Tag Archives | Connected Enterprise

Can IT Do Automation?

I wrote about FoxConn building a plant (maybe) in Wisconsin. “Retired” Rockwell Automation Communications Director John Bernaden commented on my LinkedIn post of the article: Good perspective Gary Mintchell. FoxConn’s been trying to replace its Chinese workers with automation and robotics for several years now with limited success. They’re realizing what’s no surprise to you […]

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Festo All About Connectivity at Automation Fair

Rockwell Automation was all about Connected Enterprise at Automation Fair 2016. Festo joined in the fun showcasing seamless connectivity with Rockwell Automation’s factory automation and process automation architectures in such areas as: IO-Link Premier Integration Ethernet/IP Integrated Architecture Builder (IAB) Studio 5000 Software with L5K export World class training Ethernet/IP is the primary interface node […]

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Automation Perspectives Kicks Off Rockwell’s Automation Fair 2016

Every year as part of the Automation Fair experience for media and analysts, Rockwell Automation hosts a “Perspectives” forum on the Tuesday prior to the two-day trade show. Executive and guest experts discuss trends and technologies affecting manufacturing, production, and automation.This is a short introduction. I had two days of deep dives into technology. A […]

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Rockwell Automation Expands Technology Portfolio

Rockwell Automation has announced acquisition of Automation Control Products (ACP), a provider of centralized thin client, remote desktop and server management software. ACP’s two core products, ThinManager and Relevance, provide manufacturing and industry with visual display and software solutions to, as the Rockwell press release put it, “manage information and streamline workflows for a more […]

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Product Day At Rockwell Automation TechED

Second day Rockwell Automation TechED keynote speakers drilled down into the weeds a little to flesh out the High Performance Architecture and Connected Enterprise themes from day one. Unusual for a second day general session, the room was about as packed as for day one. There is little mention of Internet of Things at this […]

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