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July 28, 2020


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Safety with Compact GuardLogix 5380 SIL 3 System

Optimize your hardware investment and increase safety performance with the new Compact GuardLogix® 5380 SIL 3 controller

Easy Modernization for your Small Control System

Migration made easy for a CompactLogix™ 1769-L3x or CompactLogix™ 1768-L4x Control System to a CompactLogix™ 5380 Control System

Scaling Tire Production with Digital Technologies

Better compete on cost and address your top challenges in production with three digital solutions.

Evolve Your Manufacturing Production Processes

Learn how we can help manufacturers bring their factories up to speed in preparation for new, growing demands.

The New Engine Behind Agile EV Powertrain Lines

Digital twins create a virtual world that delivers extraordinary insights and an efficient way to manage new technologies and fluctuating demand.

Introduction to Independent Cart Technology

No gears, no belts, no chains; there’s a better way to move

Ones and zeroes are driving a tire revolution

To meet the market demands, tire manufacturers require flexible and scalable operations. The creation of fully digitalised operations is the most effective pathway.

Introduction to Robotic Solutions

Have you ever wanted to provide an integrated robotic experience with Rockwell Automation®? This series will get you started and show the value of a fully integrated solution.

Automotive Powertrain Demonstration

This automotive powertrain demo shows the collaboration between Rockwell Automation and FANUC in action.

3V Automation Journeys to Digital Transformation

To position automakers for greater success, 3V Automation worked with Rockwell Automation to implement the latest digital technologies for smart machines and equipment.

9 Reasons Why Automation is the Future

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.

How Automotive Manufacturers Can Stay Current

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.

Smart Manufacturing Benefits EV Production

A smart-manufacturing strategy can help overcome production challenges and produce high-quality electric vehicles quickly.

Get Ahead of Failures with Predictive Analytics

Predictive analytics dashboards provide insight into potential issues before they happen, so you can prevent machine or equipment failures and avoid downtime.

MES Rises as Automakers Embrace Flexibility

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.

The Speed to Succeed: MES Automotive Operations

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.

Automotive Company Improves Production

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.

How to Future-Proof Your Powertrain Production

Flexible and scalable drivetrain or powertrain production operations can help you keep up with consumer demand and adapt to technology changes.

Electric Vehicle Innovation Center

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.

Making Electric Vehicles in the Age of IIoT

Learn how smart manufacturing strategies can help you produce high-quality electric vehicles quickly, affordably and with minimal risk.

June 2019 Full Issue

Download the full PDF of the June 2019 print issue of The Journal From Rockwell Automation and Our PartnerNetwork.

Automotive and Tire Manufacturing

Operate more efficiently and get to market faster using concepts like Industry 4.0 Automotive.

How a Steel Producer Improved Yield by 3%

Railway track accessories company improved uptime and processes by using manufacturing intelligence software to eliminate manual data handling.

Improve Electric Vehicle Production Processes

See how we can help electric car manufacturers accelerate production in this highly competitive market.

Optimize EV and Battery Manufacturing

Bring your electric vehicle and battery production to the next level. Download today to learn how!

One Smart Conveyor. Boundless Possibilities.

Based on independent cart technology, new KUKA system solves assembly buffering challenges – and features extraordinary flexibility.

KS PULSE Keeps It Simple in Latest Release

Faster, easier integration is now possible in this revolutionary approach to auto body assembly based on independent cart technology.

Sinhyung Reduces Commissioning Time

Sinhyung Engineering selected a single controls supplier to help meet the changing demands of its end users and create flexible, scalable machines.

OEM Launches First-of-a-kind Machine

Hirata developed a machine for the electric vehicle market that can help mass produce batteries.

Guangzhou Achieves Operational Excellence

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.

MES Rises as Automakers Embrace Flexibility

Manufacturing execution system tools provide real-time data for analysis, and also help to make the production lines more flexible.

Software Solutions for Automotive Manufacturers

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.

The Speed to Succeed

Learn how our FactoryTalk® AutoSuite™ MES software can help you keep pace with an increasingly complex and fast-moving automotive industry.

Are Your Operations Ready?

Electric car manufacturers that want to stay competitive must commit to data-driven manufacturing in a highly flexible and connected environment.

Digitalized Gigafactories Meet EV Battery Demand

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.

Mitigating Risk – Without Applying the Brakes

EV manufacturers are under pressure to expedite their launch schedules. Global program management paves the way for a successful EV launch – and smart manufacturing.

As Time Advances, So Will Your Operations

Take a look into the future to see how current control, analytics and safety technologies will reshape industries in the coming decades.

A New Driving Force: Automotive “Electric Dreams”

Market drivers and new technology are accelerating electric vehicle demand. To keep up, carmakers must adopt a more connected, data-intensive approach.

Collaborative Applications: What You Need to Know

The way people and machinery interact in automotive plants is fundamentally changing. Collaborative technology makes functional safety more critical than ever.

Maximum Transparency Across All Levels

FactoryTalk® ProductionCentre and FactoryTalk® Analytics™ make transparent in real-time, what goes wrong behind the scenes.

4 Key Areas to Improve Risk Management Efforts

Reduce the likelihood of hazards in automotive operations by focusing on the areas where those risks originate: safety, quality, obsolescence and security.

Get Smarter Automotive Manufacturing Faster

Scalable analytics closes the loop between big data and the plant floor to speed the impact of smart devices.

Greenfield Observations for Industry Leaders

Greenfield industrial projects in the age of IIoT require new, flexible and productive plant solutions.

Master the Balancing Act of Powertrain Assembly

A more distributed control architecture plus new design and configuration tools speed line load balancing in powertrain assembly – and enable more flexible manufacturing.

Automotive Machine Builders: Deliver Smart Value

Thanks to enabling technologies, automotive machine builders can deliver more value than ever before. Two smart questions are key to success.

Master Production with Independent Cart Technology

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.

Why Independent Cart Conveying is One Smart Move

Independent cart technology enables high performance and flexibility in critical automotive transfer systems.

Tata Motors Migrates to New MES

Indian automaker standardizes enterprisewide communication and connects plant floor to enterprise, opening door to production and efficiency gains.

How Auto Company Optimizes Integrated Architecture

Learn how an OEM provides efficient, flexible equipment for users’ tire-rubber mixing processes.

EV Producers Need the Right Automation Supplier

With electric vehicle production gaining momentum, startups have flooded the market. Choosing the right supplier is critical to their success.

Keeping the Parts Moving at Ford Plant in Cologne

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.

PHA Czech Deploys New Door Module Assembly Line

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.

Andon Solution Delivers Better Decision Making

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.

Capture NEW Savings in the Paint Shop

New paint processes are more efficient than ever. But automakers can uncover even more savings with an innovative approach to paint rectifiers.

Embracing the Future of Collaborative Robots

Collaborative robot technology is evolving at a rapid pace, but this raises questions about worker safety and compliance implications.

Shift Into High Gear with MES

The largest automotive suppliers have transitioned to modular offerings encompassing everything from complete cockpit assemblies and seating systems to powertrains.

Manufacturing Intelligence Helps Reduce Scrap

An automotive glass company implemented manufacturing intelligence software from Rockwell Automation in a new facility and reduced scrap by 30 percent.

Digital Manufacturing Drives Innovation at Daimler

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.

Proactively Manage Auto Plant Equipment Life

Automotive manufacturers can mitigate risk - and reduce upfront costs - with a systematic, incremental approach to automation equipment migration.

How an Auto Parts Manufacturer Cut Cycle Times

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.

Is Your Tire Plant Steam System Smart Enough?

Thanks to The Connected Enterprise, steam systems can be more intelligent than ever - and generate new levels of efficiency, sustainability and cost savings.

Free Ebook: Report on Electrical Systems

The new 2015 “Special Report on Electrical Systems” Ebook is now available for free download at

How Modern LOTO Procedures Increase Efficiency

Learn the five components needed for an effective lockout/tagout program, and the common traits for improving productivity in any industry.

Rising to the Challenge of Lightweight Vehicles

A flexible manufacturing environment allows carmakers to meet new material demands - and deliver vehicles with features consumers want at a price they can afford.

3 Ways OEMs Help Boost Your Network Security

Using secure remote access and being proactive about protecting networks and machines can help protect critical data from cyber threats.

Why Secure Remote Access is Important

With proper security procedures and architectural systems in place, OEMs can deliver more value to end users and reduce concerns about cybersecurity hacks.

Unique Program Creates In-House Experts

Manufacturing giant gains customized, ongoing training program for electricians in plants around the world.

Get Your Automotive Plant Workforce Ready

Whether commissioning a new production facility, adding capacity or launching a new vehicle, workforce readiness is critical to automotive productivity and flexibility.

Accelerate Production with AutoSuite

Manufacturing Execution System software solutions for automotive manufacturers.

How Membranes Can Help Dry Compressed Air

Non-electric technology for drying compressed air in electrical cabinets eliminates sparking risk in hazardous environments.

The Real Promise of the Connected Car

Connected Cars represent an unprecedented opportunity for automakers to not only satisfy consumer demand - but also to speed the optimization of their manufacturing process.

Webinar: Introduction to Virtualization

Server virtualization architecture and hardware; how virtualization benefits manufacturers; and guidelines for increasing system availability.

Manufacturing Optimization

A focus on workforce, process, equipment, and safety and improve productivity.

Dual Imperative: Fuel Economy + Consumer Demand

Lower gas prices may alter consumer appetites for fuel efficient cars. But automakers must stay on the fast-track to meet mandates.

Are Your Tire Curing Presses Struggling?

A strategy based on The Connected Enterprise can breathe new life into existing equipment - and accelerate productivity.

Essentials of The Connected Enterprise

Organizations that embrace what’s possible with today’s rapidly advancing computing and communications technology stand to uncover new competitive advantage.

Essentials of The Connected Enterprise

Organizations that embrace what’s possible with today’s rapidly advancing computing and communications technology stand to uncover new competitive advantage.

Automotive Industry Perspectives

Understand the trends to add flexibility, consistency, and safety into your production system.

Powertrain - Partnering for Success

Rockwell Automation's partnership with FANUC America brings together two automation leaders in the automotive industry.

Manufacturing Optimization Whitepaper

Unlocking greater productivity and new efficiencies in today's rapid-pace automotive plants.

Manufacturing Velocity Whitepaper

Positioning your auto manufacturing operations to keep pace with market demands.

Toyota Replaces Legacy Control System

Toyota press shop transfer system enjoys greater up time thanks to robust, flexible solution to replace legacy control system.

Guangzhou Automobile Group Implements MES

GAC Group implements Rockwell Software FactoryTalk ProductionCentre MES system for plant-wide production management and manufacturing process quality control.

Kia Motor Reduces Safety Downtime Up To 70%

To increase the market, Kia Motors Corporation (KMC) built its first European facility in Zilina, in Slovakia with capacity of 300,000 units a year.

Wireless I/O Control System Proves Successful for

In Chakan, Pune, India, a market leading manufacturer of utility vehicles built a modern Greenfield facility from the ground up with state-of-the-art equipment.