Rockwell and PTC announce enhancements to productivity suite

Rockwell and PTC announce enhancements to productivity suite

Rockwell Automation and PTC have announced strategic enhancements to Rockwell's FactoryTalk InnovationSuite, originally launched in 2018, that they say will serve the needs of the fast-growing, dynamic industrial digital transformation market.

The latest enhancements centre around improved OT/IT integration, enabling Rockwell's customers to contextualise real-time operational data from critical sources such as plant floor devices, control platforms, and time series-based historians and MES. By automatically integrating the contextualised data and underlying data models into Industrial IoT/analytics platforms like the PTC ThingWorx platform, users are able to simplify, automate and accelerate OT/IT convergence.

These integration capabilities reduce the data cleansing, aggregation and contextualisation work by up to 80%, with the aim to accelerate digital transformation deployment. This approach also maintains, enriches and propagates OT data models into IT systems. These data models and the underlying information can then be leveraged in developing richer analytic insights and predictive outcomes at the enterprise level.

"At the core of achieving strong financial results through digital transformation is the ability to turn data into actionable insights," said Arvind Rao, Director, Product Management for Information Systems at Rockwell Automation. "These new capabilities will allow customers to achieve faster time to value and increased ROI.

"We're very pleased to achieve yet another milestone in this joint innovation journey with PTC and be recognised as leaders in modular and integrated capabilities spanning Industrial IoT, analytics, MES and augmented reality."

"We're delighted with the deeper integration capabilities of the FactoryTalk InnovationSuite, powered by PTC, but more importantly how we're applying the technology to high-value digital use cases that unlock double-digit impact for our customers," said Howard Heppelmann, Divisional Vice President and General Manager, Connected Operations at PTC. "We look forward to continuing our strategic relationship with Rockwell Automation to help customers accelerate and simplify their connected enterprise journey."

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