Industry 4.0 & Digital Twin

Convergence of Information Technology and Operational Technology for Manufacturing

Industry 4.0 can be considered the next generation of Continuous Quality Improvement. The key is putting the RIGHT AMOUNT OF DATA, in the RIGHT HANDS, at the RIGHT TIME. Design Systems, Inc. has a proven Manufacturing Digitization Methodology to ensure the realization of your goals.

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Industry 4.0 is a process, not an end result

DSI can be your resource for success

Utilizing Design Systems, Inc.’s 35 years of LEAN manufacturing expertise, we can develop practical transformation plans. IIoT is a long term process and much of the technology is still being developed and standardized.

Project Outcomes

  • Clear vision of industry 4.0 for each specific client
  • Agile, incremental approach—
    Think strategic, implement tactical
  • ROI with each project
LEAN Manufacturing Experts
Industry 4.0 Manufacturing Collage
Industry 4.0 & Digital Twin Capabilities

Combines asset data with model

Industry 4.0 begins with Digital Transformation starting with the plant floor.  New, more efficient workflows can be developed when we migrate from a 2D layout to a Smart Model, containing not only the geometry but all assets and associated data.

The three primary goals for the creating a Smart Model are:

  • Single, digital source of all data
  • Make that data accessible to all stakeholders
  • Define a long term strategy for integrating with IIoT

Collaboration and design validation

The factory floor is too expensive to use as an experimental field.  New technology demands – agile manufacturing, 3D printing, and additive manufacturing – make the production environment more dynamic than traditional repetitive processes.  Virtual simulation of the Digital Twin will allow for:

  • Testing of multiple “what if” scenarios
  • Digital collaboration with all stakeholders
  • Design certainty before any physical changes are made

Turn mass data from shop floor to Actionable Intelligence

One of the main benefits to Digital Twin is to give stakeholders to plant floor personnel Visibility into operations – getting the right data to the right people at the right time:

  • Data allowing operations to move from Reactive to Proactive
  • Empowering shop floor to identify new productivity improvements
  • Give all stakeholders from management to plant floor personnel a true vision of operational conditions and assets

Virtual tours of facility from anywhere

Advanced 3D workflows provide the opportunity to utilize state-of-the-art collaboration techniques:

  • Virtual fly-throughs
  • Virtual design validation

Why DSI?

Industry 4.0 Manufacturing Strategy

  • Define Industry 4.0 for individual corporation and long term goals
  • Commitment from capital planning on long term budget
  • Define “Technology Stack” and tools
  • Create corporate standards—Center of Excellence
  • Develop Proof of Concept with ROI and KPIs
  • Agile Methodology
    • Small projects for incremental implementation
    • Show value with each step
    • Empower employees to develop Use Cases for new projects
Unbiased and Objective

We do not have a product line to sell which allows us to provide the optimal, data driven solutions for you without any biased opinion.

Advanced Technologies

DSI invests into high tech hardware, software, and training yearly to keep our competitive edge on high tech solutions.

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Project Diversity and Experience

We've completed projects for 200+ clients in over 15 industries across 48 states and 17 countries. Our projects range from $1000 to $20M and everything in between.

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