In today’s world, the term “digital twins” is often used to describe all sorts of 3D models, mesh models, and point clouds. However, in most instances, these twins offer nothing more than a static visual representation of the asset or environment in question. Yet, digital twins have the potential to do so much more, such as documenting information about the current state of an asset or production line, making it readily available to employees on a centralized interface.
Dealing with Data Chaos in Everyday Work
Throughout the lifespan of an asset or even an entire production facility, a substantial amount of data is generated. This data encompasses various aspects, including measured values, maintenance tasks and their outcomes, production quantities, or even forecasts of expected energy consumption. Typically, this information is digitally represented and stored in proprietary software systems like IoT clouds, building management systems (BMS), maintenance systems, or other solutions. However, a significant challenge arises from the fact that these different software solutions come from various vendors and lack the ability to communicate with one another, leading to a lack of data exchange.
Consequently, employees spend a considerable amount of time navigating through these systems merely to obtain a status report on the condition of an asset, for instance.
Each company is tasked with choosing either lightweight solutions for specific use cases or a comprehensive global solution. Nevertheless, it is crucial for the company to equip its employees with an efficient tool that enables them to swiftly and effortlessly access the necessary information they require.
Creating a Central Information Platform for a Comprehensive Overview
The optimal solution would be to have all the pertinent information consolidated in a single location. This is precisely where Framence steps in, providing a digital twin platform that offers users an exceptionally intuitive way to access all the existing information from other systems within the company.
By utilizing Points of Information (PoI), data from third-party systems is interconnected with the corresponding assets, allowing users to retrieve it with a simple click. For instance, maintenance instructions can be directly linked to the relevant asset in the 3D model, streamlining the maintenance process not only for the user but also for all other employees who have access to the Framence platform. Moreover, the platform allows for the integration of real-time values, videos, or website links. If necessary, the user can seamlessly switch to the third-party system and continue their work there. Any changes made in the third-party system are automatically synchronized with the Framence platform and displayed accordingly.
The Framence Platform: Not Just for Technicians
Traditionally, technical details regarding specific assets are found on the photorealistic platform, encompassing maintenance manuals, diagrams of pipes and power cables, as well as consumption and performance data. Technicians rely on this information to conduct maintenance tasks or assess asset performance.
However, the photorealistic digital twin can also house non-technical information, providing support to employees in administrative roles, for instance. In contemporary modern buildings, it has become commonplace to completely omit conventional systems like light switches or manual controls for air-conditioning, instead opting for digital control. On the Framence platform, employees can directly access instructions for these features, specific to the respective lighting or ventilation system. The potential use cases are limitless, extending to tasks such as room or catering bookings, which can also be conveniently handled through the platform.
Your Software Solutions Retain Data Sovereignty
Rest assured, data sovereignty remains intact with your software solutions. The Framence platform operates by displaying information from third-party systems without storing it. Therefore, the data is governed by the protection policies implemented in the respective third-party system.
With Framence, companies can enhance the efficiency of their processes by providing their employees with a streamlined solution. By connecting data and assets within a photorealistic platform, workflows can be simplified and expedited.
Curious about how Framence could benefit your company? Feel free to contact us at +49 6251 584 0 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and give your employees a centralized hub for all relevant information!