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Retrofit Enables Threefold Increase in Capacity

April 16, 2018

Henshaw replaces legacy CNC system with programmable numeric control (PNC) to improve machining cell performance and flexibility.

Vreugdenhil Automates its Milk Powder Plant

January 29, 2018

A new facility in the Netherlands can produce 7.5 tons of milk powder per hour.

Large-scale Integrated PM Motor Control Solution

December 9, 2017

AT Equipment and Services GmbH, was tasked with the development of a precision control solution for two large permanent-magnet (PM) motors deployed in a dual-chamber shredding unit.

iTRAK Addresses Throughput Challenges

December 6, 2017

ECONO-PAK was approached by Lotte Wedel to develop a packaging/cartoner machine that would more easily cater for varieties in packaging formats and product counts.

DuPont Increases Operational Availability

November 5, 2017

Modernizing a plant in Brazil provided faster maintenance agility, better control of operating costs and gains in flexibility.

Chobani Uses the Latest in Control and Automation

September 27, 2017

Chobani deploys the latest control and automation technology to build a new fully automated yogurt manufacturing plant.

System Conserves Space, Improves Load Stability

September 14, 2017

The Columbia Machine FL6200SW combines high-speed stretch wrap technology with a contemporary, modular and clean-design palletizer.

Rockwell Automation Improves Hydraulic System

August 29, 2017

Thanks to Rockwell Automation servo drives and AC drives, Neotecman has reduced the design, installation and setup time of its hydraulic stamping equipment.

Integrated Architecture Reduces Costs and Time

August 22, 2017

A global manufacturer of specialty papers and fibre-based engineered materials, wanted a new machine to connect seamlessly with a plant’s existing infrastructure.

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.

Columbia Pipeline Group Reaches 99.5% Reliability

June 12, 2017

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

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.

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.

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.

Gunjang Energy Reduces Energy Use

February 15, 2017

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

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.

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%.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Oxford Landing Deploys Latest in Wine Making

May 23, 2016

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

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: 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Tissue Industry Converting Solution Developed

January 4, 2016

New machine delivers performance improvements and data capabilities that move it and the company into The Connected Enterprise.

OEM Solution: C3 Corporation

December 31, 2015

Pick and place gantry system automates material delivery in line with production and order requirements - and improves space utilization.

Project Restores Fish Migration, Generates Power

December 14, 2015

Tacoma Power built an automated fish collection facility and powerhouse that allows fish to migrate and generates an additional 3.6 megawatts of hydropower.

Thurne Brings Home the Bacon Using Advanced Vision

December 1, 2015

Bacon slicing accuracy is critical in order to help ensure consistency. Thurne-Middleby Ltd. opted for a solution that paired a precision vision solution with accurate control.

VIPO Designs and Develops Automation Solution

November 30, 2015

Tyre manufacturing equipment company gets in-depth technical help to address customer need to migrate incumbent control solution over to Allen-Bradley based solution.

Macquarie Generation Upgrades Cranes

October 21, 2015

Macquarie Generation's Bayswater Power Station upgraded its aging cranes to meet current safety standards.

OEM Solution: INCO Engineering

October 21, 2015

INCO Engineering designs and builds modern mining hoists and complete systems for vertical and inclined transport in mines.

Project Magnet Extends Life of Whyalla Steelworks

October 21, 2015

Rockwell Automation delivers an integrated pit to port solution to provide a new lease on life for Whyalla Steelworks.

Biopharmax Saves Time And Effort With a DCS

October 14, 2015

Advanced insulin production facility, with integrated process control system, creates completely automated facility, which raises the benchmark for process operations

Nelson Pine Combines Control and Safety

September 28, 2015

Nelson Pine Industries updates its control and safety systems to an integrated system that complies with safety standards and minimises production downtime.

AGL Loy Yang Upgrades Mine Conveyor

September 27, 2015

AGL Loy Yang upgraded its drive and control systems to provide the additional power required to operate an extended conveyor.

Compac Sorting Equipment Stays Ahead

September 25, 2015

Compac Sorting Equipment remains competitive and improves productivity by reducing time and costs associated with engineering disparate machine components.

VIP Packaging Offers Robotic Solution

September 25, 2015

VIP Packaging delivers a new fully automated palletising, strapping and stretching line that improves productivity and adheres to occupational health and safety requirements.

OEM Solution: Columbia Machine

September 14, 2015

Designed for non-stop operations, this high-speed palletizer is built for optimal performance, safety and flexibility.

Bel Group Saves Cost, Time and Effort

August 31, 2015

Bel Group deployed the latest technologies to help leverage The Connected Enterprise and comply with regulations.

Metalquimia Deploys Integrated Architecture

July 27, 2015

Food industry machine builder commissions Automatismes Girona, S.L. (AUGI) to implement advanced control and information system to control and supervise its most innovative project.

Intelligent Box Sizer Revolutionises eCommerce

June 16, 2015

Linkx Systems' Intelligent Box Sizer caters for multiple packaging formats, saving money, packaging space and waste.

Recycling Center Sets New Standard

May 27, 2015

Action Environmental Solutions sets new standard for material recovery and increases plant visibility for new US FDA food-safety regulations.

Sala São Paulo Modernizes Roof Panel Motion

March 26, 2015

As one of the most important concert venues in Brazil, Sala São Paulo needed to be able to modernize their adaptable roof in a short period of time.

Environmental Control Solution Revolutionised

February 16, 2015

Kennedy Automation deploys contemporary control architecture at pharmaceutical plant to create a control solution that is gaining multiple customer plaudits.

CEMEX Increases Sustainability Targets

January 5, 2015

CEMEX benefits from Integrated Architecture approach from Rockwell Automation.

Europe’s Fastest Shingle Production Line

December 1, 2014

ControlLogix PAC capability copes with high speed and uniform tension demands while addressing 2,000 I/O

OEM Solution: Combi Packaging Systems

August 4, 2014

The Ergopack hand packing station offers a robot-assisted option to minimize human intervention in difficult or hazardous packing tasks.

OEM Solution: TechniBlend

August 1, 2014

Automated blending system delivers new level of efficiency and flexibility to carbonated beverage plants.

OEM Solution: Triangle Package Machinery

August 1, 2014

For versatile, cost-effective vertical form-fill-seal (VFFS) baggers and related equipment, this OEM delivers.

Cugher Glass Silk Screen Printing Machines

July 1, 2014

Integrated Architecture helps leading silk screen printing machine manufacturer to integrate, synchronize and optimize complex production solution.

Highly Capable and Cost Effective Tray Erector

July 1, 2014

Linkx Systems Ltd. creates highly capable and cost effective entry-level tray erector to save space and cost without compromising on performance.

Sudbury Nickel Mine Optimizes Efficiency

June 2, 2014

Sudbury nickel mine achieves optimal levels of productivity with a comprehensive control and information solution. This greenfield project serves as benchmark for future mine development.

University Biomass Plant Reduces Emissions

June 2, 2014

Groundbreaking biomass plant helps the University of British Columbia move toward aggressive carbon-reduction goals

AIC Conquers Complexity and Time

May 1, 2014

Indian greenfield steel rolling mill deploys state-of-the-art integrated control solution and achieves optimal production rate within days of hot testing.

New Life for Historic Technology

April 8, 2014

The hydropower system in the Neue Hütte technology museum is generating electricity again with its new control platform.

Gas Plant Increases Efficiency, Availability

April 2, 2014

Erwin Schiefer, a gas production operation in Austria, creates one of the world's first high-availability wood gasification plants.

Enaex Reduces Energy Use at Prillex América Plant

April 1, 2014

New medium voltage drives increase efficiency of coolant water flow control systems.

Manufacturer Future-Proofs New Metal Press

April 1, 2014

North American Tillage Tools future-proofs new metal press with flexible control platform and safety automation

Return on Investment by Zipper Packaging

February 14, 2014

The Newton TX flexible packaging machine, created by UVA Packaging, packages stand-up pouches, especially those which are also resealable.

BCP de Venezuela Launches Oil Well Solution

February 3, 2014

BCP de Venezuela developed an intelligent oil well solution combining automation engineering with production optimization of crude oil.

Innovative Machine Builder Changes the Rules

February 1, 2014

GKS Packaging creates new cleanliness standards for food-industry machines using Rockwell Automation technology

Life Sciences Firm Develops Stem Cell Facility

February 1, 2014

Leading pharmaceutical facilities company leverages control, integration and scalability features of Logix controllers to create state-of-the-art control solution

Increased Productivity in Food Washing Machinery

January 1, 2014

Italian machine builder, Turatti, delivers higher productivity and seamless data distribution thanks to the PlantPAx™ Process Automation System from Rockwell Automation

Pulp and Paper Industry Solution

January 1, 2014

Enfasi provides paper manufacturers with an integrated automation solution that offers a single supervision interface to manage the production process and control paper quality.

Water Utility Optimizes Energy Use

January 1, 2014

Acquedotto Pugliese SpA optimizes its energy consumption using a comprehensive platform of solutions including control, display, connectivity and energy analysis.

Toyota Replaces Legacy Control System

June 1, 2013

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

Drives Power Underground Mining Control System

May 1, 2013

Intermountain Electronics overcomes underground mining space constraints with a horizontal application of variable frequency drives

Pohokura Remote Monitoring Production

May 1, 2013

Pohokura sets the standard for remote operation and sustainability. Production station implemented a new integrated automation control system to achieve zero normal operational presence.

A Leading Edge Coating Line

April 1, 2013

Wausau Coated Products designs and builds its own high-end converting lines in-house using Rockwell Automation control and drive systems.

A Unified Platform Delivers Simplicity, Speed

April 1, 2013

CAMA Group, a maker of secondary packaging systems, standardizes its robotics on a single, unified platform to deliver simplified, high-speed solutions

Severn Trent Water Adopts Innovative Plant Upgrade

March 1, 2013

Leading UK water company adopts innovative approach to plant upgrade and realises multiple benefits of Rockwell Automation based solution.

FuelCell Energy Improves Reliability

February 1, 2013

FuelCell Energy improves reliability with a new approach to fuel cell power plants. Sustainable power manufacturer implements cost-effective solution.

SNoK AB Deploys Solution to Save Energy in HVAC

January 1, 2013

Innovative Swedish automation company develops open, non 'black box' solution that removes many of the issues faced by traditional HVAC solutions while saving up to 25% in energy costs

PVC Pipe Maker's Integrated Facility Delivers

December 3, 2012

Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture system helps PVC pipe maker improve quality, ease MRO and out-pace competition

HVAC System for the Oil and Gas Industry

August 1, 2012

A leading-edge HVAC system for an oil sands project increases profitability, streamlines the supply chain and improves troubleshooting and maintenance.

VMI Increases Speed, Precision and Safety

June 28, 2012

VMI, a tyre industry machine builder, doubles speed and gains multiple performance benefits with servo and linear technology.

Vacuum Mixers Support Process Visibility

March 1, 2012

Sophisticated vacuum mixer homogenizers provide flexibility in managing recipes, while minimizing training and start-up time for pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries

World’s First Sterile Automated Hospital Warehouse

January 31, 2012

Gibotech A/S deploys automation, safety and motion over EtherNet/IP in limited space and with limited time, to creates world’s first sterile automated hospital warehouse.

Nestlé Automates Production of Baby Foods

December 5, 2011

Nestlé expands baby food factory in Biessenhofen, Germany, with end-to-end automation for manufacturing, filling and packaging processes.

Windsor Utilities Bolsters Track and Trace

November 1, 2011

Windsor Utilities prepares for the future of plant control with help from a Rockwell Automation SCADA system.

Faribault Foods Upgrades Automation Infrastructure

October 26, 2011

Faribault Foods needed to modernize their production infrastructure to meet long-term business goals and deliver high-quality, sustainable products.

BESTECH Delivers New Ventilation-on-Demand System

August 3, 2011

Learn how BESTECH implemented Ventilation-On-Demand to help Vale reduce energy costs and maintain a safe underground operation.

Marina Energy Realizes 15% Cost Reduction

April 29, 2011

Energy provider migrates to new control and HMI system ahead of schedule and on budget, exceeding performance goals, and reducing reliance on third party fuel by 40 percent.