Virtual Factory Tours: As mentioned, Siemens conducts over 400 tours each year with prospective customers to showcase their pioneering digital factory operations at the EWA. With NavVis IndoorViewer, Siemens is now able to supplement the view from the visitors’ balcony with greater detail around specific machines and lines, using the digital twin to zoom in on specific areas of interest. The team present the pertinent details of their factory operations via touch-enabled terminals situated on the balcony, running NavVis IndoorViewer. In future, it is expected that 15-20% of the on-site factory tours could be replaced entirely by virtual tours.
IoT Integration: Finally, the Siemens team have connected live feeds of production performance and quality data with Points of Interest (POI) in NavVis IndoorViewer. POIs can be used to highlight and collate related information on important elements within the factory, for example key machines and assembly lines. Siemens integrated their IoT data here with the ambition to use their NavVis digital twin as a holistic visual interface for their digital factory, helping users to intuitively navigate the large number of IoT data streams.
Next Steps: To keep their factory digital twins up to date, Siemens plans to scan their factory in Amberg with the NavVis M6 Indoor Mobile Mapping System multiple times a year. And, after a successful implementation at EWA, the NavVis digital factory solution is now being rolled out as a repeatable model to sister factories.