ABB and Dassault Systèmes partner on digital twin software for factory automation

Monday March 04, 2019
Written by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
March 4, 2019 – ABB and Dassault Systèmes have entered a global partnership on end-to-end software solutions from product life cycle management to asset health.

The partnership will combine the ABB Ability digital solutions with Dassault Systèmes' 3DEXPERIENCE platform. ABB is using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to model and simulate its solutions as digital twins before delivering them to customers. The ABB Ability platform offers more than 200 digital solutions to plan, build and operate industrial operations.

The companies will, in a staged approach, focus on factory automation and robotics, process industry automation, as well as electrification solutions for smart buildings. The first joint solutions will be showcased at the Hannover Messe trade fair in Germany, April 1-5, 2019.

“The industry of the 21st century is no longer determined simply by the ability to manufacture goods. Today’s leaders will be determined by superior mastery of technical know-how. This is the new competitive differentiator and it’s happening now due to a convergence of digital technologies that are transforming every aspect of industrial business,” says Bernard Charlès, vice-chairman and CEO, Dassault Systèmes. "In this industry renaissance, a platform approach enables the real and virtual worlds to inform and reinforce one another. Our partnership with ABB will draw from decades of combined expertise to help customers make the most of this powerful and dynamic trend."

In addition to factory automation, the digital partnership between Dassault Systèmes and ABB around digital twin systems will also enable a workflow during design, engineering and operation of buildings, as well as connected sustainable transportation solutions. The available information, in combination with Dassault Systèmes' virtual universe 3DEXPERIENCE, will also allow greater customer interaction during the design specification phases and operation.

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