Industry Ho-Ho-Ho

Siemens re-imagines Santa’s workshop if it were optimized with modern automation.

By Bob Vavra, Content Manager, CFE Media December 4, 2015

Call it the Industrial Internet of Toys (IIoT). Or if you’re in Germany, call it Industry Ho-Ho-Ho.

Tis the season to be jolly, and the manufacturing sector should be no exception. In that spirit, Siemens has created an animated look at how Santa’s North Pole workshop runs today with.

The interactive video package is complete with automated assembly lines, machine vision systems to separate the naughty toys from the nice ones, the design and optimization of new toy prototypes and even wind systems to help power the factory.

While it’s a promotional presentation for Siemens’ automation and software solutions, it’s also an entertaining way to come at the subject.