Panduit and Rockwell Automation form strategic alliance to help customers simplify, optimise and accelerate deployment of industrial networks
Rockwell Automation and Panduit have expanded their long standing Encompass product referencing relationship and have formed a strategic alliance.
Rockwell Automation and Panduit are driving 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, like Cisco, to help customers seamlessly integrate logical architectures to physical deployment from initial design, maintenance and operations throughout the entire enterprise.
‘A strong alignment of Panduit and Rockwell Automation technologies and architectures simplifies network design and integration for our common customers,’ said Tom Donovan, president, Panduit. ‘Our combined capabilities reduce risk, operational costs, and time-to-market.’
John McDermott, senior vice president, Global Sales and Marketing, Rockwell Automation, said, ‘Our mutual customers need a robust, secure and future ready Ethernet physical infrastructure for their industrial environments. Together, we can now 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.’
Initial emphasis of the collaboration will be placed 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.