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Ready, Set, Automate! A Sneak Peek of the 2014 Rockwell Automation Fair

Created Nov 17 2014, 6:00 AM by Aleksandra Ikanowicz

Did you know that unplanned downtime in manufacturing facility can slash profits by up to 40 percent while undermining customer confidence? With the industry on the rise, it is more important than ever to stay ahead of upcoming trends and prepare for 2015. In fact, according to MAPI Foundation, the industry is expected to grow 3-4% year over year for the next three years. It is even more critical now to streamline operations by improving communications and integrating data into your enterprise wide collaboration.

I’m excited to discuss these topics with you at this year’s premier industry event Rockwell Automation Fair on November 19-20 in Anaheim, CA and to engage in conversations around the economic benefits of a truly Connected Enterprise through numerous industry forums, user group meetings, hands-on labs, technical sessions and demonstrations. Check out the pre-show program for more information about these opportunities.

As the industry grows, one trend that will be discussed at the show will be the importance of boosting production and reducing unplanned downtime. This can be accomplished without necessarily building a completely new infrastructure. SeQent, a Motorola Solutions Application Provider, will be in booth #432 showcasing their proactive automated messaging system demo via Rockwell Automation software and Motorola MOTOTRBO™ digital two-way radios that allows you to do just that.

Overall, SeQent provides a bridge between hardware and software based on alarms and events that occur within plant floor equipment and applications. Then, the application sends information to users’ end devices so they can make real-time decisions thereby increasing productivity, quality and profitability. In turn, allowing you to reduce the number of devices your staff carries on their belts and streamline communications to decrease unplanned downtime and stay competitive. See how SeQent helps plant messaging and communications in the following video.


SeQent provides manufacturing solutions to positively impact Productivity, Quality, and the Bottom Line.

Learn more about the show on the Rockwell Automation Fair website and on Twitter by following @AutomationFair and @MotoSolutions & @SeQent and by using #autofair throughout the show. Download the event’s mobile app to join the conversation and stay connected with fellow attendees, even if you’re not able to make it to Anaheim for the fair.

Aleksandra Ikanowicz is Marketing Manager, Manufacturing at Motorola Solutions
Learn more about SeQent
Stay up to date with the latest in manufacturing communications technology
Read Motorola’s 2014 Nationwide survey of U.S. Manufacturers “Top Trends in Plant Communications