A digital twin case study on automotive production line
A. F. Mendi provides background for digital twin involvement in manufacturing and production processes before outlining specific results using data from before and after digital twin implementation.
Why it’s relevant to Nextspace
This is a valuable read for Nextspace Partners as scientifically gathered quantitative results like these are rare in the digital twin literature. Of particular application to Partners with clients involved in manufacturing, the article provides specific results gathered from a 6 month period prior to digital twin installation, compared to a 6 month period following digital twin implementation.
The two headline results are a 87.56% reduction of downtime and a 6.01% increase in productivity (efficiency of daily working time). Non-quantified benefits included saving both labour and electricity costs, prolonging the system's life cycle time, increasing product quality, and the creation of real-time monitoring and control of the system.
The article's also useful as it outlines challenges faced especially with regard to the installation of required sensor hardware.