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Three Companies Join Machine Safety Program

18 September 2019

Industrial producers can enlist the program members to stay current with machine-safety standards and to improve productivity through safety.

Training for the Next-Generation Workforce

4 September 2019

Rockwell Automation TechEd EMEA is a unique event in the region for industrial professionals to expand and enhance their skills.

Make Short Production Runs More Efficient

14 August 2019

The updated MagneMover LITE transport system now supports heavier payloads and larger scale applications to bring greater efficiency and flexibility to your operations.

Celebrating innovation in children

6 August 2019

Recently held event celebrated the ingenuity and creativity of children in engineering subjects and the desire of teachers to identify engineers in the making

Lonza is bringing the digital factory to life

23 July 2019

Lonza to use PharmaSuite MES software, along with FactoryTalk InnovationSuite to accelerate paperless, 24/7 production of cutting-edge capsules

New Safety I/O Modules Simplify Machine Safety

22 July 2019

New safety I/O modules give machine designers more options for adding safety to machines. They can also help designers create smarter and more productive machines.

Threat Detection Services Now Available Globally

19 July 2019

Industrial cybersecurity services protect supply chains from unpredictable threats and provide operational benefits.

New E-learning Courses

2 July 2019

New e-learning courses from Rockwell Automation equip workers with the skills they need to support modern industrial operations.

Emulate3D launches Facility in Reading

1 July 2019

Emulate3D welcomed Department for International Trade Minister of State for Trade Policy, George Hollingbery MP, to open its brand-new facility at Reading Enterprise Centre.

Industrial Controller Certified to IEC 62443-4-2

25 June 2019

Companies can have confidence that their control systems are designed with security in mind with the Allen-Bradley ControlLogix 5580 controller from Rockwell Automation.

New Electric Vehicle Innovation Center

20 June 2019

Industrial automation and information leader increases differentiation for electric vehicle manufacturers, helping automakers start and improve their EV production.

Rockwell Automation Celebrates 50 years in the UK

23 May 2019

Rockwell Automation celebrates 50 years in the UK, marking the occasion with a staff event in Bletchley, on 23rd of May, the first of a series of activities to celebrate the occasion.

Thin Client Management Software Expanded

21 May 2019

The new release of the ThinManager thin client management software can help industrial workers be more productive with more customizable insights and displays.

Mark Bottomley and Phil Hadfield Take on New Roles

6 May 2019

Rockwell Automation has announced two significant promotions in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

Improve Production With Artificial Intelligence

30 April 2019

The new FactoryTalk Analytics LogixAI module reduces the need for a data scientist to help workers make more data-driven decisions.

GE Healthcare and Rockwell Automation Collaborate

16 April 2019

Collaboration will help drug manufacturers improve efficiencies, get to market faster and deliver personalized medicines with innovative solutions.

PowerFlex® 755T Receives Product of the Year Award

11 April 2019

Rockwell Automation receives the prestigious award by reader’s and user’s choice for the PowerFlex® 755T drives.

Control System Security

2 April 2019

Enhanced products with built-in security can help safeguard machines and people from malicious tampering of industrial systems.

New Programmable Controller

21 March 2019

The CompactLogix 5480 programmable controller from Rockwell Automation combines Logix control and Windows-based computing in one platform.

Hannover Messe 2019

18 March 2019

Rockwell Automation accelerates digital transformation in manufacturing.

World’s Most Ethical Company 2019

13 March 2019

The Ethisphere Institute, named Rockwell Automation as a 2019 World’s Most Ethical Company® for the Eleventh Year.

Rockwell Automation to sponsor #DisruptMining

1 March 2019

Rockwell Automation is sponsoring the 2019 #DisruptMining event, promoting innovations that improve mine safety, sustainability and productivity.

Drive Productivity with the ThinManager Software

21 February 2019

The new release of the ThinManager thin-client software can help industrial operations be more productive with more customizable insights and displays.

Rockwell Automation and Schlumberger Joint Venture

21 February 2019

Rockwell Automation and Schlumberger Enter Joint Venture Agreement to Create Sensia, the Oil and Gas Industry’s First Fully Integrated Automation Solutions Provider.

New Photoelectric Sensor from Rockwell Automation

19 February 2019

High-performance sensor offers long-distance detection and increased environmental tolerance for industries such as food and beverage, material handling and packaging.

Rockwell Automation has acquired Emulate3D

31 January 2019

Software portfolio integrates automation software with 3-D CAD model, enabling customers to test machine and system designs virtually.

VersaView 5200

31 January 2019

Rockwell Automation Launches Expanded Line of Thin Clients.

Join the Rockwell Automation coding competition

29 January 2019

Rockwell Automation, together with, is organising its first coding competition which will take place from 21 December to 21 February 2019, Poland.

IoT Company of the Year in 2019

14 January 2019

IoT Breakthrough today announced Rockwell Automation as winner of the “Overall IoT Company the Year” award in the global 2019 IoT Breakthrough Awards program.

Studio 5000 Software Improves Machine Design Time

14 January 2019

The Studio 5000 software now integrates with more third-party software to shorten design times, and CIP Security support strengthens industrial security.

Corteva Agriscience Wins Manufacturing Safety Excellence Award

9 January 2019

Corteva Agriscience™, the agriculture division of DowDuPont, has won a 2018 Manufacturing Safety Excellence Award for its best-in-class approach to industrial safety.

Initiative to Bring OPC UA to Field-Level Devices

11 December 2018

Rockwell Automation is joining an OPC Foundation initiative to extend the OPC UA protocol to field-level industrial communications.

New Maintenance Solution for Mining Industry

4 December 2018

Metso is expanding its digital Metso Metrics offering with the launch of a new predictive maintenance solution for mining equipment.

Compact GuardLogix 5380

29 November 2018

Expanded Machine Safety Portfolio Optimizes Safety System Performance.

Industrial Control Devices to Support CIP Security

29 November 2018

CIP Security protects critical communications in a Connected Enterprise.

New PowerFlex AC Drive Option Module

29 November 2018

Integrated Safety Functions Option Module from Rockwell Automation helps reduce hardware and installation costs while improving productivity.

Juergen Weinhofer Elected to OPC Foundation Board

28 November 2018

Company continues its support for OPC Foundation’s efforts of improving interoperability among industrial IoT technologies.

The Next Industrial Transformation is Here

27 November 2018

Debuts new brand platform as industry leaders gather to discuss key topics impacting today’s manufacturers.

Next-Generation Process Safety Systems

27 November 2018

Rockwell Automation process safety systems improve scalability and efficiency to support higher-capacity safety requirements.

PowerFlex 755T

27 November 2018

Rockwell Automation Expands TotalFORCE Capabilities and Power Range for PowerFlex 755T Drives.

ThinManager Version 11

27 November 2018

Support for even more robust thin client hardware places ThinManager at the core of the Connected Enterprise.

FactoryTalk InnovationSuite

14 November 2018

Rockwell Automation and PTC Launch Collaborative Offering to Drive Digital Transformation Across Industrial Enterprises.

Digital Transformation Ideas and Solutions

9 November 2018

TechED EMEA 2018 once again proves itself to be the EMEA region’s premier training and educational event.

IEC 62443 Security Certification

6 November 2018

The certification confirms that Rockwell Automation product-development processes adhere to the security requirements in the IEC 62443-4-1 standard.

New HMI Offers Enhanced Features for End Users

31 October 2018

The release of the PanelView 5510 graphic terminal offers enhanced options for operator interface needs.

John Condon, Country Sales Director in Ireland

16 October 2018

John Condon was appointed Country Sales Director for Rockwell Automation in Ireland.

Rockwell Automation at SPS IPC Drives 2018

16 October 2018

Accelerating The Connected Enterprise with Smarter Machines and Smarter Operations.

Stay In Control Of Your Brews

10 October 2018

Rockwell Automation to showcase advanced, integrated and secure brewing process control solutions at BrauBeviale – Hall 7 | Booth 7-841 – Nuremburg – 13-15 November 2018.

Registration for 2018 Automation Fair Opens

1 October 2018

Registration is now open for the 2018 Automation Fair, hosted by Rockwell Automation and members of its global PartnerNetwork program.

The Business Value of Industry 4.0

26 September 2018

Together with Embassy of the United States, Rockwell Automation recently hosted delegates from the C-Suite of industry across the UK to discuss how to deliver the value of Industry 4.0.

Brighter, More Flexible Tower Light Now Available

17 September 2018

Tower light accommodates seven modules in same stack for ease of use and selection.

Rockwell Automation TechED EMEA

11 September 2018

Company creates building blocks for enabling technologies and solutions that help companies embrace the opportunities of a fully integrated Connected Enterprise.

Major Contract to Develop Open Pit Mine

30 August 2018

Rockwell Automation Wins Major Contract to Develop World’s Largest Open Pit Mine in Chile.

The Energy Observer Project

27 August 2018

Rockwell Automation is proud to provide the advanced automation technologies that drive the Energy Observer project.

Safety Light Curtains Reduce MRO Inventory

23 August 2018

Rockwell Automation GuardShield light curtains bring innovative transceiver technology to safeguard perimeter of robotic work cells and other hazardous equipment.

Field Controller Provides Cost-Effective Solution

30 July 2018

The new PowerFlex DC field controller provides a cost-effective solution for DC retrofit applications.

New Application Content

19 July 2018

New Application Content Speeds Up and Future-Proofs Machine Designs.

Software Reduces Design Time

16 July 2018

Latest release of Connected Components Workbench software creates a more familiar and efficient design environment.

FLEX 5000

4 July 2018

FLEX 5000 I/O Modules Bring Greater Productivity and Flexibility to a Connected Enterprise.

New Brewing Production Solution

28 June 2018

Rockwell Automation and McRae Integration collaborated to develop FactoryTalk Brew solution for large brewers.

Motion Analyser Software

22 June 2018

Rockwell Automation has released an updated version of the Allen-Bradley Motion Analyser software tool.

Rockwell Automation Main Sponsor of iT’s Tissue

20 June 2018

Rockwell Automation, in addition to acting as the main sponsor, will participate in all the open house events with their solutions specifically designed to produce added value.

Strategic Partnership with PTC

14 June 2018

PTC Inc. and Rockwell Automation today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for a strategic partnership.

PlantPAx DCS Improves Productivity

7 June 2018

With the latest release of the PlantPAx DCS, industrial producers can create smarter, more productive and protected operations.

New GuardLink Safety System

4 June 2018

Safer, Smarter Operations with the New GuardLink Safety System.

New Micro PLC Can Reduce System Cost, Complexity

31 May 2018

Machine designers can use a new micro programmable logic controller to optimize the control architecture in large standalone machines.

New Controllers Scale to Your Machine Safety Needs

28 May 2018

Our controllers scale to specific machine safety requirements and support faster reaction times.

Securely Deploy Cloud and Mobile Technologies

24 May 2018

Network design guides help companies realise the promise of industrial IoT while adopting security best practices.

Take advantage of OPC UA support

24 May 2018

Take advantage of OPC UA support in Rockwell Automation products to achieve interoperability among connected “things” in your operations.

Industrial IoT Solves Problems Faster

4 May 2018

FactoryTalk Analytics provides new tools for ingesting data; changing the game for cutting-edge analytics.

Showcasing pharma digital transformation at Achema

30 April 2018

Rockwell Automation to showcase digital transformation, cybersecurity and single-use pharma capabilities at Achema.

OPC UA Time-Sensitive Networking

27 April 2018

Rockwell Automation is joining industry leaders to create a communication solution for real-time and sensor-to-cloud applications in industrial operations.

See Industrie 4.0 in Action at Hannover Messe

5 April 2018

Industrial IoT offerings that can improve your competitiveness will be featured at the Cisco, Microsoft and ODVA booths.

HMI Software Update Improves Operator Efficiency

22 March 2018

Rockwell Automation announces updates to its FactoryTalk View Site Edition and Machine Edition visualization software.

ThinManager Software Improves Productivity

13 March 2018

Updated thin client software from Rockwell Automation gives workers better access to production information with improved visualization and mobility.

FactoryTalk Network Manager

9 March 2018

FactoryTalk Network Manager Software Simplifies Network Operations and Maintenance

Design Software Update Optimizes Productivity

8 March 2018

Studio 5000 software release helps engineers optimize productivity and reduce commissioning time when designing automation systems.

Tire Industry Gains From Cloud-Based Data

26 February 2018

Rockwell Automation took visitors to Tire Technology Expo 2018 on a journey through enabling technologies, smart manufacturing and modern data analytics solutions.

World’s Most Ethical Company

19 February 2018

Rockwell Automation Named a 2018 World’s Most Ethical Company for the Tenth Year.

Internal Bypass Expands Smart Motor Functionality

13 February 2018

Industrial automation customers can now increase the functionality and efficiency of their smart motors with the SMC-50 with Internal Bypass.

Setting a path for Industrie 4.0

8 February 2018

Showcasing class-leading solutions that embrace Industrie 4.0 and help propel OEMs and end users along a path towards a truly Connected Enterprise.

New Modern HMI Solution for Smaller Applications

29 January 2018

PanelView 5310 graphic terminals provide right-sized HMI solution for machine and equipment builders

Scalable Computing

25 January 2018

Scalable Computing Delivers Industrial IoT Data to Where Decisions are Made

Project Sherlock - New AI Module

22 January 2018

New AI Module From Rockwell Automation Models, Monitors and Optimizes Industrial Operations

Digital Transformation

17 January 2018

Software-Powered Connected Services Drive Digital Transformation

PlantPAx DCS Roadmap

11 January 2018

Rockwell Automation enhances modern DCS to help companies capture more value from digital transformation

UK Machine Builder Wins Safety Excellence Award

20 December 2017

UK Machine Builder A.M.P. Rose Wins Enterprise-Level International Manufacturing Safety Excellence Award for Its Companywide Focus on Safety

Smart Machines Provide OEM Performance Monitoring

13 December 2017

The IIoT has created reams of new data, but its usefulness is limited by who is available for analysis. OEMs now support in-house teams with remote monitoring of production intelligence.

New IaaS Bundle Eases Industrial Networking

7 November 2017

A secure and robust network infrastructure is essential to improving competitiveness in a Connected Enterprise.

Rockwell Automation TechED event

24 October 2017

Rockwell Automation TechED event proves huge success for EMEA manufacturing professionals.

Rockwell Automation at SPS IPC Drives 2017

20 October 2017

Rockwell Automation at SPS IPC Drives (Hall 9, Stand 205): solutions for every stage of a company’s digital transformation journey.

Expanded Power Range for PowerFlex 6000 MV Drives

25 September 2017

Users in heavy industries have a new motor control option for compressors, pumps and fans. Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 6000 medium-voltage AC drives from Rockwell Automation offer expanded, user-friendly control for variable and constant torque applications.

Safe Torque Off Option Simplifies Machine Design

19 September 2017

Rockwell Automation has introduced the networked safe torque off option module, allowing safety and nonsafety functions to share the same EtherNet/IP network.

CEO Blake Moret to Become Chairman

13 September 2017

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.

Delphi Award Received For Asset Management

6 September 2017

Rockwell Automation received the Delphi Pinnacle Award in recognition of its cost-saving services for Delphi in 2016.

Machinery Safebook 5: Guide To Functional Safety

5 September 2017

Rockwell Automation has released the latest version of its popular ‘Machinery Safebook’ publication, a guide to safety-related control systems for machinery.

Manufacturing Analytics Solution For Brewery

31 July 2017

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) to its factory floor.

Instant Industrial Device Analytics

25 July 2017

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

BHP Billiton Supplied With An Historian Solution

28 March 2016

Rockwell Automation and OSIsoft have reached an agreement with BHP Billiton for the installation of an enterprise historian.