PTC Announces New ThingWorx Manufacturing Apps

ThingWorx Manufacturing Apps Enable Improved Operational Performance and Accelerated Time-to-Value

BOSTON – May 23, 2017 – PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) today announced at LiveWorx®17 the launch of new ThingWorx® manufacturing apps. The new role-based manufacturing apps are fast to deploy and provide industrial companies with real-time operational intelligence to make more proactive and faster decisions.

The ThingWorx manufacturing apps are built on the industry-leading ThingWorx platform, a robust, purpose-built Industrial IoT platform that includes technologies and tools that enable companies to rapidly develop, deploy and extend apps and augmented reality experiences. The ThingWorx manufacturing apps are part of a new generation of Industrial IoT web/mobile applications, which include the successful ThingWorx Navigate™ app. The manufacturing apps unify data from enterprise business systems and the sensored physical world, and deliver user information and real-time insight in context for individual roles. The new manufacturing apps help simplify digital transformation, are fast to deploy, and allow for codeless app extensibility for ongoing rapid innovation. The ThingWorx manufacturing starter apps will be available via a free download and can be deployed in production in under one hour.

The new ThingWorx manufacturing apps include:

ThingWorx Controls Advisor — gives controls engineers the ability to rapidly connect to and remotely visualize data from virtually any Programmable Logic Controller (PLC),
IoT Gateway or connected asset. It enables them to monitor and troubleshoot machine connectivity and provides instant notification of data communication errors that may cause the loss of critical production data. With proactive issue identification and rapid trending and troubleshooting, manufacturers can improve data quality and reliability and reduce unplanned downtime.

ThingWorx Asset Advisor — provides real-time visibility into the health and status of critical assets. The app alerts maintenance/service technicians to potential problems that may impact unplanned downtime and optimize maintenance execution, while delivering simple, easy-to-use capabilities to trend and troubleshoot issues. It remotely monitors and detects anomalies across various assets and allows users to understand asset performance and minimize unplanned downtime. Maintenance and service technicians can make better informed, faster decisions with unified real-time connectivity across critical production assets and take corrective action before problems impact production.

ThingWorx Production Advisor — rapidly unifies disparate sources of operational and business data. With the ThingWorx Production Advisor app, production managers have real-time visibility into production status and critical KPIs such as availability, performance, quality and Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). The app also enables plant managers to monitor the real-time operational performance of the factory— all lines, all assets, with up-to-the-minute production status and performance KPIs. By having real-time machine and business data available in a contextualized format, the app delivers actionable intelligence to enable proactive and faster decision making to prevent problems and drive continuous improvement.

“We are at the precipice of the fourth industrial revolution and there is significant opportunity inherent in the physical-digital convergence of manufacturing operations,” said Howard Heppelmann, divisional general manager, Connected Operations Solutions, PTC. “The launch of the new ThingWorx manufacturing apps continues PTC’s focus and investment in Industrial IoT, and gives manufacturers more tools to dramatically simplify their digital transformation and accelerate time-to-value.”

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