Technology has become an integral part of our everyday lives, transforming the way we live and operate in ways that we could only imagine of just a few decades ago. The manufacturing industry is no exception in this trend.

One of the biggest advances in manufacturing technology is digital twin technology, which is a digital representation of a physical component or machine in a factory. Through sensors and connectivity, the digital twin is constantly updated to reflect the actual condition, status and performance of the physical piece. IIoT manufacturing technology such as AI enables simulations that can aid in planning and forecasting — all without the need to be on the factory floor, or even on-site.

For more on this and other examples, check out the graphic below!

The Growing Use of Technology in Manufacturing from Advanced Technology Services, a provider of machine health monitoring systems

Anika Trey