Rockwell Automation, Inc., Milwaukee, WI, reported sales in the third quarter 2007 were $1.28 billion, up 9% from the same period in 2006. Profit was $164.2 million, compared with profit of $149 million last year.   ; International sales increased 13%, excluding the effect of currency translation, with continued strength in Europe and Latin America, and improved performance in Asia Pacific and Canada. From an end-market perspective, sales growth in consumer industries outpaced the growth in resource-based industries.   ; Rockwell expects a gradually expanding global industrial economy across most end markets through the remainder of the year in into fiscal 2008.   ; The Control Products & Solutions segment sales were $698.1 million, an increase of 8%.