Digital Twinning

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Virtually optimised processes

In an era where time-to-market is a critical factor for success, more and more manufacturers are turning to digital twin technology to optimise their processes and reduce waste and unexpected downtime. Suzanne Gill reports.
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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 hardware and software testing and system integration at a very early stage. Steve Sands explores how digital twin technology is progressing and the benefits it can deliver.
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The digital twin family explained

Naveen Kumar and Junichi Watanabe explain more about the different elements of digital twin technology and how it can offer benefits for the process sector.


  1. 31/10/2022 Digital twin: An enabler for optimisation?

    Yanling Wu explains how digital twins are being used to achieve process design and operational performance improvements.

  2. 17/10/2022 Seeing double

    Joe Lomako highlights both the benefits and challenges of deploying digital twin technology.

  3. 21/03/2022 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.

  4. 30/11/2021 Speeding things up with a digital twin

    Suzanne Gill spoke to some industry experts to find out more about how and why industry is adopting digital twin technology.

  5. 16/11/2021 Is digital twin technology a game changer?

    Chad Stoecker highlights some of the business benefits of digital twin technology.

  6. 31/08/2021 Digital twinning of the safety lifecycle

    Prasad Goteti and Steve Lindsay explore the benefits of digitally-twinning safety instrumented systems which are responsible for the operating safety in the process industry.

  7. 14/12/2020 Improving manufacturing process development

    Optimisation of the engineering chain by using digital twins looks like a very promising area to find improvement opportunities, according to Piotr Siwek, head of product marketing EMEA, Factory Automation at Mitsubishi Electric.

  8. 06/12/2020 Process simulation – what can a digital twin do?

    Eckard Eberle discusses the role for model-based technologies as the basis for continuous process optimisation and efficient plant operation.

  9. 02/11/2020 Rise of the digital twin!

    Steve Sands explains how and why the digital twin is set to be a key technology for the success of Industry 4.0.

  10. 19/11/2019 Embracing digital twins

    A Research and Markets report – Internet of Things (IoT) Digital Twinning: Market Outlook for IoT enabled Physical to Virtual Mapping and Management 2017-2022 – stated that, by 2022, 85% of all IoT platforms will embrace digital twins. Suzanne Gill set out to see if industry is still on course to meet these figures.