Future factories and facilities run by digital twins
The concept of digital twins has been around but the Internet of Things has enabled its cost-effective implementation. Digital twins refer to a virtual representation of a physical product or process. The EU-funded IoTwins project plans to build testbeds for digital twins in the manufacturing and facility management sectors. The digital models will integrate data from various sources such as data APIs, historical data, embedded sensors and open data. This will give manufacturers an unprecedented view into how their products are performing. In facility management, the technology will be instrumental in improving the way buildings and their systems operate and in preventing prospective problems.
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