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Simulation and AI/ML riding the digital twin wave

Most organizations across industries have been on overdrive to push digital transformation targeting savings, increasing revenue, or improving quality and reliability. A few common industry challenges such as: • “Help me predict failure of my plant asset. How do we plan scheduled maintenance optimizing operation, logistics and inventory cost? (OPEX)” • “How can we maximize performance/throughput from our assets?” • “How can I send personalize insight and proactive…

Industry 4.0: The future of the industry is today!

We all know that Industry 4.0 is the fourth industrial revolution, but what are the main technologies that are changing the manufacturing sector

Realizing “Blue Ocean Strategy” through Digital Twin

Sandeep Bhan Digital Twin Program Mgr. / Global B&PS CTO Industry 4.0Murli Mohan Srinivas Digital Twin Lead / Head Industry 4.0 - Germany and member of the Scientific CommunityPosted on: February 10, 2020 The fourth industry revolution (Industry 4.0) is set bring sweeping technological changes in the IT landscape in the manufacturing industry. However, most businesses do not recognize that these changes due to digitization are an effective instrument…

Why batteries are the key component in the new energy mix

You may think of the humble battery simply as a storage device. But as we enter a new era for energy, it will have a critical role to play. With a new and increasingly distributed energy mix that brings with it new challenges and new opportunities, without batteries utilities would struggle to ensure a more flexible, cost-efficient and sustainable electricity supply. Before we…

Mobile World Congress 2019

As every year in Barcelona, the last week of February, it took place a new edition of the Mobile World Congress, and this year has been especially full of technological innovations that have been spearheaded by and the Internet of Things (IoT), a section that in addition to mobiles, includes wearables with innovative features in terms of design, materials and features, robots and drones, domestic appliances, and connected cars with autonomy

Delivering utilities for Scotland on the Internet of Things

By fusing the physical and virtual environments, the Internet of Things (IoT) creates many more touchpoints for gathering real-time data and turning it into an advantage. Here’s an overview of how Scottish utilities companies can use IoT technologies to transform the way they manage, control and maintain their infrastructures. Connected assets Given the multiple assets that utility companies maintain – pipelines, electricity lines, treatment works, power…

Digital Twins for PLM – Part 2: Sibling Power through Machine Learning

Changing business models and technological trends both indicate Digital Twin will lead our way in solving real life issues across product lifecycle. However digital twin is no magic wand with which business issues would automatically be solved. One of the key aspects of digital twin is to make the virtual and digital worlds (products/assets) learn from each other. Learning is targeted towards…

Horizontal integration – from business integration to digital twin

Posted on: Mar 01, 2018 by Andreas Schreiber and Murli Mohan Srinivas The horizontal coexistence of data management tools in different domains raises questions regarding data ownership, dependency and traceability that were not addressed so far by industry solutions. The various horizontal integration domains such as requirements management, product design, manufacturing planning and execution as well as supply chain management processes pose high priority technology issues…

Managing the IoT and Big Data Evolution with MindSphere

All around us, technical innovation is reshaping traditional industries. For instance, take Building Information Modeling’s (BIM) impact on construction planning and smart devices in the energy sector. The same shift is felt in manufacturing: with Industry 4.0 now upon us, manufacturers are working hard to enhance machines and prepare for the influx of connected devices that are set to transform their shop floors. The Internet of…

Implementing Industry 4.0 in real shop floor environments: challenges and solutions on digitally transforming your business

In the context of Industry 4.0, industry expectations are high; especially in the field of manufacturing processes. Fast innovations with immediate ROI are in high demand. In reality, the picture is more diverse. To make your project a success many obstacles need to be overcome. Sustainable success requires careful planning and also structural changes. Smart solutions,…

Digital Twin for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) (Part-1): Bridging the gap through Twinning

Today we are all surrounded by material things - from a coffee machine to start the day, to a bike or car to travel to work, a computer or photocopier at work, work-out equipment at the gym to a smart TV on a smart couch to end the day. When any of these break down you feel helpless. Over…

What insights can be uncovered about your business in the connected era?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming how we live and work. Take vending machines, for instance. While traditional vending machines give customers anonymity and convenience, they don’t provide any meaningful customer interaction beyond delivering their order. Smart vending machines are embedded with sensors and connected to a network of other vending machines, smartphones and other wearable devices. They are capable of…