SMC Adds EX500 Gateway and ITV E/P Regulator to Rockwell Automation’s Integrated Architecture Builder

Noblesville, IN – May 8, 2017

SMC Corporation of America, a leading global pneumatics and industrial automation components manufacturer of pneumatic valve technologies for control network solutions, has added the EX500 gateway unit for solenoid valves and digital inputs as well as the ITV E/P regulator with EtherNet/IP™ to Rockwell Automation’s Integrated Architecture Builder (IAB).

Rockwell Automation’s IAB can save time configuring these units into automation solutions when integrating them into Logix-based or PlantPAx systems to validate component compatibility as well as generate a bill of materials to export in Excel, Word or PowerPoint for creating quoting and presentation documents.

The EX500 also feature an Add-On Profile (AOP) for easy and seamless connectivity to Rockwell Automation® architecture through 5000® software. The AOP provides a tighter integration and functionality for Encompass referenced products, ultimately adding value to the user interface experience.

SMC Corporation of America participates as a Global member of the Encompass product partner program from Rockwell Automation. The Rockwell Automation Encompass program offers global manufacturers access to a collaborative network of companies mutually focused on developing, implementing and supporting best-in-breed solutions to achieve plant-wide optimization, improve machine performance, and meet sustainability objectives.


About SMC Corporation of America

SMC Corporation of America is headquartered at 10100 SMC Boulevard, Noblesville, Indiana 46060, and is a subsidiary of SMC Corporation in Japan. SMC Corporation is the world’s largest pneumatics company supporting the automation, controls and process industries with technical development centers in Japan, the U.S., Europe and China. There are sales offices in 82 countries, subsidiaries in 50 countries and factories in 28 countries.


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About Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs about 22,500 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.


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