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Controls & Controllers

Rockwell Automation Initiates DOE Test-Bed Project at US Army Manufacturing Plant

Technology will deliver real-time energy consumption data to new open smart-manufacturing platform MILWAUKEE — Rockwell Automation has initiated a project to optimize manufacturing assets at a U.S. Army-owned, contractor-operated, metal-parts manufacturing plant in Scranton, Pa. The work is one of two test-bed efforts in the $10 million Smart Manufacturing Leadership Consortium (SMLC) project...

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Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Services Router has dual VPN, firewall capabilities.

Suited for securing cell/area zones as well as connecting to cell/area zone fromÂ- remote location over untrusted network, Stratix 5900 simultaneously delivers VPN and firewall capabilities. Router restricts and regulates communication to help ensure security perimeter is maintained and information exchange crossing security boundary is not tampered with or interrupted. Run on Cisco IOS,...

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Software

Rockwell Automation Expands FactoryTalk Software Functionality to Increase Flexibility, Time-to-Value of Manufacturing-Intelligence Systems

Latest capabilities include faster prototyping of manufacturing-intelligence systems, greater understanding of energy costs in relation to overall operations HOUSTON — As manufacturers increasingly turn to performance metrics and data analytics to optimize operations, Rockwell Automation is making systems that gather, analyze, contextualize and share intelligence easier to design and use....

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Software

MES Software targets automotive industry.

By coordinating and synchronizing manufacturing tasks, quality procedures, and inventory movement, AutoSuite v2.0 enables producers to profitably react to changing customer demand and produce customized vehicles. Software also captures information during vehicle production for regulation, warranty, and continuous improvement analyses. Automotive libraries provide users with configurable and...

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Software

EMI Software lets mobile users view and share KPIs.

Offering enterprise manufacturing intelligence solution for native Windows 8.1, FactoryTalk VantagePoint Mobile App lets users access FactoryTalk VantagePoint centralized reporting and analytics from Rockwell Software FactoryTalk software suite. Users can view key performance indicators such as energy usage, operational equipment effectiveness, or MTBF/MTTR. By touching KPI gauge or chart, users...

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Software

Automation Software configures process-safety applications.

Suited for applications that require flexible architecture, distributed safety, and mixed SIL levels, T3-compliant AADvance Workbench 2.0 offers complete design, configuration, and maintenance environment. System consists of scalable AADvance controller platform configured to any mix of SIL1 to SIL3 simplex, redundant, or triplicated safety loops. Multi-user, multi-controller environment includes...

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Communication Systems & Equipment

Rockwell Automation Expands Portfolio of Industrial Network-Infrastructure Products to Help Control and Network Engineers Design More Secure and Reliable Infrastructures

Switch portfolio now includes a services router, Network Address Translation, Power over Ethernet and expanded fiber capabilities MILWAUKEEÂ- – Rockwell Automation is expanding its Allen-Bradley Stratix family of industrial switches and routers, and announcing new wireless and security products designed to meet industrial networking requirements. Expansions include: Stratix 5700 managed...

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Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Data Center System provides gateway to virtualization.

Offering pre-engineered, scalable infrastructure, Industrial Data Center System includes hardware, software, factory assembly, on-site configuration, documentation, and TechConnect support. Essentials model is equipped with 2 Unified Computing System servers from Cisco — expandable to 3–5 TB of usable storage, VMware vSphere virtualization software, 24 rack units, and OS license. Essentials+...

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Controls & Controllers

PartnerNetwork Program from Rockwell Automation Adds 10 Industry-Leading Companies

New product-supplier partners, an OEM partner and a solution partner offer manufacturers access to best-in-class engineering expertise and product resources MILWAUKEE — Eight new product suppliers in the Americas region have joined the Rockwell Automation Encompass third-party product referencing program, and one existing partner in the program achieved global partner status. Additionally, the...

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Electrical Equipment & Systems

Electronic Overload Relay offers flexible, modular design.

Able to be tailored to meet requirements, Allen-Bradley E300 integrates communications, current-measurement technology, and I/O options. EtherNet/IP communications facilitate installation and use, while embedded Web server allows maintenance personnel to use Web browser to integrate relay from any Internet-enabled device without requiring special software. To maintain uptime during network node...

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