New at WEFTEC: Rockwell Offers Tools for Device Analytics and Plant Team Collaboration

Rockwell Automation introduced tools to enable treatment plant teams to make quick and sound decisions at this year’s WEFTEC expo.

FactoryTalk Analytics for Devices and a FactoryTalk TeamONE app are off-the-shelf subscription offerings that require minimal configuration and can help team members solve common maintenance problems and minimize unplanned downtime at a minimum. They help improve reaction time for maintenance teams and assist decision-makers with health and diagnostics analytics for devices and systems.

The FactoryTalk TeamONE app is focused on reducing mean time to repair, while the new Standard Edition adds an alarm module, enabling teams to collaborate with live alarm details and enabling users to easily view all active alarms. They can also view, share and post details, improving team collaboration by adding context to alarm information. Alarms requiring immediate action can be shared with specific team members or posted to the entire team.

The app requires no server, device-to-cloud gateways,or IT setup. The Standard Edition is a paid yearly subscription and expands the features available in the free edition. Modules in the free edition include Incident, Device Status, Teamboard, Knowledgebase, Pinboard, Chat and Trend modules. 

FactoryTalk Analytics for Devices is a hardened appliance that helps avoid downtime and improve productivity by monitoring device health. With just a connection to power and a local control system network, it begins providing analytics within minutes.

Plant teams gain access to specific calls to action, instant device displays and an advanced machine-learning-based chat bot. The appliance learns what is important to users by continuously analyzing the devices on the network and delivering recommendations to help maintenance and engineering teams prevent unplanned downtime and make fast repairs.


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