Rockwell Automation - The Connected Industrial Enterprise

More than 70 million people are joining the middle class every year, increasing demand on manufacturing resources and infrastructure. Meeting this demand means being more productive, sustainable and flexible.
Fortunately, the convergence of new technologies including mobile devices, the cloud, and big data, can help securely connect plant information with enterprise systems. With the right network infrastructure and the ability to integrate information across IT and control systems, industrial enterprises can coordinate operations and communications – facilitating a demand-driven supply chain.
By bridging the gap between systems, Rockwell Automation is helping connect industrial enterprises to improve operations.


The Connected Industrial Enterprise White Papers
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Design Considerations for Securing Industrial Automation and Control System Networks

The industrial control system represents the heart of production, and the security of information used for control, configuration and monitoring is critical...More
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The Connected Enterprise Maturity Model

How ready is your company to connect people, processes, and technologies for bigger profits?...More
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Network and Security Services Because Infrastructure Matters

Manufacturing Convergence – merging IT and manufacturing systems – has created the need for existence and interoperability between what were traditionally separate functions and systems...More
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Top 10 Recommendations for Plantwide EtherNet/IP Deployments

With cyber security and network performance at the forefront, follow a plan to help ensure the best industrial network design for your plant...More
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Physical Security Helps IT and OT Managers Improve Productivity and OEE

Unlike the security methods of old that rely on isolation, a properly designed physical security platform unleashes the value of the Internet of Things in aggregating information from people, processes, data and things...More
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Optimization of Process Integration

Optimization of process integration (OPI™) enables a unified communication solution comprising standard unmodified Ethernet and Internet technologies that use EtherNet/IP in combination...More
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Control System Upgrade Delivers Peace of Mind

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals was running its ingredient production facility on legacy 1980s PLC technology that was becoming difficult to maintain and update...More
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Wireless Design Considerations for Industrial Applications

Wireless communication in the industrial market has been practiced for many years, often targeted at point-to-point data transfer for supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) purposes...More
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Are You Ready to Migrate Your Control Platform?

Several years ago, the ARC Advisory Group published a white paper, "Automation System Migration for Increased Manufacturing Productivity." At that time, it was estimated that more than $65 billion worth...More
The Connected Industrial Enterprise Videos
Hillshire Brands Quality Assurance
Nov 24, 2014

Tyson Foods Hillshire Brands Quality Assurance

Hillshire Brands, a Tyson Foods company, takes manufacturing intelligence mobile...More
Internet of Things
Nov 4, 2014

The Connected Enterprise at IoT World Forum

Hear how Blake Moret is seeing the impact The Connected Enterprise is making both within production walls with emerging technologies such as smart devices, and beyond with innovative solutions such as remote monitoring....More
Oct 8, 2014

Automation Fair – Hear What Others Are Saying

Hear what others are saying about Automation Fair and why you should attend! This year's Automation Fair event will be held November 19-20 in Anaheim, California....More
Sep 19, 2014

Automation Fair 2014

This year's Automation Fair event will be held November 19-20 in Anaheim, California. Automation Fair offers a great opportunity to explore smart, safe, sustainable operations geared toward improving your business profitability....More
Aug 13, 2014

RSTechED 2014: The Connected Enterprise - The Journey Goes Mobile

Kyle Reissner, Rockwell Automation Mobility Platform Leader, presents “The Connected Enterprise: The Journey Goes Mobile.”...More
Aug 6, 2014

RSTechED 2014: The Connected Enterprise: The Design Journey

Andrew Stump, Rockwell Automation Design Software Manager, discusses “The Connected Enterprise: The Design Journey.”...More
Jul 10, 2014

Helping Pharmaceutical Firms Get More Control

With more than 35 years of experience in the Life Sciences industry, Rockwell Automation is a leading supplier of automation, information and process control solutions. The top 10 leading pharmaceutical manufacturers use our solutions to help improve product quality and safety, increase profits and optimize flexibility....More
Jul 2, 2014

New Wireless Access Point Extends the Reach of EtherNet/IP, Eases Access to Production Data

The Allen-Bradley Stratix 5100™ can function as a wireless access point (AP) or a work group bridge (WGB) in both autonomous and unified networks. Now, one device can provide the ability to create a complete wireless network. When you have devices that cannot connect to the wireless network organically, you can use the WGB mode. Using the Stratix 5100 as a work group bridge allows you to connect up to 19 IP addresses, while providing wireless connectivity to wired clients that are connected using TCP/IP like EtherNet/IP. This design flexibility makes accessing critical production data easier in a network with multiple remotely accessible devices – helping reduce design time and operational costs when integrating machines and equipment into the industrial control network....More
Jun 10, 2014

Guangzhou Automobile Group Motor (GAC Motors)

This video tours the plant, discusses the use and importance of AutoSuite and also includes interviews with key stakeholders in the plant....More
the connected enterprise
May 20, 2014

Automation Saves Wild Turkey Bourbon Tradition

When Wild Turkey expanded into a highly automated facility to best meet production demands, it not only increased production, but also improved operator productivity, decreased waste and created a safer work environment....More
May 19, 2014

Access Controllers via Ethernet or Cell Phone

See how remote access solution allows notifications and alarms, and generates reports on system performance....More
mobile access to production information
Apr 4, 2014

Mobile Access to Production Information

Andrew Ellis, Rockwell Automation, shows how mobile access to production information can help streamline efficiency for various roles across an enterprise. Rockwell Software Manufacturing Intelligence applications, running on the latest tablets and smart phones, bring a new level of versatility to manufacturing leaders....More
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