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Closed-Loop validation and the digital twin in industrial machinery

Closed-loop validation verifies the accuracy of simulations used with digital twins early in the design process by comparing them to real-world machine operations in the field.

Verifying simulation through real-time feedback from sensor-based machine data allows for continuous improvement for machine performance, reliability, and efficiency.

Download this infographic to gain a quick understanding of how closed-loop validation can be implemented and learn what benefits it has to offer.

Predict industrial machine behavior with a digital prototype

Machines have only become more complex as demand for highly differentiated and customized products increases.

Instead of added complexity resulting in longer development times, digital prototypes are used to manage machine complexity and shrink development times.

Machine builders use the digital twin and simulation early and often throughout the design process. The same tools are used for virtual commissioning, too.

Once the machine is in place, machine and equipment manufacturers can leverage IoT data to analyze performance and use and compare those results to their initial simulations.

The closed-loop validation process confirms simulations by capturing and testing the relationship between requirements, functional layout, logical implementation, and physical implementation.

Optimize machine performance with cloud-based technology

Machine builders and equipment manufacturers who embrace closed-loop validation experience multiple benefits, but all of them can be categorized into one of three major areas.

  • Optimize product performance in operation: Insights from real machine data continuously improve existing and next-generation products.

  • Reduced risk commissioning: Virtual commissioning lowers the risk and the amount of time it takes for real commissioning because simulations can uncover potential challenges or complications early in the process.

  • Monetization of the IIoT: Machine builders can support new revenue streams by leveraging field data based on machine usage.

All of this can be accomplished in the cloud, allowing for easy and affordable access from anywhere.

Create a machine digital prototype

Creating a digital prototype, or digital twin, of an industrial machine provides benefits throughout the lifecycle of the product.

In the design phase, engineers use the digital twin for simulation and optimizing design choices to ensure machines are more robust, flexible and productive.

Digital prototypes can be used in the commissioning phase to ensure live commissioning on the final machine goes more smoothly and operators understand how it works.

And finally, digital twins can be used during machine operation for closed-loop validation to optimize performance and use.

Download this infographic for a broad overview of closed-loop validation and discover what can be achieved.