The digital twin in production

The concept of the digital twin was first introduced in the early 2000s by Dr Michael Grieves at the University of Michigan. He described the digital twin as a virtual representation of a physical object or system that depicts its properties, behaviours and interactions with the environment. With the emergence and increased use of IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) in recent years, the applications for the digital twin in manufacturing have multiplied. IIoT, through sensors and devices in physical assets, enables the collection of large amounts of real-time data necessary to create and update digital twins. In short, IIoT and digital twin technologies work hand in hand to bridge the physical and digital worlds.

At S + P, we have been using digital twins of productions for many years to plan, optimise and realise factories with ever new fields of application. By simulating material flows and sequences, for example, we are able to better understand and optimise the effects of changes on your processes. The digital twin of your factory thus provides a valid basis for optimising your systems.

If you have any questions about possible applications of the digital twin for your production, please do not hesitate to contact us!


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