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Software provides mobile access to production information

Software provides mobile access to production information
Industrial companies around the world can now more easily realise the productivity and cost saving benefits of using thin clients in place of industrial PCs. The new ThinManager version 11.0 software from Rockwell Automation includes support for 11 local languages in 12 countries, making it easier for global organisations to configure, deploy and manage thin client devices in their operations using their native language and character sets.
24th May 2019

Strengthening industrial control system security

Strengthening industrial control system security
Communications between industrial control devices have minimal protection today. This leaves them vulnerable to threats like malicious tampering and incidental system changes that can stop production or injure workers. New solutions from Rockwell Automation deliver built-in security based on security standards to protect control-level communications and overall system integrity.
5th April 2019

Photoelectric sensor built for demanding applications

Photoelectric sensor built for demanding applications
The new Allen-Bradley 42AF RightSight M30 photoelectric sensor from Rockwell Automation is the latest addition to the smart sensing portfolio. Built with improved environmental resistance and long distance detection in a mid-sized, right-angle housing, the RightSight M30 smart sensor offers the flexibility and performance required for a wide range of high demand applications.
19th February 2019


Extended line of clients help increase flexibility across enterprise

Extended line of clients help increase flexibility across enterprise
With many applications on multiple displays throughout a plant floor, manufacturers struggle to manage numerous sources of content. The newly expanded portfolio of Allen-Bradley VersaView 5200 thin clients from Rockwell Automation using ThinManager software helps manufacturers more easily manage their applications.
7th February 2019

Updated software reduces machine design time

Updated software reduces machine design time
The latest release of the Studio 5000 integrated development environment from Rockwell Automation can help get smart machines to market faster with enhanced security. The software includes new digital design capabilities to reduce machine design, testing and commissioning times. It also introduces CIP Security support to bring industry-proven security technologies into the automation space.
16th January 2019

Operator interface helps increase efficiency

Operator interface helps increase efficiency
End users and OEMs are seeking human machine interface (HMI) solutions that simplify and streamline visualisation, especially in larger applications. With the new Allen-Bradley PanelView 5510 family of graphic terminals, companies have a HMI solution designed to fit the needs of large-scale applications, improve user experience and increase performance.
6th November 2018

The building blocks for enabling technologies and solutions

The building blocks for enabling technologies and solutions
Industrial companies worldwide are digitising their operations to improve their competitiveness. Rockwell Automation is continually strengthening capabilities allowing it to offer the most effective products, software, solutions and support for OEM and end-user customers facing the demands of modern Industry 4.0-driven manufacturing practices.
11th September 2018

Field controller provides solution for DC retrofit applications

Field controller provides solution for DC retrofit applications
  The new Allen-Bradley PowerFlex DC field controller from Rockwell Automation enables customers to upgrade their DC motor application to a modern system, without the need for complex external devices. An up-to-date digital networked control system helps customers gather and leverage vital information throughout their enterprise.
30th July 2018

Workbench software reduces design time for standalone machines

Workbench software reduces 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 programming time. It provides controller programming, device configuration and human-machine interface editing for Rockwell Automation hardware.
17th July 2018

Smarter operations with the GuardLink safety system

Rockwell Automation has introduced the Allen-Bradley Guardmaster GuardLink safety system, a safety-based communications protocol that helps operators reduce and improve machine diagnostics and downtime while increasing productivity. Traditionally, safety devices are wired to separate safety inputs, which requires more wiring and introduces more potential fault points.
8th June 2018

Bringing the connected enterprise to life

Bringing the connected enterprise to life
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 Automation expands the FactoryTalk Analytics portfolio, a robust advanced analytics environment that empowers users with the ability to quickly and confidently make informed decisions. 
14th May 2018

Digital transformation to be showcased at Achema 2018

Digital transformation to be showcased at Achema 2018
  Rockwell Automation will be showcasing a digital transformation, security and single-use pharma capabilities and how it can help provide support at every step of the journey.
30th April 2018

Industry collaborate to address real time device applications

Industry collaborate to address real time device applications
Rockwell Automation is joining industry leaders ABB, Belden, Bosch Rexroth, B&R, Cisco, Hilscher, KUKA, National Instruments, Parker Hannifin, Phoenix Contact, Pilz, Schneider Electric, TTTech, and WAGO (collectively known as Shapers) to create a communication solution for real time and sensor-to-cloud applications in industrial operations.
30th April 2018

HMI software features improved operator efficiency

HMI software features improved operator efficiency
  Rockwell Automation has updated its HMI software to equip industrial workers with better information to run and maintain their systems. New features in the FactoryTalk View software version 10.0 include greater access to information, new mobile device support and better cross-software integration to improve productivity.
16th April 2018

Digital transformation advances to showcase at Hannover Messe 2018

Digital transformation advances to showcase at Hannover Messe 2018
Industrial companies are taking Industriy 4.0 concepts from the drawing board to the production floor to bring new value to their operations. Rockwell Automation will demonstrate how it can help companies accelerate this digital transformation and use Industrial IoT technologies to be even more competitive at Hannover Messe 2018, 23rd-27th April 2018 in Hannover, Germany.
6th April 2018

Newly released software improves operator productivity

Newly released software improves operator productivity
Industrial workers can get better access to the information they need, where they need it, with the new ThinManager v10.0 software platform from Rockwell Automation. New visualisation, mobility and security features can help operators and technicians produce more with less down-time using the Rockwell Automation software portfolio and industrial-grade thin clients.
13th March 2018

Software release optimises productivity and reduces design time

Software release optimises productivity and reduces design time
Engineers can more quickly design, build and commission automation systems using the newly enhanced Rockwell Software Studio 5000 integrated development environment. The latest software release includes a new user interface that provides a common, modern look across all Studio 5000 applications, and includes updates to help engineers improve productivity from design to deployment.
9th March 2018

Software provides centralised visibility into networked assets

Software provides centralised visibility into networked assets
Plant-floor personnel have the difficult task of monitoring and maintaining a growing number of IoT devices on their networks. Rather than using complex or unfamiliar IT tools to do this, they can use the new FactoryTalk Network Manager software from Rockwell Automation. It allows them to monitor the health of their Allen-Bradley Stratix managed switches, troubleshoot switch issues and quickly configure new managed switches all from one easy-to-use software interface.
23rd February 2018

Rockwell Automation named most ethical company for the tenth year

Rockwell Automation named most ethical company for the tenth year
  Rockwell Automation has been recognised by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies. This is the tenth year that the Ethisphere Institute has named Rockwell Automation to the distinguished list of 135 global companies that influence and drive positive change and improve ethical leadership and corporate behaviour.
20th February 2018

AI module monitors and optimises industrial operations

AI module monitors and optimises industrial operations
In order to create diagnostic analytics solutions in industrial operations, we have long required expert data scientists with a deep understanding of the specific application to be analysed. Those experts then require weeks, months or even years to understand and model the system. That expertise has been boxed in the new Project Sherlock artificial intelligence (AI) module unveiled today by Rockwell Automation at their Automation Fair event in Houston.
2nd February 2018


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