Rockwell FactoryTalk Optix launches in Asia Pacific

  • April 10, 2023
  • William Payne

Rockwell Automation has launched its industrial automation platform FactoryTalk Optix in the Asia Pacific region. FactoryTalk Optix allows users to design and deploy industrial applications from a web browser and expands interoperability and collaboration.

FactoryTalk Optix is one of five solutions in FactoryTalk Design Hub. This is designed to help industrial organisations transform their automation design with a simplified way to work. FactoryTalk Remote Access along with FactoryTalk Optix allows users to access machines, controllers or HMI from anywhere using industry standards for cybersecurity. Remote access is an enabler for on-demand remote assistance, installation, programming, updates, troubleshooting, and maintenance of remote systems and applications.

The platform incorporates an object-oriented programming environment and includes libraries of reusable content as well as wizard-based workflows. It provides interoperability through machine-to-machine and machine-to-cloud communications enabled by Open Platform Communications (OPC), Unified Architecture (UA), Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT), Internet of Things (IOT) native connectivity and an open C# interface. The HMI platform is standardised regardless of controller selection, and can connect with any controller or device with built-in third party drivers.

“I’m calling this release ‘Visualisation for Visionaries’, because FactoryTalk Optix unlocks unprecedented collaboration and innovation through cloud-based engineering workflows. The result is visually stunning, data-driven, scalable solutions with seamless connectivity, which are faster to create and easier to maintain, to better support our customer’s smart manufacturing efforts,” said Adrian Giecco director, software and control, Rockwell Automation Asia Pacific.