Computer offers 2 more slots over previous model.

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Model RAC6181 computer offers flat panel display, optional touch screen, and 12.1 in. keypad bezel with programmable function keys and numeric keypad. It is available with 866 MHz Pentium(R) III or 566 MHz Celeron(R) CPU Cards. Four-slot chassis provides 2 PCI slots, 1 ISA slot, and 1 shared PCI/ISA slot. RAC6181 can be used for machine-level and factory-level applications, and is suitable for visualization, maintenance, and control functions.

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Rockwell Automation Enhances Functionality of Allen-Bradley RAC6181 Industrial Computer

New options offer increased speed, reliability and expandability in rugged environments

MILWAUKEE, April 15, 2002 - To provide high power and long-term performance in challenging industrial environments, Rockwell Automation has enhanced its Allen-Bradley RAC6181 Industrial Computer. Designed to withstand the hazards of the factory floor, the compact RAC6181 now offers power and expandability comparable to a full-sized industrial computer:

- 12.1-inch Keypad Bezel - With flat panel display for enhanced operator interface and an optional touch screen, the new 12.1-inch keypad bezel version features programmable function keys and a numeric keypad for increased flexibility.

- Pentium® III and Celeron® CPU Cards - For faster performance, the RAC6181 comes with the choice of 600MHz or 866MHz Pentium III CPU cards, or 566MHz Celeron CPU cards.

- 4-slot Chassis - For applications requiring expansion, the optional 4-slot chassis adds an additional PCI and ISA slot to the previous 2-slot configuration, for a total of 2 PCI slots, 1 ISA slot, and 1 shared PCI/ISA slot, while only adding 1-2 inches of depth to the unit.

The RAC6181 can be used for machine-level and factory-level applications, and is ideal for visualization, maintenance and control functions. The computer is well suited for industries such as automotive, pulp and paper, food and beverage, petrochemical and process where harsh environmental conditions can easily destroy traditional desktop computers.

For visualization applications, the computer uses RSView(TM) Machine Edition or RSView Supervisory Edition software to collect and display critical information. By connecting a RAC6181 client computer to a RAC6180 or RAC6155 server, users can simplify machine troubleshooting and maintenance. The RAC6181 can also be used to access key information on the server, and access the Internet, to update a single machine or an entire process from anywhere on the plant floor. For PC-based control, the RAC6181 can be used as part of a SoftLogix(TM) control solution.

Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) is a world-leading provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions that help customers meet their manufacturing productivity objectives. The company brings together leading brands in industrial automation for Complete Automation solutions, including Allen-Bradley® controls and engineered services and Rockwell Software® factory management software, Dodge® mechanical power transmission products, and Reliance Electric® motors and drives. The company also is a leading provider of contact management technologies and applications that help companies more efficiently manage interaction with their own customers.

Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., USA, the company employs approximately 23,000 people at more than 450 locations serving customers in more than 80 countries.

For more information on the Allen-Bradley RAC6181 Industrial Computer, please contact the Rockwell Automation Response Center, 10701 Hampshire Avenue South, Bloomington, Minn., 55438, 800.223.5354, Ext. 6181.

Complete Automation, SoftLogix, RSView, Dodge, Reliance Electric, Allen-Bradley and Rockwell Software are trademarks of Rockwell Automation. Pentium and Celeron are registered trademarks of Intel.

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