Producer Sees Opportunity in Obsolescence

August 21, 2017

Biopharmaceuticals producer upgrades skid control systems that are near the end of their service lives, and improves operations visibility and uptime in the process.

Intelligent Motor Control Simplifies Operations

July 21, 2017

The E300 electronic overload relay helped to efficiently synchronize data between installed machines and devices.

Bottling Made Easy at Yalumba

July 20, 2017

Yalumba implements new state of the art bottling lines to help reduce labour costs, increase production capacity and minimise occupational health and safety issues.

Model Predictive Control Boosts Capacity

July 6, 2017

Kraft Heinz increases food-production capacity on production line by 10 percent and reduces quality variability with model predictive control software.

Combining Repeatability and Accuracy

July 5, 2017

Liquid Pack worked with Rockwell Automation and NHP to design and manufacture a revolutionary new filling machine with uncompromised precision and accuracy.

Loparex Keeps Production Running

June 30, 2017

The Sag-Correction System helped reduce sag-related downtime by 90 percent, annually saving $90,000 in lost production.

Repsol Unearths Benefits in SIS Migration

June 26, 2017

Oil and gas company Repsol uses SIS migration to meet new internal safety requirements while minimizing obsolescence risks and improving visibility in the process.

Standardised Control Environment for Gas Network

June 20, 2017

Bilfinger Greylogix creates standardised control environment at Gasunie across 15,500 km gas pipeline network.

Anglo American Upgrades to PlantPAx DCS

June 19, 2017

Anglo American is one of the world's largest mining operations in the world with a capacity to produce 26.5 million tons of iron ore per year.

Improving Productivity and Footprint with iTRAK

June 18, 2017

With variable pitch, higher speed and greater throughput forming the crux of a new assembly machine, Maga Active turned to Rockwell Automation with its innovative iTRAK® technology.

Columbia Pipeline Group Reaches 99.5% Reliability

June 12, 2017

Systemwide integration technologies saves $2.3 million in maintenance and downtime.

Master Production with Independent Cart Technology

June 9, 2017

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.

Hiperbaric Machines Get a Connectivity Boost

June 7, 2017

Enabled by EtherNet/IP network, the ControlLogix system helps perform remote management and maintenance tasks.

250-Acre Oil Tank Farm Streamlines Operations

June 6, 2017

A U.S. liquid petroleum distributor implemented a virtualized distributed control system from Rockwell Automation in a new facility and reduced training and troubleshooting.

Tissue Machine Upgrade Future-Proofs Production

June 5, 2017

Rockwell Automation Global Solutions leveraged their Integrated Architecture platform to deliver an industry leading tissue machine solution that future-proofs Asaleo Care’s production.

Data Analytics Help Boost OEE at Rockline

June 2, 2017

A Rockwell Automation data-analytics solution helps Rockline Industries boost OEE by more than 20 percent.

Solving Obsolescence Issue with S88 Solution

May 30, 2017

Optima Control Solutions solves obsolescence issues at leading UK biscuit manufacturer and delivers high quality S88-based batch control solution.

Madison Area Technical College Bridges Skills Gap

May 29, 2017

The school teamed up with Rockwell Automation to create a new talent pipeline to fill growing need for skilled manufacturing technicians.

MedImmune Integrates Control With PlantPAx System

May 15, 2017

Maker of FluMist nasal vaccine implements modern DCS to access critical information from disparate systems.

Shelf Ready Packing With Speed and Precision

May 12, 2017

A leading food manufacturer upgraded their condiment production line to an end of line solution that takes the bottles and makes them ready for supermarket shelves.

MRA Pioneers Train Load Out Automation Technology

May 8, 2017

Automating the train load out process delivers improved capacity, profitability and safety at Anglo American’s German Creek mine.

Dalian Metro System Cuts Energy Usage by 12%

May 1, 2017

To better manage energy consumption, the Dalian China metro system implemented a FactoryTalk software solution ultimately reducing energy use by 12%

Potato Product Supplier Standardizes With PlantPAx

April 27, 2017

Integrated production intelligence provides insight to real-time data, allowing operators to perform predictive maintenance procedures.

Quimikao Uses Process Automation Technologies

April 24, 2017

A leading chemical producer increased production efficiency and improved product quality and consistency.

EMI Solution Gives Insight into Steelmaking

April 17, 2017

To stay abreast of evolving technologies and customer demands, GrafTech utilized FactoryTalk VantagePoint software in its proprietary ArchiTech furnace productivity system.

New System Smooths Path to Consistency

April 10, 2017

Industrial lubricant manufacturer reduces cycle time and product variance while batch and ingredient-management reports ease troubleshooting.

Wastewater Facility Standardizes with PlantPAx

April 3, 2017

The City of College Station reduced energy costs by $65,000 annually while increasing production from 8.1 million gallons per day to 11.8 million gallons.

Tata Motors Migrates to New MES

March 22, 2017

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

Oil and Gas: Thinking Outside the Black Box

March 6, 2017

Energy Control Technologies abandoned proprietary technologies in favor of an open-systems approach for a new turbomachinery process control solution.

MGE Automation Delivers Integrated Packaging Suite

March 1, 2017

MGE Automation installs integrated packaging suite at a leading cereal bar producer, using a solution that lays groundwork for access to the connected Enterprise.

Upgrade Expands Process Flexibility

March 1, 2017

Southwest Baking expanded its process flexibility and production by 5 percent with a batch system upgrade.

Gunjang Energy Reduces Energy Use

February 15, 2017

Improving efficiency by 20% helps power generation company achieve ROI in two years.

DELIN Elettronica Implements PlantPAx DCS

February 8, 2017

A system integrator based in Modena, Italy, deploys the PlantPAx DCS for a gas dehydration process with integrated safety management.

Cost Effective Process Safety Solution Delivered

December 22, 2016

Inspec Solutions, a leading steel producer, addresses safety concerns and gains easily expandable solution, with less cost and engineering effort.

Research Lab Increases Capacity With PLC Migration

December 21, 2016

New research facilities at a major laboratory needed increased capacity from a chilled water plant. A PLC migration reduced downtime during the expansion.

Partnerships Help OEM Create Smart Machines

December 19, 2016

Machine builder Curt G. Joa partnered with Rockwell Automation to streamline its engineering workflow for faster delivery times and a virtualized solution for customers.

Beingmate Fortifies Processes With MES

December 14, 2016

Chinese infant formula producer Beingmate used the Rockwell Software CPGSuite MES Solution to meet stringent new CFDA regulatory requirements, boost production and increase market share.

Tata One Step Closer to The Connected Enterprise

December 14, 2016

InControl Systems deployed a modernised Rockwell Automation-based kiln control system at Tata Steel addressing obsolescence & reliability.

Modernising HMI SCADA in the Food Industry

December 13, 2016

Major food industry supplier reduces downtime by modernising their HMI SCADA using FactoryTalk HMI software.

Post Consumer Brands Takes a Bite Out of HMI Costs

December 12, 2016

Virtualized HMI system from Rockwell Automation improves visibility into production processes and consolidates hardware.

Keeping the Parts Moving at Ford Plant in Cologne

December 5, 2016

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

December 5, 2016

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.

Plantwide Control For Arrium’s Iron Knob Mine

December 1, 2016

Designing, installing and commissioning modular crushing and screening equipment to process and stockpile hematite iron ore with minimal downtime.

Legacy Controls Migrated to an Integrated Solution

November 14, 2016

Livestock compound feed manufacturer sees simpler migration result in a faster, more robust and economically effective network and automation infrastructure.

Gancia Bubbly Gets New Life Thanks to the PlantPAx

November 4, 2016

The complete modernisation of their sparkling process control enables F.lli Gancia to take one more step towards The Connected Enterprise

Tereos Sugar: Intelligent and Sustainable Refining

October 31, 2016

Leading sugar producer replaces legacy DCS with PlantPAx to obtain and integrate boiler control for vital operations.

Andon Solution Delivers Better Decision Making

October 26, 2016

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.

iTRAK Helps Slash Changeover Times By Up To 50%

October 26, 2016

Optima and Intigena realize the benefit of iTRAK coupled to modern, flexible Integrated Architecture solution from Rockwell Automation. Changeover times cut by as much as 50%.

Fully Autonomous Wellsite Skids With PlantPAx DCS

October 20, 2016

Frames Flow Control & Safeguarding has used PlantPAx and AADvance on nine fully autonomous well-site skids at the Nawara oil field in Tunisia.

Servo-Driven Palletizer Delivers Versatility

October 17, 2016

Columbia Machine FL6200 palletizer features a floor-level design that combines robotic-like precision with the simplicity of a conventional system.

iTRAK Helps OEM Slash Changeover Times

October 14, 2016

Optima and Intigena realise the benefit of iTRAK coupled to modern, flexible Integrated Architecture solution from Rockwell Automation. Changeover times cut by as much as 50%.

Drug-Maker Improves Compliance With MES Software

October 10, 2016

By completely eliminating the paper-documentation burden from production operations, MES helps increase efficiencies, reduce costs and enforce compliance in real-time.

Milk Specialties Global Taps Data to Meet Demand

October 4, 2016

Milk Specialties Global uses manufacturing intelligence to quantify and justify operational improvements, and to empower workers in plants.

Hillshire Brands Mobilizes Information

September 26, 2016

Plant increases visibility for new US FDA food-safety regulations, improving compliance and reducing quality deviations and waste.

Chemical Plant Ramps Up to Full Production Quickly

September 5, 2016

Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 7000 medium-voltage drive addresses power, start-up and operational issues at critical chemical process in The Netherlands

Chemical Plant Ramps Up To Full Production Quickly

September 2, 2016

A Wilmar’s oleo chemicals plant was unable to use the primary compressor at full load on plant start-up.

Modern HMI Provides Manufacturing Intelligence

September 1, 2016

Tyson Foods faced obsolescence of the operating system supporting its HMI application.

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation

August 30, 2016

AECC benefits from sustainable emissions monitoring, reduced operating costs, and greater accuracy through software CEM from Rockwell Automation.

Hospital Saves Energy with Integrated Architecture

August 22, 2016

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust sees significant energy savings thanks to the Integrated Architecture from Rockwell Automation.

New Technology Enhances Profile Machining

August 15, 2016

TPS delivers a world first, automated, robotic solution for machining long length aluminium extruded profiles utilizing the Rockwell Automation motion control and drives product portfolios.

Craft Brewing System Boosts Repeatability

August 14, 2016

OEM Smart Machine Technologies (SMT) craft brewing solution incorporates latest graphics, touch-screen and mobile technology.

Agile Multi-Axis Packaging Solution Created

August 10, 2016

Leading machinery supplier to the ice cream industry designs state-of-the-art packaging solution for demanding production environments.

Recipe for Success: Addressing The Aging Workforce

August 9, 2016

With key members of their workforce retiring, Southwest Baking invested in the future of its most junior employee to help meet aggressive production targets.

Technology Drives Mineral Processing Productivity

August 1, 2016

Developing an innovative application to advance mineral processing quality and recovery for mines around the world.

OEM Enters New Market with Streamlined Design

July 27, 2016

Rockwell Automation solution based on micro controller platform helps AMF Bakery Systems simplify new machine design – and optimize performance.

Advanced Continuous Emissions Monitoring

July 1, 2016

Rockwell Automation maintains a leadership position in mandated emissions monitoring with unparalleled experience, knowledge and value-based solutions.

Automatic Control System Optimizes Management

June 27, 2016

Development of an automatic control system for EP Petroecuador reduced downtime, tripled loading capability and optimized of delivery for the Balao terminal.

SPECBREW Brewing System Improves Flexibility

June 26, 2016

The new, modular SPECBREW system meets the needs of craft breweries of any size and configuration. It’s built on a Rockwell Automation platform.

Process Automation System Streamlines Production

June 17, 2016

New system from Rockwell Automation helps 14 disparate mining buildings operate on a single, unified control system.

Anglo Platinum Gains Production Intelligence

June 1, 2016

The world's largest platinum producer implemented the PlantPAx process automation system, gaining access to data to track recipes in real time and make adjustments as needed.

Cardinal Ethanol, LLC

June 1, 2016

A Plant-wide Optimization Solution from Rockwell Automation helps Cardinal Ethanol achieve significant margin gains and sustainability benefits.

Oxford Landing Deploys Latest in Wine Making

May 23, 2016

Wine maker increases capacity and efficiency while maintaining quality with new automation process.

Anchor Glass Drinks in Savings With Modern DCS

May 20, 2016

Anchor Glass implemented a PlantPAx modern DCS to improve energy efficiency after an aging furnace was threatening productivity.

Safety Record Success At Fairfax's Tamworth Press

May 12, 2016

Printer deployed an innovative safety solution for its press operations at a greenfield site.

OEM Solution: Automatec

May 10, 2016

Automatec, based in Lubań, Poland, specializes in a range of technologies for a number of different industries.

OEM Solution: Newfoil Machines Limited

May 10, 2016

Newfoil Machines Limited has become world leader in the field of roll fed hot foil label printing and converting machines and can boast over 1,500 installations in 90 countries worldwide.

Aluminium Bahrain Migrates Network & Control

May 9, 2016

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), one of the largest single-site aluminum smelters in the world, upgraded its network and controls, addressing obsolescence and downtime.

Cancer Treatment Facility Reduces Time in Clinic

May 9, 2016

Clinic managers recognized the need to improve patients’ wait time. Arena simulation software improved the experience for both patients and staff with minimal disruption.

OEM Solution: AB FASA

May 5, 2016

AB FASA manufactures packaging equipment for the dairy industry. It offers a wide range of packaging machines and exports its machines worldwide to more than 50 different countries.

Leading U.S. Pork Producer Optimizes Supply Chain

May 2, 2016

To create a more efficient and cost-effective system, The Maschhoffs used simulation software to test scenarios before making operational changes.

Zhejiang Medicine Company Drops Paper with MES

May 2, 2016

Zhejiang Medicine Company used PharmaSuite to establish batch management as the core of an MES system to ensure compliance and efficient production.

Collaboration Helps Drive Innovation at FEECO

May 1, 2016

With a focus on granulation, FEECO helps companies design, test and fine-tune new processes and equipment – and transform ideas into production-scale applications.

Yuhan-Kimberly Updates Tissue Plant in South Korea

April 4, 2016

Smooth migration increases productivity with no downtime while adding process control and safety over a single network.

corosys Ready to Conquer Us Brewing Market

April 1, 2016

Engineering time cut in half and legislation addressed for brewing carbonation system, thanks to Integrated Architecture approach.

Mine Implements Technology to Keep the Lights On

March 29, 2016

Variable frequency drives help coal mine in Wyoming reduce energy consumption and lower unplanned downtime while helping increase safety.

Agropur Gains 30 Hours of Annual Production Time

March 28, 2016

Agropur’s largest facility needed manufacturing intelligence for continuous improvements. They discovered 30 hours of additional production time per year.

Qualtech CIP Systems Grow with Cheesemaker Needs

March 28, 2016

Qualtech develops cost-effective CIP systems for cheese processing equipment that easily expand to match customer growth.

Encore Tissue Plant Upgrade Increases Productivity

March 10, 2016

A leading manufacturer of toilet tissue and kitchen towels in Australia upgraded its drives to increase line speed, meeting safety standards and minimizing downtime.

Encore Tissue Plant Upgrade Increases Productivity

March 10, 2016

A leading manufacturer of toilet tissue and kitchen towels in Australia upgraded its drives to increase line speed, meeting safety standards and minimizing downtime.

GEA Orengine Increases Plant Capacity

March 7, 2016

Sustainability within an easily replicable project that supplies enough supplementary electrical energy to cater for the needs of an entire village.

Cosma Brings The Connected Enterprise To Life

March 1, 2016

Italian machine builder engineers a new, high performing and completely connected line for washing machine chassis production

Fonterra Deploys Completely Integrated Plant

March 1, 2016

Leading multinational dairy company successfully deploys worldwide in-house standards on single-solution, single-supplier Connected Enterprise compliant control infrastructure.

Fonterra Overhauls Standardizing System

March 1, 2016

Better compositional control of milk powder products with a Pavilion8® solution. Global dairy company upgrades to create a more agile operation.

New Dairy Ingredients Plant for Fonterra

March 1, 2016

Leading multinational dairy company successfully deploys worldwide in-house standards on single-solution, single-supplier Connected Enterprise compliant control infrastructure

OEM Optimizes Craft Brewing Solution Development

February 19, 2016

Newlands Systems adopts modular, scalable solution, based on PlantPAx DCS to speed time-to-market on highly customized craft brewing systems.

New Ventilation-on-Demand System for Mine

February 18, 2016

BESTECH delivers energy-saving system to mining giant Vale.

EKB Deploys Modern Microbrewery Control Solution

February 15, 2016

Local Recognised System Integrator (RcSi) EKB, Hogeschool of Utrecht and Rockwell Automation combine to deliver fully featured but easy-to-use open control solution within minimal budget.

Tradebe Implements PlantPAx to Control Terminal

January 21, 2016

Suris, a system integrator, implements an open process system to control, manage and monitor the Tradebe port infrastructure, reducing operation complexity and costs

Oil Giant Improves Cybersecurity and Lowers Costs

January 20, 2016

A major oil and gas company needed a technological solution to centralize information gathering and monitor its control assets across one of California's rural valleys.

Pulsar Deploys FactoryTalk Software to Measure OEE

January 19, 2016

Italian firm developed a platform for SCADA systems specifically for measuring overall equipment effectiveness in the tissue converting industry.

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