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Rockwell opens Registration for the 25th Automation Fair Event

The Automation Fair® event is the ideal opportunity to discover how The Connected Enterprise can help you achieve faster time to market, optimize your assets, lower your total cost of ownership and improve enterprise risk.

  • Attend industry forums, hands-on labs and technical sessions to expand your knowledge and use of the latest control, power and information technologies
  • Visit over 150 exhibits from Rockwell Automation and our PartnerNetwork™ members, showcasing the newest innovations and solutions
  • Network with industry experts and peers

Registration is now open for the 25th Automation Fair event hosted by Rockwell Automation and members of its PartnerNetwork program. Manufacturers and producers across the globe can see the latest products, services and solutions that help enable a Connected Enterprise at this year’s event, being held at the Georgia World Congress Center on Nov. 9 and 10 in Atlanta.

“We are well-positioned to bring The Connected Enterprise to life for our customers, given our technology, domain expertise, partners and market access,” says Blake Moret, president and CEO, Rockwell Automation. “You can see the power of this combination at the Automation Fair event. As a company, we continue to focus all of our passion and knowledge on helping our customers improve their competitiveness.”

Automation Fair Event:
On Nov. 9 and 10, more than 100 exhibits showcasing the latest innovations in automation from Rockwell Automation and its PartnerNetwork program will be on display. Attendees can experience this technology at 19 hands-on labs and participate in any of the 93 technical sessions. They can also hear best practices from customers and industry leaders in nine different industry forums, including automotive, chemical, food and beverage, global machine and equipment builders, life sciences, oil and gas, power and energy management, pulp and paper, and water wastewater.

Process Solutions User Group (PSUG)
On Nov. 7 and 8, PSUG will bring together more than 800 operations, IT and engineering professionals in process industries to share best practices and learn from peers. The event will feature approximately 30 technical sessions, eight hands-on labs, and more than 25 presentations from Rockwell Automation customers.

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Rockwell Automation Opens Call for Nominations for 2016 Safety Excellence Awards

Rockwell Automation is now accepting nominations for its fourth annual Manufacturing Safety Excellence Awards. The awards celebrate the world’s safest manufacturing companies – those that make safety a core business value.

“Last year’s winners – The Clorox Company, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Kimberly-Clark Corporation and Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) – were selected because they embrace safety as a means to achieve business goals,” said Mark Eitzman, safety market development manager, Rockwell Automation. “They go beyond compliance and make safety an integral part of the company culture and machine design processes – improving plant productivity and company profitability.”

The awards are open to manufacturers, machine builders (OEMs) or system integrators, as long as they demonstrate a true commitment to safety across three key pillars of a comprehensive safety program: a strong safety culture, well-executed compliance procedures, and effective use of current, machine-safety technology.

“Winning the 2015 award highlighted our team’s commitment to improving machine safety for our customers,” said Jason Stover, senior electrical project engineer, PCMC. “As an OEM, we differentiate ourselves from competitors by guiding our customers through the safety process and educating them on the opportunities safety presents. Some might not recognize safety as a fundamental part of equipment, but by the time we’re done, they see the value.”

The awards also recognize companies that have successful collaboration between their engineering and EHS departments. This helps dramatically reduce injury rates while also improving production efficiency.

“We achieve success with everyone in the organization working and learning together, including engineering, EHS and operations,” said Dennis G. Averill, CIH, CSP, global director of safety and hygiene, Kimberly-Clark. “This collaboration is not only done conceptually, but also during the actual execution of risk assessments, safety standards development and more.”

The 2016 winners will be announced in the fall and will join a distinguished list of past winners, including Bevcorp, Corning Environmental Technologies, General Motors, Procter & Gamble and the PepsiCo divisions of Walkers Crisps and Pepsi Flavors.

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DistribuTECH Conference & Exhibition - Focused on The Future

DistribuTECH will take place February 9-11, 2016 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida alongside sister events the Electric Light & Power Executive Conference and Utility Products Exposition.

Mark your calendars and make plans to attend the utility industry's leading annual T&D conference and exhibition covering automation and control systems, energy efficiency, demand response, renewable energy integration, advanced metering, T&D system operation and reliability, power delivery equipment, communication technology, water utility technology and much more.

2015 EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

11,773 attendees from 67 countries
400 utilities
480+ exhibitors
81 conference sessions
350+ speakers
22 Utility University® courses

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Rockwell Automation TechED: Inspire. Educate. Innovate.

June 12-17, 2016  |  Rosen Shingle Creek Resort  |  Orlando, Florida, USA

The ultimate training experience, Rockwell Automation TechED provides over 170+ hands-on labs, technical sessions and discussion forums.. The Rockwell Automation TechED (formerly RSTechED) event gives you the industry's only multi-day venue offering unique ways of learning, exploring and discovering techniques for creating innovating, high-performance manufacturing and production applications.

Optimize your production data, increase yield, reduce energy costs, build secure networks and much more in beginner to advanced training. All based on innovative strategies that make the most of the automation and control system assets you have while planning for the future.

Designed for end users, system integrators, distributors, partners and machine builders, Rockwell Automation TechED gives you the chance to work with the latest Rockwell Automation products and technology solutions in a classroom environment. Learn from industry experts. See how your peers are solving many common manufacturing and production challenges.

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Rockwell Automation CEO to address on Scalable Internet of Things Technologies

Keith D. Nosbusch, chairman and CEO of Rockwell Automation, will address how scalable industrial Internet of Things (IoT) technologies enhance The Connected Enterprise, a transformational vision for higher productivity, sustainability and global competitiveness.

Nosbusch will deliver a keynote presentation at the third annual Internet of Things World Forum 2015 http://www.iotwf.com/ hosted by Cisco from Dec. 6-8 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The forum attracts key stakeholders and innovators in business, government, and academia who are driving adoption of the Internet of Things worldwide.

“The Connected Enterprise will drive more change in industrial automation in the next 10 years than we’ve seen in the past 50,” said Keith D. Nosbusch, chairman and CEO, Rockwell Automation. “This transformation creates tremendous opportunities for those who take advantage of it, and great risks for those unprepared for a strategic response.”

Nosbusch will explain how it is now possible to transform high volumes of real-time data from industrial operations into actionable insights that accelerate optimization of plants and supply networks. “A scalable implementation of industrial IoT technologies enhances this transformation using smart, connected assets and real-time analytics that function as an important part of an integrated control and information system,” said Nosbusch.

Nosbusch’s keynote will highlight applications of industrial IoT technologies in a wide spectrum of industries such as oil and gas and consumer packaged goods. A high performance architecture, built upon secure IP-based networks and complemented with contemporary technologies such as mobility, data analytics and cloud computing, is essential for industrial IoT, and also makes it possible to achieve seamless convergence between OT systems and enterprise IT systems.