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Ethics award added to trophy cabinet for 12th time

4 March 2020

We have once again been recognized by Ethisphere – for the 12th time – as one of the 2020 World’s Most Ethical Companies.

Rockwell Automation Acquires ASEM

19 February 2020

Italian firm’s automation solutions provide smart technology, enhanced productivity, and a more secure environment.

Rockwell Automation acquires Avnet Data Security

14 January 2020

Acquisition will enhance Rockwell Automation’s ability to deliver IT/OT cybersecurity services globally.

New release of FactoryTalk Batch software

23 December 2019

Industrial producers with batch applications can now create more flexible, reliable and productive operations with the latest release of FactoryTalk Batch software from Rockwell Automation.

Record Attendance at Automation Fair 2019

16 December 2019

Industrial leader announces partnerships and collaborations with best-in-trade digital solutions to bring The Connected Enterprise to life.

Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant

13 November 2019

Rockwell Automation, Inc. has announced its recognition as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) for the second consecutive year.

Rockwell Automation Acquires MESTECH Services

22 October 2019

Transaction expands Rockwell’s consulting and systems integration scale in fast growing industrial transformation market.

Rockwell Automation TechEd EMEA Begins

22 October 2019

Hands-on IIoT training increases competencies in augmented reality, artificial intelligence, analytics and information.

Closing of Sensia Joint Venture

7 October 2019

Sensia, the oil and gas industry’s first digitally enabled, integrated automation solutions provider, will drive efficiency, optimize performance and reduce risk.

Sebastien Grau named new Regional Sales Director

4 October 2019

Rockwell Automation has announced the appointment of Sebastien Grau as regional sales director for the Middle East, Turkey and Sub Saharan Africa.

Hygienic Products Protect Food, Pharma Quality

22 August 2019

The first NSF-certified HMI terminal and new hygienic servo motors can help food and pharma makers minimize contamination risks.

Rockwell Automation Joins Industrial Security Body

12 August 2019

Company expands its work to help secure production operations by joining the ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance as a founding member.

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

Improve Production With Artificial Intelligence

30 May 2019

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

Control System Security

9 May 2019

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

New Programmable Controller

2 May 2019

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

Drive Productivity with the ThinManager Software

28 February 2019

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

New Photoelectric Sensor from Rockwell Automation

21 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 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.

Rockwell Automation has acquired Emulate3D

8 February 2019

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

VersaView 5200

5 February 2019

Rockwell Automation Launches Expanded Line of Thin Clients.

New MD for Rockwell Automation for SSA announced

4 February 2019

Read more about Rockwell Automation’s new Managing Director SSA, Henry Craukamp.

IoT Company of the Year in 2019

22 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

15 January 2019

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

Tyre Processing Plant

15 January 2019

Rockwell Automation PowerFlex Drives and Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture help tyre and rubber manufacturer optimise two plant processes.

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.

Rockwell Automation Upgrades Mozal Aluminium DCS

29 November 2018

Read about the modern Rockwell Automation DCS that was supplied for the control of Mozal Aluminium’s furnace assembly and ladle cleaning shop.

Increased Plant Safety With ControlLogix

27 November 2018

ControlLogix SIL II compliant burner management system increases chemical recovery furnace safety and complies with SIL II requirements.

New HMI Offers Enhanced Features for End Users

22 November 2018

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

PowerFlex 755T

20 November 2018

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

FactoryTalk InnovationSuite

15 November 2018

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

Safety Light Curtains Reduce MRO Inventory

25 September 2018

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

Brighter, More Flexible Tower Light Now Available

17 September 2018

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

Software Reduces Design Time

16 August 2018

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

Field Controller Provides Cost-Effective Solution

2 August 2018

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

New Application Content

1 August 2018

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

FLEX 5000

12 July 2018

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

Motion Analyser Software

5 July 2018

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

Strategic Partnership with PTC

29 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

14 June 2018

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

New GuardLink Safety System

5 June 2018

Safer, Smarter Operations with the New GuardLink Safety System.

Securely Deploy Cloud and Mobile Technologies

25 May 2018

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

Industrial IoT Solves Problems Faster

24 May 2018

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

New Controllers Scale to Your Machine Safety Needs

24 May 2018

New controllers can be right sized to specific machine safety requirements and help you achieve faster reaction times.

New Micro PLC Can Reduce System Cost, Complexity

17 May 2018

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

Rockwell Automation Powers Desalination Plant

15 May 2018

Rockwell Automation Sub-Saharan Africa installed PLCs, HMI with visualisation control software, VSDs & Integrated Architecture® to power a desalination plant.

IEC and NEMA Contactors simplify motor control

10 May 2018

Rockwell Automation has released the Allen-Bradley Bulletin 100-E IEC contactors and Bulletin 300 NEMA contactors to help machine builders design smaller, more energy-efficient panels.

HMI Software Update Improves Operator Efficiency

3 May 2018

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

Design Software Update Optimizes Productivity

11 April 2018

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

ThinManager Software Improves Productivity

4 April 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

Internal Bypass Expands Smart Motor Functionality

27 February 2018

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

World’s Most Ethical Company

21 February 2018

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

Software-Powered Connected Services

14 February 2018

Expanding services from Rockwell Automation help build and draw benefits from connected operations.

Scalable Computing

7 February 2018

Scalable Computing Delivers Industrial IoT Data to Where Decisions are Made

New Modern HMI Solution for Smaller Applications

6 February 2018

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

New IaaS Bundle Eases Industrial Networking

31 January 2018

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

PlantPAx DCS Roadmap

31 January 2018

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

Multi-Well Pad Oil and Gas Solution Cuts Costs

25 January 2018

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.

Smart Machines Provide OEM Performance Monitoring

23 January 2018

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

22 January 2018

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

Artificial Intelligence for Industrial Automation

18 January 2018

Rockwell Automation Invests in Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Industrial Automation

Drive system selected

16 January 2018

Rockwell Automation drive system selected for Sumitomo Rubber’s rubber mixers

Announcing New Partnership With Foxconn

17 October 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.

Rockwell Automation Shows Commitment to Houston

13 October 2017

Weeks after the devastation from Hurricane Harvey and Irma, leaders at Rockwell Automation are confidently moving forward with plans to host the annual Automation Fair event in Houston.

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.

Machinery Safebook 5: Guide To Functional Safety

13 September 2017

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

Expanded Power Range for PowerFlex 6000 MV Drives

7 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.

Delphi Award Received For Asset Management

5 September 2017

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

Rockwell Automation Grows African LNG Presence

29 August 2017

Rockwell Automation was recently awarded a new contract in Africa’s oil & gas industry, with a SCADA and control equipment upgrade for Nigeria LNG.

New Light Curtains Improve Flexibility and Safety

8 August 2017

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

Scalable MES Applications are Fit for Purpose

3 August 2017

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

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.

Call For Safety Excellence Award Nominations

17 July 2017

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

New Cable-Pull Switch Enhances Industrial Safety

13 July 2017

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

Best Practices for Risk Management

12 July 2017

Industrial organisations around the world struggle to manage risk.Rockwell Automation Offers Best Practices for Risk Management.