Users Slash Energy Costs with Optimization Tools
Seems everybody who's anybody is waking up to energy—wide awake, cold-bucket-of-water-in-the-face awake. Of course, they've always known the basic consumption details, but with prices rising and growing awareness of the environmental effects of greenhouse gas emissions, they’re digging into the details, seeking every possible path to manage their energy effectively and reach new levels of optimization. Not surprisingly, many are relying on Rockwell Automation to guide them to this new energy nirvana. Several acolytes presented their experiences during the Energy and Environmental Industry Forum at this week's 20th annual Automation Fair in Chicago.
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Rockwell Automation Streamlines Services Delivery
"Rockwell Automation has been in the services business a long time," said John Lohmann, Rockwell Automation's director of market development for services and solutions, as he explained the breadth of the company's current services offering. "Our customers struggle to prioritize their asset lifecycle needs, and we are working to help them with maintenance and lifecycle services that are more financially predictable. This is what they've told us they want, and we are determined to support them."
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Big Features Now Come in Smaller "PAC-ages"
Rockwell Automation has expanded its Integrated Architecture portfolio for smaller applications with a series of scalable CompactLogix programmable automation controllers (PACs), servo drives, I/O, visualization and simplification tools. With high-performance features, such as integrated motion, safety, EtherNet/IP connectivity and re-usable development tools, Rockwell Automation offers users the ability to standardize on a single control platform for small – to large-scale applications.
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Help Shape the New RockwellAutomation.com
Last year at this time, Rockwell Automation was getting set to launch its new Allen-Bradley website, giving engineers a quicker and easier way to access products and technical information. At this year’s Automation Fair in Chicago, Rockwell Automation is finding out from its customers, partners and other site users not only whether they got it right, but also what users would like to see in the next new site launch, this time for rockwellautomation.com. Rockwellautomation.com is the corporate site, geared toward a broader set of users – whether engineers or corporate executives, users or distributors, old friends or new faces. "Any level of user could hit this site," says Denise Lafuse, architect, user experience, for Rockwell Automation.
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November 16, 2011
Automation Fair® Info:
Tech Session Schedule
Tomorrows Industry Forums:
Global Machine Builders
Exhibit Floor Highlights
While the exhibition floor at the Automation Fair® event includes more than 100 booths highlighting solutions for a wide variety of automation needs, Three PartnerNetwork members deserve special recognition this year, having exhibited 20 years ago at the very first Automation Fair in 1991: Advanced Micro Controls (Booth 500), Hardy Process Solutions (Booth 330) and Molex (as Woodhead, SST, now in Booth 201).
Theresa Houck, executive editor of The Journal from Rockwell Automation and Our Partners magazine, will be visiting PartnerNetwork exhibit floor booths, creating short video tours about their newest products. The first videos will be posted yet this evening on The Journal's YouTube channel, so view what's already been posted and subscribe to get updates!