Machine builders empowered for virtual factory acceptance tests

Digital twins focus efforts of mechanical, electrical and automation engineering on common goal

Manufacturers increasingly require machine builders to furnish them with digital twins for use in virtual factory acceptance tests. By harnessing digital twin technology in their design processes and practices, machine builders not only meet their clients’ demands, they also increase their productivity, and that of their clients, in other important ways.

“With a comprehensive digital twin solution and virtual commissioning, manufacturers can reduce costs and time to market. They can create 3D CAD models of machines that simulate the machine’s real behavior, with the simulations controlled by a virtual PLC. Thanks to these tools, mechanical, electrical and automation engineers can work collaboratively to increase first-time quality,” said Colm Gavin, portfolio development manager, Siemens Digital Industries Software.

Gavin was speaking as a presenter on a recent CFE Media & Technology webcast sponsored by Siemens. As outlined in the webcast, additional benefits of digital twin technology are listed on the next page.

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