If we talk about industrial production or manufacturing, the most of us would visualise a factory, where humans do monotonous repetitive moves, each representing a single subprocess of the whole, delivering a commercial product at the end of the assembly line. In fact, this image represents a very stereotypical aspect, that is only partial true.
Although computers are present in industrial production and manufacturing since the eighties, it took almost forty years to start the fourth industrial revolution. In this use case we show that virtualisation helps not only in the visualisation part of the process, but also how to use it for production monitoring, and remote controlling. We use common technologies for the automated integration of isolated data in the system of manufacturing. Data that has been always there, but hasn’t been organised in a conscious, and purposeful way for analytics, creating databases, that perform as training or test data sets for prediction, optimisation, and simulation at the same time at the same physical and virtual space. In this use case we show that virtualisation helps not only in the visualisation part of the process, but also how to use the collected data for production monitoring, and remote controlling.