What is a Digital Twin?
A Digital Twin is a digital replica of an asset or process, built from real world data received from sensors or online connected equipment.
A Digital Twin is used to better understand, predict, and optimize the performance of an equipment or process. In the case of mines, we can build a single/specific process model or an integrated model for a complex process with all their independencies and subprocesses.
HOW ARE DIGITAL TWINS APPLIED IN THE MINE?
A Digital Twin approach can be applied to both a specific processes, and/or to the complete system. For example, with TIMining Orchestra, the Digital Twin concept has been applied to the hauling and loading process specifically.
The Loading and Hauling Digital Twin is built from the data obtained from the Fleet Management System and mining equipment. This system allows the understanding of key process performance levels in depth, to find opportunities for improvement, and to simulate different options in order to make better decisions.
We invite you to discover an example of the Digital Twin concept applied to the loading and hauling process using TIMining Orchestra: