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Multi-Well Pad Solution for Oil and Gas Producers Boosts Data, Cuts Cost

10 November 2017

Multi-Well Pad Solution for Oil and Gas Producers Boosts Data, Cuts Cost
Drilling advancements have transformed oil and gas operations from simplistic single-well pad fields to more complex multi-well pads. In turn, operators and equipment builders need to modify their control systems approach. The Well Manager solution from Rockwell Automation provides oil and gas companies a single solution for all control functionality throughout a well pad resulting in easier implementation, expanded data visibility, improved production and reduced overall cost.

New Scalable Analytics Platform for Industrial IoT Applications

10 November 2017

New Scalable Analytics Platform for Industrial IoT Applications
Gaining value from your production and IIoT data takes time and often requires specialized expertise. The IIoT analytics platform from Rockwell Automation reduces these efforts. It allows any user to securely access any existing data source to create customized, actionable information. This can help users at every level of an organization speed better decision-making.

Infrastructure-as-a-Service Simplifies and Accelerates Network Deployments

7 November 2017

Infrastructure-as-a-Service Simplifies and Accelerates Network Deployments
A secure and robust network infrastructure is essential to improving competitiveness in a Connected Enterprise. But designing, deploying and maintaining this infrastructure can be complex and often too much for a capital budget. Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) can help ease these challenges by combining pre-engineered network solutions, on-site configuration and 24/7 remote monitoring into one contract.

Rockwell Automation TechED event proves huge success for EMEA manufacturing professionals

24 October 2017

Rockwell Automation TechED event proves huge success for EMEA manufacturing professionals
Already incredibly well known in the US, the EMEA event has proved just as popular, with over 700 attendees signing up in advance for places on multiple training streams and enjoying a unique networking event across three days.

Rockwell Automation at SPS IPC Drives 2017: Solutions and services tailored to each stage of the Industry 4.0 journey

20 October 2017

Rockwell Automation at SPS IPC Drives 2017: Solutions and services tailored to each stage of the Industry 4.0 journey
Some companies have already made progress towards achieving their digital transformation goals, but most are still working out how best to start. There is no “one size fits all” approach because every enterprise has unique requirements. At SPS IPC Drives 2017 (Hall 9, Stand 205), Rockwell Automation will show how it can help every manufacturer and machine builder – wherever they are on their journey towards Industry 4.0.

New Power Ranges and Motor Control Capabilities Available for PowerFlex 6000 Drives

25 September 2017

New Power Ranges and Motor Control Capabilities Available for PowerFlex 6000 Drives
The Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 6000 medium-voltage AC drive offers expanded, user-friendly control for variable and constant torque applications. Users in heavy industries now have additional motor control options for compressors, pumps and fans with this latest release. The medium-voltage drive now delivers a wider voltage range (2.4 to 11 kV) and provides 100 percent starting torque leveraging sensorless vector control.

Human Machine Interfaces for Smart Manufacturing

21 September 2017

Human Machine Interfaces for Smart Manufacturing
Many manufacturers struggle with unreliable human machine interface (HMI) applications that use obsolete operating systems. With the new line of Allen-Bradley VersaView 5000 industrial computers, thin clients and monitors, manufacturers can modernize their HMI applications to support smart manufacturing.

New Networked Safe Torque Off Option Module Helps Simplify Machine Design

19 September 2017

New Networked Safe Torque Off Option Module Helps Simplify Machine Design
Rockwell Automation has introduced the networked safe torque off option module, allowing safety and nonsafety functions to share the same EtherNet/IP network. Designed for the Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 755 and PowerFlex 755T AC drives, this safety option helps protect personnel and equipment by removing rotational power from the motor without removing power from the drive. This functionality allows a quick restart after a demand on the safety system.

Rockwell Automation Announces CEO Blake Moret to become Chairman

13 September 2017

Rockwell Automation Announces CEO Blake Moret to Become Chairman
Rockwell Automation, today announced that its Board of Directors has elected President and Chief Executive Officer Blake D. Moret as Chairman of the Board effective January 1, 2018. Moret, 54, succeeds Keith D. Nosbusch, who has served as chairman since 2005 and remains as a director. The Company will continue to have an independent lead director.

Rockwell Automation Receives Delphi Supplier Award for Industrial Asset Management Services

06 September 2017

Rockwell Automation Receives Delphi Supplier Award for Industrial Asset Management Services
Rockwell Automation received the Delphi Pinnacle Award in recognition of its cost-saving services for Delphi in 2016. Delphi, the largest automotive components company in the world, annually recognises top-tier suppliers who help the company achieve quality, value and cost-performance improvements.

Machinery Safebook 5: Your Go-To Guide For Functional Safety Of Machinery

05 September 2017

Machinery Safebook 5: Your Go-To Guide For Functional Safety Of Machinery
Rockwell Automation has released the latest version of its popular ‘Machinery Safebook’ publication, a guide to safety-related control systems for machinery. It expands on previous versions with a host of new information, examples and calculations, maintaining and reinforcing its position as an invaluable, best-practice teaching and reference tool for anyone that needs to understand the landscape and principles of the functional safety of machinery.

Foxconn and Rockwell Automation Announce Partnership to Implement Industry-Leading IIoT Solutions at Foxconn’s Consumer Electronics Assembly Operations

14 August 2017

Foxconn and Rockwell Automation Announce Partnership to Implement Industry-Leading IIoT Solutions at Foxconn’s Consumer Electronics Assembly Operations
Rockwell Automation has announced that it is collaborating to implement Connected Enterprise and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) concepts for smart manufacturing in Foxconn's new U.S. facilities.

Great Lakes Brewing Company Deploys Manufacturing Analytics Solution From Rockwell Automation

31 July 2017

Great Lakes Brewing Company Deploys Manufacturing Analytics Solution From Rockwell Automation
Great Lakes Brewing Company (GLBC) deployed the FactoryTalk Analytics for Devices appliance from Rockwell Automation to bring the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) and analytics to its factory floor. The technology gives GLBC greater insight into the health of its beer-brewing machinery to help increase efficiency, improve quality and minimise downtime.

Rockwell Automation Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results

28 July 2017

Rockwell Automation Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results
Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK) today reported fiscal 2017 third quarter sales of $1,599.2 million, up 8.5 percent from $1,474.0 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2016. Organic sales grew 8.2 percent. Currency translation reduced sales by 0.9 percentage points, and acquisitions contributed 1.2 percentage points to sales growth.

Rockwell Automation Delivers New Tools for Instant Device Analytics and Plant-Floor Collaboration

25 July 2017

Rockwell Automation Delivers New Tools for Instant Device Analytics and Plant-Floor Collaboration
Rockwell Automation is mitigating complexity for customers and enabling instant device analytics via a new appliance and team collaboration app with an integrated alarms module. These commercial, off-the-shelf offerings require minimal configuration. Analytics and team collaboration tools can be used throughout the plant, improving the interactions between and among industrial devices and the teams that use them.

Rockwell Automation Continues to Expand MES Applications to Increase Flexibility, Ease Entry to Smart Manufacturing

21 July 2017

Rockwell Automation Continues to Expand MES Applications to Increase Flexibility, Ease Entry to Smart Manufacturing
Rockwell Automation continues to build out its scalable MES applications to ease user experience, add more modular applications, and increase delivery options. New applications provide added capabilities, and the portfolio will soon be offered as software-as-a-service (SaaS) in the cloud.

Rockwell Automation Seeks Manufacturers Committed to Safety Excellence

18 July 2017

Rockwell Automation Seeks Manufacturers Committed to Safety Excellence
Rockwell Automation is now accepting nominations for its fifth annual Manufacturing Safety Excellence Awards. The awards celebrate the world’s safest manufacturing companies. The awards are open to manufacturers, machine builders or system integrators with a true commitment to safety across three key pillars of a comprehensive safety program: culture, compliance and capital (technology). Nominations are due 18 August 2017.

New Light Curtains Improve Flexibility and Industrial Safety

14 July 2017

New Light Curtains Improve Flexibility and Industrial Safety
Industrial automation customers can now protect their workers and reduce inventory costs with the new light curtain system from Rockwell Automation. The new Allen-Bradley GuardShield 450L safety light curtain system is a flexible, cost-effective solution that enhances safety while helping to improve productivity through innovative transceiver technology.

Patented, Solid-State Cable-Pull Switch Enhances Industrial Safety

12 July 2017

Patented, Solid-State Cable-Pull Switch Enhances Industrial Safety
The Allen-Bradley Guardmaster Lifeline 5 cable-pull switch provides constant access to the emergency-stop function, stopping a machine hazard with a simple pull of the attached cable. The patented, microprocessor-based solution simplifies setup and allows for more efficient maintenance and troubleshooting.