INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION AND CONTROL
The rapid evolution of technology in industrial automation systems requires tighter integration between devices on the plant floor and the rest of the enterprise. This involves a secure network infrastructure, smart devices for efficient data collection, and the ability to turn data into actionable information.
The integration of control and information across the enterprise enables our customers to optimize their operations by connecting the plant, site, facility, and people. We deliver industrial automation and control through our control systems, motor control, and smart devices portfolios. The combination of these three platforms are architected and designed to help you build the most efficient industrial automation system to meet your needs.
Integrated control systems facilitate smart manufacturing for your industrial automation solution. Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture® system enables the deployment of an industrial control system individually at a machine- or line-level to solve specific needs. It can then be scaled across multiple lines or plants to achieve enterprise-wide business objectives. It helps converge control and information to deliver the connected enterprise with smarter technology, enhanced productivity, and a more secure environment. The Integrated Architecture portfolio includes ControlLogix control, FactoryTalk visualization, Kinetix motion, and Cisco-based Stratix networking solutions. Our everyday experience from various projects is that this technology has the power to improve plant processes at every stage of manufacturing, from design and installation to operation and maintenance.
Intelligent Motor Control
Efficient motors drive performance and the impact of motor failure can be significant. With intelligent motor control devices, our clients can improve productivity and help avoid motor failures with an integrated, data-driven approach. The Allen-Bradley portfolios of PowerFlex® variable frequency drives, Kinetix® servo drives and CENTERLINE® motor control centers offer solutions for any application with requirements for speed, torque or positioning control. To gain further advantages we ensure that they are combined with the Logix control architecture to reduce the design time, keep clients connected to the operations and help them to be more productive.
Universal Automation System Designer
The Rockwell Automation Studio 5000® environment combines engineering and design elements into one standard framework that enables optimized productivity and reduced commissioning time. The Studio 5000 is a universal system designer that covers of stages of one complex project: Architect, Logix Designer, View Designer, Application Code Manager and Logix Emulate.
For plants to become information driven, they need a strong foundation consisting of one industrial network architecture. It is crucial to send data to the right place, at the right time, and in the right context. A network infrastructure that is built on standard Ethernet and IP enables the flow of data across your global enterprise. Industry adoption of EtherNet/IP™ for control and information enables the convergence of industrial and enterprise networks. To support and accelerate this network convergence, Rockwell Automation has collaborated with Cisco and other partners to provide design guidance and best practices to deploy scalable, robust, secure, safe, and future-ready industrial network architectures. They have addressed topics relevant to both operations technology (OT) and information technology (IT) professionals. Rockwell Automation offer of industrial network products consists of a wide variety of industrial network solutions including switches, routers, physical media, and connecting products.
Industrial Automation Components
We offer a portfolio of Allen-Bradley industrial control products that deliver proven and predictable performance over the full life of the product. We offer reliable solutions to maximize the efficiency and performance of our clients’ machines or factory. Wide range of circuit switching, circuit and load protection, motor control products, push buttons, smart sensors and signaling devices is extended into additional dimension by adding plentiful range of industrial safety components.
Human Machine Interface
Visualization and HMI solutions help our clients address their productivity, innovation, and globalization needs. Rockwell Automation portfolio provides a consistent look and feel for electronic operator interface terminals, distributed client/server HMI, and information software. Programming tools and advanced software applications include remote access and data analysis to accelerate development and improve efficiency. In addition to legendary robust operator terminals, industrial computers and monitors we offer industry leading HMI software solutions that may be tailored to individual machines or to complex plant-wide operations. The ThinManager® is latest addition to the offering, bringing the air of new-age XaaS solutions. It is practically a thin client for any required plant-floor HMI. The benefit of the solution is that it is a centrally managed and hardware-agnostic solution that can be deployed, migrated, upgraded, recovered, you-name-it, in a matter of minutes.
Allen-Bradley® PowerFlex® variable frequency drives and Kinetix® servo drives offer solutions from simple machine control, high-speed positioning to demanding medium voltage control. These flexible portfolios deliver solutions to keep you connected to your operations and help you to be more productive.
- PowerFlex low voltage VFDs offer a broad selection of features and capabilities to match your application needs. Their power range is from 0.25…3000 Hp/0.2…2200 kW; global voltage range is from 100…690V. They support induction and permanent magnet motor types and include all latest communications and safety features.
- PowerFlex medium voltage VFDs provide efficient motor control to meet the needs of demanding applications in MW power ranges. The input voltage ranges are from 2.3-10kV, with a motor current up to 720A. In order to maintain adherence to the strictest standards the MV PowerFlex drives provide safety and arc resistance features in addition to rich communication capabilities.
- PowerFlex DC drives offer flexible and cost-effective DC control solutions providing the power range from 1.5…1400 Hp/1.2…1044kW, and global voltage range from 200…690V. The DC drives include specialized torque control for lifting applications
- Kinetix servo drive solutions are designed to simplify machine design while improving system performance. The portfolio starts with compact single-axis drives and goes up to high-performance multi-axis servo drive systems. They are tightly matched with compatible range of servo motors suitable for any application one can imagine.
By default, all PowerFlex drives, LV, MV and servo, provide seamless integration into the Logix control system.