The Digital Twin and the Smart Factory
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In smart factories, digital twins can simulate the manufacturing process and predict outcomes. This lets manufacturers test production systems and identify flaws before starting production in the physical plant. Digital-twin technology can analyze machine performance and product quality throughout the production process. This helps manufacturers optimize the processes and create better products at lower costs. Since digital twins can track overall equipment effectiveness in near-real time, they can send alerts for potential problems. Users can circumvent machine breakdowns and use predictive maintenance to correct issues before failure.