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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

Automation Fair, Houston 2017

13 December 2017

Thousands Convene in Houston to Learn About the Latest in Automation Technology While Helping to Support Area Recovery

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.

Analytics IIoT Platform Brings Value to Production

10 November 2017

Rockwell Automation has a stated goal of enabling advanced analytics for manufacturing. Project Scio is the next step along that continuum.

Multi-Well Pad Oil and Gas Solution Cuts Costs

10 November 2017

The Well Manager solution provides oil and gas companies a single solution for all control functionality on a well pad, improving data visibility and reducing costs.

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.

Human Machine Interfaces for Smart Manufacturing

21 September 2017

With the new line of VersaView 5000 industrial computers and thin clients, manufacturers can modernize HMI applications to support smart manufacturing.

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.

Announcing New Partnership With Foxconn

14 August 2017

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., also known as Foxconn, and Rockwell Automation announced today that they are collaborating to implement Connected Enterprise and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) concepts for smart manufacturing in Foxconn's new U.S. facilities.

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.

Rockwell Automation Reports Third Quarter Results

28 July 2017

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.

Instant Industrial Device Analytics

25 July 2017

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

Scalable MES Applications are Fit for Purpose

21 July 2017

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

Call For Safety Excellence Award Nominations

18 July 2017

For the fifth year, Rockwell Automation is accepting nominations for its Manufacturing Safety Excellence Awards.

New Light Curtains Improve Flexibility and Safety

14 July 2017

Industrial automation customers can now protect their workers and reduce inventory costs with the new light curtain system from Rockwell Automation.

New Cable-Pull Switch Enhances Industrial Safety

12 July 2017

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

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.