We are the one and only self-provisioning predictive platform on the planet, empowering your experts to uncover insights, improve operations, and take action to drive ongoing efficiency. We call this easy-to-use system LaunchPad, but you'll call it the best optimization and efficiency tool in your organization.

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By combining drag-and-drop simplicity with field-proven user experience principles, LaunchPad allows your experts to shorten the distance between getting connected and benefiting from the proactive and preventive insights your data has to offer.

Through a powerful new data source wizard, getting started with LaunchPad is simple, fast, and efficient. The wizard finds and connects with multiple data sources across your network, including PLC-based control systems, MES systems, quality measurement stations, and data historians.

In LaunchPad, tags are mapped as sensors. Tags are the common name for each data element within a data source. Our sensors both capture control tags and connect to more sophisticated data, such as a production schedule, fleet usage, web order status, cost data, or inventory level. With the new drag and drop feature,LaunchPad allows you to bind sensors to properties, making sensor linking easier and more intuitive.

TwinThread Launchpad batch process

Armed with those connections, LaunchPad can now create a digital twin – a digital representation of an asset in the real world, rendered virtually in the cloud.

TwinThread's LaunchPad makes it simple to create a twin with a step-by-step process in how to connect your twins to data source sensors. Once connected, LaunchPad reveals three critical properties of each connection point:

  • What is being produced?
  • What is the operational state of the equipment producing it?
  • What is the production rate?

Digital threads are the next step in TwinThread's LaunchPad process. A digital thread logically creates the additional data often needed to provide context. Threads help when data sources do not give the insights needed for your operations. A thread will take the data you have and calculate the data you need using logic calculations. TwinThread's Predictive Operations Platform comes pre-structured with a library of models that are made to analyze data.

TwinThread digital twins Launchpad

Next up is the LaunchPad's model factory. The model factory will connect your refined data set to the recommended model template in TwinThread's predictive platform. The model factory's “Home Page” will show you a list of all model instances that have been set up. Models work to combine experience with intelligent engines, which then work to evaluate multiple algorithms and pick the best one for your operational needs. TwinThread will connect the properties of your twin to the topics of your selected model to integrate them. Then, the model factory will train the model using LaunchPad's training wizard.

Finally, you are in execute mode. You are now able to select analytic tools so that TwinThread can continually provide you the recommendations and visualizations needed for optimization. More advanced users can even leverage the platform to maintain autonomous quality operations, a state of efficiency where improvements and optimizations can be made without burdening an operator to take the necessary actions.

To learn more about TwinThread's Predictive Operations Platform and see a demo of our new easy-to-use system, LaunchPad, contact us today.

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Brandon Ekberg
Post by Brandon Ekberg
September 28, 2020
Director of Product Management