Get inspired to innovate at ROKLive Southeast Asia
Smart manufacturing is saving the world. Literally. The manufacturing industry is the backbone of a massive, global operation to combat the pandemic from mask production to vaccine rollouts. And behind the manufacturers is Rockwell Automation, the leader in industrial automation and digital transformation.
“We are involved in virtually all the manufacturers who are working on the treatments, the tests and the vaccines around the world for the virus, and we’re really helping them and helping the world to recover,” said Rockwell Automation CEO Blake Moret on CNBC’s Mad Money in November last year. “We’re involved in the formulation, the packaging, the tracing, and you have to do this at an unbelievable scale to be able to meet the need.”
This September, Rockwell is bringing its team of industry experts to the 2021 Southeast Asia ROKLive event. There will be a live conference starting the event on 7 September with special guest speakers from Microsoft, industry experts, and Rockwell subject specialists. Contributors will be sharing their views on digital transformation and looking at the keys to successful innovation.
The three-day event for the ASEAN region revolves around the latest technology trends and vision fueling the industry’s agility, resilience and sustainability into the future. Attendees from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam can access the live conference with keynotes and panel discussion, the 18 topics available on demand during the Product and Technology Sessions, and the exclusive Industry Value Workshops running live from 7 to 9 September.
Rockwell Automation has a history of technological innovation and leadership, dating way back to 1903. It continues to be at the forefront of smart manufacturing by realizing The Connected Enterprise® – seamless converging of plant-level and enterprise networks that securely connects people, processes and technologies.
Its ability to streamline and scale up production is a gamechanger in industries ranging from automobiles to food & beverage and more. Its solutions helped slash a Toyota plant’s energy usage by nearly 1 million kilowatt-hours in Alabama, US, saving about $68,000 annually through upgrades of air compressor control systems.
Tetra Pak, the world’s leading food processing and packaging company collaborates with Rockwell to improve its quality consistency while making production sustainable and cost-effective. In March, the Swiss firm announced its new Powder Plant Booster™ solution would be packaged with Rockwell Automation’s Model Predictive Control (MPC) and its Pavilion8® and PlantPAx® MPC technology.
“The food and drink industry now requires that producers have a level of agility never seen before. This means we must be ready to offer our customers advanced processing control technology that is both flexible and precise,” said Fred Griemsmann, Vice President Cheese & Powder Systems at Tetra Pak.
“Customers can leverage our food application expertise, have access to production data in real-time and adapt their process variables to match requirements – without any loss in quality, productivity, or throughput. This unique collaboration with Rockwell Automation provides the foundation upon which this capability is based.”
In 2019, Rockwell Automation launched Singapore’s first fully integrated Connected Services Experience Centre (CSEC) to demonstrate the integration of key technology platforms for IT-OT convergence. This enables customers touring the Centre to understand the benefits of the Connected Enterprise and the positive impact that it can have on their business.
Visitors to the Connected Services Experience Centre can experience first-hand the synergy of key technology platforms such as Network, Cybersecurity, Industrial Data Centre, Machine Learning, and AR and VR. The Centre complements Rockwell Automation’s existing Factory Floor and Customer Experience Centre offerings, allowing visitors to experience The Connected Enterprise® journey in its entirety.
Meanwhile, a Thailand-based biomass plant building company with broad expertise in systems integration, engineering, and technical support solutions approached Rockwell Automation for advice and support in improving efficiency in their power plants.
The solutions chosen included the ‘Process System Estimator’ (PSE) design tool to help confirm that the bill of materials (BOM) of the distributed control system (DCS) met high availability requirements. DCS and the Web Reporting System were installed with the on-site support of the Rockwell Automation technical team.
“Digital transformation has become a critical piece for companies,” said Marcelo Tarkieltaub, Regional Director of Southeast Asia, Rockwell Automation. “As we move from the COVID-19 pandemic to endemic, the importance of digitalisation is now more prevalent than ever, a need for business resilience. We are part of the regional ecosystem and we strive to help businesses in Southeast Asia to be more effective, resilient and competitive in this new normal,” said Tarkieltaub.
Learn more about how companies from across the region are leveraging cutting-edge technologies to unite operational and information technologies to produce significant improvements in all areas of operations.
Join industry leaders to experience how companies are accelerating digital transformation and realizing multiple benefits across the business.
Rockwell forms many partnerships in its drive to push smart manufacturing and expand human capabilities. For example, it has co-developed over 20 use cases across Food & Beverage, Household and Personal Care, and Life Sciences industries together with Microsoft. It currently focuses on developing integrated, market-ready solutions to enable industrial organisations to improve their digital agility through cloud technology.
Registration to the 2021 SEA ROKLive is open now. Book your slots and get ready to get inspired to innovate with fellow industry movers and shakers.
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