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Rockwell Automation to Help Manufacturers Uncover How to ‘Do More, Go Faster’ at RSTechED User Conference


World-renowned futurist Alvin Toffler and manufacturers from a wide range of industries to speak at week-long partner and customer training event

MILWAUKEE.— To help customers maximize their automation investments and use manufacturing data to fuel innovation, Rockwell Automation will host its 11th annual RSTechED, an international meeting of end users, system integrators, partners and original equipment manufacturers, June 1 to 6 at the Rosen Shingle Creek hotel in Orlando, Fla.

With a “Do More, Go Faster” theme, RSTechED will provide attendees access to executive speakers, technical sessions, hands-on labs, special interest group discussions, and customer panels. The event will feature manufacturers from consumer packaged goods, automotive, oil and gas, and the life sciences industries.

Best-selling author Alvin Toffler will keynote at the week-long event. Noted futurist and author of six global best sellers, including “Revolutionary Wealth,” Toffler is consistently ranked among the world’s top advisors to management and governments, including the former Soviet Union’s Mikhail Gorbachev, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the Chinese government.

In addition, attendees will hear from more than 20 guest panelists about asset management, plant-floor integration, OEE and measuring process improvements, convergence, and leveraging existing investments. Panelists will include customers from 3M, Alcan, American Axle & Manufacturing, AM General, Blandin Paper, Bobcat Gas Storage, Chrysler, DuPont, Fosters, Eli Lilly, Johnson Controls, Kimberly Clark, KLA-Tencor, Lilly del Caribe Inc, Metalsa Commercial Vehicles, Rockline Industries, Smithfield Foods, Stone Technologies, Stryker Biotech Inc, and Tyson Foods.

“Today’s manufacturers are striving to achieve maximum productivity and quality at minimum costs to remain competitive in the global economy. Effective coordination in the factory coupled with better information sharing will become a key requirement for innovation, and likely, survival,” said Kevin Roach, vice president of Software, Rockwell Automation. “RSTechED gives attendees the education and tools to achieve a truly integrated enterprise, as well as insight into best practices that lead to higher productivity and a competitive advantage.”

RSTechED brings together professionals from a wide range of industries and delivers the latest information on Rockwell Automation and the FactoryTalk integrated production and performance suite designed to help manufacturers boost performance and operational efficiency. The variety of sessions available gives all attendees – from beginner to advanced – the chance to explore FactoryTalk products, while creating a network of peers throughout the industry.

For more information about RSTechED 2008, including registration information, please visit or e-mail

Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK) is a leading global provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions that help manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage in their businesses. The company brings together leading global brands in industrial automation that include Allen-Bradley controls and services, and Rockwell Software factory management software. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., the company employs about 20,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

Allen-Bradley, FactoryTalk, Listen.Think.Solve. and Rockwell Software are trademarks of Rockwell Automation Inc.


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