A Digital Thread is for Life – not just Manufacturing

Implementing the Digital Thread and Digital Twin with PLCS

To many, the Digital Thread is considered to end with manufacturing. But it is more.

Not only does A Digital Thread enable secure and effective data collaboration both internally and externally, but it also supports the entire PLC System to an ISO standard.

The concept of a Digital Thread has been gaining traction for a while. It often seems to be focused on manufacturing: Digital thread is a communication framework that connects traditionally siloed elements in manufacturing processes and provides an integrated view of an asset throughout the manufacturing lifecycle.

The digital thread refers to the communication framework that allows a connected data flow and integrated view of the asset’s data throughout its lifecycle across traditionally siloed functional perspectives.

Download this paper to read why a Digital Thread should cover the life cycle of products.

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