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This automotive powertrain demo shows the collaboration between Rockwell Automation and FANUC in action.
To position automakers for greater success, 3V Automation worked with Rockwell Automation to implement the latest digital technologies for smart machines and equipment.
Many automakers have already transformed their operations into connected, data-driven plants, granting them the ability to meet consumer and market trends in real time.
Current powertrain and drivetrains manufacturing systems can be unreliable. Meet consumer and market trends in real time with a flexible strategy that grows/adapts to your changing needs.
A smart-manufacturing strategy can help overcome production challenges and produce high-quality electric vehicles quickly.
Predictive analytics dashboards provide insight into potential issues before they happen, so you can prevent machine or equipment failures and avoid downtime.
A host of software tools, including MES, support greater flexibility. These tools provide real-time data for analysis, and help to make the production line’s flexibility possible.
Learn how MES software can help you keep pace with an increasingly complex and fast-moving automotive industry, and better align your complex manufacturing operations to market needs.
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) requires rethinking how things like automobiles are made. This Korean company upgraded its control system to realize substantial benefits.
Flexible and scalable drivetrain or powertrain production operations can help you keep up with consumer demand and adapt to technology changes.
Join us at our new Electric Vehicle Innovation Center to learn how you can design an accelerated production strategy and build smart, flexible operations.
Battery makers need a long-term automation strategy now if they’re going to keep up with the unprecedented growth of the electric vehicle market.
Learn how smart manufacturing strategies can help you produce high-quality electric vehicles quickly, affordably and with minimal risk.
Download the full PDF of the June 2019 print issue of The Journal From Rockwell Automation and Our PartnerNetwork.
Operate more efficiently and get to market faster using concepts like Industry 4.0 Automotive.
Railway track accessories company improved uptime and processes by using manufacturing intelligence software to eliminate manual data handling.
See how we can help electric car manufacturers accelerate production in this highly competitive market.
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Based on independent cart technology, new KUKA system solves assembly buffering challenges – and features extraordinary flexibility.
Faster, easier integration is now possible in this revolutionary approach to auto body assembly based on independent cart technology.
Sinhyung Engineering selected a single controls supplier to help meet the changing demands of its end users and create flexible, scalable machines.
Hirata developed a machine for the electric vehicle market that can help mass produce batteries.
Learn how a comprehensive and integrated approach helped Guangzhou Automobile Group Motor Co., LTD to achieve operational excellence when they deployed our FactoryTalk AutoSuite MES.
Manufacturing execution system tools provide real-time data for analysis, and also help to make the production lines more flexible.
Learn how our FactoryTalk AutoSuite MES enables you to integrate control and business systems across your enterprise. You can turn production data into actionable information.
Learn how our FactoryTalk® AutoSuite™ MES software can help you keep pace with an increasingly complex and fast-moving automotive industry.
Electric car manufacturers that want to stay competitive must commit to data-driven manufacturing in a highly flexible and connected environment.
The next seismic change in autos is in AFVs. Find out how to use real-time information and analytics to keep up with demand for millions of new EV batteries annually.
See for yourself the digital technologies, converged networks and other smart technologies driving industrial automation trends.
Learn how Mitsubishi Chemical sped up its polymer production site deployment for automotive airbags and used remote access to reduce start-up challenges.
EV manufacturers are under pressure to expedite their launch schedules. Global program management paves the way for a successful EV launch – and smart manufacturing.
Take a look into the future to see how current control, analytics and safety technologies will reshape industries in the coming decades.
Market drivers and new technology are accelerating electric vehicle demand. To keep up, carmakers must adopt a more connected, data-intensive approach.
The way people and machinery interact in automotive plants is fundamentally changing. Collaborative technology makes functional safety more critical than ever.
FactoryTalk® ProductionCentre and FactoryTalk® Analytics™ make transparent in real-time, what goes wrong behind the scenes.
Reduce the likelihood of hazards in automotive operations by focusing on the areas where those risks originate: safety, quality, obsolescence and security.
Scalable analytics closes the loop between big data and the plant floor to speed the impact of smart devices.
Greenfield industrial projects in the age of IIoT require new, flexible and productive plant solutions.
A more distributed control architecture plus new design and configuration tools speed line load balancing in powertrain assembly – and enable more flexible manufacturing.
Learn how to control temperature-critical processes, such as metals, automotive and glass, including how a pyrometer works and the basics of good temperature measurement and emissivity.
Thanks to enabling technologies, automotive machine builders can deliver more value than ever before. Two smart questions are key to success.
KUKA evaluated the standard automation systems used in auto manufacturing facilities and saw an opportunity to create a system that would be flexible, efficient and cost effective.
Independent cart technology enables high performance and flexibility in critical automotive transfer systems.
Now tier suppliers can address automotive traceability requirements – and other manufacturing challenges – with scalable, cost-effective software applications.
Indian automaker standardizes enterprisewide communication and connects plant floor to enterprise, opening door to production and efficiency gains.
Learn how an OEM provides efficient, flexible equipment for users’ tire-rubber mixing processes.
Learn how tire OEMs can deliver smarter, smaller and more efficient machinery faster than ever before with an On-Machine control solution.
With electric vehicle production gaining momentum, startups have flooded the market. Choosing the right supplier is critical to their success.
Rockwell Automation and a SI have helped Ford in Cologne with the relocation and recommissioning of a conveyor-driven storage area from an older site into a live production environment.
Global Solutions team tasked by PHA Czech s.r.o. with the development of a complete control solution for a turnkey door module assembly line and end-of-line test stations.
Toyota appraised a number of technologies for its new digital Andon system and approached Rockwell Automation for a new solution based on more up-to-date and open technologies.
Faster launches. Frequent refreshes. Increased change options. Getting vehicles to market faster and more profitably is critical.
New paint processes are more efficient than ever. But automakers can uncover even more savings with an innovative approach to paint rectifiers.
Collaborative robot technology is evolving at a rapid pace, but this raises questions about worker safety and compliance implications.
A modern security approach can better protect industrial control systems and other critical assets from potential attackers.
Modernizing and layering your employee badges can be an effective way to help protect production processes, data and assets from physical and cybersecurity threats.
The largest automotive suppliers have transitioned to modular offerings encompassing everything from complete cockpit assemblies and seating systems to powertrains.
An automotive glass company implemented manufacturing intelligence software from Rockwell Automation in a new facility and reduced scrap by 30 percent.
Modular standards and a single platform help optimize design and development of custom automated assembly systems for many industries.
MES software can help automakers manage complexity, improve responsiveness and maintain quality as part of the move to flexible manufacturing.
Anyone with a smartphone or tablet now can connect securely in an industrial setting to access performance metrics and data analytics.
Innovative manufacturers are realizing the value of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) by mapping out use cases that translate to immediate business value and outcomes.
Automotive manufacturers can mitigate risk - and reduce upfront costs - with a systematic, incremental approach to automation equipment migration.
See the Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 7000 AC drive system with ArcShield technology that is the first arc-resistant medium voltage drive with full regeneration capabilities.
See how safety best practices are combined into multiple products to mitigate risk to make it easier for workers to perform maintenance and other daily tasks.
Workforce changes require a multifaceted approach that includes machine design, training and recruitment strategy to meet safety needs of both newer and experienced workers.
Using control loop monitoring software, a major lug nut producer slashed its lengthy heat-treatment batch process cycle time by 9.3% to improve production output.
Choosing the correct system for your application can help optimize safety, enhance productivity and reduce costs.
Users want firms like Rockwell Automation to be their machine safety consultant. Rockwell Automation looks to its Solution Partners to provide engineering and installation services.
Download the full PDF of the February 2016 issue of The Journal From Rockwell Automation and Our PartnerNetwork.
Thanks to The Connected Enterprise, steam systems can be more intelligent than ever - and generate new levels of efficiency, sustainability and cost savings.
This free resource is designed to help users achieve efficient, secure hard-wired and wireless industrial network design.
Learn how effective management of automation obsolescence risk can be accomplished without sacrificing profitability, quality or production rates.
Proper motor protection and a condition monitoring solution can help you determine how and when a motor might fail so you can pre-empt the problem.
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Learn the five components needed for an effective lockout/tagout program, and the common traits for improving productivity in any industry.
Consider torque requirements, speed control and power distribution when deciding between a soft starter or an AC drive for an application.
A flexible manufacturing environment allows carmakers to meet new material demands - and deliver vehicles with features consumers want at a price they can afford.
Using secure remote access and being proactive about protecting networks and machines can help protect critical data from cyber threats.
Learn how modern remote alarm notification technology can integrate with existing controls, minimize “alarm fatigue,” and meet the needs of mobile plant workers.
Combining efforts of information and operations technology staff can help better support plant performance and requires unique collaboration.
With proper security procedures and architectural systems in place, OEMs can deliver more value to end users and reduce concerns about cybersecurity hacks.
Integrating maintenance and operations in real time can create a universally integrated IT infrastructure designed to drive superior asset performance.
Manufacturing giant gains customized, ongoing training program for electricians in plants around the world.
Whether commissioning a new production facility, adding capacity or launching a new vehicle, workforce readiness is critical to automotive productivity and flexibility.
Manufacturing Execution System software solutions for automotive manufacturers.
Follow the Machinery Safety Lifecycle to design integrated machine safety solutions that help protect employees, reduce costs, comply with regulations and improve productivity.
Modern technology offers new ways to stay productive while maintaining lockout/tagout compliance - even if you sometimes need to work on partially-live equipment.
Non-electric technology for drying compressed air in electrical cabinets eliminates sparking risk in hazardous environments.
Engineers and electricians can use this information to log and reduce equipment energy consumption, and then quantify the savings to justify improvements to managers.
Connected Cars represent an unprecedented opportunity for automakers to not only satisfy consumer demand - but also to speed the optimization of their manufacturing process.
Server virtualization architecture and hardware; how virtualization benefits manufacturers; and guidelines for increasing system availability.
For automakers, mitigating recall risk is essential. But getting the “little things” right is equally important for brand equity – and profitability.
A focus on workforce, process, equipment, and safety and improve productivity.
Protect your industrial network from internal threats by limiting access to physical devices such as USB ports and cables.
Lower gas prices may alter consumer appetites for fuel efficient cars. But automakers must stay on the fast-track to meet mandates.
An open network, segregated areas and physical protections will maximize security and provide a first line of defense against internal and external threats.
A strategy based on The Connected Enterprise can breathe new life into existing equipment - and accelerate productivity.
Building The Connected Enterprise brings clarity to choices for manufacturers that previously seemed ill-defined.