Rockwell Automation Articles
Rockwell Automation app assesses cyber security
Rockwell Automation has released a new app that will help operations managers, plant floor managers and IT/OT professionals gauge levels of operational risk within their connected infrastructures.
Rockwell Automation issues 2019 CRR
Rockwell Automation has announced the launch of the annual Corporate Responsibility Report (CRR), highlighting the company’s efforts during 2019. The CRR reflects Rockwell Automation’s commitment to placing corporate responsibility and sustainability practices at the core of its approach to customers, employees, and communities.
International virtual event from Rockwell Automation
On 12th May, Rockwell Automation hosted the first in its series of free, online events called VirtualConnect. Taking place through an innovative and interactive web platform, the event featured everything you would expect from a physical event, and more.
Virtual event from Rockwell Automation for life online
To help industry understand how technology can solve strategic and operational challenges, Rockwell Automation is launching a series of free, online events, called VirtualConnect. The first event, 12th May, 10am to 2pm CET, includes specialised learning schedules, peer-to-peer and peer-to-expert networking, and the chance to ‘walk’ the digital show floor.
Management perspectives program for industrial executives
Rockwell Automation has announced the launch of its Management Perspectives Program, an online community resource designed to inform, inspire, and bring together managers and executives both in person and virtually.
Simplifying smart machines in harsh applications
Manufacturers can now realise the design and productivity benefits of On-Machine I/O modules on smart machines used in harsh applications.
Visualisation portfolio strengthened with acquisition
Rockwell Automation announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Italy-based ASEM, S.p.A., a 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 IoT gateway solutions.
Secure industrial operations helped by earning new certifications
Rockwell Automation continues to add to its list of achievements in industrial cyber security to help industrial companies focus more on transforming their business and worry less about potential cyber security risks. The company recently received ISA/IEC 62443-2-4 certification, which defines security requirements for service providers.
New servo system saves costs and simplifies sizing
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 that can function as a system without a controller.
Training for the next-gen workforce and bridging the skills gap
The skills gap is challenging businesses across all industries. As companies implement advanced technologies, they often struggle to find workers with the skills to match. That is why hundreds of manufacturing and production leaders from across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region will gather 21st-24th October in Munich, Germany, to learn about the latest innovations in automation through training, executive keynotes and networking even...
Rockwell Automation joins ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance
Production facilities can contain thousands of technologies from different vendors. Cyber security threats only need to exploit one of them to steal trade secrets, stop production or even harm workers. To better secure today’s complex and often vulnerable production operations, the ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance recently announced Rockwell Automation as a founding member.
The digital transformation of pharmaceutical operations
Lonza has selected Rockwell Automation for the turnkey implementation of the Lonza strategic vision of bringing the digital factory to nine former Capsugel facilities that manufacture drug capsules. The Switzerland-based company, founded in 1897 with approximately 15,500 employees, chose Rockwell Automation’s PharmaSuite Manufacturing Execution System (MES) software to digitise the operations in their manufacturing environments.
Simplifying integrated safety into high performing machines
Machine designers are required to design safety into more industrial systems than ever. To help them design more easily and meet their other application requirements, Rockwell Automation has seven new safety modules across three I/O platforms. This offers designers both local and distributed safety I/O options and a wide range of performance and connectivity attributes to help improve compliance and machine performance.
Threat detection services globally expanded
More than half of all respondents, to an LNS Research survey, said their industrial facility has experienced a cyber security breach. To help prevent such incidents and combat the unpredictable threats that cause them, industrial companies around the world can now manage cyber risk in their operations using the Rockwell Automation Threat Detection Services powered by the Claroty threat detection platform.
New EV innovation centre opened in Silicon Valley
Rockwell Automation has opened a new 8,000 square-foot Electric Vehicle (EV) Innovation Centre at 111 North Market Street in San Jose, California, within its Information Solutions development facility. The centre will provide live manufacturing demonstrations, hands-on trials utilising new technology and events showcasing collaboration with industry experts and Rockwell Automation partners.
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 se...
Duo collaborate to drive next-gen of bioprocessing automation
GE Healthcare and Rockwell Automation are combining their automation, IT and single-use solution expertise to build bioprocessing operations for the digital age. The two companies will help biopharmaceutical companies create flexible and scalable facilities of the future, focused on rapid response to market demands, streamlined production technologies and adaptable manufacturing environments.
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.
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.
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.