Rockwell signs a strategic partnership with ANSYS®

03 December 2019

Digital twins of products

The partnership between Rockwell Automation, the company dedicated exclusively to industrial automation and information, and ANSYS, the industry leader in simulation software, was announced at Rockwell Automation’s 28th annual Automation Fair in Chicago.

ANSYS and Rockwell Automation will help customers design simulation-based digital twins of products, processes, or manufacturing. Historically manufacturers would dedicate an unimaginable amount of time and money to develop and test physical product prototypes. Now customers can design and test through simulation to accelerate development and analysis, improving product quality and reducing testing time across their organization.

Co-innovation between Rockwell Automation and ANSYS allows customers to benefit through the entire digital thread. Once a machine or production line is running, manufacturers can create a digital twin of their full manufacturing process to create and test virtual “what-if” scenarios. This is crucial in the industrial space. Now customers can understand an outcome without disrupting physical assets, resulting in faster time-to-market and large cost savings.

In fact, Rockwell Automation will accelerate its own internal new product and process development using ANSYS' engineering simulation software.

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