This blog post is the first in the new “Smart Manufacturing” series. This focuses on the Fischer Technology Learning Factory at the Görlitzer site of ZEISS Digital Innovation, which simulates a networked production environment and is controlled by a self-developed cloud application.
As the Industry 4.0 concepts mature, we will look at the Azure edition of Digital Twins. The definition of Digital Twins assumes the digital representation of real-world things’ (or people’s) properties, either in real time (for control and predictive maintenance) or in simulations to acquire and test behaviors before actual deployment. As such, Azure Digital Twins are closely related to Azure IoT services; however, they could do a bit more, as we will see in this blog article.