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JAN 2013

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Rock Products to Debut New Conference Rock Products is pleased to announce it will launch a new conference for the aggregates, cement and concrete indus‐ tries. The Automation & Energy Conference (A+E) will take place Nov. 19‐21, 2013, at the prestigious Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. The event will be co‐sponsored by sister publications Concrete Products and Cement Americas. Automation, processing efficiency, energy and sustainabil‐ ity are playing increasingly critical roles in construction‐ materials production. A&E is a three‐day event that will bring together construction‐materials producers and in‐ dustry manufacturers to share valuable information on the latest trends in materials processing, plant automation, en‐ ergy management and sustainable production. "Looking into the future, construction‐materials producers will find themselves engaged more and more in how to use technology to both streamline operations for efficiency, and generate maximum energy savings," said Rock Products Editor Mark S. Kuhar. "A+E will be designed to focus specifically and in great depth on those critical areas, and to offer attendees realistic, implementable ideas that they can take back to their operations and begin to put into ac‐ tion immediately." Rock Products' parent company Mining Media International owns and operates a number of successful shows including, C&D World, Coal Handling and Storage, Haulage and Load‐ ing, and Longwall USA. For more information about the event, please go to For information about exhibiting, please contact Show Director Cory Smith in Mining Media International's Atlanta office at 678-822-9804 or To submit a paper for presentation at the conference, please send an email to Mark Kuhar, Editor, Rock Products at Rockwell Automation Bundles Keys to Machine Control Design in One-Stop Solution Rockwell Automation offers the Connected Components Accelerator Toolkit (CCAT), a bundled, one‐stop solution that simplifies and expedites complete, cost‐effective, small‐machine control design and implementation. n The CCAT combines a simple, yet powerful controller with a full suite of compatible components and class‐leading application development tools that enable OEMs to focus engineering and development resources on creating com‐ pelling and differentiating machine features. n The CCAT speeds the basic, common design functions that every machine design requires. By providing this func‐ tionality, the CCAT allows the OEMs to invest their design work in developing better, more competitive machines. The CCAT's pre‐configured Building Blocks include au‐ tomation engineering design tools for comprehensive con‐ trol application development from layout and component selection to troubleshooting. For example: Connected Components Workbench software from Rock‐ well Automation supports the CCAT. Based on proven Rockwell Automation and Microsoft Visual Studio technol‐ ogy, the single, easy‐to‐acquire‐and‐install package sim‐ plifies controller programming, device configuration, and data sharing with the HMI editor for Allen‐Bradley Pan‐ elView component products. n n 30 Quick Starts provide information to use the CCAT and set up individual components. Selection tools and example bills of material streamline component and accessory selection. ROCKproducts • JANUARY 2013 n n Wiring diagrams and panel layout drawings, in native AutoCAD Electrical and EPLAN formats, save weeks of design effort. Controller programming handles all communications, commands and status updates. Common application starting system examples jump‐ start control design. Sample human‐machine interface (HMI) screens provide a superior operator interface, plus diagnostics, alarming and start‐up assistance. The software makes it convenient and cost‐effective for machine builders and end users to leverage a single plat‐ form that also supports other Allen‐Bradley component‐ class devices, including drives, motion control and operator interface products.

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