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Today's report from Orlando includes the latest enhancements to the Rockwell Automation high performance architecture, the centrality of smart, connected assets in enabling new services offerings, and an update on the company's PlantPAx Modern DCS offering. Plus, Duke Energy sheds light on solar operations with a new SCADA system.

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Connecting the 'things' to the IIoT

When it comes to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), “Smart assets are critical to The Connected Enterprise,” said Blake Moret, senior vice president of control projects & solutions and incoming president and CEO of Rockwell Automation. “These are the things in the IIoT, and we have home-field advantage.”

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Look under the hood of smart devices

“Smart, connected systems using intelligent devices are easier to operate and maintain, and will have higher uptimes,” said Brian Schriver of Rockwell Automation. “All the situations that would have required downtime, troubleshooting and other efforts can either be prevented or [resolved]."

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Smart industry compels The Connected Enterprise

Over the past two years, smart manufacturing initiatives around the world have led to public/private partnerships that are writing specifications for the Industrial Internet of Things, the cloud and mobility, and industry consortia are forming to drive the initiatives. Find out what it means. 

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VIDEO: Bourbon Producer Centralizes Operations, Increases OEE

RA-TechED-VideoLearn how Campari implemented a new control and visualization solution that helped them decrease time to market and increase OEE by more than 50%. Watch it now »

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High performance, future-proofed

Rockwell Automation has made a number of technology investments over the past few years to boost the performance of its systems. Its new high-performance architecture combines the Integrated Architecture with unified communications, systems intelligence and industrial information management.

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HMI as gateway to data-driven operations

Scott Miller of Rockwell Automation explores how expectations for HMI software are progressing as OEMs and users seek to take advantage of new technologies. More advanced software can help unlock new benefits by reducing design and commissioning time, as well as by boosting uptime and productivity.

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SCADA shines light on solar fleet

Along with reliable, real-time monitoring 24/7 from its control center, Duke Energy sought a new SCADA system that would give visibility to on-site operations and maintenance technicians, support control, allow emergency response, work at all the sites, and provide a consistent user experience, look and feel. 

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Partner Spotlight: Information Solutions

June_15_-_Partner_Spotlight.jpgData exists everywhere throughout your operation, and it is vital to leverage information solutions that will turn plant-floor data into valuable insight for system or process improvement. Rockwell Automation Solution Partners in the Information discipline have proven their success in delivering industry-specific software solutions that complement and extend our Rockwell Software and FactoryTalk® product lines. Learn more »

Inside Teched

PR01 - PlantPAx System What's New & What's Next »

SY12 -MagneMotion & iTRAK: Introduction to Independent Cart Technology »

SY16 -Smart Devices: Helping Design, Operate and Maintain The Connected Enterprise »

IN03 -FactoryTalk® VantagePoint EMI: 50 Minutes to Value »

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