Rockwell partners Pyure to employ IIoT to combat COVID-19

  • November 2, 2021
  • William Payne

Industrial automation specialist Rockwell Automation has entered into a five year agreement with air purifying technology provider Pyure to develop new technology to improve indoor air quality and fight the spread of COVID-19 within manufacturing and industrial sites. Pyure designs and manufactures ultraviolet-based commercial air purifiers that kill more than 99% of the most common indoor pathogens including the COVID-19 virus, according to the company.

As a response to the pandemic, Pyure has integrated IIoT and knowledge capture solutions from Rockwell’s FactoryTalk InnovationSuite, powered by PTC, providing a single solution to collect, aggregate, and securely access industrial operations data. The integration of Pyure technology with Rockwell IIoT technology provides real-time data on air and environmental quality and protection while integrating data and control into their building management strategy.

The joint technology assets will allow customers to compare indoor and outdoor conditions to choose the best strategy for their building and industrial processes. Customers will also be able to manage their Pyure systems from a single location and integrate their own devices into a common gateway, dashboard, and mobile app platform, giving them the ability to remotely troubleshoot and receive system service. Pyure anticipates that eventually, the trending and optimisation data made possible by this partnership will be used in settings where air quality data must be recorded for reporting.

“As a global leader in industrial automation, Rockwell is proud to provide companies like Pyure with solutions that maximise operational efficiencies and deliver predictive and augmented maintenance advantages,” said Rockwell’s Jason Adams, vice president of information software and solutions, Americas. “With the COVID-19 virus remaining a top health concern around the world, we at Rockwell look forward to providing products and software that allow Pyure and its customers to access their data faster and easier.”