Industry Leaders Set to Debut Latest Industrial Software and Edge Devices at Rockwell Automation Fair

October 11, 2021 by Alessandro Mascellino

Rittal and EPLAN plan to jointly showcase new industrial software solutions at the Rockwell Automation Fair.

These include new enclosures, milling terminals, edge IT network/server racks, and more. In addition, Rittal recently announced it has established a new warehouse in the midwest to serve local customers with faster delivery times.


The Rockwell Automation Fair 2021 banner. Image used courtesy of Rockwell Automation


Rittal and EPLAN

Rittal was founded in 1961 and specializes in creating industrial enclosures, power distribution, climate control, and IT infrastructure. The company reportedly manufactures more than 15,000 enclosures a day and more than 240,000 cooling units a year. 

EPLAN is another company in the industrial space that offers software and services for applications in the electrical engineering, automation, and mechatronics industries. EPLAN is part of the Friedhelm Loh Group and currently develops one of the world’s leading design software solutions for machine and panel builders.

EPLAN reportedly supports 61,000 customers and operates worldwide with 12 production sites and 94 international subsidiaries.


The Rockwell Automation Fair

The Rockwell Automation Fair is an event hosted by Rockwell Automation each year. The event takes place in Houston, Texas, as well as online for those who cannot attend in person. This year’s Rockwell Automation Fair 2021 will run November 10-11 and will showcase these company’s industrial solutions. 

The event will offer both keynote presentations and interactive sessions, together with industry-centric panel discussions.

Automation Fair will also bring back Rockwell’s signature show floor, showcasing the latest innovations and solutions from the company and members of its PartnerNetwork. The PartnerNetwork counts key companies in the industrial automation industry.

Some of the members and companies who will be showcasing their latest technology are listed below: 

  • Cisco
  • Endress+Hauser
  • Microsoft
  • PTC
  • Claroty
  • Rittal


New Industrial Automation Solutions

At the Rockwell Automation Fair, Rittal will present its Perforex MT milling terminal and Edge IT network/server racks, powered by the new EPLAN 2022 software platform. The new milling terminal is designed to provide integrators and OEMs accelerated throughput times for enclosure modifications due to its capability of processing the vast majority of machined materials.



Rittal's new industrial edge racks. Image used courtesy of Rittal


Rittal’s new Edge IT network/server racks are built for industry 4.0 applications. They are designed to harness data from critical processes and drive real-time analytics and integrations for manufacturing companies.

The integration of EPLAN 2022 software further enables automation products’ deployment via 3D design, thus streamlining the whole electrical engineering process.


Rittal Adds New Warehouse in the Midwest

The North American branch of Rittal reportedly opened a new warehouse at Gebrüder Weiss, Des Plaines, IL. The move aims to shorten delivery times, expand service capabilities, and improve service for customers located in the midwest.


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Rittal's industrial software solutions. Image used courtesy of Rittal 


“Today, time to market is more essential than ever for integrators, OEMs, machine builders, panel builders, and data centers,” explained Mike Freund, CEO at Rittal. 

“To help them gain a competitive advantage, Rittal is pleased to announce our collaboration with Gebrüder Weiss to provide more responsive delivery in the Midwest.”

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