Rockwell and PTC announce enhancements to FactoryTalk

26 June 2020

PTC ThingWorx® platform

Rockwell Automation, Inc. and PTC announced strategic enhancements to FactoryTalk InnovationSuite, powered by PTC, to serve the needs of a very fast-growing, dynamic industrial digital transformation market. The FactoryTalk InnovationSuite has already seen rapid customer adoption, helping achieve significant improvements in operational efficiency, reduction in unplanned downtime and improved quality.

The latest enhancements center around improved OT/IT integration, enabling customers to contextualize real-time operational data from critical sources such as plant floor devices, control platforms, and time series-based Historians and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES). By automatically integrating the contextualized data and underlying data models into Industrial IoT/Analytics platforms like the PTC ThingWorx® platform, clients are able to simplify, automate, and accelerate OT/IT convergence.

These integration capabilities reduce the data cleansing, aggregation, and contextualization work by up to 80%, which accelerates 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.