Integrated, Scalable Solutions for the Process Industry Showcased at Achema
May 21 2012
At this year’s Achema show (Frankfurt, 18-22 June 2012), Rockwell Automation (UK), dedicated to industrial automation and information, will be presenting multiple new features for its PlantPAx process automation system, which it launched at Achema in 2009. The system allows customers to use the scalable Logix automation platform to automate plant-wide control operations and increase optimisation throughout the plant. The highlights of Rockwell Automation’s participation at Achema will include integrated, information-enabled solutions for process control, drive and safety applications.
With the PlantPAx system, Rockwell Automation combines its core process automation competencies and technologies with those of its business partners and companies it has recently acquired. The result is that all automation disciplines – not only process automation – can be integrated into a single solution. This allows customers to achieve business goals including cost reduction, lower emissions, and increases in quality and production. A recently-added capability facilitates the integration of intelligent motor devices, such as motor control centres, drives, compressors, pumps, fans and measuring equipment, into a common automation architecture. This high level of integration has an immediate, positive effect on asset availability, plant efficiency and energy management.
At Achema 2012, Rockwell Automation will use a process skid to demonstrate how companies in the process industry can reduce design and development time as well as training, maintenance and support costs. The skid has been equipped with the PlantPAx process automation system along with the new Integrated Architecture midrange controllers and is suitable for small to medium sized machine applications. Visitors to the Rockwell Automation stand (E27 in Hall 11.1) will be able to see how the scalable automation architecture is integrated with instrumentation from Endress+Hauser via ProfibusPA, FieldbusFoundation, Hart or EtherNet/IP. The midrange portfolio can be adapted to suit customers’ individual requirements and is based on the same development environment as larger enterprise systems.
Customer case studies on the Rockwell Automation stand will provide visitors with insight into real-world applications for the process solutions and into the opportunities for cost savings and optimisation they deliver. Rockwell Automation’s specialists will also be available throughout the event to answer visitors’ questions and advise on particular areas of concern.
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