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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.

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.

Agile Bulk Handling Equipment

November 30, 2017

Find out how Rockwell Automation works with Flexicon Corporation to help them achieve a cost-effective, flexible and customizable solution for their machine development.

Energy Efficiency in Modern Manufacturing Plant

October 1, 2017

Bharat Forge Aluminiumtechnik provides innovative aluminium forging solutions for the automotive industry.

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.

ARC Resources Optimizes Artificial-Lift Systems

August 29, 2017

ConnectedProduction well-manager solution helps ARC Resources maintain production levels from aging, depleting wells.

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.

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.

Hiperbaric Machines Get a Connectivity Boost

June 7, 2017

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

Phosphate Producer Modernizes DCS and HMI

May 11, 2017

The Mosaic Company enhances decision-making capabilities and reduces alarms by 50 percent with modern DCS.

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%

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Eli Lilly Boosts Productivity With HMI System

September 20, 2016

Eli Lilly experienced production delays due to a legacy visualization system. After upgrading its HMI system, the company has reduced downtime and improved productivity.

Modern HMI Provides Manufacturing Intelligence

September 1, 2016

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

Craft Brewing System Boosts Repeatability

August 14, 2016

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

Technology Drives Mineral Processing Productivity

August 1, 2016

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

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: 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.

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.

New Ventilation-on-Demand System for Mine

February 18, 2016

BESTECH delivers energy-saving system to mining giant Vale.

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.

Online Wellness Retailer iHerb Doubles Throughput

December 2, 2015

Online retalier iHerb expanded its inventory and order-fulfillment operations by implementing a pick-to-order system to help automate and speed up manual-labor-intensive processes.

Explosives Control System Upgrade Under Control

December 1, 2015

A leading explosives manufacturer in Australia upgraded its control system with an integrated solution that meets safety standards and provides manufacturing intelligence.

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.

Integrated Architecture Helps Bel Group Save Costs

October 22, 2015

New, state-of-the-art Mini Babybel facility deploys fully integrated, single-network automation, motion, safety and facilities management solution.

OneSteel Whyalla Upgrades Skip Hoist Control

October 22, 2015

Rockwell Automation provides a cost effective solution that met and exceeded current safety requirements.

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.

Petroamazonas Upgrades HMI, Reduces Downtime

October 1, 2015

Petroamazonas upgraded two sites to the PlantPAx process automation system, immediately reducing in downtime. Virtualization cut capital expenditures by 70 percent.

Volcan Mining Company Gains Integrated Control

September 30, 2015

Volcan Mining Company's uses the PlantPAx process automation system, which provides integrated control across a new facility, from crushing the raw ore to molding the silver bullion.

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.

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.

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.

Monsanto Increases Capacity and Improves Quality

July 20, 2015

Monsanto consolidated three seed-conditioning facilities into one new facility to meet rising production demands. The company wanted new, state-of-the-art process control technologies.

Hydrocarbon Transfers in the Cloud

May 28, 2015

Trigg Technologies skid pumps intelligence into hydrocarbon transfers and connects remote operations to the Enterprise through the Cloud.

Gama Power Systems Installs SCADA Solution

May 27, 2015

Major infrastructure project takes advantage of advanced SCADA solution designed and delivered by Rockwell Automation and local systems integrator to supply Amman with fresh water.

OEM Solution: Premier Tech Systems

May 1, 2015

Completely automatic machine saves space while palletizing up to 50 cases per minute.

Line-Side Trayfeeder Cycle Time Cut By Over 25%

March 18, 2015

Single-cable servo solution over EtherNet/IP also helps lower total cost of ownership, commissioning and installation time.

Air Windpower Develops Prototype Wind Generator

September 30, 2014

Air Windpower, a company in Spain, developed a wind-powered generator designed to maximise reliability and minimise the cost of the energy produced during its operating life.

Daily Operation Improved On Danish Royal Yacht

September 26, 2014

Logimatic implements Logix-based solution to improve ship-wide control and alarming capabilities on 80-year-old Danish Royal Yacht.

OEM Solution: Accraply

September 1, 2014

These space-saving machines speed changeover for roll-fed labeling and shrink-sleeve labeling applications.

OEM Solution: Autotec Engineering

September 1, 2014

In-mold labeling equipment provides plastic processors with energy-efficient solution that meets exacting end-user requirements.

OEM Solution: Product Handling Concepts

September 1, 2014

Convert your manual cleaning wipes packaging application to an automated system with this canister loader.

The Algae House: Generating Energy From Algae

August 4, 2014

Remote control technology connects building technology with innovative bioreactors.

OEM Solution: AFA Systems

August 1, 2014

Integrated cartoner and robotic case packer optimizes changeover time - and energy efficiency on powdered milk packaging line.

OEM Solution: C&M Conveyor

August 1, 2014

Computer inventory management system (CIMS) coordinates plant-wide material delivery completely automatically or semi-automatically.

OEM Solution: Forpak

August 1, 2014

Ideal for larger food products, such as pizza, this stacker helps ensure the right count at a rate of 80 pieces per minute.

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.

AMCOL Predicts Equipment Failure

June 2, 2014

Dynamix™ Condition Monitoring Surveillance System from Rockwell Automation® Saves Maintenance and Capital Cost at AMCOL Bentonite Mill

EnWin Utilities Reduces Main Breaks by 21 Percent

June 1, 2014

EnWin Utilities applies a groundbreaking solution to mitigate pressure spikes throughout its water distribution system.

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.

SPIN Unifies Information Plantwide

March 21, 2014

A central control room leads to a 75% reduction of losses of finished products. SPIN applies Rockwell Automation technology to unify information within an entire plant.

Fast Implementation and Reduced Costs

March 20, 2014

Successfully migrating an automation system in a polymer dispersion loading centre.

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

Azerbaijan State Oil Firm Deploys Process Solution

January 1, 2014

SOCAR deploys PlantPAx to maximise Kalmaz gas storage capacity and help improve efficiency and safety. Inkoel automation solution helps state oil company improve output and reliability.

SCADA Solution Controls Drainage Pumping Station

November 1, 2013

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' West Closure Complex passes critical test during Hurricane Isaac. Rockwell Automation SCADA solution controls complex's drainage pumping station.

Energy Pipeline Operator Upgrades Architecture

August 1, 2013

Energy pipeline operator upgrades to an open-architecture for its critical compressor operations.

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.

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.

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.

High-Speed Kegging Plant Created with PlantPAx

February 1, 2013

Comac Group enjoys increased commissioning, maintenance and deployment costs through seamless integration and speed of data transmission with PlantPAx solution

Kia Motor Reduces Safety Downtime Up To 70%

January 14, 2013

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.

Medical Equipment OEM Delivers Motion Solution

January 1, 2013

OEM delivers a high-performance motion solution in a small footprint for a medical device manufacturer

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

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.

IAS Wastewater Pumping Infrastructure

September 1, 2011

Wastewater treatment works sees long-term benefits from increased life span of pump stations and reduced operating costs

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Industial Boilers

April 1, 2010

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics' powerhouse boilers upgraded with ultra-low NOX burners are monitored by Rockwell Software, Software CEM® and real-time environmental management applications