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Rockwell Automation and Microsoft announce significant technology integrations connecting the physical and digital industrial worlds

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Alliance to enable intelligent factories by simplifying complexity and helping empower customers to achieve sustainability goals and operational excellence

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Rockwell Automation, Inc., the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, has announced it is working with Microsoft on three significant technology innovations that are currently on display at Hannover Messe, which runs from April 22 to 26.

“Rockwell’s partnership with Microsoft is a shared vision of creating and delivering the best solutions to empower the future of industrial operations,” said Nicole Denil, global vice-president, market access, Rockwell Automation. “We simplify complexity in how manufacturers design, operate, and maintain their enterprises and empower their people. Visitors to the Rockwell stand in the Microsoft booth at Hannover Messe will see how Rockwell Automation helps empower leading manufacturers globally to reduce waste in their operations and achieve sustainability goals through streamlined industry solutions.”

With Rockwell’s FactoryTalk edge and cloud solutions, manufacturers bring together artificial intelligence, IoT, and automation solutions to allow people, processes, and technology to operate seamlessly between physical and digital environments. With Microsoft Azure’s adaptive cloud approach, manufacturers can unify and streamline siloed teams, sites and systems while scaling applications and insights. Together, Rockwell and Microsoft will provide cutting-edge industrial transformation solutions across the value chain, rapidly and at scale, with AI-assisted design, connected data, and agile production optimization.

Additionally, the recently announced partnership between NVIDIA, Rockwell and Microsoft allows the creation, real-time management, and simulation of digital twins that will be accelerated with the use of Microsoft’s AI assisted tools and cloud technology.


Finally, with the integration of Rockwell Automation’s Plex manufacturing execution system (MES) with FactoryTalk DataMosaix and Microsoft’s Cloud for Manufacturing, manufacturers benefit from transformative artificial intelligence (AI) tools that help drive productivity, safety, and quality. These tools focus on resolving quality issues with corrective actions and root cause analysis.

These key technologies and more are on display at the Rockwell location within the Microsoft booth at Hannover Messe, Hall 17, Booth G06.


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