group (PSUG) event will be held just before the Automation Fair event, November 12-13, with more than 800 professionals from diverse process industries worldwide. This year’s event offers 10 hands-on labs, 30 technical sessions and more than 25 customer application sessions showcasing real results using the process solutions available from Rockwell Automation. Learn more at

Visit for registration information, or contact your local Rockwell Automation representative.

Rockwell Automation was named a top company in 40 categories and placed first in 21 categories, the most out of any company.

Rockwell Automation on the Move (RAOTM) event at Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

RAOTM: Bringing Connected Enterprise to Life

The recent Rockwell Automation on the Move (RAOTM) events in Vietnam (Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City) were well attended and revealed how The Connected Enterprise opens new worlds of opportunity through greater connectivity. With a strong focus on Vietnam’s food and beverage, life science, water/wastewater, consumer packaged goods, oil and gas and OEM industries, the event brought together industry professionals including end users, system integrators, distributors, partners and machine builders.

Rockwell Automation hosted the event in collaboration with key global strategic alliance partners, authorized distributors and Encompass product partners. With a variety of technology exhibits and discussion forums, RAOTM provided a venue for attendees to learn about the latest techniques and technologies to maximize their manufacturing and production operations.

The event had a strong focus on helping customers implement The Connected Enterprise in their organizations and revealed techniques and technologies to identify where information is located, how to connect it securely, and how to analyze and present it where it’s needed. Attendees were also able to explore the networks, architectures, intelligence and power devices to increase productivity and efficiency.

Several products were launched at the event, namely the ControlLogix Parallel Redundancy Protocol Module and CompactLogix 5380 Controller, to help accelerate high performance production.

Additionally, RAOTM 2018 offered three different sets of technical sessions, addressing a comprehensive set of industry insights and updates on manufacturing performance, design and operation productivity and integrated power and automation. Participants also had the opportunity to listen to best practices and experiences from leading local companies such as Polyco, Pisa and Catec.

Mr. Le Van Hai, country manager, Rockwell Automation Vietnam, believes in information sharing for operations. “Leveraging the integration of control and information for manufacturing or industrial operations will be essential to improve productivity and remain competitive. RAOTM provided the opportunity for attendees to witness firsthand how knowledge-enabled strategies, made possible by our contemporary integrated control, power, safety and information portfolio of products, services and solutions are helping end users accelerate smart, safe, sustainable business performance.”

Opening ceremony for the Rockwell Automation Connected Services Centre.

Rockwell Automation Connected Services Centre Opening

The Rockwell Automation Connected Services business is expanding its remote support and monitoring business in the Asia Pacific region. This expansion includes the creation of a state of the art contact and remote monitoring centre located in the existing Rockwell Automation Dalian facility.

This centre will showcase the Rockwell Automation Connected Enterprise strategy, including advances made in IoT and cloud-based analytics technologies. By utilizing these innovative technologies, the facility will become a strategic centre providing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year technical support and remote monitoring services to customers in China.

The requirement for a facility of this kind is being driven by the growing global focus on initiatives such as smart manufacturing, Industry 4.0 and China Manufacturing 2025. Stable, secure networks and the push for increased remote monitoring and data analytics to support smart manufacturing is accelerating the need for a modern remote support and monitoring facility.

The Dalian centre is the largest overseas Rockwell Automation software development facility and is responsible for many award winning, key Rockwell Automation control and visualization business (CVB) products, including FactoryTalk View Site Edition (SE), FactoryTalk View Machine Edition (ME), RSLogix Architect, FactoryTalk Linx, FactoryTalk AssetCentre, and Connected Components Workbench.

Working closely with centres in the United States, Canada, Singapore, Poland and Germany for the development and testing of products, the Dalian management team has an average of more than 20 years industrial experience. The centre has won the Dalian Top 10 Best Employer award for two years in succession.

Customer Events Calendar
Upcoming in September – December 2018

Event City/Country Date
Industrial Transformation Asia Pacific
Singapore EXPO, Booth R06
Expo, Singapore 16-18 October 2018
Process Solutions User Group
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, Pennyslvania, United States 12-13 November 2018
Automation Perspectives
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, Pennyslvania, United States 13 November 2018
Automation Fair
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, Pennyslvania, United States 14-15 November 2018
*The events could be subject to changes. For more details, visit our events page.

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