Rockwell Automation announced it has acquired Emulate3D, an engineering software developer whose products digitally simulate and emulate industrial automation systems.
By using accurate simulation models to improve systems planning and decision-making, followed by emulation trials that test the control system before installation, Emulate3D's software enables customers to virtually test machine and system designs before incurring manufacturing and automation costs and committing to a final design. “We are excited about the opportunities that Emulate3D's software offers our customers,” said Rockwell Automation SVP Fran Wlodarczyk.
“They will have the ability to improve their time to market and operational productivity through digital machine prototyping and virtual commissioning. It also marks another investment by Rockwell Automation to bring the Connected Enterprise to life.
“As a former Rockwell Automation Encompass partner, we established great working relationships with Rockwell Automation and its customers,” said Emulate3D global sales and marketing director Ian McGregor.
“We look forward to building on those relationships under our new ownership. Rockwell Automation's installed base and our engineering software provide a great opportunity to better address customer needs in today's rapidly changing, technologically-advanced manufacturing environment.
Rockwell Automation will add Emulate3D's technology to its digital design portfolio to deliver solutions to automotive, logistics, material handling, and other industrial applications.
The software will be sold as Emulate3D by Rockwell Automation, as part of Rockwell Automation's FactoryTalk DesignSuite.
Rockwell Automation is the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Rockwell Automation employs approximately 23,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.
Emulate3D is a software development and sales management company focused on providing responsive solutions to well-defined industrial requirements.