Equipment Surveillance System offers 2-channel capability.

Press Release Summary:

Entek Enwatch PX Online Surveillance System connects to continuous protection monitoring system outputs, allowing buffered eddy current probe data acquisition without signal-conditioning device. System simultaneoulsy samples paired channels to improve diagnostics. Acquired data can be displayed in orbit and shaft centerline analysis plots, as well as spectra, time waveforms, and order vectors via plant asset management software package over existing Ethernet LAN.

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Rockwell Automation Expands Continuous Protection-Monitoring System Diagnostics with New Online Surveillance Instrument

Two-channel capability of Entek Enwatch PX delivers quicker and more accurate diagnosis of potential equipment problems

MILWAUKEE, May 28, 2002 - Responding to manufacturers' need to
cost-effectively and quickly pinpoint potential equipment problems before they proliferate, complete automation leader Rockwell Automation has expanded the power of the Entek Enwatch Online Surveillance System. The addition of two-channel simultaneous data acquisition offered in the Enwatch PX surveillance instrument enhances the diagnostic capabilities of
existing continuous monitoring systems, helping to ensure operational data reaches plant management before equipment fails.

"Identifying machinery problems at an early state enables companies to make intelligent decisions regarding equipment availability," said George Hofer, market specialist, Rockwell Automation. "By using existing sensors and buffered output data from installed protection monitoring systems, Enwatch PX cost-effectively captures critical equipment information in a timely fashion."

The Enwatch PX surveillance instrument connects easily to continuous protection monitoring system outputs. This allows buffered eddy current probe data acquisition without a costly signal-conditioning device. And since the Enwatch PX integrates directly with existing continuous monitoring systems, sensor installation costs are minimal.

The Enwatch PX delivers improved diagnostics by simultaneously sampling paired channels. Acquired data can be displayed in orbit and shaft centerline analysis plots, as well as typical plots like spectra, time waveforms and order vectors, via a plant asset management software package over an existing Ethernet local area network (LAN). A total of eight pairs of two channels can be multiplexed from a single Enwatch PX unit or inputs can be configured for up to 16 individual proximity probe inputs from a single machine. This critical data can be used in a predictive capacity to improve equipment downtime planning.

Integrated with additional Rockwell Software packages, such as the Emonitor Odyssey machinery information system or Emonitor Enshare plant asset management software, Enwatch PX provides a fully automated data collection program. Using these software programs, end-users can see a complete picture of equipment condition - the first step toward achieving a successful e-manufacturing environment.

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.

All reader inquiries should be directed to the Rockwell Automation Response Center, 10701 Hampshire Avenue South, Bloomington, Minn., 55438, 800.223.5354, Ext. 1527.

Enwatch, Emonitor, Odyssey, Enshare, Complete Automation, Dodge, Reliance Electric, Allen-Bradley, and Rockwell Software are trademarks of Rockwell Automation.

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