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Why We Do What We Do

By Rob Kranz, Director/GM
Published: January 12, 2018

So, what does Rockwell Automation’s Arena team believe? Why do we do what we do? We believe that engineers should spend their time solving problems for their organizations and not being programmers. This simple sentence sums up our product roadmap, vision and mission. Every feature in this new release was designed to make it easier for users of Arena to solve complex real-world problems faster and easier without having to resort to Visual Basic, C++, Java or any other sort of programming.

Taking the Uncertainty Out of Planning and Scheduling

By Rob Kranz, Director/GM
Published: October 3, 2017

There will always be times when circumstances combine to destroy the accuracy of the prediction, leaving businesses wondering what went wrong.

Launch Probability in NASA Space Launch System

By Grant Cates, Ph.D., Senior Project Leader
Published: October 2, 2017

Launcher’s Lurgy causes space launch vehicles to be delayed relative to their planned launch date. The disorder is similar in nature to Loser’s Lurgy, a condition causing Quidditch players to perform poorly, first described by Luna Lovegood in J.K. Rowling’s enormously successful Harry Potter series. There is no known cure for Launcher’s Lurgy but simulation modeling can be used to develop predictions for how many launches can be achieved over a particular time period and when any particular launch of interest is likely to launch by.

Improving On Time Delivery

By Tyler DiFrischia, Account Manager
Published: July 27, 2017

Time is our most precious commodity, and wasting even the smallest amount can be detrimental to your business.

The Problem is Process, Not People

By Jon Santavy, International Partner Manager
Published: June 1, 2017

"It was a system failure." - United CEO. It's easy to blame a person, and if you want to improve it's imperative to blame the process.

Developing Solutions for Tomorrow’s Problems

By Steve Blatney, Account Manager
Published: April 4, 2017

"Engineers like to solve problems and if there are no problems readily available, they will seek them out." Steve talks about how Arena 15 is being used to solve tomorrow's problems today.

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