Rockwell Automation and PTC offer simple OT/IT integration

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Rockwell Automation and PTC are taking significant strides in a bid to serve the needs of the digital transformation market, which is growing very fast. The enhancements are geared towards modifying the FactoryTalk InnovationSuite, powered by PTC.

Launched in 2018, the FactoryTalk InnovationSuite, powered by PTC, has gained traction and witnessed fast customer adoption and achieving significant improvements in operations efficiency. It has also led to a reduction in unplanned downtime and an increase in quality. 

OT/IT integration

These latest enhancements are aimed at improving the OT/IT integration to enable customers to contextualize operational data in real-time from sources like control platforms, plant floor devices, and MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems). 

Arvind Rao is the director and product manager for information systems at Rockwell Automation. He says that to achieve reliable financial results by digital transformation, hinges on the ability to take data and derive actionable insights from it.

The new capabilities will then be used to allow customers to achieve an increase in ROI and get to value faster. Speaking on behalf of Rockwell, he said, ‘we’re very pleased to achieve yet another milestone in this joint innovation journey with PTC.’

Completing the journey

With the innovation, they are now recognized as the leaders in modular and integrated capabilities that span analytics, augmented reality, MES, and industrial IoT. Through the automatic integration of contextualized data and underlying data models into Industrial IoT/Analytics platforms like PTC’s ThingWorx, companies can automate, accelerate, and simplify OT/IT convergence.

The integration capabilities reduce aggregation, data cleansing, and contextualization by up to 80%, thus accelerating digital transformation deployment. The approach maintains, propagates, and enriches OT data models into IT systems.

With the application of the technology to the high-value digital use cases, they will unlock double-digit impact for the customers. The strategic relationship with Rockwell Automation will help complete the journey.