Digital Twin, a company unlocking the value of data through digital transformation, announced that it is helping international carpet manufacturer BelgoTex streamline its internal processes to create significant efficiencies with the deployment of Digital Twin’s “Pigeon,” a cellular IoT edge device. The Pigeon is designed to provide low-power and low-cost connectivity and has universal, configurable inputs and outputs.
Two essential ingredients in designing production layouts and processes that increase productivity, eliminate wastefulness, and reduce costs while also maintaining quality is measuring performance at each manufacturing step and understanding systems-level interactions.
By automating these processes and centrally reporting the results and inputs throughout the carpet manufacturing plant through the quick deployment of a cloud-based industrial monitoring solution, Digital Twin Consulting combines Thingstream, u-blox’s IoT communication services to extract the hidden value of operations at BelgoTex.
Specifically, Digital Twin has enabled BelgoTex to:
- Achieve real or near-real visibility of energy and productivity metrics across vertically-integrated processes
- Improved environmental performance
- Increased performance in asset utilization
- Reduction in operating expenses
- Reduction in waste
Richard Creighton, CEO of Digital Twin, explained, “‘Pigeon’ provides the quick deployment of cellular connectivity that we need in challenging environments such as traditional manufacturing plants. u-blox’s Thingstream makes it simple to get IoT data from the device to the cloud management platform where we can transform and optimize the plant and deliver a return on assets.’’
Ed Colle, CEO of Belgotex, said, “Layering tech into a traditional manufacturing environment is exhilarating because you know you are going to see your world through a new lens, but finding the right partner that appreciates culture and has the emotional intelligence to leverage what has worked well and make it more dynamic is truly unique. The value we have been able to unlock together is incredibly powerful!”