Company Name: CICT Mobile
Industry: Mobile communication
Deployment: An enterprise metaverse platform deployed by DataMesh FactVerse
Features: Zero-code design of digital twins and scenes, management of digital twin resources, monitoring and simulation of production, remote collaboration, and cross-platform support.
With the rapid development of emerging technologies like 5G, digital twin, and XR, digital transformation in manufacturing has become more about intelligence. The digital twin platforms that support visualization, computing and operationality can help enterprises reduce costs, increase efficiency and become more data-driven.
CICT Mobile is an innovative leader in the global mobile communication field. Represented by 5G, it is a key contributor to technical development and standardization that drives the industrial growth of 5G technology globally. With the information system including production data collection and analysis with the 5G network, CICT Mobile hoped to build a digital twin factory to help front-line employees to increase overall productivity.
The requirements for the new digital factory platform include:
Monitoring & Collaboration: monitors production by real-time data and supports different roles to view respective data according to their role/tasks to drive collaboration and efficiency.
Data Utilization: provides better visualization of data and interactivity than traditional platforms
Data-driven: focuses on not just “visualization” but more importantly should establish a mapping between the real production data and the digital twins of factory/ equipment.
Independence & Resilience: the platform should be autonomously operational so users can make updates according to the newest production line planning as production needs change.
Mixed Reality Capabilities: achieve the reuse of 3D resources across digital twin scenes to fully tap data value and help front-line operations.
Based on DataMesh FactVerse, CICT Mobile has deployed a digital twin factory that can be operated autonomously, with real production data connected to the digital factory, and has acquired a range of zero-code tools of FactVerse Designer to create digital twins and scenes easily, monitor the production, and create simulations and drive collaboration.
The deployments include:
FactVerse Management Services for 3D device and model processing, digital twin creation, and digital twin resources management.
FactVerse Run-time Engine maintains the operations of the digital twin scenes, supporting multi-person collaboration and interactivity.
FactVerse Designer comprises various zero-code tools to support the creation and editing of the multi-floor factory’s various production areas, including equipment layout, material planning, and data reports of diverse types. With FactVerse Designer, users can make sure the equipment, equipment data types, data report formats, etc., are following the newest production requirements.
Data Fusion Services (DFS) enables data-driven applications based on MES information. By the visualization of MES information, after setting up thresholds, when an alarm goes off, users can quickly locate the problem, check it and assign a task – all achieved through the twin factory side. Similarly, with video surveillance data, users can quickly locate the problem and report it when the video analytics system identifies and reports an abnormality.
DFS also supports a dashboard to showcase an overview of integrated equipment management data from the real factory, with support for different data access levels and multi-level collaboration features.
Data Panels display parameters, production data, production planning, productive capacity data, operations status, etc. In the alarm information section, users can click any virtual device to pop up a panel to check the abnormality reported, assign a maintenance task, or simply remove the report.
Multi-platform Support allows users to view the factory and scenes in 360-degree panoramic roaming mode or fixed-angle view mode, across PCs and mobile devices.
Reduced costs. Compared with custom platform development, DataMesh FactVerse makes the deployment of digital factories easier and faster, and more cost-effective. Besides, the platform can be continuously upgraded and iterated, thanks to the zero-code tools available.
Better data utilization. The reuse of data assets and twin resources in the creation and new designs of more production lines or scenarios helps CICT Mobile unleash the value of data.
Enhanced monitoring. CICT Mobile can now monitor equipment status, with predictive maintenance, and remote management achieved, based on AI and real-time production data.
Simulation. FactVerse Designer enables users to create and edit process simulations. E.g., by editing the motion paths of AGV conveying materials, users can quickly find effective methods for AGV operations optimization, and material loss during running time can be reduced.
Improved collaboration. The multi-end support ensures smooth viewing and management of digital resources between different roles and enhances cross-team collaboration.
Immersive digital experience. All users can view the production status by the “roaming” mode, checking on the 3D factory or equipment with a few clicks, anytime, anywhere.
“The DataMesh FactVerse platform supports the import of CAD models and connects the production data. The most impressive feature is, that it supports users to design digital twin scenarios with zero-code skills required, and it realizes the simulation and planning of the real business and production processes,” said Xu Li, Marketing Director, 5G Smart Application Business Unit, Datang Mobile Communications Equipment Co., Ltd., “Our front-line teams are now able to adjust or add production lines, and manage production plans agilely, according to our production capacity goals. The digital twin platform really improves our production and management efficiency.”
DataMesh FactVerse helps leading companies like CICT Mobile to leverage CAD, BIM, IoT, knowledge, process, and other data to build digital twin platforms and applications that can be used by everyone, making digital twins more accessible to empower front-line workers.