Smart Manufacturing: A Case Study of Rockwell Automation
As one of the most famous industrial automation company, Rockwell Automation has established a significant foothold in the worldwide industrial automation market. In recent years, Rockwell Automation has aggressively acquired system integration companies in the manufacturing process and automation sectors as well as companies providing software, hardware, and services. In addition, the company brought forward the Connected Enterprise concept to support its smart manufacturing initiatives. The core is to converge IT (Information Technology) with OT (Operational Technology) under one structure. This report discusses Rockwell Automation's smart manufacturing developments, major products and business, and real-world applications to explore the trend in smart manufacturing.