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Rockwell Automation to Launch “Best Future Machine Award” at interpack 2017

Rockwell Automation to Launch “Best Future Machine Award” at interpack 2017

April 4, 2016 — Rockwell Automation will launch a global award at interpack 2017 that will recognize and reward engineering innovation and machine design, that help address the future needs of the manufacturing industry.

The Best Future Machine Award will be an opportunity for machine builders to showcase and discuss their technology in front of some of the industry’s most influential companies. Any company with a machine at the 2017 show that deploys Rockwell Automation products or solutions can enter for a chance to win. A number of subcategories have been established that define the eligibility to enter:

  • Modular Machines – Flexible, Pack Styles, Materials
  • Smart Machines – Safety, Integration, Information, Real-Time Diagnostic, Operating Efficiency and Data Tracking
  • Ease of Use – Intuitive HMI, Simple Troubleshooting, Easy Changeover
  • Sustainability – Reduced Waste Material, Energy Efficiency
  • Traceability and Product Safety – Product Safety, Serialization, Sanitary Design, Product Tracking

“In addition to addressing the needs of one of the most demanding markets globally, many exhibitors use [Interpack] to launch their latest innovations and machines. We are always impressed with the level of technological advancement we see at the event, and we felt that it was time to recognize these achievements with an award specifically for innovation,” said Urs Marti, director for Industries – EMEA, Rockwell Automation.  

“In 2014, there were 220 machines equipped with Rockwell Automation products and solutions, and in 2017, we anticipate this number will nearly double. All of these machines are eligible for entry.”

Nominations for the “Best Future Machine Award” need to be submitted by Oct. 31, 2016, and the finalists will be shortlisted by the end of December 2016. Winners will be announced at the Rockwell Automation VIP Evening and featured in all promotional activities after the show.

About Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation Inc. A company dedicated to industrial automation and information, and making its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs over 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

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