Hannover Messe Preview 2017

Industrie 4.0: Virtual twin controls production

Press Release / 9.2.2017

With an innovative new concept, researchers of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology IPK want to turn the vision of Industrie 4.0 into reality. A digital twin models the entire production process and permits direct intervention into manufacturing at all times. Real and virtual production merge into an intelligent overall system.

  • A virtual twin simulates the entire production system.
  • Bidirectional control: changes in the virtual twin are passed on to the real production system.
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology IPK makes Industrie 4.0 come alive.