Digital Twin

Continuous digital engineering

Digital Twin

On the way to Industry 4.0

​The development process for more powerful and flexible machines is becoming increasingly complex. We use the digital twin to create the conditions for continuous digital engineering for our customers. We support this for our own components as well as for the implementation on the OEM side. This means that, for example, solutions for condition monitoring, simulation or asset management can be implemented more efficiently.​​

The digital twin maps physical components and machines and serves as a collection point for all relevant information. The concept is known as Asset Administration Shell (AAS) and as a basic technology is a real support in industrial automation. ​​​​

  • The relevant data for each asset is collected on the AAS, e.g. descriptions of the mechanical-electrical properties, documentation and certificates, software, behavioural description.​​​​
  • This information pool serves as the basis for the applications within the framework of Industry 4.0 and must therefore follow certain standards
  • Consistent data use is made possible, among other things, by using the web-based planning tool for complete automation projects, the Lenze EASY System Designer.

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More Lenze presentations and webcasts on the Digital Twin

Presentation: On the way to Industry 4.0 with the digital twin.

Industry 4.0 is only really made possible by the digital twin. The digital twin - also known as Asset Administration Shell - is a digital representation of a physical device and contains all relevant data.

​This includes, for example, descriptions of the mechanical-electrical properties, documentation and certificates, software and behavioral models. This information pool serves as the basis for applications in the context of Industry 4.0 and must follow standards in order to enable cross-vendor collaboration and communication.

This results in many questions for machine builders and end-users. What standards do I have to follow? And: What concrete steps can and must I take to remain competitive? ​

Learn more in the presentation and look forward to a concrete example from the practic!

Speaker
Patrick Bruder​
Business Development ​ Manager Automation​ at Lenze

 

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Roundtable Discussion: Digital twin in practice

On the way to Industry 4.0​

How close are we to the Industry 4.0 vision? Which application scenarios will be implemented first? How can I as a mechanical engineer start today? And how can I best tackle this?

At this roundtable we bring together the perspectives from research and industry. Experts from Hegla, Festo, Lenze and Phoenix Contact will exchange views on the challenges of the digital twin concept and discuss how a manufacturer-independent exchange of information is already feasible today. A look at actual practice will show: What added value can the digital twin offer me and what technologies and standards are available.

Dr. Markus Schoisswohl
Geschäftsführer (CEO)
HEGLA New Technology GmbH & Co. KG

Dr. Michael Hoffmeister
Executive Expert Digital Business
Festo SE & Co. KG

Andreas Orzelski
Master Specialist Standardization
PHOENIX CONTACT GmbH & Co. KG

Burkhard Balz
Senior Vice President Automation Systems
Lenze SE

Markus Kiele-Dunsche
Global Expert Engineering and Automation/Innovation
Lenze SE

lenze-Webcast #5: No Industry 4.0 without Asset Administration Shell

The Asset Administration Shell (AAS): theoretical concept or genuine support in industrial automation? ​Our experts say: Industry 4.0 is only made possible with AAS and discuss this in detail in our live webcast.​ .​ ​

The AAS collects the relevant data for each asset, e.g. descriptions of the mechanical-electrical properties, documentation and certificates, software, behavioral description. This information pool serves as a basis for applications within the framework of Industry 4.0 and must follow standards to enable cross-manufacturer cooperation and communication.​

So there is no Industry 4.0 without AAS! The webcast also discusses a concrete example of the consistent use of data, which is made possible by using Lenze EASY System Designer, for example. ​

Talking to you:

Falk Vespermann
​Industry Manager at Lenze

Denis Göllner
Expert Engineering and Automation / Innovation at Lenze