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Digital twins become the standard

Optimize the speed of the oil press, check the status of the bearings or simulate the installation of the new machine - all without setting foot in the factory or even shutting down production.
E-3 Magazine
21 June 2023
This text has been automatically translated from German to English.

Four out of ten industrial companies already rely on digital twins

This is made possible by digital twins, i.e. virtual copies or models of real objects or entire systems. 63 percent of industrial companies are convinced that digital twins are indispensable in order to survive in international competition. Forty-four percent are already using digital twins, eight percent are planning to do so and a further 14 percent can imagine doing so in principle. These are the results of a representative survey commissioned by the digital association Bitkom among 603 companies in Germany, including 163 industrial companies.

59 percent of German industrial companies believe that digital twins contribute to sustainable production. Just under half think digital twins will enable completely new business models. Only 17 percent of industrial companies in Germany think digital twins are hype that will soon pass. Digital twins will be a standard in industry in the future. They will enable manufacturers to optimize their processes, reduce costs and conserve resources. Digital twins are a crucial building block for more sustainable business in production.

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