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Rockwell Automation hails Power TechED event a success

To showcase new trends and technologies in motor control, Rockwell Automation recently held the inaugural Power TechED event on the Gold Coast. This educational event focused on the latest integrated MCC, safety and energy monitoring trends and technologies in an interactive learning environment.

Power TechED featured hands-on labs, workshops and presentations, and attracted people from a wide variety of industries such as food & beverage and manufacturing through to mining and heavy industries.

“It was great to see the event so well attended with people from a variety of industries. There was a good mix of EPCs, system integrators, equipment builders and endusers, which provided a solid basis for networking and information sharing. As a result of the success of this year’s event, we will be taking Power TechED to Perth in May next year, ” said Matthew Treeby, commercial marketing manager at Rockwell Automation.

Power TechED was held in association with Rockwell Automation distributors, NHP Electrical Engineering and Rexel Industrial Automation. Both distributors displayed complementary products to the Rockwell Automation offering which provided attendees with a complete picture of how these devices can be connected together to deliver an integrated solution.

“In addition to our distributors, our Encompass Partners, Panduit and Prosoft Technology were also on hand to discuss specific applications. Being able to bring together all this expertise and equipment under the one roof provided our customers with an understanding of how these devices and solutions can work together to provide real business value,” said Rosanne Sabiston, business manager power control business at Rockwell Automation. 

“Motors use up to 50 percent of the world’s energy consumption so naturally a key topic discussed at the event was energy management. Energy monitoring and efficiency technologies are advancing their real time data capabilities and mobility, which provides the opportunity to leverage the intelligence that already exists in many ‘smart’ motor control and energy devices. This information can deliver real actionable insights to help optimise energy usage,” she explained. 

In addition to next year’s Power TechED event in Perth, there will also be a power-focussed stream at Rockwell Automation TechED in Auckland next March.

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