POY Finalist: Process automation system
Finalist in Automation and Control in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
PlantPAx Process Automation System is an integrated control and information solution that helps manufacturers achieve plantwide optimization in several industries. PlantPAx System Release 2.0 adds new features for high availability, device integration and asset management, design productivity, batch and sequencing control, and operations productivity. The program helps OEMs and skid builders serving process industries to reduce overall costs and minimize their time to market while simplifying the integration of their equipment into the process system. New capabilities include EtherNet/IP network support for redundant systems and Device Level Ring network topology.
Rockwell Automation, Inc.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey