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Rockwell Automation

Transforming your challenges into advantages

Business as usual? Those days are gone. Today's companies must navigate a dynamic marketplace that demands innovative strategies and technologies to contend with the need for increased productivity, sustainability and business agility. Facing these transformational forces, you need smart business partners at your side. Experts with the right resources and groundbreaking technologies to help you manage change today. And industry insiders with deep knowledge and insight to help you map a successful future. To get from point A to point B, you need a partner who understands the challenges you face - and can provide the team and tools you need to gain a competitive advantage in the global marketplace. That's Rockwell Automation. Rockwell Automation is the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, helping to make its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Architecture and software Rockwell Automation's control and information platforms, software applications and automation components integrate control, visualization, network and information technologies to provide fully integrated solutions. FactoryTalk: this integrated suite of software applications enables real-time information exchange between manufacturing and other parts of an organization. Integrated Architecture: the Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture system is a production and control and information system that combines the Logix control platform with the FactoryTalk software suite to provide a seamless flow of information. Automation components: These include a range of motion, sensing and safety products. These components integrate with the control to provide functionality necessary in today's manufacturing processes. Control products and solutions Motor control products combine motor control and protection devices with the networking and diagnostic capabilities of Integrated Architecture to provide intelligent motor control. The solutions businesses include a broad array of engineered systems that range from custom-designed bundled components to large turn-key system integration projects. Services range from repair and asset management consulting to remote support centres and training.

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News from Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation Levels Up Industrial Computing PortfolioRockwell Automation Levels Up Industrial Computing Portfolio

Rockwell Automation has announced the introduction of its VersaView 6300 family of Allen-Bradley Industrial Computers, which will be available starting August 2020. The launch of the VersaView 6300 family follows the May 2020 acquisition of ASEM S.p.A. and represents a considerable extension of the (more...)

PTC Extends Alliances with Rockwell Automation and MicrosoftPTC Extends Alliances with Rockwell Automation and Microsoft

PTC and Rockwell Automation announced Factory Insights as a Service, a turnkey cloud solution that enables manufacturers to achieve unprecedented impact, speed, and scale with their digital transformation initiatives. The new offering, unveiled during PTC’s Global Partner Summit event at the (more...)

Rockwell Automation strengthens control and visualisation portfolio with acquisition of ASEM

Rockwell Automation announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Italy-based ASEM, a leading provider of digital automation technologies. ASEM provides a complete range of Industrial PCs (IPCs), Human-Machine Interface (HMI) hardware and software, remote access capabilities, and secure Industrial (more...)

Rockwell saves costs and simplifies sizing with new servo systemRockwell saves costs and simplifies sizing with new servo system

The growing consumer desire for more product variety and packaging sizes is creating a need for smaller, more flexible machines. To provide a more cost-effective option for OEMs building smaller machines, Rockwell Automation is introducing a new Kinetix 5100 servo drive, Kinetix TLP motor and cable (more...)

How e-commerce is impacting packaging equipment designHow e-commerce is impacting packaging equipment design

As the ‘Amazon effect’ comes into play, independent cart technology answers the call for a better way to manage the high-mix, agile packaging needs of our made-to-order world, as Justin Garski of Rockwell Automation explains. How do you automate the packaging process in a made-to-order (more...)

Rockwell joins initiative to bring OPC UA to field devices

Rockwell Automation is joining an OPC Foundation initiative to extend the OPC UA protocol to field-level industrial communications. Under the initiative, a series of working groups are being formed to bring the OPC UA protocol’s vendor-independent, end-to-end interoperability to field-level (more...)

Reduce design time for standalone machinesReduce design time for standalone machines

Machine builders can now get standalone machines to market faster using a newly updated design and configuration software. The latest release of the Connected Components Workbench software from Rockwell Automation will be more familiar to Logix users and includes new features to help reduce (more...)

Simplified analytics for industrial productivity

Industrial organisations must be able to quickly identify ways to tighten production schedules and maximise revenue. Gaining insight into operations and production capabilities to make informed decisions has often involved time-intensive IT projects and a highly specialised skillset. Rockwell (more...)

Rockwell Automation invests in AI technology

Rockwell Automation has announced its investment in The Hive, a Silicon Valley innovation fund and co-creation studio, to gain access to an ecosystem of innovators and technology start-ups with a focus on applications of artificial intelligence (AI) to industrial automation. Rockwell (more...)

Your go-to guide for functional safety of machineryYour go-to guide for functional safety of machinery

Rockwell Automation has released the latest version of its popular ‘Machinery Safebook’ publication, a guide to safety-related control systems for machinery. ‘Machinery Safebook 5’ expands on previous versions with a host of new information, examples and calculations. (more...)

New light curtain system improves flexibility and industrial safetyNew light curtain system improves flexibility and industrial safety

As production processes become increasingly automated and robots play a larger role on the production line, manufacturers are looking for more ways to maintain and reinforce a safe work environment. The new Allen-Bradley GuardShield 450L safety light curtain system from Rockwell Automation is a (more...)

Analytics cloud for OEMs

IoT-enabled assets and machines can improve operations when information that matters is delivered to the people who can use it best. Yet, equipment builders who invested heavily to build smart machines often are blind to the use and performance of their products after deployment. Now Rockwell (more...)

Scalable MES reduces the barriers to entry for smart manufacturingScalable MES reduces the barriers to entry for smart manufacturing

New and expanded applications from Rockwell Automation help reduce the cost and time-to-value of a manufacturing execution system (MES). An MES allows companies to connect, manage, validate and optimise production to help achieve smart manufacturing. However, a traditional MES is cost-prohibitive (more...)

Rockwell Automation acquires Maverick TechnologiesRockwell Automation acquires Maverick Technologies

Rockwell Automation has acquired leading systems integrator Maverick Technologies to expand domain knowledge and help deliver innovative control and information solutions to customers in industries, such as chemical, food and beverage, and oil and gas. The acquisition significantly strengthens (more...)

Rockwell Automation addresses global skills shortage

Manufacturers and industrial operators around the world are contending with a growing skills shortage resulting from an evolving workforce and the influx of new technologies. These issues are forcing business leaders to reconsider their approach to machinery and facility design, training, technology (more...)

Safe, quick and easy transport of products and heavy loadsSafe, quick and easy transport of products and heavy loads

Rockwell Automation has completed its acquisition of MagneMotion, a leading manufacturer of intelligent conveying systems. MagneMotion systems are used across a broad range of industrial applications including automotive and general assembly, packaging and material handling. The acquisition (more...)

Rockwell Automation gives Industry 4.0 recommendations for operationalising The Connected Enterprise

As the automation field has started to adopt digitalisation, no manufacturing company will be able to manage without networked production or networked plant equipment. But what is the best way to migrate to Production 4.0? While connecting its own production systems, Rockwell Automation developed a (more...)

Rockwell’s iTRAK wins Technical Innovation of the Year AwardRockwell’s iTRAK wins Technical Innovation of the Year Award

Rockwell Automation is celebrating industry endorsement of its innovative iTRAK motion control solution. The technology was recognised by the industry as it picked up first prize at the Motion Control Industry Awards dinner in association with Touchwave Media. The event, hosted by television and (more...)

Controller reduces system complexityController reduces system complexity

Rockwell Automation has expanded its Allen-Bradley ControlLogix family of controllers to enable faster system performance and support the growing use of smart devices in manufacturing and industrial operations. The new ControlLogix 5580 controller provides up to 45 percent more application capacity (more...)

iTrak transport solution from Rockwell AutomationiTrak transport solution from Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation’s iTRAK is a modular, scalable motion control system that provides independent control of multiple magnetically propelled movers on a track. The simple configuration and patented pitch-less technology solves different motion and speed needs. It enables production/handling (more...)

Rockwell and Cisco tackle industrial IoT talent needs

The expansion of the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and convergence of operations technology (OT) and information technology (IT) systems into The Connected Enterprise raises questions of who within industrial organisations should design and oversee unified network infrastructures. Rockwell (more...)

Transport system boosts productivityTransport system boosts productivity

Rockwell Automation's iTRAK is a modular, scalable motion control system that provides independent control of multiple magnetically propelled movers on a track. The simple configuration and patented pitch-less technology solves different motion and speed needs. It enables production/handling systems (more...)

Safety Maturity Index tool drives best-in-class safety performanceSafety Maturity Index tool drives best-in-class safety performance

Rockwell Automation has announced the Safety Maturity Index (SMI) tool, a self-guided assessment that gives manufacturers visibility into the effectiveness of their safety programs and the ability to optimise plant performance. Applicable to any industry, any plant size and any location in the (more...)

Rockwell launches PanelView 800 HMIs with faster boot-upRockwell launches PanelView 800 HMIs with faster boot-up

Rockwell Automation reduces boot-up time and increases installation flexibility with the new space-saving Allen-Bradley PanelView 800 family of graphic terminals. The terminals, available in 4-inch, 7-inch and 10-inch display sizes, feature an 800 MHz CPU processor, up to 256 MB of flash, and (more...)

Rockwell Automation expands device support in FactoryTalk AssetCentre softwareRockwell Automation expands device support in FactoryTalk AssetCentre software

Rockwell Automation has added a new custom-device plug-in capability to its FactoryTalk AssetCentre v6.0 asset-management software. System integrators can now develop re-usable plug-ins to connect the software to unlimited third-party devices. For manufacturers, this connectivity expands monitoring, (more...)

Rockwell adds mobile capabilities to manufacturing intelligence softwareRockwell adds mobile capabilities to manufacturing intelligence software

Manufacturers now have the freedom to use any digital device to easily access optimized performance metrics and data analytics from plant floors and machines, thanks to new capabilities embedded in the FactoryTalk VantagePoint EMI v6.0 software from Rockwell Automation.The VantagePoint v6.0 software (more...)

New program connects manufacturers to best-in-class safety system integratorsNew program connects manufacturers to best-in-class safety system integrators

To help manufacturers identify best-in-class safety system integrators - with current safety standards expertise, a proven track record in building safety systems, and knowledge of productivity-enhancing safety technologies - Rockwell Automation has created the Machinery Safety System Integrator (more...)

Rockwell Automation launches next-generation electronic overload relayRockwell Automation launches next-generation electronic overload relay

Inspired by input from panel builders, system integrators and end users around the world, Rockwell Automation engineers developed the new Allen-Bradley E300 electronic overload relay. The E300 overload relay integrates communications, including EtherNet/IP, patented current-measurement technology, (more...)

Focusing on reductions in total cost of ownershipFocusing on reductions in total cost of ownership

With purchase cost versus running cost an ongoing debate, we talk to Rockwell Automation business manager Mark Daniels, who argues that a focus on total cost of ownership could benefit end users, machine builders and systems integrators alike. It is often said that the holders of the capital (more...)

Giving local manufacturing business skills fit for a global stageGiving local manufacturing business skills fit for a global stage

Rockwell Automation has unveiled the 2014 tour dates of its regional Automation University - arguably the EMEA region's most significant and exciting free manufacturing event. The Automation University tour will stop at Nottingham on June 3rd, Peterborough on June 5th, Aberdeen on June 10th and (more...)

Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach to automationAdopting a multi-disciplinary approach to automation

There was a time when the worlds of discrete manufacturing and process production shared very little common ground. But are the boundaries blurring? We pose this question to Phil George, Solution Architect at Rockwell Automation. Machine builders may not be aware of it, but they are gradually using (more...)

Actionable information holds the key to increased productivityActionable information holds the key to increased productivity

In the face of ever increasing operational pressures, manufacturers across all industry sectors are working hard to boost productivity, focusing on areas such as OEE, process optimisation, smart manufacturing, improved asset utilisation, improved agility and increased flexibility. We talk to Mark (more...)

Think about safety at the outset to boost productivity and OEEThink about safety at the outset to boost productivity and OEE

Too often when it comes to machine design, safety is addressed towards the end of the product. But by integrating safety into the design and development from the outset, machine builders can create machines that will offer improved performance and reduced downtime. In this article we talk to (more...)

Rockwell Automation launches updated UK website

20th November 2013 - Rockwell Automation has launched an updated version of its UK website which offers users vastly improved access to the information, community, news and resources relevant to UK industrial automation. The clean, fresh and modern site features revamped navigation designed around (more...)

Rockwell Automation to acquire Jacobs Automation

Rockwell Automation has announced that it has agreed to purchase Jacobs Automation, a leader in intelligent track motion control technology. Jacobs Automation provides a motion control solution called the iTRAK System. This technology improves performance across a wide range of packaging, material (more...)

Tackling the cyber security threat through defence in depth

High profile viruses attacking industrial control systems, plus the ongoing discussion on the threat of cyber terrorism to vital utilities, have brought the issue of cyber security to the fore. But an integrated approach to security has to consider a far wider range of threats - both deliberate and (more...)

Machine delivery: a focal point for innovationMachine delivery: a focal point for innovation

Is it time to reassess our perceptions and expectations for machine delivery and commissioning? We ask Rockwell Automation Solutions Architect Phil George how machine builders can innovate beyond the machine.Traditionally, as the last stage in a design and development process that may have taken (more...)

Embrace manufacturing convergence to optimise plant agilityEmbrace manufacturing convergence to optimise plant agility

Manufacturing convergence is one of today's hot topics, but is it just a theoretical discussion or can it be a practicality reality? We talk to Rockwell Automation Business Leader Mike Loughran about the benefits of integration.It seemed like a great idea at the time. The people in marketing (more...)

Machine development: reducing time to marketMachine development: reducing time to market

Meeting today's customer requirements for increased productivity means designing machines that are more sophisticated and more complex. But how can machine builders achieve this while still reducing time to market? We ask Rockwell Automation Solutions Architect Phil George.The modern machine (more...)

Thinking about energy as part of your bill of materialsThinking about energy as part of your bill of materials

Most manufacturers have a firm handle on the cost of materials and labour, but without mastering critical energy consumption data you'll never have a true picture of the cost of producing each individual product. We talk to Rockwell Automation Business Leader Jonathan Smith about 'energy (more...)

Triple challenge for machine buildersTriple challenge for machine builders

How can machine builders design machines that offer increased performance and increased safety, yet bring them to market more quickly and at lower costs? We pose this question to Phil George, Solution Architect at Rockwell Automation.The challenges facing manufacturers and machine builders are (more...)

New configuration tool simplifies machinery safety system designNew configuration tool simplifies machinery safety system design

Rockwell Automation has announced the release of a new configuration and design tool to help machinery automation system engineers save time when designing safety systems. The Rockwell Automation Safety Automation Builder (SAB) configuration software helps users navigate the safety-system design (more...)

Rockwell Automation unveils next generation of compact drivesRockwell Automation unveils next generation of compact drives

Rockwell Automation today announced its compact Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 525 AC drive to help machine builders and end users simplify equipment design and operation, and speed installation and configuration. Representing the first in the company's next generation of compact drives, the PowerFlex (more...)

New solutions for integrated motion use less energyNew solutions for integrated motion use less energy

Rockwell Automation has introduced the Allen-Bradley Kinetix VP low-inertia (VPL) servo motor, and single-cable technology as an integrated motion solution on EtherNet/IP that is more compact, easier to use and simplifies system wiring. The Kinetix 5500 servo drive joins the Kinetix 350 and Kinetix (more...)

Smart motor controller from Rockwell Automation offers advanced soft starter functions

The Allen-Bradley SMC-50 Smart Motor Controller, from Rockwell Automation is the company's latest generation of solid-state motor controllers. Featuring a newly designed three-phase, fully solid-state, silicon-controlled rectifier (SCR) power structure, the new SMC-50 addresses the motor control (more...)

Rockwell Automation boosts Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 755 drives to 2,000 horsepowerRockwell Automation boosts Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 755 drives to 2,000 horsepower

Rockwell Automation has extended the ratings of its Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 755 AC drives to 1500 kW/2,000 Hp, completing the power range of the PowerFlex 750-Series portfolio and providing customers with a wide selection of options and features. The high-power drive builds on the application (more...)

Integrated motion on EtherNet/IP from Rockwell Automation uses less energy and shrinks application footprintIntegrated motion on EtherNet/IP from Rockwell Automation uses less energy and shrinks application footprint

Rockwell Automation has introduced the Allen-Bradley Kinetix 5500 servo drive, VP-Series low-inertia servo motor and single-cable technology as an integrated motion solution on EtherNet/IP that is more compact, easier to use and simplifies system wiring. "Machine and equipment builders are (more...)

New safety device has the vision to protectNew safety device has the vision to protect

Suppose there was an alternative to light curtains in many installations that gave you similar protection but with a massive increase in flexibility and a huge reduction in installation time, cost and effort. Well, there is such a device, in the form of the Allen-Bradley GuardMaster SC300.The latest (more...)

Integrated drive-motor simplifies cabling and frees up panel spaceIntegrated drive-motor simplifies cabling and frees up panel space

Machine builders can reduce control-system enclosure size, cut wiring time and simplify cabling when using the new Allen-Bradley Kinetix 6000M integrated drive-motor system from Rockwell Automation. The Kinetix 6000M drive-motor combines the high-performance Allen-Bradley MP_Series food-grade servo (more...)

Allen-Bradley Micro800 - Now on EPLANAllen-Bradley Micro800 - Now on EPLAN

Machine builders and end users who need a cost-effective control solution for their small applications will benefit from the new family of Allen-Bradley Micro800 micro programmable controllers and Connected Components Workbench software from Rockwell Automation. Micro800 controllers are among the (more...)

Power meters provide simple energy monitoringPower meters provide simple energy monitoring

Two new Allen-Bradley power monitors from Rockwell Automation provide manufacturers with scalable, cost-effective insight into how, when and where energy is being used throughout the production process. The Allen-Bradley PowerMonitor W250 and 500 power meters offer users an opportunity to (more...)

Rockwell acquires SoftSwitching Technologies

Rockwell Automation has announced it has purchased the assets of SoftSwitching Technologies, a leading provider of industrial power quality detection and protection systems, located in Middleton. SoftSwitching Technologies' solutions improve uptime in manufacturing production by identifying and (more...)

On-machine motor controller simplifies installation and saves spaceOn-machine motor controller simplifies installation and saves space

Machine builders can now offer customers a compact distributed motor controller that easily installs on the machine without an enclosure, and quickly connects to the enterprise network, thanks to the new family of Allen-Bradley ArmorStart LT distributed motor controllers from Rockwell Automation. (more...)

Safety - key considerations for compliance and increased productivitySafety - key considerations for compliance and increased productivity

The safety experts at Rockwell Automation look at the implications of the new EN 13849-1 standard, and explore the competitive advantages of Integrated Safety technology.The importance of providing a safe working environment would not be argued by many in Europe, yet many find it an area full of (more...)

New high-power drives provide users with expanded application flexibilityNew high-power drives provide users with expanded application flexibility

Building on the foundation of the Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 755 high-power models, Rockwell Automation has extended the power range of its PowerFlex 755 AC drives to 900 kW/1350 Hp and added 600/690 volt ratings. The new drives, well-suited for a variety of heavy industrial applications, provide users (more...)

Radio Frequency Identification products for industrial applications

Rockwell Automation has announced a new line of Allen-Bradley Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) products designed specifically for industrial applications. The new 56RF system - based on the open 13,56MHz I-Code standard - delivers a rugged plant floor RFID solution for both tracking and (more...)

Helping industry prepare for the change to the Machinery Directive

January 1st 2012 is a big day for anyone involved in building or supplying machinery as it represents a significant change in machinery safety standards. This is the day the European Machinery Directive no longer references EN 954-1 as a safety standard. Anyone using EN 954-1 to show conformity may (more...)

Help in addressing safety legislationHelp in addressing safety legislation

Rockwell Automation will be presenting and exhibiting services, software and hardware solutions at Health+Safety 10 to help plant and machinery designers address significant and upcoming safety legislation.As well as demonstrating numerous brand new and existing examples of its class-leading, (more...)

Sensor has a clear advantageSensor has a clear advantage

There are many sensing applications where the accurate recognition of objects is a real challenge - especially where the target object is close to a surface that must be ignored, such as a conveyor. The new 44B photoelectric sensor from Rockwell Automation, equipped with adjustable background and (more...)

Infrared thermometry data collectionInfrared thermometry data collection

Rockwell Automation has recently added infrared thermography data collection to its suite of condition-based maintenance services. Complementing the company's existing vibration and oil analysis capabilities, infra-red thermography is a non-invasive condition-monitoring technology that monitors (more...)

New electronic line shaftNew electronic line shaft

The precise positioning capabilities of the PowerFlex 700S drive system enables it to replace outdated mechanical line shafts and gearboxes in printing, web handling and other tension control applications. PowerFlex 700S is also ideal for new pressures used for printing Rotogravure, for magazines (more...)

Putting the brakes on complexityPutting the brakes on complexity

TorqProve - a torque control feature on the Allen-Bradley Powerflex 700 range of AC drives from Rockwell Automation, offers both torque control and mechanical brake redundancy, providing users with more on-board functionality, so simplifying applications and reducing installation time and costs. (more...)

Standard and safety control combinedStandard and safety control combined

Rockwell Automation has introduced a safety controller that uses the company's integrated architecture, allowing for faster implementation, improved productivity and easier ability to meet advanced safety control requirements. The Allen-Bradley GuardLogix controller has a two-processor safety (more...)

Polished performance from servo motorsPolished performance from servo motors

Rockwell Automation has introduced a new addition to the Allen-Bradley MP series of servo motors. The new MP series stainless steel motor (MPS) is specifically designed for harsh environments for meat processing (where high pressure, caustic washdown is the norm), food, beverage and pharmaceutical (more...)

Rockwell Automation strengthens control and visualisation portfolio with acquisition of ASEM

Rockwell Automation announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Italy-based ASEM, a leading provider of digital automation technologies. ASEM provides a complete range of Industrial PCs (IPCs), Human-Machine Interface (HMI) hardware and software, remote access capabilities, and secure Industrial (more...)
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