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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.

Arkansas Steel Improves Process With Analytics

March 1, 2018

Arkansas Steel needed to improve workforce utilization and make continuous improvements. Software from Rockwell Automation helped increase yield by at least 3 percent.

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.

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.

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.

Energy Monitoring System Improves Visibility

September 25, 2017

Find out how this global company improved energy efficiency and reporting through a single energy monitoring solution.

PlantPAx Decreases Costs and Increases Efficiency

August 31, 2017

With a standardized system enabled by PlantPAx, the modern DCS, KCC was able to improve efficiency, reduce engineering time, reduce downtime and improve maintenance.

ARC Resources Optimizes Artificial-Lift Systems

August 29, 2017

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

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.

Faster, “Greener,” Smarter Bottle Labeling

August 22, 2017

The Axon SLX high-speed shrink sleeve applicator addresses the challenges of ultra-thin film. And it relies on the latest Rockwell Automation control platform.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hiperbaric Machines Get a Connectivity Boost

June 7, 2017

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

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.

Compactor Saves Up to 70% in Waste Handling Costs

June 2, 2017

This attractive replacement for open waste containers can save up to 70% in waste handling costs – and features an Allen-Bradley Micro820 control system.

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.

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%

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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%.

Vallourec Drilling Products Triples Output

October 13, 2016

A leading global supplier of drill pipe for energy companies increases efficiency, reduces changeover times.

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.

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.

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.

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.

OEM Solution: Automatec

May 10, 2016

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

NAFTA a.s. Replaces Multi-Vendor Solution

January 4, 2016

Leading Slovak natural gas storage company deploys company-wide Allen-Bradley control infrastructure and sees flexibility and ease of use increase.

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.

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.

Mining Operation Gains New Control System

December 1, 2015

Anglo American Minas-Rio System, one of the most important mining operations in the world gains the capacity to produce 26.5 million tons of iron ore per year

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.

Condition Monitoring Solution Minimizes Downtime

October 22, 2015

Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group improves overall productivity of coal loading operation with minimal onsite personnel at the Port of Newcastle.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Peak Gold Benefits From New Process Control

September 28, 2015

Peak Gold Mine implemented an advanced process control solution that increased production and cost savings and improved environmental efficiency.

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.

Hamilton City Council Meets Compliance Demands

September 25, 2015

The Hamilton City Council upgraded its water treatment plant to improve its ability to securely store, analyse and report operational data.

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.

Kinetix-Based Motion Infrastructure

September 16, 2015

Automated fabrication cell matches human precision and delivers significantly higher yield.

OEM Solution: Columbia Machine

September 14, 2015

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

Automatismes Girona Deploys Device Level Ring

September 2, 2015

Network architecture from Rockwell Automation provides higher security and faster response in automation processes for compound feed mills.

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.

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Upgrades System

July 17, 2015

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals upgraded its legacy PLCs with a PlantPAx process automation system to enable plant wide multidiscipline control and information.

Intelligent Box Sizer Revolutionises eCommerce

June 16, 2015

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

OEE Data Helps Global Cosmetic Maker

May 29, 2015

Global cosmetic manufacturer cuts downtime and improves production control with detailed OEE data.

OEE Data Helps Global Cosmetic Maker

May 29, 2015

Global cosmetic manufacturer cuts downtime and improves production control with detailed OEE data.

Manufacturing Intelligence Helps Pharma

May 28, 2015

An injection of manufacturing intelligence in pharma process reduces losses and improves reporting.

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.

Crane Infrastructure Rejuvenated

April 14, 2015

Steel company sees reduced maintenance, increased speed and greater stock turnover thanks to updated crane control system.

Acadian Seaplants Grows Capacity by 40 Percent

April 1, 2015

Acadian Seaplants used EtherNet/IP MCCs to expand processing capacity with lower hardwiring costs.

Golf Club Deploys SMS-Enabled Irrigation System

April 1, 2015

PKM Solutions Designs and Installs Cost-Effective Water Management Solution That Sees Allen-Bradley Micro830 PLCS Texting Each Other For Instructions.

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.

SAR Elektronic Exploits Time-Saving Flexibility

March 25, 2015

Machines builder adapts proven technology to suit leading tyre industry company’s needs.

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.

MCS Control Systems Delivers Greater Control

March 6, 2015

Waste disposal and energy-generation centre switches over to ControlLogix based solution using proven and highly effective migration programme.