Rockwell Automation, the largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information solutions, was named the Best Internet of Things (IoT) Provider, the Best Programmable Control Systems Provider, and the Best Machine Safety Systems Providerby Contineo Media, the organiser of the Asian Manufacturing Awards 2015 – recognising excellence in control, instrumentation, and automation products and services across the region, which enable manufacturers in Asia to reach and sustain world-class performance.
For the fourth year, the editorial team in the Manufacturing Group at Contineo Media – publisher of Asia Food Journal, Control Engineering Asia, Logistics Insight Asia, Payload Asia, and PharmaAsia, as well as publications focused on television, film and content news – appointed an international panel of 13 judges and a third-party auditor, HLB Atrede, to analyse and rank 70 nominations across 22 categories.
Acknowledged as the Best IoT Provider for the second consecutive year, Rockwell Automation demonstrated its leadership in helping companies across all industries to capture the right data from smart plant-floor devices, turn it into working data capital, and share it securely with executive teams around the world – connecting remote devices with people and processes for better decision making, enhanced overall productivity, heightened workforce efficiency, faster time-to-market, lower total operating costs, improved returns of investment and reduced enterprise risks. By integrating the Internet of things (IoT) into the business ecosystem, enterprises are converging operational technologies on the plant floor and the corporation’s IT infrastructure using a secure, standards-based Industrial Ethernet/IP network to become more competitive as Connected Enterprises.
“Rockwell Automation has completed its journey to become a Connected Enterprise – deploying the same technologies it supplies to customers around the world, rigorously connecting manufacturing-execution systems to business-critical IT systems to share contextualised information seamlessly. The company is leveraging the proliferation of connected field devices, big data/analytics, cloud computing, virtualisation and mobility, so that its customers are further productive and the world is more sustainable,” said Co Gia Nguyen, Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific Business Centre, Rockwell Automation. “We are pleased to be recognised a second time as the Best IoT Provider in Asia, as it is a testament to our strong commitment to continuous innovation – enabling our customers to experience quantifiable operational breakthroughs as they become Connected Enterprises.”
Rockwell Automation was also named the Best Programmable Control Systems Provider for the second time, thanks to its Integrated Architecture System that features the Allen-Bradley® CompactLogix™ programmable-automation controller (PAC), ControlLogix® PAC, and MicroLogix™ programmable-logic controller (PLC) families. These solutions have consistently set the industry standard from the pioneering PLC in 1970 to today’s scalable, multi-discipline and information-enabled PACs, giving users the ability to standardise on a single-control platform for any application.
“Rockwell Automation is proud to be recognised as an innovative leader in industrial automation in Asia. Our programmable control systems – from low-cost, simple programming tools, to midrange solutions, to those adopted for large-scale and demanding applications – standardise on a single-control platform for efficient and secure plantwide optimisation. Our modular, scalable, multi-discipline programmable controllers manage motion, drive, process, batch, safety and discrete processes and yield system-wide real-time information availability, reduced system cost, improved productivity and maximised performance,” said Steven Goh, Business Director, Asia Pacific Business Centre, Rockwell Automation.
Finally, Rockwell Automation was honoured as the Best Machine Safety Systems Provider, in appreciation of its comprehensive portfolio of safety solutions including integrated controls, relays, switches, sensors, drives, I/O modules and connection systems. The company’s integrated-safety architecture is capable of implementing machine, electrical and process safety, whilst its Common Industrial Protocol Safety allows control and safety systems to coexist on the same network and share data − thereby minimising costs for hardware, software and support. At the same time, the system’s operational intelligence and diagnostics help improve equipment productivity and lifespan, with reduced downtime.
“Rockwell Automation has unrivalled credentials for building safety into its company culture, technology, and manufacturing processes and procedures – resulting in higher Overall Equipment Effectiveness, less unscheduled downtime, and significantly fewer injuries than average performers. Moreover, to further emphasise our commitment to safety, we created the annual Manufacturing Safety Excellence Award in 2013 to celebrate the world’s safest manufacturing companies,” said John Bizjak, Country Manager, Singapore, Rockwell Automation.
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About the Asian Manufacturing Awards
Organised by the manufacturing group of publications at Contineo Media, the annual awards provide timely and valuable recognition for those companies providing industrial-technology solutions and value-added services that are enabling regional manufacturers to reach and sustain the required levels of world-class performance.
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