Using the physics of a digital twin for controls validation

Supported by appealing use cases we demystify the technology in which the physics of a digital twin is used for virtual commissioning. Digitalization enables you to create a digital twin of your machine at every step of its life cycle, from the design to the commissioning and operation. Simulation technologies enable engineers to test and validate components and systems during the design- and engineering phase. Furthermore, it allows automation engineers to start programming the plant and debug the PLC code with the feedback from the virtual model.

To illustrate this technology, a hydraulic press case study is going to be presented. This case will address two main challenges that the industry is facing. The first one is ‘to anticipate controller integration through virtual coupling with the physical system’, the second is ‘to avoid large production delays, and fixing/repair costs due to additional production line downtime’.