A machine learning device that helps rebalance a packaging machine at 3 a.m. when workers aren’t on the job, to a geospatial map of generator data were among the topics discussed by Generac and Rockwell Automation representatives Wednesday at a Summerfest Tech event.

The event, held at Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel downtown as part of this summer’s Summerfest Tech programming, covered the intersection of operational technology (OT) in engineering and information technology (IT) between Waukesha-based Generac Power Systems Inc. and Rockwell Automation Inc. of Milwaukee.

The two companies formed a partnership in the past year, said Tim Dickson, chief information officer at Generac, who was a panelist at the event.

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