Digital transformation advances at Hannover Messe
Industrial companies are taking Industrie 4.0 concepts from the drawing board to the production floor to bring new value to their operations. Rockwell Automation will demonstrate how it can help companies accelerate this digital transformation and use Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies to be even more competitive at Hannover Messe 2018, April 23-27 in Hannover, Germany.
"Industrial companies are reimagining production and rewriting business goals to achieve a connected enterprise, and that’s only made them more eager to do more with digital technologies," said Tom O’Reilly, vice president, global business development, Rockwell Automation. Rockwell Automation will demonstrate a range of Industrie 4.0 technologies in the Cisco, Microsoft, and ODVA booths.
Rockwell Automation and Cisco are working to help companies connect and secure their operations by bridging cultural and technological gaps in their organizations. Security, in particular, is top of mind for many companies today and will be a major focus in the Cisco booth.
"Cisco and Rockwell Automation have worked together for years to address the complexities of securely converging IT and OT operations in a Connected Enterprise," said Todd Gurela, senior director, Industry Solutions Group, Cisco.
Rockwell Automation continues to collaborate with Microsoft on information solutions that can help industrial companies predict performance, boost productivity and maximize asset availability.
Çağlayan Arkan, general manager, manufacturing at Microsoft Corporation said, "The scalable analytics and compute solutions that Rockwell Automation is demonstrating can turn a machine’s structured and unstructured data into advanced analytics. They can also empower an end user, OEM or automation vendor to remotely monitor a machine and improve its performance over time."
Rockwell Automation will display EtherNet/IP-based control, drive and security solutions in the ODVA booth. The company will also show attendees how they can secure and simplify their networks by using the common industrial protocol (CIP).
A CIP Security demo will show how companies can prevent a "man in the middle" attack from impacting a machine or facility. Attendees will also see how devices running CIP security continue to operate normally, while identical devices that lack CIP security are compromised.
– Edited from a Rockwell Automation press release by CFE Media. See more Control Engineering IIoT and Industrie 4.0 stories here.