Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, will be showcasing industry-leading and innovative technology and services in the stands of strategic partners Microsoft and Cisco at Hannover Messe 2022, 30 May - 2 June in Hannover, Germany.
Together, Rockwell and its ecosystem of partners bring comprehensive expertise to match unique customer needs and accelerate digital transformation. Customers benefit from a holistic, end-to-end approach, with integrated solutions from technology leaders in their market, that all come together with Rockwell Automation through what the company envisions as The Connected Enterprise Production System.
Through the Connected Enterprise, Rockwell Automation helps manufacturers and industrial operators capitalize on the promise of an ever-more connected world in the form of a more agile response to changing conditions: faster time to market; lower total cost of ownership; improved asset utilization; enterprise risk management; and workforce efficiency.
At Hannover Messe, Rockwell Automation will highlight collaborations with partners Microsoft and Cisco, as well as PTC and Ansys showcasing how manufacturing can be highly agile, smarter, and sustainable.
“Partner ecosystems are essential to accelerate smart manufacturing to the next level of digitalization,” Johannes Zu Eltz, Vice President, Global Market Access says. “Customers capitalize on the best technology available — from Rockwell Automation and our PartnerNetwork™ program – to deliver exceptional results at all stages of the business lifecycle. Our expansive global community with local specialists, delivers customers unique solutions regardless of region or industry to improve productivity and agility in our rapidly changing environment. We are stronger together than we are alone.”
At the Microsoft booth there will be three significant offerings on display, leading with the Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform, which is now available on Microsoft Azure in EMEA. FactoryTalk® Design Hub, a next generation control systems design environment, and a preview of FactoryTalk Edge, which uses software-as-a-service to support edge-deployed applications, will also be on the stand. All three solutions focus on industry relevant solutions that help improve industrial productivity, and leverage the power and scale provided by Azure to enable faster time-to-value.
Together, Rockwell Automation and Microsoft are accelerating and simplifying the digital transformation of industrial enterprises with the proven expertise, market-leading technology, and resources needed to deliver better business outcomes. This relationship is important for industrial organizations that are seeking cloud-based offerings enabling new value creation across the industrial systems lifecycle continuum from design, operations, and maintenance.
In the Cisco booth, Rockwell Automation will showcase several demonstrations of cybersecurity solutions, including a unique edge computing architecture – Cisco Cyber Vision – that enables security monitoring. Cisco is a global leader in IT networking and security with a broad offering of production-proven products and solutions. Together, Rockwell Automation and Cisco are helping customers navigate IT/OT convergence challenges and realize their complete digital transformation vision.
Rockwell Automation’s strategic alliance with PTC is also driving new business opportunities in how industrial producers operate and, in the products, or services they offer. Rockwell Automation and PTC entered a strategic alliance to accelerate greater productivity through simplification collaboratively via FactoryTalk InnovationSuite powered by PTC. With the collaborative offering, companies around the world can transform their physical operations with digital technology.
Rockwell Automation and PTC have aligned their respective smart factory technologies, utilizing PTC ThingWorx®, ThingWorx Industrial Connectivity and Vuforia® augmented reality (AR) technology with the FactoryTalk Analytics and Manufacturing Execution System platforms. The combined solutions will offer increased productivity and efficiency, reduce operational risk, and provide a world-class environment.
At Hannover, PTC will demonstrate how ThingWorx Digital Performance Management delivers the insight needed to make digital transformation possible, providing real-time problem-solving that empowers teams with timely insights on production performance.
Ansys and Rockwell Automation are collaborating on the enhanced Studio 5000 Simulation Interface that connects with Ansys digital twins. This gives automation and process engineers new ways to use simulation to improve the design, deployment, and performance of industrial operations.
“The challenges are significant for companies attempting digital transformation by themselves,” Johannes Zu Eltz adds. “The simple truth is this: you will need different partners from a broad ecosystem to achieve your goals and to deliver value to your customers. Our collaborative approach with each other and with customers enables us to deliver the most appropriate long-term solution and provide you with long-term value.”
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