With a little over one week away from RAOTM in Richmond, we wanted to make sure we covered one last exciting topic: Technology. The ever changing technology in our industry is allowing us to push the envelope like never before.
At one time we relied on horses as transportation. As we thought of more and more ways to get around, eventually came the steam engine in 1769, followed by internal combustion engines in 1806. Today, we are seeing a new world of self-driving, electric all-wheel drive vehicles. All because of amazing technology. Don’t get me wrong; I love the shape and sound of the Ford Mustang GT500 but the technology that exists today in the Tesla S is mind-blowing to say the least.
Another example of amazing technology is how we communicate today. I grew up with a phone on the wall, then the wireless house phone, the pager, the small cell phones, and now the smartphone with an ever increasing need for bigger and more powerful screen size. It could be our eyes are getting worse — mine are — but most likely it’s our need to access and immediately act on data.
For our industry, it’s important that we have handheld access to data that is reliable, accurate, mobile and impactful. With this type of technology, we can lower the cost of assets, get more data, manage it from a single source and view live plant floor data from anywhere in the world without standing in front of the machine running the line. At RAOTM we will talk about all of these things and how you can implement this new technology that is both stunning and safe.
Get Under the Hood with These Technical Sessions
T37 – Get Ahead in the Cloud: The value of analytics is the ability to
get ahead. Connect devices to enable secure remote access, get informed
of asset performance, and analyze the data to get ahead. Whether you’re
looking to increase output, improve quality or reduce energy usage, fi nd out
how cloud technologies can help you improve operational performance.
T100 – Mobility and Portability with Today’s Rockwell Software®:
Bring your own device to work? Need to support mobile workers? Modern
production and operations management solutions require various forms
of access and analytics of their devices, machines and systems that can be
delivered anywhere. In this session, see how Rockwell Software® products
help accomplish these goals and help you become more productive while
optimizing your production.
T101 – Integrated Architecture with ThinManager®: Providing a
Path to Your Plant’s Thin Client Future: Discover how ACP’s
ThinManager® can improve your FactoryTalk® View SE and/or PlantPAx®
System deployments. ThinManager® provides centralized management of the
content deployed to your thin clients and the thin clients themselves. With
legendary ease of use from ThinManager,® plant fl oor nirvana has never been
so within reach!
T30 – What’s New in Visualization: Discover new solutions that help
improve productivity by expanding connectivity and enhancing design
and maintenance tools. From machine-based operator interface to highly
networked systems, this session will focus on what’s new with the HMI
and visualization hardware and software portfolio.
Download the entire RAOTM program guide.
Rockwell Automation on the Move will be held August 30-31 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Register today for this event.