What are the uses of the digital system

How does a digital twin work and what does it bring?

If the manufacturing and product quality is not right, then this is not least due to the fact that in the vast majority of cases only assumptions and empirical values ​​are made about the subsequent use, operating conditions and loads and serve as a basis for development. Unfortunately, these assumptions are not always correct.

Among other things, this problem can be tackled with the technology of the digital twin and thus the use of real usage data in the research and development process. Sensor technology and smart technology provide real-time data over the entire life cycle of the product and over the entire value chain.

“In this way, engineers can find out, for example, how the products or components they develop behave in real operation. This enables better product designs and faster processes, "explains Sascha Leidig, Head of PLM Portfolio & Partner Management at T-Systems.

How the digital twin improves manufacturing and maintenance

Products that focus on their own customers from the start and that are analyzed over their life cycle not only make their customers more satisfied but also have a positive effect on business development. Because, according to the experience of T-Systems, the risk of unplanned downtimes in production facilities and insufficient quality can be minimized with artificial intelligence (AI) and product lifecycle management.

"For example, the plant manager is always informed in real time about the status of his systems and the service technician knows exactly which machine he has to service, how and when," adds Leidig.