The digital twins can predict failures before they affect or damage the products. They empower the manufacturers with instant troubleshooting by adjusting the parameters along the production line in the twin. They also allow the engineers to analyze the behavior of the product by comparing the digital model with the actual product. The digital twins can also commission and diagnose the products that are already in the field. It enables the technicians to carry necessary equipment and tools while troubleshooting any malfunction in the product physically. Manufacturing companies would be able to save a lot of money and provide better customer service with the incorporation of this technology. The twins can provide a reflection of how well the product is performing, and understand its usage ratio among the customers. These statistics are then fed into the product development and manufacturing process to help boost product margins, and increase customer satisfaction and market share. Visualization is the key in any business. When it comes to manufacturing, there is so much information to grasp. Making the best out of the given data (sheets, figures or charts) sometimes prove to be too abstract to create the call for action. Industrial IoT Digital Twin offers hybrid visualization, which represents visual information with live and historical data. It gives supervisors, managers, and workers much more authority as compared to conventional visualization.
The digital twins also offer a better connection between the machines and the human. For example, a stakeholder who is sitting thousands of miles away from a machine can remotely monitor its performance through its digital counterpart. The engineers monitoring the digital duplicate are capable of eliminating the errors by removing the points of failure. The digital twin gives access to a broader set of professionals who possess a much better understanding of the machines at work and the process as a whole. Conclusively, Digital Twins help complete the product loop. Manufacturers nowadays don’t extend their relationship with the consumers. They do not collect data on the product once it is sold. This discontinuity with the consumer does not provide quantitative real-world feedback and hence the next version of that product does not offer the innovation from a consumer perspective. The digital twins provide feedback via IoT to manufacturers, enabling a data stream which can help in integrating the innovation that the consumers demand.
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