Smart Manufacturing Showcased at Hannover Messe 2023

Rockwell Automation collaborated with key partners to showcase our solutions and technologies at Hannover Fair 2023.  

Working with partners like Microsoft, CISCO, Ericsson and Rockwell Automation® owned Cubic, we demonstrated how smart manufacturing becomes the gateway to digital transformation. Connected smart devices open new windows of visibility into processes. Data and analytics enable better and faster decision-making. Seamless connectivity spurs new collaboration. The Connected Enterprise® makes all this possible. It converges plant-level and enterprise networks and securely connects people, processes, and technologies, therefore our customers go from data-rich to data-intelligent. 

In the Microsoft booth, Rockwell Automation solutions show how we are using Microsoft technology to help manufacturers transform production and build the smart factories of the future. Demos and presentations in the Microsoft space showcased co-innovation by both companies using Artificial Intelligence, Digital Twins, Industrial Metaverse, ChatGPT, Manufacturing Execution System, Edge to Cloud solutions, Unified Robotics, and others.  

“Together, Rockwell Automation and Microsoft are accelerating and simplifying the digital transformation of industrial enterprises with the proven expertise, market-leading technology, and resources needed to deliver better business outcomes,” said Dominik Wee, corporate vice president of manufacturing and mobility industry at Microsoft, who was on Microsoft’s booth at the event. (source: Technology Record, April 2023). 

Rockwell Automation and CISCO partnership showcased how the two companies can collaborate for better Network Infrastructure and Security Solutions through Cyber Vision. It provides complete visibility into industrial control systems to build secure infrastructures and enforce security policies – achieving industrial operations' continuity, resilience, and safety. The addition of Cyber Vision to the LifecycleIQ™ Services threat detection offerings provides a unique switch-based architecture for customers with existing Cisco solutions, greenfield networks or those updating their Cisco network infrastructure. 

At the Ericsson booth, emphasis was on remote assets (AGV). Our customers were introduced to remote asset management, monitoring and maintenance. 

CUBIC’s efficient and flexible modular systems was the focus of their presence at Hannover in 2023.  

Overall, the show was a great example of Rockwell Automation and its partner ecosystem joining forces to reach our customers to enable them on their digital transformation journey. #bettertogether 

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