According to the German Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media (BITKOM), every digital twin in the manufacturing industry will have an economic potential of more than € 78 bn by 2025. However, this potential can only be achieved if future systems are not only networked, but are also capable of seeing, understanding, and self-optimizing in order to adapt to future changes. This also requires integrated information systems that enable a continuous exchange of information from the planning, production, and order processing, all the way down to the machine level.
When it comes to efficiency, the virtual representation of machines or plants on a digital platform offers companies numerous advantages throughout the entire lifecycle – from product design, production planning, and engineering to commissioning, operation, servicing and the modernization of systems and plants. The twins – the physical plant and the digital copy – are permanently connected and can thus develop a common object memory, ideally from the first prototype on.