Asset Management

Rockwell Automation announces strategic alliance with PSDI

Rockwell Automation announced Jan. 20 a strategic alliance with PSDI (Bedford, Mass.) to expand its professional service organization. The alliance will help accelerate the growth of Rockwell Automation's $170 million Asset Management business by connecting automation control platforms to the enterprise asset management (EAM) environment.

By Staff February 1, 2000

Rockwell Automation announced Jan. 20 a strategic alliance with PSDI (Bedford, Mass.) to expand its professional service organization. The alliance will help accelerate the growth of Rockwell Automation’s $170 million Asset Management business by connecting automation control platforms to the enterprise asset management (EAM) environment. This project will use Maximo, PSDI’s EAM software, and MRO.com, an e-commerce site for the maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) market. “Manufacturers require sound asset management strategies for their production equipment in order to maximize return-on-investment, lower total cost of ownership, and reduce costs associated with equipment-related production events,” says Chantal Polsonetti, ARC Advisory Group’s (Dedham, Mass.) vp. “Rockwell Automation’s alliance with PSDI promises a significant value proposition in these areas through integration of real-time plant floor condition monitoring, maintenance management activities, and value-added optimization services.”