Rockwell Automation Introduces New Industrial Computing Portfolio Following Acquisition of ASEM S.p.A.

By Craig Resnick

Company and Product News

Rockwell Automation, Inc. has announced the introduction of its VersaView 6300 family of Allen-Bradley industrial computers, which will be available starting August 2020. The launch of the VersaView 6300 family follows the May 2020 acquisition of ASEM S.p.A. and represents a major extension of the company’s capability for industrial PCs (IPC), human machine interface (HMI) and secure Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) remote access solutions.

Through the acquisition, Rockwell Automation has also added a Center of Excellence for R&D and manufacturing in Italy, and the ability to offer a higher degree of configurability and customization to its global customers. The products are specifically designed to withstand the conditions of industrial environments, including washdown applications in food processing and life sciences.

The first new products to be made available will include an extended range of monitors, box PCs, panel PCs, thin clients and remote connectivity products.  Additional new product variants and customization options that will further extend the Rockwell Automation offering for industrial computing will be added over the coming year.

VersaView 6300 is part of the Rockwell Automation IIoT computing capability, delivering IIoT data to locations where decisions are made in smart devices, on machines and across the plant. VersaView 6300 helps to improve productivity and efficiency in a Connected Enterprise, particularly at the visualization and data-aggregation point.

The VersaView 6300 family will enable Rockwell Automation to better meet the growing trends in IPC technology, including offering more scalable panel PCs, such as the VersaView 6300P, that give machine builders additional flexibility in what can be accessed and managed from a screen.  Meanwhile, as thin clients become a more selected, secure and effective way of delivering content in a server-based computing architecture, the ThinManager ready design of VersaView 6300T thin clients offer a range of alternatives within the Rockwell Automation ecosystem.  With a more configurable box PCs (VersaView 6300B) and remote access products filling out the initial launch phase, Rockwell Automation has more rapidly and extensively built out its capability to offer global IPC hardware solutions to complement its comprehensive industrial software offering.


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