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Digital Twins March 29, 2024

Digital twin technology benefits for control engineers

Control engineers working in industrial environments should be looking at adopting digital twin technology to model their processes.

By Suzanne Gill
Digital Twins February 16, 2024

Save time in energy, automation projects: Digital twins

Case study, Shell Deepwater: Detailed digital twin model used with major industrial automation and operations projects in energy management can reduce time to find critical information by half, with other savings, said Bentley Systems at the 2024 ARC Industry Forum.

By Mark T. Hoske
Digital Twins December 14, 2023

A foundation for faster and more productive machine builds

Digital twins enable components and machines to be rapidly developed virtually, before any hardware is produced, enabling earlier integration.

By Steve Sands
Digital Twins November 12, 2023

Unleash the power of smart manufacturing while ensuring automation and robotic safety

Digital manufacturing incorporates smart machines and robotics into smart factory environments that enable integrated systems, to support connectivity and traceability, while driving production based on a cyber-physical infrastructure.

By Control Engineering
Digital Twins October 25, 2023

Digital twin simulation software: Are your machines, robots, manufacturing lines benefiting?

Use software digital twins for smarter automation designs, simulation, integration, implementation and upgrades, as shown in short video.

By Mark T. Hoske
Digital Twins September 15, 2023

Virtual twins as a service can help manufacturers thrive

A Sept. 21 webcast examines how virtual twins can help manufacturers address supply chain and other challenges on the factory floor.

By Control Engineering
Digital Twins September 8, 2023

How use of digital twins for predictive maintenance can transform operations

The use of digital twin technologies with IIoT can lower the cost of implementing predictive maintenance.

By Control Engineering
Digital Twins September 1, 2023

Utilizing virtual twins to improve manufacturing operations

Virtual twins can help give manufacturers a clear and dynamic picture of a facility and help resolve supply chain and operations challenges they face.

By Chris Vavra
Digital Twins July 21, 2023

Digital twin group publishes platform stack architectural framework

The introductory guide outlines central concepts of digital twin systems for C-suite and business leaders and outlines a digital twin's building blocks.

By Digital Twin Consortium (DTC)
Digital Twins June 19, 2023

How manufacturers can use digitalization to prepare for the future

Honeywell Users Group (HUG) kicked off its 36th annual event by emphasizing the future of manufacturing and process optimization.

By Chris Vavra
Digital Twins June 8, 2023

How to use a lifecycle digital twin to streamline carbon capture processes

A lifecycle digital twin used for startup, commissioning and operations can help ease implementation of sustainability technologies.

By Judith Ponniah and Geeta Pherwani
Digital Twins April 17, 2023

Top 5 Control Engineering content: April 10-16, 2023

The top 5 articles from the past week include digital twin simulations, robotics integration and the machine economy.

By David Miller
Digital Twins April 7, 2023

How digital twin simulations advance digital transformation in manufacturing

By increasing visibility into a company’s manufacturing operations and testing an unlimited number of what-if possibilities in real-time, a digital twin can provide factories a reliable way to save time and money.

By Zohair Mehkri
Digital Twins April 5, 2023

Digital twins advance digital transformation, control system integration

Control system integrators explain how simulation and digital twin software can advance competitiveness by enabling ideas, design, testing, training, installation, upgrades and optimization of automated systems. ChatGPT artificial intelligence software adds seven tips for using simulation software for automation and controls.

By Mark T. Hoske
Digital Twins February 7, 2023

Liaison announced to accelerate digital twin development

The Digital Twin Consortium (DTC) and OPC Foundation announced a liaison agreement to accelerate digital twin-enabling technology adoption.

By OPC Foundation
Digital Twins December 9, 2022

Digital twin benefits for process manufacturers

There are many different elements of digital twin technology that can benefit the process manufacturing sector.

By Naveen Kumar and Junichi Watanabe
Digital Twins November 8, 2022

How digital twins can enable optimization

Digital twins are being used to achieve process design and operational performance improvements for manufacturers.

By Yanling Wu
Digital Twins October 12, 2022

How digital twins speed up the manufacturing process

Digital twins, buoyed by enhancements in CAD and CNC, is making them realistic and vital in many manufacturing applications.

By Anna Liza Montenegro
Digital Twins July 4, 2022

Avoiding new silos with digital threads, digital twins

Digital thread and digital twin technology can help optimize operations and fuel improvements in product design and manufacturing processes, but only if companies avoid new data silos and choose interoperability.

By Rod Walters
Digital Twins July 2, 2022

Digital tools help with sustainable, greener designs

Digital twins can provides actionable data that can capture the effects of micro- and macro-scale changes on a real environment, allowing users to make more informed decisions on creating greener built spaces.

By Carl Coken
Digital Twins June 4, 2022

How digital twins, IIoT technologies benefit operations

Examine how digital twins and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies work together. Digital twins benefit industrial operations and systems. Digital twin updates can be automated.

By Sam Hoff
Digital Twins March 30, 2022

Digital twin improves plant design and operational performance

While the converging worlds of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) have different interests and requirements, it does open the door to innovative Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions – like digital twins.

By FDT Group
Digital Twins December 19, 2021

Accelerating digital twin technology adoption

Digital twin technology is evolving manufacturing plants and many companies are taking advantage of its benefits.

By Suzanne Gill
Digital Twins October 9, 2021

Digital twins for live petroleum production optimization

To obtain optimal production in the oil and gas industry, the asset must be operated at appropriate setpoints and associated with the equipment’s Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) network to provide transferrable data.

By Venkat Putcha, Nhan LeData and Jeffrey Hsiung
Digital Twins September 22, 2021

Digital twins for safety instrumented systems

Digitally-twinning safety instrumented systems, which are responsible for the operating safety in the process industry, can streamline operations and improve overall efficiency.

By Prasad Goteti and Steve Lindsay
Digital Twins September 11, 2021

Using a 3D digital twin and augmented reality

3D digital twins and augmented reality (AR) can help manufacturers better understand places that are often dangerous for a human to access.

By Ralph Rio
Digital Twins July 28, 2021

Optimizing manufacturing processing and quality management with digital twins, IIoT

An examination of the concepts and practices on the design, implementation and some preliminary outcomes based on a real-world use case in a production process control and quality management application in the steel industry, guided by Lean management and Six Sigma concepts and best practices.

By Industry IoT Consortium (IIC)
Digital Twins July 3, 2021

Essence of digital enterprise: Three types of digital twins

Use of factory digitalization is expected to result in nearly double the production capacity, 20% less product launch time, 20% increase in personnel utilization and 40% increase in space utilization.

By Stone Shi
Digital Twins June 24, 2021

Accelerate machine designs, speed to market via digital twin collaboration

A survey of industrial machinery companies explores the biggest issues with digital twin adoption. Machine builders are using digital twins to increase efficiency of machine design processes to get machines completed and running in less time at lower cost.

By Mark T. Hoske
Digital Twins June 18, 2021

Creating digital twins at scale

Model developed by MIT researchers could help predictive virtual models become standard practice in engineering, which integrates data and decision making.

By Becky Ham
Digital Twins April 24, 2021

Deploying digital twins on a city scale

Helping cities in developing and deploying digital twins at city scale can have many positive effects for critical infrastructure now and in the future. See video.

By Sharada Prahladrao

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