OSIsoft Expands Relationship with Rockwell Automation

  • OSIsoft PI System to be integrated into Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk® Analytics for Devices
  • OSIsoft and Rockwell Automation to showcase Industry 4.0 solutions at Hannover Messe
  • OSIsoft partnership program seeks to bring PI System to hundreds of thousands of hardware products by 2020

FactoryTalk Analytics for Devices (Photo: Business Wire)

HANNOVER, Germany--()--OSIsoft, a leader in operational intelligence, is proud to announce that Rockwell Automation will integrate the PI System technology into FactoryTalk Analytics for Devices, the latest step in an expanding relationship between the two companies to enable digital transformation.

FactoryTalk Analytics for Devices is an upcoming appliance from Rockwell Automation that auto discovers devices on industrial networks to conduct diagnostics and monitor their health. FactoryTalk Analytics for devices provides early warnings, diagnoses problems and gives insight to take action. All of this to improve uptime of your process or machine. Users of the system can receive “action cards” through their smartphones, tablets or a web browser or engage with the device through “Shelby,” an innovative natural language voice-activated (bot) system.

PI System technology embedded in FactoryTalk Analytics for Devices captures and organizes the vast amount of data generated by these networks so it can serve customers immediately from the appliance, or later have the data delivered to Microsoft Azure via FactoryTalk Cloud for further Big Data analytics.

“Industrial customers need deep, detailed insight into their operations in real-time to stay competitive: that is what drives our FactoryTalk strategy,” said John Genovesi, Vice President of Information Software and Process Business, Rockwell Automation. “OSIsoft shares the same vision and the same dedication to industrial customers. By collaborating, we can make digital transformation for more companies a reality.”

OSIsoft and Rockwell Automation will showcase Industry 4.0 solutions based around FactoryTalk Analytics for Devices and other technologies at Hannover Messe taking place April 24-28 in Hannover, Germany in the Microsoft Pavilion, Hall 7, Stand C40.

“Our research on IIoT shows that one of the biggest areas of opportunities to drive ROI is prescriptive analytics for productivity, availability, and efficiency in operations. It is not enough to know what went wrong, or even what will go wrong. Executives need to know what actions to take now based on this analysis,” noted Matthew Littlefield, President and Principal Analyst, LNS Research. “It’s encouraging to see long time partners like Rockwell Automation and OSIsoft deepen their collaboration with a focus on delivering flexible and scalable prescriptive analytics solutions because no company can do this alone.”

OSIsoft and Rockwell Automation

OSIsoft and Rockwell Automation have collaborated for over a decade on solutions for companies in energy, manufacturing, food & beverage and other industries where operational excellence is absolutely critical. OSIsoft’s PI System powers the FactoryTalk Historian embedded in many Rockwell Automation systems. Data from FactoryTalk Historian can seamlessly be delivered to enterprise-wide PI Systems tracking equipment at multiple sites from multiple vendors to give customers a single, high-fidelity view of their operations. BHP Billiton, for instance, manages millions of data tags across mines, transportation assets and production facilities to reduce variability and increase quality. Other mutual customers include Tyson Foods, Loram, and AB-InBev, among others.

OSIsoft PI System technology ships in approximately 1,800 Rockwell Automation Systems per year, according to Martin Otterson, Senior Vice President of Customer Success at OSIsoft.

By 2020, OSIsoft anticipates that hundreds of thousands of devices from various vendors with PI System technologies will be shipping annually, Otterson added.

“Right now fewer than 14 percent of companies have completely connected their production data to the rest of their enterprise,” Otterson said. “Our relationship with Rockwell Automation will fuel the development of products and solutions that will let more people take advantage of machine and operational data for more projects in more ways than ever before.”

The PI System: The Inside Secret of the Industrial Internet of Things

OSIsoft’s PI System is one of the world’s most widely-used technologies for the Industrial Internet of Things. The PI System captures data from sensors, manufacturing equipment and other devices and transforms it into rich, real-time insights that engineers, executives and partners can use to reduce costs, dramatically improve overall productivity, and create new connected services and smart devices.

Some of the world’s largest organizations, including over 1,000 leading utilities, 95 percent of the largest oil and gas companies and more than 65 percent of the Fortune 500 industrial companies, rely on the PI System to manage their businesses. Worldwide, the PI System manages over 1.5 billion sensor-based data streams.

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Release Summary

OSIsoft 's PI System is integrated into Rockwell Automation's FactoryTalk Analytics for Devices. Expect to see more PI System-based hardware.



Michael Kanellos, 510-877-9331