The Digital Twin Revolution in Industry 4.0

Digital TwinThe digital twin is an essential and growing concept in Industry 4.0 and refers to an accurate and detailed digital representation of a physical system, such as a machine, manufacturing plant or product. It is created using advanced technologies such as simulation, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT) and the cloud, among others.


The digital twin is automatically updated and synchronised with the physical part, providing a complete and accurate view of the real object's operation and behaviour in real time.


It has numerous applications in Industry 4.0 (aeronautics, manufacturing, power plants, etc.) and offers a number of benefits, among which we can highlight:


  • Design and prototyping: Allows the behaviour of a product or system to be simulated and tested before it is.


  • Performance optimisation: Provides real-time information on performance, enabling adjustments and optimisations to maximise efficiency and productivity.


  • Predictive manteinance: Anticipate failures and schedule maintenance before real problems occur.


  • Training and education: Can be used for training, providing a safe and controlled environment for acquiring skills and knowledge.


In order to provide these objectives when training your trainees, SMC International Training has a tool for the development and use of digital twins SMCTwin-400.


SMCTwin-400 is an online emulation platform where, through annual subscription licences, you will be able to develop and control your digital twins and work with some of those created for SMC International Training's didactic equipment. It is an intuitive and easy-to-use tool that has been developed in response to the demands of Industry 4.0.


SMCTwin-400 allows working with virtual replicas of real didactic equipment, allowing students to safely experience the system's behaviour. You will be able to monitor all of the system's electrical and pneumatic values, etc. to observe how it behaves in real time.Do you want your students to be able to monitor the classroom equipment in real time? Find out more about SMCTwin-400!