Delivered by Knowit, the core of the Digital Twin preliminary study was to create a clear structure for effectively leveraging the potential of the new concept across the company. Already at the beginning of the project, it was noticed how the common language developed between Valmet's different business areas supports development and contributes to new ideas.
The ideas of the workshops have already helped us to establish a common language between the different experts in our company. For example, the dialogue between our machine design engineers and our data experts brings ever more agile solutions to customer work. We now consider the business segments more as mutually supporting actors.
Arttu-Matti Matinlauri, Director of Analytics and Applications Development, Valmet
Digital Twin means the digital side of a physical device, process or system. The Digital Twin can contain a variety of data, such as a 3D model, real-time usage information and simulations for predicting behaviour and situations. With Digital Twins, the understanding of a device or process can be used in predicting maintenance and special situations, optimisation, or testing situations that are challenging or ineffective to experiment in the real world. On the other hand, they can support cooperation and the flow of information throughout the life cycle. This allows Digital Twins to grow Valmet's already comprehensive analytics and Industrial Internet solutions.