Machine Builder (OEM) SolutionsAs a manufacturer of industrial automation equipment, you understand that one solution doesn't fit all. You're building machines with different levels of automation, and looking for flexibility. For one piece of equipment, a component solution is ideal; for another, a complex system is essential. Still other machines need a degree of automation somewhere in between, or specialized consultation that may not involve components at all. Automation levels may vary from machine to machine. But one requirement is the same: your need for an automation provider that can offer you a full range of solutions on a scalable basis. It should be a source whose quality is undeniable. Whose service and support is global in its reach. A partner who can offer you a competitive advantage, so you can do the same with your customers.
What's New for Machine Builders?
- Product Selection Toolbox - Suite of configuration and selection software tools streamlines component selection and system design
- MP-Series Integrated Linear Stages - Offer substantial time and cost savings associated with design, programming and commissioning.
- SMC Flex OEM Component Kits - Latest design offers new PowerBrick power circuit technology for easy installation, flexible mounting and reduced inventory carrying costs.
- PowerFlex AC Drives Premier Integration - Integrated drive profile feature in RSLogix 5000 v.16 software reduces drive configuration time, eases operations and improves maintenance.
Scalable . . . Multidisciplined . . . Information-Enabled
As a manufacturer, OEM or System Integrator, each day brings new challenges.
If you're a:
- Manufacturer, you need to drive higher returns on assets while increasing the agility and availability of production equipment and reducing operational costs
- Machine builder, you need to deliver higher performance at less cost and reduce time to market while meeting delivery commitments and improving customer support
- System integrator, you need to reduce engineering, development and start-up time while providing customers with easily maintained, high-performance systems
All of these challenges must be met in an ever-changing competitive environment.
The Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture™ system improves your productivity and reduces total cost of ownership by providing unparalleled functionality, flexibility and scalability. Using sophisticated control, networking, visualization and information technologies, the Integrated Architecture addresses a full range of control and information needs for discrete, motion, process and batch control, drive control, and safety applications.
The Integrated Architecture also addresses plant or enterprise performance and information needs including quality and compliance, production management and asset management. By emphasizing third party connectivity, interoperability and use of open industry standards, the Integrated Architecture provides seamless information integration with the rest of the site or enterprise.
Unlike traditional architectures, the Integrated Architecture reduces total cost of ownership by using a single control infrastructure for the entire range of factory automation applications, large or small. This enables you to reuse engineering designs and practices to reduce development time and cost, quickly respond to customer or market demands, reduce maintenance costs and downtime and easily access plant and production data from business systems for better management decision-making.
Improve Productivity with One Solution
Today, many companies use different control and information systems for each type of production discipline. This approach means difficult and expensive systems integration, but even more importantly, decisions are made based on the limitations and boundaries of these disparate systems diminishing your ability to make timely, fully informed decisions and take action.
Real-time information exchange between production and the rest of the enterprise is critical for making business decisions that improve responsiveness, increase productivity, reduce costs and assure regulatory compliance.
Unlike conventional architectures, the Integrated Architecture provides fully integrated, scalable solutions for the full range of control and information disciplines, providing you with the insight and performance to optimize production, respond more quickly to customer or market demands and reduce costs. The Integrated Architecture provides your competitive advantage.
Our customers describe the value of Rockwell Automation's Integrated Architecture best.
"The scalable system allows for easy upgrades. For the end users, it helps them compete in today's marketplace by being reliable, fast and flexible. It's a powerful solution for customers and a great time-saver for the manufacturer- really a win-win situation for everyone involved."
-Darren Elliott, Chief Engineer, RA Jones & Co., Inc.
Reduce Development Time
"It's so much easier to create I/O tag names online, anytime. We do not need to shut off the machine to re-do the program. Using standard tools, objects, graphics, and imported bitmaps, we can configure screens quickly and easily. Other timesaving advantages include cut/copy/paste functions and import/export tags in and between PanelView applications."
-Leslie Lim, Technical Executive, PSB Corporation
(Rockwell Automation's batch solution) allowed us to leverage Integrated Architecture and employ batch mobility and standardization concepts through the ISA S88 standards. This was important since we were also seeking a common ground for our engineers to program, troubleshoot, and maintain the system. . . . We've been able to achieve additional savings through increased batch accuracy."
-Rick Kurio, Control Systems Coordinator, Canbra Foods