Automation Today - 1-2012
Welcome to the very first electronic issue of 'Automation Today.'
Building on the success of our printed magazine, this electronic version enables you to ‘dig deeper’ on the particular features that are of specific interest to you.
For future issues, in addition to the links and additional background information, we will be showcasing videos and interactive content to really bring to life our industry-leading approach and technologies. We will still be using a general theme for the magazine, and in this issue we are presenting multiple articles that address the concept of total Cost of Ownership or TCO.
TCO is of vital importance to both machine builders and end users alike, as it helps to create a competitive edge by increasing profit margins through enhanced functionality and efficiency and the removal of unnecessary costs. These costs fall into many areas, such as capital costs, design costs, running costs, maintenance costs and even safety-related costs.
The beauty of the approach we can offer is that our integrated approach to safety, automation, process and motion will help you realise multiple cost savings through the use of a single, common, integrated and scalable platform.
President – EMEA Region
In this issue:
|CT Pack doubles its machine speed while reducing wastage|
Food industry machine builder uses Integrated Architecture and innovative servo installation to enhance machine performance
|IAS employs advanced integrated control and visualisation solution from Rockwell Automation to modernise its entire pumping infrastructure|
One of the biggest sewage plants in Austria benefits from increased lifespan of pump stations and reduced operating costs.
|Rockwell Automation and Erwin Schiefer step on the gas to produce one of the world’s first high-availability wood gasification plants|
Gas production industry customer benefits from a coherent, CompactLogix- based package that meets its needs... all from a single source.
|Cyan Tec launches revolutionary new direct-to-product ink jet printing systems using Allen-Bradley technology|
Cyan Tec’s New technology, fully customizable direct-to-product branding and marking capabilities thanks to Mid-Range and linear solutions from Rockwell Automation
|TOTAL E&P overcomes obsolescence issues with a Trusted solution|
Major Oil & Gas operator improves and upgrades its operations thanks to fault-tolerant solution from Rockwell Automation
|EtherNet/IP: Enabling seamless communication, control and flexibility at all levels |
EtherNet/IP is revolutionising the industrial automation and control market due to its standard, unmodified approach to Ethernet-based communication across the entire installation... from device level all the way up to enterprise level.
|MTorres offers accurate unwinding and splicing thanks to Rockwell Automation|
Paper converting company selects Rockwell Automation control and drive solutions for its new automatic unwinding splicer for the tissue industry
|An easier path to automation product selection|
Free configuration and product selection software helps you identify and configure the right hardware and software for your control system.