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Rockwell Automation partners with PTC to add new capabilities to FactoryTalk

Rockwell Automation has added a set of new capabilities for FactoryTalk InnovationSuite, powered by software company PTC to “simplify, scale and accelerate digital transformation for industrial organizations”.

This news follows the recent announcement that the two companies are extending and expanding the scope of their strategic alliance following strong market momentum and widespread industry recognition of InnovationSuite.

Since its original launch in 2018, InnovationSuite has successfully delivered a range of high-value solutions for the world’s largest automotive, consumer packaged goods, healthcare, oil and gas, and pharmaceuticals companies across 21 countries.

Arvind Rao, director of product management at Rockwell Automation, says: “The need for digital transformation has increased significantly as our customers accelerate innovation, maximize workforce productivity, and optimize operations.

“These new capabilities combined with our industry-leading partner ecosystem helps us extend our technology and solutions leadership, meeting our customers’ needs for simplicity, scale, and domain expertise.”

FactoryTalk InnovationSuite is the industry’s first comprehensive digital transformation software suite that offers fully integrated industrial internet of things (IIoT), edge-to-cloud analytics, manufacturing execution system (MES), and augmented reality (AR) capabilities – required for the connected enterprise.

InnovationSuite makes it simple to rapidly develop, operationalize, and ultimately scale innovative solutions to operations globally.

Don Busiek, senior vice president, strategic alliances, PTC, says: “We are pleased to be collaborating with the Rockwell Automation team on the next generation of our InnovationSuite offering.

“As we help organizations realign their digital transformation goals to combat the current macroeconomic environment, we are confident that InnovationSuite offers the most comprehensive and effective way to optimize their people, products, and processes – empowering manufacturers to embrace their new normal.”

New enhancements to InnovationSuite were designed to help customers across a range of digital transformation priorities, including:

  • accelerating IT/OT integration;
  • simplifying edge-to-cloud enterprise analytics; and
  • enabling enterprise-class digital thread.

Rockwell says its “digital thread” enables a collaborative workflow across product designers, production engineers, and manufacturing suppliers, optimizing the design process from the beginning.

This approach shrinks new product development time to months from years. Further, by validating and optimizing performance in a virtual environment prior to physical implementation, commissioning time is cut in half.

As data models born in the design phase are automatically used in advanced analytics applications, new powerful insights can be leveraged to achieve new levels of performance.

With the acquisition of Kalypso, Rockwell Automation says it now offers a full suite of consulting, data science, technology, business process management and managed services.

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