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  • Creating and Deploying Digital Twins in Process Industries
    Properly managed and deployed digital twins in process plants allow users to see crucial information on current and past performance of assets.
  • Siemens Digital Twin for More Efficiency and Flexibility
    At the 28th International Manufacturing, Machinery, Equipment, Materials and Services Exhibition , Siemens presented the digital twin solution
  • Digital Twins Define Oil & Gas 4.0
    According to the US Department of Energy, pumping systems account for almost 20 percent of the world’s energy consumed by electric motors and approximately 25 to 50 percent of the total electric energy usage in certain industrial facilities. Among other applications, pumps move crude oil through vast pipeline networks, which in turn play an indispensable role in transporting hydrocarbons to key markets. Suppliers are already developing solutions such as digital twins that can leverage data analytics to optimize the performance of pump stations for crude oil and other pipelines.
  • Digital Twins Support Supply Chain Optimization
    The term “digital twin” has been getting a fair bit of attention in recent years. The idea of a digital twin is most closely associated with predictive maintenance. But the inputs from predictive maintenance solutions can also help improve production scheduling, particularly in complex manufacturing environments like the heavy process industries.
  • Sight Machine Enables Operational Intelligence with the Digital Twin
    Emerging technologies and digitization are rapidly changing the face of manufacturing production systems, processes, supply chains, and even the work force. This digital transformation taking place across industries also affects all stages of the product lifecycle, from early product design to service in the field.
  • Microsoft & Bentley Partner for Improved Digital Twin
    Partnerships, such as that between Bentley and Microsoft make it clear that, in a connected world, it makes business sense to collaborate and build on strengths.
  • IIoT for Smart Manufacturing part 2 – Digital Thread and Digital Twin

    As it is today, many of product lifecycle processes, from design, to process planning and engineering, manufacturing are siloed because different software tools, models and data representations are used, and often by many different teams across different organizations and geographic locations. To achieve the goals of smart manufacturing, these product lifecycle processes and manufacturing functions need to be connected and integrated to increase process automation, responsiveness and efficiency, and to reduce human errors.

  • Irdeto Workshop at ARC Forum: Digital Twins and IoT Security
    ARC Industry Forum Orlando sponsor and IoT cybersecurity provider Irdeto will host a luncheon workshop during our pre-forum workshops on Monday, February 4, at 12:15 PM. The topic is the digital twin and how it relates to IoT security.
  • Irdeto Workshop: Digital Twins - The Answer to the IoT Security Conundrum?

    A virtual way to inform maintenance on physical equipment and run complex what-if analyses, digital twins are already becoming a key part in the manufacturing industry and could have great potential for security in IoT and connected spaces.  In this workshop presentation, Irdeto will discuss use-cases where digital twins can play a role in the security of connected systems, including hacker prototyping, IP protection, and protecting against backend system attacks.

  • SAP Workhop: The Network of Digital Twins Connecting Product and Asset Intelligence

    The network of digital twins enables a collaborative end-to-end digital transformation from inception, design, procurement, engineering, production, and logistics through maintenance and service to end-of-life.  Next-generation business processes and business models will span multiple pillars of the digital framework, driving new levels of efficiency, collaboration, and transparency both internally and across business networks via digital twins.  Learn how to synchronize the virtual, physical, conditional, and commercial definitions of assets and products in real time to accelerate innovati

  • Going Digital (Twins): Bentley Inaugurates iTwin Services

    At the Year in Infrastructure 2018 Conference in London, Bentley Systems, the leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, announced the forthcoming availability of iTwin Services, digital twin cloud services for infrastructure projects (project digital twins) and assets (performance digital twins). iTwin Services can be transparently provisioned within Bentley’s Connected Data Environment (CDE) for ProjectWise and AssetWise users.

  • Digital Twins Roadmap: From Reactive to Prescriptive Maintenance
    The Industrial Internet of Things (IoT), the Digital Twins, and the connected devices continue to enable smart equipment and increase access to data.
  • Extended Reality and Digital Twins – The Future Is Now
    While the concept might seem somewhat futuristic, numerous research reports indicate that a large number of forward-thinking industrial, municipal, and other organizations are already testing aspects of extended reality technology in their operations.
  • Smart Cities Sparking Innovation in Digital Twin Visualization Platforms
    The smart city presents new challenges for visualizing data in both the central operations center capacity, as well as, presenting cyber-physical networks to a predominately mobile workforce. For the centralized or remote operations control rooms, we are now seeing 3D/4D/5D digital city models and even digital twin for cities. For mobile operators, vendors are beginning to bring augmented and mixed reality capabilities for mobile workers and citizens/tourists applications.
  • Digital Twin Concept Uses IIoT to Enable New Business Models
    Industries are undergoing a digital transformation. Today, companies have access to technology and solutions that allow for a completely connected digital enterprise in terms of an end-to-end virtual lifecycle of product design, manufacturing processes, shop floor production systems, operational support and maintenance, and service in the field. This technology and solution set is typically offered by leading PLM suppliers and is often referred to as “closed-loop PLM”.
  • Siemens Plots Course for the Digital Twin and Mindsphere at 2017 Analyst Event
    Siemens PLM held their annual analyst event for 2017 the first week in September. As far as analyst events go, this was one of their better ones, particularly in terms of content, technology, and strategic direction.
  • Siemens Digital Twin Redesigns Assembly Facility for Automotive Components Manufacturer

    Client Profile: Established in the Netherlands in 1977, the WP Group is a leading supplier of performance-defining components for motorcycles and automobiles.  It consists of two main companies: WP Performance Systems GmbH, which designs and manufactures suspension parts such as shock absorbers, front forks and frames as well as exhaust systems; and WP Components GmbH, which produces water and oil radiators.

  • Element Speeds Data Preparation and Asset Twin Development for OSIsoft PI System Users
    Element, a developer of analytics data management and integration software for industrial companies, announced the Element Asset Framework Accelerator, a combination of software and services that reportedly enables companies to create Asset Framework data models for the OSIsoft PI System.
  • APM Digitization versus Digitalization
    While asset-owners consider the impact of Asset Performance Management (APM) technologies, ARC is aware of the confusion many in industry have about the distinction between the terms digitization versus digitalization.
  • Digital Transformation of LNG Industry
    LNG is expected to be the fastest growing fossil fuel until 2030, and digital transformation of LNG industry is going to play the key role for this.
  • Digitalization for Asset Integrity Management
    Digitalization is helping users with their Asset Integrity Management initiatives to ensure that assets deliver the required function in a sustainable manner.
  • Transform Businesses into Digital Enterprises
    Siemens’ presentations at the recent ARC India Forum emphasized the huge impact that digitalization has had (and will continue to have) on business and industrial operations. It is now imperative for manufacturers to have a well-planned digitalization strategy – both for greenfield and brownfield projects. The company believes that manufacturers and other industrial organizations must transform their businesses into digital enterprises and, ideally, this should extend across the entire value chain. The presentations by Siemens shared a common message: “digitalization changes everything;” and this message came out clearly in the keynote address.