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Rockwell's Plex, Fiix acquisitions bridging IT and OT, CEO says

July 26, 2021

Over the past year, operational changes in productivity and flexibility have become two of manufacturers’ biggest challenges. To meet these, Rockwell Automation has continued to evolve its own technologies. In addition, key acquisitions of Plex Systems and Fiix have boosted and expanded its offerings to help companies bring IT and operational technology (OT) together.

“We see a growing need to improve production and improve compliance,” said Rockwell Automation Chairman and CEO Blake Moret who spoke during the June 29 keynote address of ROKLive 2021, the company’s virtual conference exploring the explosion of digital technology in manufacturing today. “Companies are looking to upgrade their solutions to a modern, cloud-based manufacturing execution system,” Moret said. “The Plex platform is designed to accelerate digital transformation, and it’s perfectly aligned with Rockwell Automation’s FactoryTalk offering. No one is better equipped to bring IT and OT together.”

Rockwell Automation is merging IT and OT to bring the benefits of The Connected Enterprise to the production system, explained Tessa Myers, vice president and general manager of productions & operations managements solutions at Rockwell Automation. “Our controllers and intelligent devices are the building blocks of those systems,” she said. “We thrive in data-rich environments.”

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