Four leading product suppliers have recently joined the Rockwell Automation Encompass third-party product referencing programme, which helps manufacturers quickly locate the products that best address their application challenges. KUKA Robotics Corporation, the Schaffner Group, Yaskawa Motoman Robotics and MathWorks join the more than 100 Encompass member companies who supplement Rockwell Automation installations in one of three ways: provide built-in connectivity to the Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture system; offer a critical component necessary to a manufacturer's application; or provide industry or application expertise using specialised product technology.
The Encompass program is part of the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork framework, which includes thousands of specialists in industries, applications, geographies, technologies and services around the world. As part of the PartnerNetwork framework, Encompass members enjoy improved customer engagement through promotion and co-marketing opportunities. The Encompass program also helps member companies increase market awareness of products, attain access to new market sectors and improve technical and functional excellence. The following outlines the offerings from the new Encompass partners:
KUKA Robotics Corporation
Offering PA Series robotics utilising Allen-Bradley ControlLogix programmable automation controllers (PACs) for applications in packaging, layer forming and palletising.
Designing active and passive harmonic filters for variable-frequency drives to support energy efficiency.
Yaskawa Motoman Robotics
Offering MLX100 robotics interfaces with ControlLogix PACs for packaging and palletising robotic control.
Developing Mathlab and Simulink virtual design and production software to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation and development in industry.
In addition to the new Encompass programme members, two current members have recently announced the expansion of their membership from North America into Europe:
Designing remote alarm notification software that enables users to view and organise alarms over cellular networks.
Offering fault-tolerant software that delivers simple, affordable and continuous uptime for Windows applications.
More about the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork Framework
The Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork framework has three categories – business enterprise, sales and solutions, and products and technologies – with seven partner types that offer global manufacturers access to a network of companies focused on developing an ongoing approach to plantwide optimisation, improving machine performance, and achieving sustainability objectives. Follow the link for more information about the Encompass Program of the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork framework.