Industrial IoT Digital Twin
A Digital Twin is a virtual version of a system, such as a product or a manufacturing line, that is used as a tool for the improved development or operation of that system. A well designed and implemented Digital Twin solution will provide significant return on investment in terms of shorter and less costly product development cycles or reduced operating costs.
The Digital Twin solutions ADI’s customers invest in can be divided into two categories:
- Digital Twin solutions used as part of a digital engineering, product development enterprise
- Digital Twin solutions used to monitor industrial assets, such as a manufacturing line, to reduce the cost and increase the efficiency of that asset
Digital Twin for Connected Manufacturing
This Digital Twin operates in real-time alongside a discrete or process manufacturing line as an edge computing system to enhance the manufacturing line capabilities. This on-premises industrial computing solution collects data from the distributed control system or PLC systems, often collects data from supplementary sensors, such as vibration or video, and inputs this data into machine learning algorithms purpose-designed to predict the manufacturing line equipment and process health.
A well-implemented Digital Twin for manufacturing intelligence can significantly reduce downtime, significantly improve product yield and quality, reduce waste, and significantly reduce power consumption for your manufacturing operations.