Rockwell Automation is a leading industrial automation company focused to be the most valued global provider of power, control and information solutions. With a focus on automation solutions that help customers meet productivity objectives, the company brings together leading brands in industrial automation, including Dodge mechanical power transmission products, Reliance Electric motors and drives, Allen-Bradley controls and engineered services and Rockwell Software factory management software. Global technical and customer service is an integral part of Rockwell Automation, with nearly 5,600 distributors, system integrators and agents serving customers in 80 countries.
Capabilities extend through partnerships with a network of reliable local companies in distribution, software and product referencing. Leading brands and strategic partnerships uniquely qualify Rockwell Automation to deliver industry solutions around the world.
Rockwell Automation is financially and strategically focused on helping manufacturers address the growing competitive pressures to reduce costs, conserve resources, improve productivity and reduce the time to market for material goods and services. For example, the newly formed Global Manufacturing Solutions business will be a focal point of Rockwell Automation's core growth strategy. It will provide total cost of ownership solutions, such as asset and integration management and consulting services that will allow manufacturers to quickly respond to industry trends.
The company has three major business units and a 50 per cent stake in the Rockwell Scientific Company:
Rockwell Automation Control Systems
Headquartered in Milwaukee and led by president Keith Nosbusch, Control Systems is organised into three operating units: Components and Packaged Applications, Automation Control and Information Group and Global Manufacturing Solutions. These businesses provide a comprehensive suite of Automation Solutions along a value-added continuum that ranges from power and components to control and information platforms to global manufacturing solutions.
- Standard and medium voltage drives
- Coordinated drive systems
- Packaged controllers
- Industrial components
- Presence sensing products
- Input/Output (I/O) modules
- Communication networks
- Electronic operator interfaces
- Motion controllers
- Computer numeric controllers (CNC)
- Industrial computers and monitors
- Asset management products and services
- Consulting and engineering services
- Customer support and training
- Communications software
- Human-machine interface/visualisation software
- Information systems software
- Process monitoring and control software
- Programming software
Global manufacturing solutions
- Consulting services
- Asset management services
- Human performance/training
- Technical support services
- Engineering services
- Customer support and training
Rockwell Automation Power Systems
Headquartered in Greenville, SC and led by president Joe Swann, the Power Systems business is organised into two business groups including Dodge mechanical power transmission products and Reliance Electric industrial motors and drives found in every industry and commercial application. Reliance Electric and Dodge products have been powering industrial plants since the early 1900s, controlling machine movement and speed in some of the most demanding manufacturing environments.
- Electric motors
- Standard AC and DC drives
- Power transmission components
- Gear drives
- Conveyor components
Rockwell Scientific Company
In addition to its business divisions, Rockwell Automation shares ownership of Rockwell Scientific Company with avionics and communications industry leader Rockwell Collins. Operating from facilities in Thousand Oaks and Palo Alto, CA and led by chief executive officer Derek T. Cheung, Ph.D. Rockwell Scientific Company conducts research on projects ranging from disruptive technologies intended to catalyze new business opportunities to technology application and transition.
The Rockwell Scientific Company employs 400 people, including 150 Ph.Ds and maintains partnerships with more than 200 universities, national laboratories, and research organisations of other companies to provide fast, efficient access to leading edge technologies worldwide.
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