New smart devices offer intelligence with human usability

Nov. 12, 2021

Despite enterprises’ climb toward autonomous operation, human interaction remains at the crux of productivity in any environment. And new product offerings being featured at Automation Fair 2021 in Houston combine device intelligence with human usability.

“We expand human possibility to enable industrial companies and their people to be more productive and sustainable,” explained Fran Wlodarczyk, senior vice president, intelligent devices, at Rockwell Automation. “Intelligent devices are the foundation of the Connected Enterprise production system. We can take information to prevent unplanned downtime or improve throughput or quality.”

Rockwell Automation’s broad portfolio of products includes many intelligent devices, which are grouped into four categories:

  • sensing and industrial-control components,

  • safety devices,

  • power-control devices, and

  • motion-control devices.


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Mike Bacidore is chief editor of Control Design and has been an integral part of the Endeavor Business Media editorial team since 2007. Previously, he was editorial director at Hughes Communications and a portfolio manager of the human resources and labor law areas at Wolters Kluwer. Bacidore holds a BA from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. He is an award-winning columnist, earning multiple regional and national awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors. He may be reached at [email protected]