Rockwell Automation and ANSYS Set up Strategic Partnership

Companies that target industrial automation and simulation help customers realize better business outcomes through simulation-based digital twins.

Companies that target industrial automation and simulation help customers realize better business outcomes through simulation-based digital twins.

Industrial companies now have access to a streamlined, holistic, end-to-end solution for design, automation, production and lifecycle management, thanks to a new strategic partnership between Rockwell Automation and ANSYS. Rockwell Automation, a company dedicated exclusively to industrial automation and information, and ANSYS, simulation software company, announced the partnership at Rockwell Automation's 28th annual Automation Fair in Chicago.

ANSYS and Rockwell Automation will help customers develop simulation-based digital twins of products, processes or manufacturing. Now customers can design and test through simulation to accelerate development and analysis, improving product quality and reducing testing time across their organization.

“The ANSYS technology, developed with customers in mind, is a giant leap forward in the industrial sector,” says Blake Moret, chairman and CEO at Rockwell Automation. “Our collaboration will help us better serve customers, who can make better business decisions to save money and time because of their access to simulation-based digital twins in their manufacturing process.”

Co-innovation between Rockwell Automation and ANSYS enables customers to benefit through the entire digital thread, the companies explain. Once a machine or production line is running, manufacturers can create a digital twin of their full manufacturing process to create and test virtual “what-if” scenarios. For example, by using runtime models generated from ANSYS Twin Builder, industrial companies can adapt to the market demands with more agility and minimize risk. 

“ANSYS empowers customers across industries to develop innovative, next-generation products by using simulation throughout the product lifecycle,” says Ajei Gopal, president and CEO at ANSYS. “This partnership with Rockwell Automation is part of our open ecosystem philosophy, which gives our customers the ability to make the best business and technology decisions for their organizations.

“By combining Rockwell Automation's extensive expertise and portfolio of industrial solutions with ANSYS' leading-edge simulation solutions, we will make it easier for industrial companies to build, validate and deploy digital twins,” Gopal adds.

Rockwell Automation plans to accelerate its internal new product and process development using ANSYS' engineering simulation software.  Rockwell Automation says it expects improved product quality and reduced testing time across the organization.

ANSYS is the latest addition to the Digital Partner Program from Rockwell Automation announced earlier this week. The program grew out of market need and demand for solutions to simplify implementation and enhance quality of industrial digital transformation initiatives, according to the companies.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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