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Fanuc & Rockwell Automation to collaborate

September 11, 2014 - Fanuc and Rockwell Automation announced an advanced global collaboration to provide customers a more seamless and integrated manufacturing solution. The two companies have expanded their initial collaboration, started four years ago, in the CNC and Logix programmable automation controller (Logix PAC) environments with further integration of robotics, ROBOMACHINEs and enterprise software products. The effort will have an initial impact on applications in the automotive industry, where customers can experience benefits of a preferred integration plug-and-play automation and information solution.
 
"Fanuc had already been offering flexible open interfaces to complementary automation systems globally. However, FANUC and Rockwell Automation together agree that our globally shared customer base wants a completely integrated automation solution. So, I am proud to announce this advanced global collaboration with Rockwell Automation that allows us to offer a preferred integration solution to our customers around the world," states Dr. Eng. Yoshiharu Inaba, President and CEO of Fanuc..
 
Rockwell Automation chairman and CEO Keith D. Nosbusch stated, "The global collaboration between Rockwell Automation and FANUC is a direct response to our customers' needs for more effective integration across manufacturing disciplines. Integrating Fanuc CNC, robot and ROBOMACHINE portfolios with our integrated control and information solutions will result in better manufacturing agility, to help customers achieve a secure connected enterprise."
 

About Fanuc America Corporation
Fanuc America Corporation is headquartered at 3900 W. Hamlin Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, and is a subsidiary of Fanuc in Japan. Fanuc America provides innovative automation solutions in the Americas including industry-leading CNC systems, robotics and factory automation solutions with 39 locations supporting customers throughout North and South America.
 
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 about 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

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