Profile: Rockwell Automation Inc (ROK)
14 Dec 2017
Rockwell Automation, Inc. (Rockwell Automation), incorporated on August 29, 1996, is a provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions for manufacturers. The Company operates through two segments: Architecture & Software and Control Products & Solutions. In the United States, Canada and certain other countries the Company sells primarily through the independent distributors. In the remaining countries, the Company sells through a combination of direct sales and sales through distributors. The Company sells large systems and service offerings through its direct sales force.
Architecture & Software
The Architecture & Software segment contains various 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. Its platform 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 multidiscipline control that is modular and scalable; Software products that include configuration and visualization software used to operate and supervise control platforms, process control software and manufacturing execution software (MES), 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 and timers; 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 startup services for custom-engineered hardware and software systems primarily for manufacturing applications, and Services to provide total lifecycle support, including technical support and repair, asset management, training, predictive and preventative maintenance, and safety and network consulting.
The Company competes with Siemens AG, ABB Ltd, Honeywell International Inc. Schneider Electric SA, Emerson Electric Co., Mitsubishi Electric Corp. and Honeywell International Inc.
Rockwell Automation Inc
1201 S 2nd St
MILWAUKEE WI 53204-2410