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Digital Twin for Development and Installation of Production Systems – DIP

Digital Twin for Development and Installation of Production Systems – DIP

There is a pronounced need to reduce cost, time and difficulties for automation system and line builders to properly model, design and install equipment. With technology and working methods for 3D scanning of production facilities, a digital twin of the production system can easily be created. This can be used to support layout planning, 3D geometry, programming, installation, and calibration. The project’s goal is to develop customized and useful methods for small and medium-sized businesses based on established state-of-the-art business practices.

The project develops a methodology for SMEs to create digital twins of their production environment and a web-based environment for trouble-free storage and access. In addition, a methodology is proposed for layout planning, 3D design, and robotic programming in the digital twin. Essential result is the methodology for installation and adjustment so that the physical installation turn out exactly as the modeled digital twin. The project provides SMEs the benefits of 3D scanning. Thus allowing equipment to be installed faster, with increased quality, fewer errors and reduced costs.


The project is carried out by partners with knowledge of 3D scanning (RISE, Chalmers, ATS, GIAB, Volvo Cars, Volvo Trucks) together with manufacturing companies (Parker Hannifin, Plastal, KB Components and Blomdahls), automation vendors (Plamex and 3ButtonGroup) and software vendors / consultants (Siemens Industrial Software and Summ Systems). Case studies will be conducted in the project at participating companies. The work is divided into work packages for current state, digitization / web environment, modelling, installation / adjustment, Dissemination, and management.

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Automation, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), Virtual production development

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