A digital twin is a virtual representation of real units and processes, synchronized at a certain frequency and with a certain accuracy. Twilligent uses gaming technology to produce 3D-animated representations of physical models.
“Industry is our primary market. We aim to build a catalogue of digital twin components which can be combined and assembled into a full-scale solution for future clients,” says Klaus Espegard, CEO of Twilligent.
Clients typically utilize digital twins to monitor and control physical equipment. Pushing a button on-site on the real machinery or pushing the representation of the button on the on-screen, real-time copy of the machinery, gets you the same result.
“Troubleshooting can be performed online, based on real-time data and real-life models. Data may indicate a severe problem that may need physical attention of experts, but sometimes the system will also indicate a problem that can be easily resolved by the client, reducing travels and expenses,” explains Even F. Langås, Head of R&D at Twillingent.
Established in Arendal in 2021, Twilligent employs 10 people, of which five work full-time.
“The market is maturing but so far, our clients are innovators and early adopters – start-ups developing new services, eager to adopt new solutions. We are fully booked the next six months serving small and medium-sized enterprises, which is our primary focus,” says Espegard.