Driving digital connectivity for the Factory of the Future

Digital technology solutions from PTC are playing a key role in driving digital connectivity at BAE Systems’ Factory of the Future programme.

The global supplier of advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions  has tapped into expertise from the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform specialist to help connect its first-of-a-kind facility in Warton in the North of England.

PTC’s Thingworx  and Kepware software harvest real time digestible data to help manage supplies, processes and maintenance activities in the 40,000 sq ft factory, with the platform connecting, accessing and controlling industrial data from different robots, autonomous robots, machines and intelligent workstations inside the facility.

This powerful control of data allows operators to create and view live data screens that support workflow planning and real time decision-making.

Intelligent connectivity is helping BAE Systems drive Industry 4.0 into its manufacturing capability and clearly demonstrates how UK industry is working collaboratively to drive efficiency and reduce the costs associated with building future military aircraft.

PTC, which works with some of the world’s largest manufacturing businesses, has placed Thingworx at the heart of BAE Systems’ connected factory in Warton.

This technology accelerates the digital transformation journey by enabling Industrial Internet of Things implementation, unlocking practical solutions that can improve quality, troubleshooting maintenance issues, accelerating innovation and speed to market, whilst also reducing costs.

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