Companies join Rockwell Automation Encompass and OEM programs |

Companies join Rockwell Automation Encompass and OEM programs

September 24, 2012 — Two new product suppliers in the Americas region have joined the Rockwell Automation Encompass third-party product referencing program, while four new partners have joined the Rockwell Automation OEM Partner program. In addition, two new system integrators have joined the Solution Partner program.

Encompass partner companies provide critical components or connectivity solutions that augment the Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture system, and offer added functionality that complements and enhances Rockwell Automation solutions to help manufacturers achieve the ideal application fit. Through the Rockwell Automation Encompass third-party product referencing program, customers can quickly locate the products that best solve their application challenges.

Members of the OEM Partner program, formerly the Machine Builder Program, are committed to providing high-quality, innovative machinery that uses Rockwell Automation solutions.

Solution Partners are proven, trusted and established companies that offer extensive experience in the design, implementation, project management and maintenance of industrial control systems.

The Encompass, OEM, and Solution Partner programs are part of the Rockwell Automation global PartnerNetwork framework, which comprises an integrated team of system integrators, machine builders and best-in-class suppliers who work collaboratively to solve manufacturing and automation challenges. Members of the PartnerNetwork programs are leading companies whose products or services enhance Rockwell Automation solutions. This helps customers streamline their supply chain, simplify project implementation and receive the best value for their automation investment.

Encompass Partner Program

The following are additional details about the new Encompass Partner program members in the Americas region:

  • eRPortal Software Group, LLC – provides asset, materials, and maintenance management software that helps companies better manage their assets. Their flexible, easy-to-use, Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) optimizes maintenance processes and integrates with systems throughout an organization.
  • Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc. – makes electric power safer, more reliable and more economical through the design, manufacture, and support of products used in the protection, monitoring, control, automation and metering of electric power systems.
  • OEM Partner Program

New OEM Program members are as follows:

  • Automatic Handling International builds high quality, innovative roll handling and packaging systems with a focus on pulp and paper, converting, tissue and nonwovens applications.
  • Bastian Solutions offers a variety of material handling and controls solutions, varying in complexity from simple, manual to highly automated systems such as mobile robots, automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS), automated guided vehicle (AGV) systems, RFID, sortation, carousels and conveyor systems.
  • BMH Robotics is an independent robotics integrator that provides conventional material-handling machines and custom-engineered solutions.
  • IPG Photonics develops and manufactures high-performance fiber lasers and amplifiers for diverse applications including materials processing, communications, medical and advanced applications.

Solution Partner Program
The new members of the Solution Partner program are as follows:

  • Prime Controls is a system integrator and I&C construction firm specifically structured to meet industrial automation and control needs with a focus on critical infrastructure applications.
  • Innovative Control Solutions is a full-service control systems integration firm who has in-depth experiences applying process safety applications into pulp and paper, oil and gas, utility power, industrial energy, mining and petrochemical industries.

About the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork Framework
The Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork framework offers global manufacturers access to a collaborative network of companies mutually focused on developing, implementing and supporting best-in-breed solutions to achieve plantwide optimization, improve machine performance, and meet sustainability objectives.

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 over 21,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

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