An Enabling Open-Source Technology for Development and Prototyping of Production Systems by Applying Digital Twinning

Robert Kazała, Sławomir Luściński, Paweł Strączyński, Albena Taneva
2021 Processes  
This article presents the most valuable and applicable open-source tools and communication technologies that may be employed to create models of production processes by applying the concept of Digital Twins. In recent years, many open-source technologies, including tools and protocols, have been developed to create virtual models of production systems. The authors present the evolution and role of the Digital Twin concept as one of the key technologies for implementing the Industry 4.0 paradigm
more » ... in automation and control. Based on the presented structured review of valuable open-source software dedicated to various phases and tasks that should be realised while creating the whole Digital Twin system, it was demonstrated that the available solutions cover all aspects. However, the dispersion, specialisation, and lack of integration cause this software to usually not be the first choice to implement DT. Therefore, to successfully create full-fledged models of Digital Twins by proceeding with proposed open-source solutions, it is necessary to make additional efforts due to integration requirements.
doi:10.3390/pr10010021 fatcat:fg74bvghszcxhpphqhxkzwbmfq