Energy efficiency has become an essential part of sustainability in manufacturing during the past few years. The world faces challenges such as climate change, resource depletion and rising energy costs. With geopolitical and economic conditions, as well as existing regulations, energy costs are constantly fluctuating, making it a challenging task for manufacturers to manage energy consumption. The good news is that manufacturers can leverage Industry 4.0 and Industrial IoT (IIoT) technologies to help reduce their energy consumption and increase sustainability. One such technology is Digital Twins.
A Digital Twin is a virtual replica of a physical system that can be used to simulate and predict its behavior in real time. In manufacturing, Digital Twins can help monitor and optimize energy consumption by providing a digital model of equipment and processes. By using data from sensors and other sources, the Digital Twin can simulate the behavior of machinery, a production line, or a whole factory if required. This enables manufacturers to identify opportunities for improvements including energy savings and optimize their processes to reduce consumption.
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