Acclaimed French business newspaper Les Echos’ recent article Demain, des usines pilotées par des jumeaux numériques* takes an in-depth look at how next-gen digital twin technologies are being applied to create factories of the future.
Today’s simulation digital twins’ extensive modeling and simulation capabilities are seen as the next El Dorado in the quest to optimize extreme system complexity.
The article takes the reader through the historical usage of digital twins and how this evolving technology will be used in the future—from smart factories to modeling and simulation of highly complex networks and systems. Examples include SystemX, based in France’s new research hub Paris-Saclay, to the French research institute CEA-List.
The Les Echos article explores how Cosmo Tech’s client Réseau de Transport d’Electricité (RTE) uses its Simulation Digital Twins in modeling and simulating the future evolution of its complex grid.
As France’s electricity transmission system operator (TSO), RTE oversees a grid of 105,000 kilometers of high- and extra-high-voltage lines and 200,000 transmission towers, considered to be among the most complex invented by humans. By simulating its asset management strategies, RTE now runs scenarios to understand and make cost-effective decisions on whether to replace or repair specific assets.
“This approach saves RTE on average 10% in its annual maintenance cost while not impacting customer service,” as affirmed by Michel Morvan, co-founder and executive chairman of Cosmo Tech.
As manufacturers continue to deal with demand uncertainty and the ever-complex supply chains, many turn to Simulation Digital Twins to master the cascading effects across the entire value chain for better resiliency and robustness. Renault, Cosmo Tech’s client, featured in the Les Echos article, uses the company’s digital twin solutions to optimize production and obsolete equipment management.
Jean Goutierre, Renault’s Expert Leader Industrial System 4.0, explains how Cosmo Tech’s Simulation Digital Twins brought a new approach to asset obsolescence management and maintenance and reduced capital costs over five years from €10 million to €2 and €5 million per year.
You can read the full Les Echos article here.
* Tomorrow’s Factories Piloted by Digital Twins