PTC’s ThingWorx will help Bharat Forge Limited to monitor its factory operations. ThingWorx IoT Platform from PTC is expected to improve operational efficiency and factory quality.
Pune-based Bharat Forge has presence across automotive, power, oil and gas, construction and mining, rail, marine and aerospace.
Globally the company constantly enhance and keep transforming its manufacturing facilities. Continuing with its practice of improving operational efficiency of its manufacturing facilities, Bharat Forge selected ThingWorx IoT Platform.
ThingWorx IoT will offer rapid application enablement, connectivity, machine learning (ML) capabilities, augmented reality, and integration with leading device cloud offerings.
Speaking on the partnership with PTC, Yogesh Zope, Group CIO, Bharat Forge Limited said, “Industry 4.0 is critical for India’s manufacturing sector to thrive in the next decade. With PTC’s ThingWorx platform we foresee a good synergy in terms of technology and vision for adoption of IIoT in India. We have kick started initial deployment of ThingWorx at our manufacturing plant at Pune, India. We expect to drive value by capturing real time OEE, Machine Downtime, Quality KPI’s in the first phase followed with adoption of Machine learning and Artificial intelligence for achieving predictive maintenance capability in the near future.”
Kalyan Sridhar, Country Manager, PTC India said, “With Bharat Forge now being powered by PTC’s ThingWorx IoT Platform, we believe that the company will be able to utilize the latest Industry 4.0 technologies and significantly improve their productivity, innovation & operational efficiency. We look forward to collaborating with Bharat Forge at a strategic level to build the foundations for accelerated Industry 4.0 adoption in India through some joint programs in the future.”
ThingWorx was purpose-built from the ground up for the Internet of Things (IoT). It makes it easy to develop and deliver powerful Enterprise IoT solutions that deliver transformative business value.
ThingWorx platform will leverage Industry 4.0 technologies – Artificial Intelligence (AI) and ML technologies to reduce product failures. It will help Bharat Forge witness reduced downtime caused by unplanned events by sending breaking news alerts of the errors.
Providing a bird’s eye view, it will help in identifying trouble spots within the facility by observing real-time data on the factory floor with augmented reality (AR).