The question becomes where to start the Smart Factory transition. Beginning with small incremental steps that increase digitalization within the factory certainly makes sense, but complexities around budgeting, data sharing, compliance, and how to operationalize technology investments create challenges for many companies. Starting with a Reality Capture of your facility helps leaders solve the “complexity problem” of Industry 4.0 project implementation with a digital twin of systems and data from the plant floor.
Go360 Indoor Mapping from Coast 2 Coast combines 3D laser scanning, 360o photography, and collected data to provide a snapshot of the facility layout, condition, and components. Once the simultaneous scan-and-map survey is completed, stakeholders can virtually walk through a digital twin of the space in any browser. This step in becoming a Smart Factory jump-
starts digitalization and helps you visualize and understand what is happening on the factory floor. From there, the collected data, connectivity, and software integration combine into a single view to help forecast potential issues or find possible ways to enhance the efficiency of operations with further steps towards a full factory transformation.