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Navy contracts for automation controllers

Nov. 27, 2012 at 7:10 AM

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy has tapped Rockwell Automation for programmable automation controllers, variable frequency drives, software, and engineering support services.

The systems and services will be for the operation of machinery control systems on Navy and U.S. Coast Guard vessels.

Rockwell Automation Inc. gave the value of the contract as $21.7 million.

"Control systems designed for the marine industry need to meet stringent requirements, especially for the U.S. Navy, which operates world-class fleets 24/7 throughout the world," said Joe Moffa, Rockwell Automation marine business manager.

"We are proud to meet these requirements and provide the machinery control systems, technical support and engineering services, on-site and through our global network of employees and distributors."

Rockwell Automation products and software have been installed successfully on various Navy and Coast Guard ships since 1997. They are commercially available to navies in more than 80 countries where Rockwell Automation and its partners conduct business.

Rockwell Automation Inc. describes itself as "the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information." Its products have been installed on U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships since 1997.

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