Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation to Host Automation Fair At Home in November

Rockwell Automation announced that their largest annual event, Automation Fair®, is going virtual in 2020. Automation Fair At Home will feature the newest solutions and innovations and give attendees the opportunity to interact with tech experts and executives. Online attendees will have the opportunity to participate in engaging hands-on labs, training sessions, industry-focused forums, and […]

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Gain Confidence in Managing your Inventory of Critical Spare Parts

If you work in manufacturing or on a commercial jobsite, you’ve likely found yourself in the middle of a project when you realized that you don’t have the spare parts on hand to get the job done. You’re stuck. You’re facing costly downtime while you track down and secure what you need. The project is […]

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See Real Time Rockwell Automation Inventory on frenchgerleman.com

At French Gerleman, we strive to listen to your needs and stay in front of evolving industry trends. Customers have requested better access to real-time inventory availability, and it’s a trend we expect to grow. We’ve enhanced the French Gerleman website to show product availability at Rockwell Automation’s distribution center in addition to our local […]

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Automation Fair 2019

Rockwell Automation’s Automation Fair Event & Process System Users Group Recap

Every year we look forward to Rockwell Automation’s Automation Fair event, and we recently joined thousands in the windy city of Chicago. As always, the Fair featured sneak peeks at all of the new automation technologies from our partners at Rockwell Automation. Automation Fair 2019 broke the record as the largest to date! But it […]

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VFD Preventive Maintenance – Why It Matters

Most people know the rules of thumb when it comes to preventive maintenance. In personal life, it might be changing a car’s oil every few thousand miles. In the workplace, it includes inspecting variable frequency drives (VFD) annually. But why is VFD preventive maintenance so important rather than just performing maintenance on an as-needed basis? […]

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Stratus | Industrial IT for the Connected Enterprise

As discussed throughout many of our partner presentations at the Process Summit, it’s become more important now than ever to find IT solutions for the OT world.  Stratus is an Edge Computing company that focuses on avoiding failure rather than just recovering from it. All of Stratus’s fault-tolerant servers require no IT skills, have no […]

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Process Summit Review: Rockwell Automation & The Connected Enterprise

Our manufacturer partners joined us at our recent Process Summit to share their expertise. In our last blog, we highlighted Burkert’s take on the latest standard in Industry 4.0 and how it may apply to your workplace.  Today’s blog features a high-level overview of Rockwell Automation’s presentation on modernizing your workplace with The Connected Enterprise, […]

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Process Summit Review: Burkert & Industry 4.0

Here at French Gerleman, we host a full complement of educational events to help arm our customers with the latest information they need to make their facilities more efficient, safer, and more profitable. Our recent Process Summit certainly fit that bill and included so much valuable information that we’re presenting a recap in a blog […]

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Network Technology Summit Review, Part 2 – What’s Next for The Connected Enterprise

The Connected Enterprise, also known as digital transformation, is becoming an essential part of any business, offering minimized downtime, increased security, and better profitability. At our Network Technology Summit, our manufacturer partners reviewed new solutions to help upgrade your current practices. In the first part of our event recap, we covered the best services and […]

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Network Technology Summit Review – Laying the Groundwork for Efficient Networks

Did you attend our recent Network Technology Summit? If you didn’t have the opportunity to join us, or if you did and could use a refresher, we’re creating a two-part blog series to recap what we and our manufacturing partners covered!  This comprehensive session reviewed best practices for business systems improvements, equipment upgrades, cost reduction […]

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