Profile: Rockwell Automation Inc (ROK)
18 Dec 2013
Rockwell Automation, Inc. (Rockwell Automation), incorporated on August 29, 1996, is a provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions that help manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage for their businesses. The Company operates in two segments: Architecture & Software and controls Products & Solutions. In the United States, Canada and certain other countries, the Company sells primarily through the independent distributors in conjunction with its direct sales force. In the remaining countries, the Company sells through a combination of its direct sales force. In March 2012, the Company purchased SoftSwitching Technologies.
Architecture & Software
The Architecture & Software segment contains all of the hardware, software and communication components of the Company's integrated control and information architecture capable of controlling the customer's industrial processes and connecting with their manufacturing enterprise. Architecture & Software has a portfolio of products, including Control platforms that perform multiple control disciplines and monitoring of applications, including discrete, batch and continuous process, drives control, motion control and machine safety control. Products include controllers, electronic operator interface devices, electronic input/output devices, communication and networking products and industrial computers. The information-enabled Logix controllers provide integrated multi-discipline control that is modular and scalable; Software products that include configuration and visualization software used to operate and supervise control platforms, advanced process control software and manufacturing execution software (MES) that enables customers to improve manufacturing productivity and meet regulatory requirements, and Other products, including rotary and linear motion control products, sensors and machine safety components.
Control Products & Solutions
The Control Products & Solutions segment combines a portfolio of intelligent motor control and industrial control products, application expertise and project management capabilities. This portfolio includes Low and medium voltage electro-mechanical and electronic motor starters, motor and circuit protection devices, alternate current (AC)/direct current (DC) variable frequency drives, push buttons, signaling devices, termination and protection devices, relays, timers and condition sensors; Value-added solutions ranging from packaged solutions, such as configured drives and motor control centers to automation and information solutions where the Company provides design, integration and start-up services for custom-engineered hardware and software systems primarily for manufacturing applications, and Services designed to help maximize a customer's automation investment and provide total life-cycle support, including technical support and repair, asset management, training and predictive and preventative maintenance.
The Company competes with Siemens AG, ABB Ltd, Honeywell International Inc., Schneider Electric SA and Emerson Electric Co.
Rockwell Automation Inc
1201 SOUTH 2ND STREET
MILWAUKEE WI 53204