Manufacturers are under constant pressure to minimize downtime, improve quality, and respond faster to individual customer requirements, all while lowering costs. The ThingWorx Manufacturing Apps are pre-built solutions that can be tried in less than 60 minutes without disrupting production. These apps provide manufacturers with real-time visibility into factory floor operations, from individual PLCs to assets to plants to enterprise-wide operations.

Controls Advisor

ThingWorx Controls Advisor App is a pre-built app that enables you to rapidly connect to and remotely visualize data from virtually any PLC. Gain real-time insights and configure alerts for data communication errors to reduce the risk of losing critical production data.

  • Real-time connectivity to factory assets through OPC servers, including ThingWorx Kepware Server
  • Customizable text and email alerts to notify when a device or tag stops communicating
  • PLC tag trending for root cause analysis in minutes
  • Reduce unplanned downtime
  • Increase flexibility and efficiency
  • Improve reliability of data collection and mitigate data loss
  • Rapid implementation and fast time to value

Asset Advisor

ThingWorx Asset Advisor App is a pre-built app for real-time visibility into the health and status of critical assets. With ThingWorx Asset Advisor you can create alerts for maintenance and service to rectify problems that may impact production.

  • Real-time visibility into asset status, health, sensor details, and alerts
  • Customizable text and email alerts to notify of operational issues
  • Reduce unplanned downtime
  • Increase flexibility and efficiency
  • Optimize maintenance scheduling and reduce costs
  • Rapid implementation and fast time to value

Get Started

The content below is designed to give you hands-on experience with the ThingWorx Foundation and the ThingWorx Apps. You'll gain an in-depth understanding of how to connect, create and deploy IoT solutions.

We recommend exploring the Getting Started with Manufacturing Apps Learning Path first, and then you'll be ready to explore how to extend and personalize the apps, before learning how to build your own apps.

Additional Resources

ThingWorx Apps Online documentation
The latest documentation for ThingWorx Apps.
ThingWorx Apps Customization Guide
Customize ThingWorx Manufacturing and Service Apps in ThingWorx Composer.
ThingWorx Service Apps Setup and Configuration Guide-Free Trial Edition
Describes the version compatibility of ThingWorx Apps.
ThingWorx Apps Online documentation
Install and configure ThingWorx Kepware Server and stream sensor data by connecting to a Sigma Tile.
ThingWorx Apps Online documentation
Install, configure and use Manufacturing Apps with a Sigma Tile acting as a production asset.
ThingWorx Apps Online documentation
Learn how to build a Sigma Tile following simple instructions with easy to procure components.

Free Trial

Sign up to get free access to ThingWorx Foundation and the ThingWorx Apps. With your free trial, you can:
  • Build robust industrial IoT apps that enable 100s use cases from the shop floor to the top floor
  • Manage PLCs and assets with flexible, customizable pre-built apps that provide real-time visibility

Frequently Asked Questions:

What's included in my free trial?

The ThingWorx free trial includes access to ThingWorx Foundation and the ThingWorx Apps: ThingWorx Controls Advisor, and ThingWorx Asset Advisor.

Where can I find getting started resources?

The ThingWorx Developer portal is filled with helpful content and guides to help you get started. There are manufacturing specific guides and projects, as well as general guides to get you started with ThingWorx.

Will I receive updates from PTC?

Yes. Signing up for the free trial will subscribe you to emails to help guide you and maximize your trial.

Need Help?

Have a question? Reach out to one of the thousands of other ThingWorx users via the PTC Community.

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