TOP NEWS – November 4, 2010.

Safety and Automation: Essential Partners for Success

Machine Builders Look for New Ways to Compete Globally

New Data Streams Aid Water Treatment Applications

PlantPAx: the Second Incarnation
PlantPAx version 2.0 was introduced at Rockwell Automation’s Automation Fair in Orlando, this week. According to Som Chakraborti, director, process automation business for Rockwell Automation, PlantPAx version 2.0 was specifically designed to improve the capability, robustness and flexibility of the PlantPAx process automation system across several significant dimensions. "These are the important new features of the PlantPAx system," Chakraborti said.

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Save the Date!
Automation Fair® is coming to Chicago next year! Mark your calendars for November 16–17, 2011, and we’ll see you at McCormick Place.

Couldn’t attend the Automation Fair® event this year? Show your solidarity with genuine Automation Fair merchandise!


Scale, Modularization Focus of CompactLogix Developments
Rockwell Automation is focusing on scale and modularization of its Integrated Architecture platform to help deliver multidisciplinary control and high performance on a "right–sized" system. On display at this week’s Automation Fair are three recently introduced programmable automation controllers (PACs) based on the Allen–Bradley CompactLogix form factor, including the Allen–Bradley Compact GuardLogix, CompactLogix L2 and CompactLogix L4 controllers.

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Partnering: It’s in the DNA
Although the Rockwell Automation exhibits are central to the show floor at Automation Fair, even more floor space is dedicated to the stands of the company’s PartnerNetwork. Rockwell Automation literally owns that phrase (since it is their trademark) but the fact that they trademarked it indicates their level of commitment to partnering as a business extension and force multiplier tool.

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