Drive systems are central components in industrial processes. Key aspects of structural design and functionality are reflected in digital twins. The visualisation of digital model data along the product life cycle of a drive system is key for operational tasks, from design collaboration to remote service or troubleshooting. Furthermore, the introduction of augmented reality and virtual reality in the industrial sector has the potential to become a productivity driver for human interaction with data.
The cooperation between Threedy and Siemens extends Sidrive IQ, Siemens' digital platform for drive systems and solutions, with decades of accumulated know-how that flows into the Threedy instant3Dhub visual computing platform. By bringing together a range of functionalities into one end-to-end solution, Sidrive IQ links IIoT and 3D data. This provides customers with digital content, enabling them to better understand their drive systems and troubleshoot efficiently.
"We are constantly adding new features to our Sidrive IQ digital platform - and with it our drive systems, solutions and services. For human-machine interaction, combining immersive experiences with IIoT capabilities is a key differentiator, because for the most part, it's people who ultimately have to deal and get by with AI-based insights and digital content in their day-to-day business. The collaboration with Threedy rounds off the ambition to provide a holistic and user-centric experience," says Sebastian Winkler von Mohrenfels, Head of Digital Business at Large Drives Applications.
Through the integration of Threedy's visualisation service, not only the development department but also the users have access to the information of the digital twin. This addresses industry requirements: customised yet dynamic 3D data representation, automated recoding and scalable visualisation while retaining the original metadata throughout the lifecycle - from product development to operations and service support.
"3D and XR applications - especially shared ones - show their maximum value when 3D visualisation is merged with live enterprise data in a highly dynamic way. The cooperation with Siemens and especially the integration of instant3Dhub into Sidrive IQ offers exactly that - as part of a state-of-the-art IIoT solution," adds Christian Stein, CEO of Threedy GmbH.
SIDRIVE IQ represents a holistic IoT solution and services for intelligent data management of drive systems and solutions. With SIDIRVE IQ, the reliability, performance and maintainability of drive systems can be controlled holistically over the entire life cycle. This means that the drive system is no longer restricted to its natural physical limits and its straightforward purpose in the operating process. It is augmented by the automated capabilities of AI, digital content and shared virtual collaboration - always and everywhere. This leads to a reduction in operational risk, an extension of asset life and ultimately an impact on financial performance.