has formed a strategic alliance with Panduit to drive integrated solutions to market and accelerate adoption of EtherNet/IP networks.
Rockwell Automation, a world-leading industrial automation company, and Panduit, a world-class developer and provider of physical infrastructure solutions are creating innovative and comprehensive offerings, as they drive integrated solutions that help companies reduce risk, improve reliability, and successfully implement EtherNet/IP solutions and architectures.
The two companies are focused on providing optimised physical network infrastructure solutions, effective collaboration between automation and IT, and integrated solutions and services for customers globally. Panduit and Rockwell Automation also plan to work with companies such as Cisco to help customers seamlessly integrate logical architectures to physical deployment from initial design, maintenance and operations throughout the entire enterprise.
According to Tom Donovan, President, Panduit, a strong alignment of the technologies and architectures of the two companies will simplify network design and integration for common customers with the combined capabilities reducing risk, operational costs, and time-to-market.
John McDermott, Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, Rockwell Automation adds that the two companies’ mutual customers need a robust, secure and future-ready Ethernet physical infrastructure for their industrial environments. The alliance will now be able to offer comprehensive logical to physical plantwide infrastructure solutions and architectures leveraging EtherNet/IP to provide the level of performance, manageability and security required for today’s industrial networks.
The collaboration will initially be focussed on integration of physical implementation, employing best practices and industry standards, providing education and services to facilitate manufacturing and IT convergence, and enabling successful architecture deployment.