Rockwell Automation Improves Productivity, Drives Profitability & Reduces Risk Across Plant Ops

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Rockwell Automation Improves Productivity, Drives
Profitability and Reduces Risk Across Plant Operations with
the Release of PlantPAx 5.0

New process functionality
native to controllers, cyber-secured architectures, and
improved system availability and workflows unlocks value and
reduces overall costs at all phases of the plant lifecycle
for hybrid and continuous process

MILWAUKEE, U.S. – Media OutReach –
13 October 2020 – Rockwell
(NYSE: ROK) today released the PlantPAx® 5.0
distributed control system (DCS). This latest DCS version
from Rockwell Automation helps industrial producers
positively impact the lifecycle of their plant operations
with plant-wide and scalable systems to drive digital
transformation and operational excellence.

New system
capabilities help digitally transform operations by
introducing process functionality native to the controller,
improving the availability of system assets driving
compliance in regulated industries, while enabling the
adoption of analytics at all levels of the enterprise.
Intuitive workflows and the use of industry-leading
cybersecurity standards will help teams design, deploy, and
support a DCS infrastructure which reduces time-to-market
and helps plants realize profit at a faster

“We’re excited to bring PlantPAx DCS 5.0 to our
customers,” said Jim Winter, Global Process Director,
Rockwell Automation. “New system features are step changes
in helping our customers lower the overall costs to design
and commission. The functionality improves the overall
effort to integrate the process control layer to the
enterprise. By reducing the lifecycle cost of the system and
lowering operational risks, we are continuing to find
innovative ways to bring more value to end

Process end users desire a system that offers
the benefits of a modern experience without the burdens that
come with a traditional DCS. The new 5.0 release innovates
the modern DCS in the following areas:

o This release introduces new process
controllers and extends the Logix family with cutting-edge
processing power and capacity to reduce the complexity of
PlantPAx architectures. This footprint reduction reduces
total cost of ownership of the system throughout the

o With
native process instructions embedded in the controller
firmware, project teams can adopt approaches to control
strategies that drive consistency for individual projects or
multi-site deployments. Consistency simplifies the lifecycle
management of deployed systems as teams modernize their
automation infrastructure. Consistency lowers total cost of
ownership (TCO).

o PlantPAx 5.0 provides improved
design and operational user experiences. Development teams
will realize savings in the configuration of
instrumentation, alarms and diagnostic system elements.
Operators will have the extended ability to view underlying
control logic in a safe and secured manner. Maintenance will
have controlled view access for

  • TÜV-Certified for

o To operate at peak performance
and minimize cybersecurity threats, PlantPAx 5.0 system
architectures are TÜV certified to the international
standard ISA-99/IEC 62443-3-3 which provides guidance on the
implementation of an electronically secured

o Process
end users recognize the value of analytics as an essential
strategy to realize profit in their process operations. The
PlantPAx 5.0 release has purpose-built frameworks that
easily connect live and historical data from the DCS into
reporting and analytical tools.

o Enables extended
experiences, such as Augmented Reality, using workflows
aligned with process strategies controlling plant

o Allows extensible scalable analytic
packages leveraging predictive and prescriptive models for
process applications such as soft sensors, anomaly
detection, or model predictive control.

As producers
continue their digital transformation journey, the advances
from this system release will help them unlock value and
reduce overall costs at all phases of the plant lifecycle.
For more information about PlantPAx DCS 5.0, please visit

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