Siemens offers digital twin for greater efficiency and flexibility in manufacturing

25.04.18 Aktuelles, Mitgliederneuigkeiten

The software can accurately represent a product, production process or performance of a product or production system in an operation.

Recently, Siemens presented the digital twin solution to help industries to virtually design, simulate, validate, and optimize a physical product, production process, or production performance. The digital thread connects information of the digital twin of the product, the production process, and the production performance to help industries to deliver the best products faster to the market.

Aerospace & Defense, Consumer Products & Retail, and Automotive are the mature industries in Indonesia that are ready to embrace the digital twin concepts. The digital twin of the product, production process, and production performance enables flexible manufacturing, a reduction of time to the markets and the costs, an improvement of quality, and an increase of the productivity through all levels of a business organization. Siemens is also driving forward the expansion of its cloud-based, open IoT operating system MindSphere with the addition of new partnerships, interfaces, and apps.

Customers in the industry traditionally perform corrective action from the result of past data analysis. However, there is a new trend towards predictive action using digital twin to simulate and optimize the process,” said Fransiskus Nugroho, Channel Sales Director PLM Software of PT Siemens Indonesia.

Data of the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of Indonesia showed that although the manufacturing sector outside of oil and gas contributed only 18% of Indonesian GDP in 2017, it is the biggest source of economic growth. In the third quarter of 2017, the manufacturing industry registered 5.49 percent of growth above 5.06 percent of growth for overall GDP, led by Metal which grew 10.6 percent, Food and Beverages at 9.46 percent, Machinery and Equipment at 6.35 percent, and Automotive at 5.63 percent. Siemens believes the digital twin concepts can help manufacturing industries to produce components more efficiently and at the same time increase production quality as well as quantity. Thus, the digital twin concept could become the enabler for Indonesian industry to regain its status as the main driver of economy.

During the exhibition, Siemens also showcased its Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) Portal - the perfect gateway to automation in the Digital Enterprise and help for companies on the path towards Industry 4.0. TIA Portal is more than an engineering framework from digital planning and integrated engineering to transparent operation and fully integrated device that provides customers with unrestricted access to a complete range of digitalized automation services. In short, it would help customers to integrate all the systems needed in a manufacturing plant.