Industrial Connectivity for Manufacturers

Access the critical data in your factory to enable plant and floor managers to make meaningful improvements. Fast track your IT/OT convergence and pursue a rapid digital transformation strategy by removing the complexity and risk from connecting to your factory data.

Measure the impact of industrial connectivity for manufacturers

Plant and factory floors are a jungle of siloed machines and equipment. This myriad of functions, protocols, and data formats can make true factory connectivity seem impractical, if not impossible. This is where we come in.

Simplify the collaboration between IT and OT systems and allow disparate systems and machinery to speak to each other in the same language. A standardized industrial connectivity layer tears down these silos to deliver leaps in efficiency. Our IIoT solutions have helped our manufacturing customers to achieve:

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Improvement in OEE

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Faster changeover time

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Less unplanned downtime

Less unplanned downtime

Make all your factory data work for you

Most shop floors and machine builders use some level of ad-hoc, custom industrial connectivity, but future-proofing your factory requires more. With the right foundational technology in your plants across all systems, protocols, and machines, industrial connectivity can break down data silos, connect legacy equipment, improve manufacturing KPIs through asset performance analysis, and empower your teams with role-based, real-time data to prevent downtime and boost efficiency. PTC’s proven approach to standardized connectivity simplifies the process with advanced, critical capabilities.

Explore IioT

<p>Most shop floors and machine builders use some level of ad-hoc, custom industrial connectivity, but future-proofing your factory requires more. With the right foundational technology in your plants across all systems, protocols, and machines, industrial connectivity can break down data silos, connect legacy equipment, improve manufacturing KPIs through asset performance analysis, and empower your teams with role-based, real-time data to prevent downtime and boost efficiency. PTC&rsquo;s proven approach to standardized connectivity simplifies the process with advanced, critical capabilities. </p> <p><a href="https://www.ptc.com/en/technologies/iiot" target="_self"><strong>Explore IioT</strong></a> </p>

Rapid implementation

Keep projects on time, prevent overages, reduce the risk of adoption in your organization, and leverage brownfield equipment to prevent rip and replace by leveraging the breadth of connectivity in the factory. Data collection can quickly and easily be spun up in a new site or line, enabling frictionless deployment of new projects.

Standardized data access

IIoT applications are repeatable and scalable within and across multiple facilities. Critical production data is available to any engineer or data scientist interested in deploying an IIoT or Industry 4.0 application, in a standardized format.

Reliable security

Be confident in best practices and an overall improvement to operations network security, while integrating and leveraging existing IT security tools. Standard IT and security tools can be applied to the data collection infrastructure, which adheres to information security best practices.

Reduce implementation risks

Standardized connectivity streamlines and accelerates implementation, while including previously siloed legacy and brownfield equipment.

Solve IT/OT convergence challenges

A scalable, effective solution that streamlines factory data and backend systems can transform how your people, processes, and technology work together.

Improve asset monitoring and efficiency

Improve your infrastructure speed to optimize unplanned downtime and increase utilization by improving overall equipment effectiveness and throughput.

Eliminate data silos for real efficiency gains

Plant and factory floors can be a patchwork of siloed equipment. This myriad of functions, protocols, and data formats can make connectivity seem out of reach. But a standardized industrial connectivity layer breaks down silos to deliver the critical data you need to make leaps in efficiency.

Boost asset efficiency

Shrink unplanned downtime and increase utilization by improving overall equipment effectiveness, speed, and throughput. Watch this webinar with Jim Montague of Control Global, and Philip Bard of Kepware to learn how to tap into the insights locked in your legacy equipment. Watch the Webinar

Extend data access

With the flow of data between IT and OT systems, you can empower engineers, operators, data scientists, technicians, and other key stakeholders with valuable insights. Download “The End of Silos” e-book to see how factory connectivity can help you access untapped potential in your factory assets.
End Data Silos

Measure and monitor performance

Connected assets sharing data creates critical visibility. See, with unprecedented clarity how equipment is performing, in real-time. Monitor, measure, and improve performance. Download this report on future-proofing your factory to learn how to quickly, reliably, and scalably integrate new systems and equipment to scale your plants.

IT/OT convergence

Lack of visibility can impact how you operate—potentially incurring heavy costs. IT/OT convergence brings together real-time data from across your organization to improve operations. Explore IT/OT Convergence

Real-world factory connectivity results

PTC has partnered with leading industrial companies to connect, and transform, how they operate. Read their stories.

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VCST

VCST established a strong digital foundation by linking PLM and IoT solutions to create a continuous change management loop. Read Their Story

Teel Plastics

Teel Plastics reduced error and waste in manufacturing by using PTC connectivity solutions to connect, monitor, and automate key machine processes on the shop floor. Read Their Story

SIG

SIG is eliminating downtime, improving performance benchmarking across their facilities, and shrinking their carbon footprint by using PTC connectivity solutions to connect, monitor, and measure machine performance. Read Their Story

Greiner Packaging

With over 11 plants and 500 machines connected to an IIoT platform, Greiner Packaging is channeling the real-time flow of data to improve quality, refine KPIs, and boost productivity. Read Their Story

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Connect your data and put it to work. Optimize your manufacturing operations with ThingWorx, the IIoT platform purpose-built to address your business challenges.
With more than 150 different drivers, ThingWorx Kepware takes factory-floor assets, wraps them in standardized, industrial connectivity, and tears down data silos.

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