ElektroAutomation 10/2020: Best Practice - Component manufacturer provides digital twin for virtual commissioning

Increasingly, component manufacturers are looking for solutions to provide digital images of their real components. The aim is to enable customers to validate their automation concepts virtually and to thoroughly test and optimize control systems in the development process using virtual commissioning (VIBN). Simulation tools for the VIBN now offer a wide range of interfaces for integrating existing partial models when modeling a digital twin of a machine or plant. In this article the TwinStore platform is presented on the basis of a best practice example: To perform a virtual commissioning, Sick AG provides Kautex Maschinenbau GmbH with digital twins of its components via TwinStore.

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