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Energy Savings Matter
Most manufacturers are starting to track energy consumption in some capacity, whether at a site level or down to specific production lines. By monitoring consumption, these companies can make operational changes to reduce energy consumption and costs. Learn how OEMs can deliver direct, long-term savings for end users by building equipment using the right automation technology with proactive energy-management strategies in mind.
Energy Management Today Makes for a Brighter Tomorrow
Despite high awareness of energy consumption and its costs, many manufacturing executives continue to view energy as little more than a cost of doing business. They fail to consider the multiple activities, such as surges of equipment during sudden starts, poorly maintained equipment, and inaccurate temperature readings – that can drive unproductive energy usage. An effective energy management strategy requires marrying a top-down commitment to energy management with a bottom-up approach that allows engineers to optimize operations at the product level. Read more.
Manufacturers Share Sustainability Wins
Energy is just like speed, vibration, temperature and flow. It's another variable that can be controlled and optimized—but thinking about it in those terms is something relatively new. Learn how energy savings and environmental compliance delivered for Goodyear, Colorcon and Energenic.
Energy Management Improves with Better VantagePoint
Manufacturing plants consume more than one-third of the global energy used annually. Many companies, however, do not have information on the day-to-day energy consumption within their plants. To be able to identify opportunities for improvement, manufacturers need usage data from all areas of the facility to set baselines and better track variations for their entire operation, whether a single plant or a global production infrastructure. Read More.
New Tools Simplify Safety Design
Rockwell Automation has launched two new tools to simplify machinery safety design. In this blog post, Chris Brogli, safety business development manager for Rockwell Automation, explains how you can use these tools to automate and shorten the design process in accordance with ISO 13849-1.
Video: New Tools Simplify Safety Design
Chris Brogli gives a two-minute overview of the new Rockwell Automation Safety Automation Builder (SAB) configuration software tool. Watch Now.
Legal Considerations in Global Product Liability
At Safety Automation Forum 2012, two leading experts in product liability law addressed the audience about some of the legal considerations that drive workplace safety in manufacturing. Gary Ballesteros, Vice President of Law for Rockwell Automation, and Richard Matthews, head of the product liability practice group for London-based law firm Eversheds, discuss different legal regimes in the U.S. and European Union. Read More
Safety System Validation Takes the Spotlight
OEMs: What do your end users want? Steve Zuberbier, PE Engineering Technical Leader for Kimberly-Clark Corporation, discusses the importance of following the safety life-cycle approach, as defined in standards IEC 61508 and IEC 62061. He also discusses why OEMs should focus extra attention on the validation phase. Read More
Understanding Tech Specs for Arc Flash Safety
Arc resistant equipment can help protect employees working on or near energized equipment. IEEE codes set standards for protective equipment and “limits of approach” focused on withstanding an arc flash. Understanding these guidelines and technical specifications can help companies choose appropriately rated equipment with proper protection levels. Read More
Offshore Technology Conference
Visit us at OTC 2013 - May 6-9 in Houson, TX. Rockwell Automation will showcase integrated information, control, power and safety solutions for the Oil and Gas industry in three booth locations: booth 9035, booth 139, and booth 1241. Click here to learn more.
RSTechED gives you an opportunity to learn from industry experts and see how your peers are using the latest smart, safe, sustainable software solutions from Rockwell Automation to solve many common manufacturing and production challenges. Join us June 9-14 in San Diego to learn techniques for creating innovative, high-performance manufacturing and production applications. Click here for more information.
Want to learn more about managing risk and safety? Rockwell Automation will be co-presenting with Zurich Insurance at the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Safety 2013 event on June 24-27 in Las Vegas. Learn more and register to attend.
Rockwell Automation On the Move
Discover Smart, Safe, Sustainable manufacturing solutions by particpating in technical sessions, hands-on labs and interating with product and technology exhibits at our traveling roadshow. Upcoming dates and locations include:
Safety Automation Builder
Save time when designing your machinery safety systems. Learn more about the Safety Automation Builder (SAB) configuration software tool and Safety Functions design documents.
Energy Savings Calculators
Calculate your potential energy savings with the fan and pump energy savings tools. These tools are designed to compare conventional flow control methods with PowerFlex drives and show the differential power consumption of each. Realize the energy saving benefits of applying PowerFlex drives to your variable torque loads. Try it Now!
Process Industry Best Practices
Several PlantPAx users spoke about energy-related savings at last year's Process Solutions User Group in Philadelphia, PA. Check out their presentations to learn how you can reap similar benefits:
Video: Energy Management
This video whiteboard describes how monitoring your energy can help you better understand when and where power is being used, so you can make informed decisions to reduce power and energy costs. Watch Now.
Video: Helping Customers Meet Their Energy and Environmental Challenges
This video provides different perspectives on what customers need to do in order to help meet their energy and environmental challenges. Watch Now.
Video: Integrated Energy Overview
Take an "inside out" approach to energy management by using your control system to expose, view and control energy at the load level. Leverage a common control interface and a standard network for integration of energy management into the control, visualization and information layers of the Integrated Architecture. Watch Now.