Headlines from Monday, Nov. 7
“Much of our focus now is on making our solutions easier to use, less expensive and easier to access,” said John Genovesi, leader of the company's information software and process business in today's PSUG keynote address at Automation Fair. Read more.
Latest batch managment software release from Rockwell Automation integrates with the company's controller-level SequenceManager. Here's what else is new with FactoryTalk Batch release 13. Read more.
Headlines from Tuesday, Nov. 8
India-based generic pharmaceutical manufacturer coordinates PlantPAx modern distributed control system with MES to simplify and optimize operations. Read more.
Equipment and repair costs are not the only factors to consider when deciding whether to apply continuous, integrated condition monitoring to rotating equipment. Read more.
Automation can solve challenges presented by FSMA requirements. M&M Mars’ John Helferich discusses how the government’s new standards can motivate food and beverage manufacturers. Read more.
Visualizing and contextualizing safety data can have a positive impact on productivity and compliance. Rockwell Automation has some new tools to help understand the causes of downtime related to safety, and operations teams can start to investigate incidents in context. Read more.
The city of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is four years into a phased, five-year project to renovate and expand its 30-million gallons per day (mgd) capacity facility. Learn how the WWTP improves performance and saves power with PlantPAx modern distributed control system as part of the renovation. Read more.
Users and experts at the latest Pulp & Paper Forum at Rockwell Automation Fair highlighted nano-scale technologies, PlantPAx controls, smart drives and motor controls, and other solutions that can save their processes and prosperity. Read more.
Headlines from Thursday, Nov. 10
Rockwell Automation has been expanding its Information Solutions organization to support users on their quests for digital transformation and to realize their own versions of The Connected Enterprise. Read more.
Brian Sloan discusses how TransCanada’s Columbia Pipeline Group upgraded to PlantPAx across its fleet of compressor stations, resulting in rationalized data and improved visibility, as well as 99.5% reliability. Read more.
With an assist from the Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture, HF Mixing provides customers with highly efficient and flexible equipment for their tire-rubber processes. Learn more from Hans-Martin Monyer, HF's head of automation and systems. Read more.
Smart manufacturing can't even leave the garage if it isn't secure. Jim LaBonty from Pfizer Global Engineering began the Life Sciences Forum at Automation Fair by detailing how Pfizer approaches cybersecurity. Read more.
Headlines from Friday, Nov. 11
While the craft beer industry booms, many microbreweries are manually controlled and manufacturing is a bit old fashioned. Newlands Systems' Steve Gundy explores how the company has tapped Rockwell Automation's technology to bring value and advantage to customers. Read more.
Antiquated cogeneration facility gets a new lease on life with new PlantPAx controls and FactoryTalk software from Rockwell Automation. Improved reliability and lower operating costs ensued. Read more.
Deputy director of U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security division describes cyber threat landscape, and shows process control players how to protect themselves. Read more.
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