MILWAUKEE, August 25, 2005 The new Allen-Bradley XM-720 Machine Vibration Monitor from Rockwell Automation delivers cost-effective monitoring and protection of critical plant-floor assets, while providing manufacturers with a scalable, packaged solution that can be easily integrated into a plants control and information system. The new XM-720 monitor is the latest addition to the Allen-Bradley XM Series line of machinery protection and condition monitoring modules designed for machinery requiring continuous online monitoring, such as motors, fans, pumps and blowers. The XM-720 machine monitor was designed for OEMs, integrators, and end users who want an easy-to-order, complete packaged product for machinery monitoring and protection, said Ralph DeLisio, business manager, Integrated Condition Monitoring, Rockwell Automation. Because the XM-720 is a packaged solution, its easy to install, operate and maintain. Its also the perfect solution for those customers who are looking to replace their older system. The XM-720 monitor includes a measurement module, three relays, a front panel display and power supply in a compact package. Configurable for operation as a stand-alone module or deployed on an open standard industrial bus, the XM-720 allows plant engineering and maintenance personnel to continuously and cost-efficiently monitor and protect critical plant-floor assets. The modular and open design of XM machine condition monitoring and protection technology allows users to expand the XM-720 system to include other modules or to link the device into a broader system easily. Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK), is a leading global provider of automation, power, control, and information solutions that help manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage in their businesses. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., U.S.A., the company employs about 20,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries. For more information on the Allen-Bradley XM Series distributed protection and monitoring product line, please contact the Rockwell Automation Response Center, 10701 Hampshire Avenue South, Bloomington, Minn., 55438, 800.223.5354, Ext. 1838.Visit their website at www.rockwellautomation.com.
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