Siemens, Dow partner on digital twin at MxD

Aug. 13, 2021

Siemens USA Corp. and the Dow Chemical Co. unveiled July 28 their new digital twin and augmented reality (AR) process manufacturing testbed. Located at the MxD innovation center near downtown Chicago and integrated by DMC Inc., the testbed offers a hands-on demonstration of how a digital twin, AR and IoT devices can come together with hardware to accelerate digitization to improve process industry applications. It lets users see how they can design, monitor and maintain their products more effectively and efficiently, and even do it remotely using data and digital tools.

“Providing this hands-on experience will be critical for digital transformation in the process industries, and show how the digital twin and the connected mobile worker can enable greater productivity, reliability and safety,” said Billy Bardin, global digitalization director at Dow.

Raj Batra, president of digital industries for Siemens USA, added: “This process-based digital twin demonstrator integrates Siemens’ hardware and software to show what the future of the process industries will look like. This joint effort with Dow and MxD shows how digitalization can maximize flexibility, productivity, and efficiency in the process industries.”