PTC has announced that its ThingWorx Industrial IoT platform has been selected by EDGE to optimise Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), real-time visibility, and achieve Enterprise Operational Intelligence (EOI) across its manufacturing operations. ThingWorx was selected by EDGE and its entities for a pilot project after a complex evaluation of multiple IoT platforms, supported by the local office of PTC in the UAE. Over 40 machines will be connected, beginning with LAHAB, HALCON, and EPI.
Following the implementation of the IIoT platform, EDGE will be able to leverage pre-built solutions as well as create scalable and secure solutions of its own, that can ensure improvement in legacy processes and enhance operation and mission efficiencies, which will, in turn, produce cost savings. “PTC is honoured that EDGE has selected ThingWorx to accelerate its Industry 4.0 goals. ThingWorx is a leading IoT platform in the aerospace and defense market. It is a complete IoT platform that provides companies an end-to-end solution, enabling them to address every facet of their digital transformation journey,” said Brent Baker, Vice President Worldwide Federal Aerospace and Defense, PTC.
Thomas Zimmerer, Vice President of Digital Transformation at EDGE said, “EDGE aims to create a new business model, where commercial viability and value, and economies of scale are core to our functions and operations. This is a small yet significant step towards our overall digitalization efforts. And it will help drive automation, enabling 80 percent of all process flows, to run with limited human intervention, providing our management team with better insights into financial and operational data that support effective and timely decision making.”
Purpose-built for industrial environments, PTC ThingWorx delivers the functionality, flexibility, and agility needed to develop, deploy, and extend IoT applications and augmented reality experiences. It holds a broad set of features, including multiple connectivity options, out-of-the-box IIoT apps, solution development tools, and analytics.