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ROCKWELL AUTOMATION

ROCKWELL AUTOMATION launches new line of open architecture industrial computers and thin clients VersaView 5000 portfolio provides modern visualisation solution for smart manufacturing Many manufacturers struggle with unreliable human machine interface (HMI) applications that use obsolete operating systems. With the new family of Allen-Bradley VersaView 5000 industrial computers, thin clients and monitors from Rockwell Automation, manufacturers can modernise their standalone or distributed HMI applications to support smart manufacturing. “The VersaView 5000 portfolio is our latest open architecture HMI or industrial computer offering,” said Christo Buys, Business Manager for Control Systems, Rockwell Automation sub- Saharan Africa. “An open architecture design gives manufacturers greater freedom to install the software that fits their needs. The portfolio also includes our largest ever full-HD screen size, which can display more information and replicate control room displays on the plant floor for more efficient data sharing.” The VersaView 5000 portfolio, part of the Rockwell Automation scalable compute offerings, includes five products: VersaView 5400 display and non-display computers; VersaView 5200 display and non-display thin clients; and VersaView 5100 monitors. The display options include an edge-to-edge glass display, a new 22-inch widescreen option, full HD and 10-point multi-touch capabilities to help improve operator productivity. When combined with FactoryTalk View Site Edition software from Rockwell Automation in distributed applications, the VersaView 5400 industrial computers can provide cost-effective compliance with 21 CFR Part 11. The software stores, processes and transmits electronic records and signatures to show which employees have made changes. This is critical for highly regulated industries like life sciences. The VersaView 5200 thin clients, the first from Rockwell Automation, are designed to be the preferred thin client hardware for use with the company’s ThinManager software. The software centrally manages content and visualisation for every aspect of modern industrial operations. It can help reduce downtime and maintenance by simplifying the management of all devices and users. And its location-based Relevance technology from Rockwell Automation can deliver the right content, to the right worker, at the right time and place. When used with the ThinManager software, the VersaView 5200 thin clients can start receiving information as soon as they are plugged in. Device configuration is not needed, resulting in faster device replacement. Because information is stored on a server instead of locally, sensitive information is less likely to be lost if a device goes missing. The ThinManager software also provides multi-factor user authentication, including biometric authentication using fingerprint scanning. In addition to the new 22-inch screen size, the VersaView 5000 portfolio includes 12-inch, 15-inch and 19-inch widescreen options. All screens have 10-point multi-touch capabilities. The VersaView 5000 portfolio also helps reduce maintenance needs. It uses a supercapacitor, which mitigates the need to replace batteries and simplifies air shipment logistics. In addition, an edge-to-edge, allglass touchscreen reduces cleaning efforts by eliminating the residue build-up that can occur on traditional systems. About Rockwell Automation Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs approximately 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries. Enquires Christo Buys Business Manager - Control Systems Sub-Saharan Africa Rockwell Automation Email: cbuys@ra.rockwell.com Tel: +27 (0)11 654 9700 13

ENDRESS+HAUSER WINS DIGITAL CHAMPION AWARD IIoT in the process industry Endress+Hauser accompanies customers on the path to digitalisation The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has huge potential: predictive maintenance, asset information management and device configuration are just some examples of the opportunities digitalisation has in store for companies. Endress+Hauser is driving IIoT forward through innovative products and solutions as well as by working with partners. This dedication has been proven twice – winning the Digital Champion Award and presenting a new digital platform at the German Digital Summit. The advantages of digitalisation in the process industry can already be seen clearly. Increased networking opens up new opportunities in process optimisation and increases plant efficiency. Endress+Hauser is therefore constantly increasing its offer of products, solutions and services in order to increase customers’ productivity and system availability while expanding competitiveness. Endress+Hauser’s Memosens was presented with the Digital Champion Award in the category Digital Products and Services in June 2017. The award is a joint initiative of the German telecommunications provider Telekom and the business magazine WirtschaftsWoche, which was set up in 2016 with the aim of awarding prizes to significant projects by medium-sized companies. Endress+Hauser at the Digital Summit Endress+Hauser also demonstrates its commitment through its work with partners: The platform enables new forms of databased cooperation. The effectiveness and efficiency in chemical production can be increased significantly, allowing new business models to be created. The ability to gather data on the condition of devices and components and exchanging this data with all those involved with the process helps determine maintenance requirements, plan maintenance work more efficiently and reduce plant shutdowns. Subsidiary for IIoT activities Endress+Hauser has combined its activities for IIoT in order to meet the high pressures of digitalisation. Specialists work exclusively on products, solutions and services for digitalised plants. These include customised cloud solutions, for example, which utilises specific data from production processes and 14 Digital Champion 2017: one step ahead with innovative sensor technology With Memosens, Endress+Hauser introduced a pioneering sensor technology for liquid analysis in various industries such as chemical, power & energy, food & beverage and water & wastewater over 10 years ago. Memosens sensors measure the pH-value in liquids, for example, and transform it into a digital signal while still in the sensor. The data is then passed on via a contactless system and provides extremely accurate, reproducible and reliable measurement results. Furthermore, the technology combines high process and data security with simple handling: it can withstand corrosion and moisture, can be calibrated in the laboratory and enables predictive maintenance. Endress+Hauser presented at the Digital Summit of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Technology in June 2017, which saw over 1000 participants, including the German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel. the company created a platform through which data can be exchanged together with BASF, SAP, Pepperl+Fuchs and SAMSON. This was presented for the first time at the Digital Summit of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Technology. The event took place in June 2017 in the metropolitan Rhine-Neckar region and saw over 1000 participants, including the German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel. increases efficiency, as well as services for the plant’s entire life cycle. For further information, please visit http://bit.ly/IIoT_Endress_Hauser Contact Su-Anne Willemse, Endress+Hauser (Pty) Ltd Tel: (011) 262 8080 Email: suanne.willemse@za.endress.com

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