Rockwell AutomationRockwell Automation, the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Throughout the world, our flagship Allen-Bradley® and Rockwell Software® product brands are recognized for innovation and excellence.

Company history
Rockwell Automation was founded in 1903 as the Compression Rheostat Company by Lynde Bradley and Stanton Allen with an initial investment of $1,000. In 1910 the company was renamed the Allen-Bradley Company. In 1952 they opened a subsidiary in Galt, Ontario, Canada, that now employs over 1,000 people. In 1985 a new company record was set as they ended the fiscal year with $1 billion in sales. On February 20, 1985 Rockwell International (now Rockwell Automation) purchased Allen-Bradley for $1.651 billion, which is the largest acquisition in Wisconsin's history.

Rockwell Automation spun off from Rockwell International in 2001. From there, Rockwell Automation went through a series of acquisitions, particularly Propack Data (now Rockwell Automation Solutions GmbH) in 2002, DataSweep in 2005, GEPA in 2006, ICS Triplex, ProsCon and Pavilion Technologies in 2007, Incuity in 2008, Lektronix Ltd in 2011 and vMonitor in 2014. On January 31, 2007, Rockwell Automation sold off their PowerSystems Division which consists of Dodge mechanical and Reliance Electric motors with headquarters in Greenville, South Carolina, to Baldor Electric Company. In 2014 the company was named by Ethisphere Institute One of World's Most Ethical Companies for the sixth time.

Some examples of Rockwell Automation's industrial automation offerings are:

Programmable Logic Controllers: ControlLogix, PICO, Micro 800, MicroLogix, SLC500, PLC5 and Datasite RTU
Safety Controllers: AAdvance, GuardLogix
I/O: FlexIO, CompactIO, PointIO, etc.
HMI: PanelView Standard, PanelView enhanced, PanelView Plus, Industrial Computers & Monitors, etc.
Industrial Safety Products: GuardLogix, SafetyIO, XM Vibration Monitors, etc.
Servo Drives: Kinetix, Ultra
Variable-frequency drive: PowerFlex Drives, Drive Systems.
Software: RSLogix 5, 500, and 5000, RSNetWorx, RSLinx, PMX, FactoryTalk View Studio and Station, Historian, Arena, AssetCenter, VantagePoint, etc.
Motor Controllers: MCCs (Allen-Bradley's CENTERLINE MCC with IntelliCENTER Technology), industrial control (contactors, overloads, circuit breakers etc.)
Condition Monitoring/Vibrational Analysis: Entek
Sensors, Photoelectric, Capacitive, Inductive, Ultrasonic: Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley Sensors