For the first time, an industrial product was certified for the United States after some of the required tests were digitally simulated and the results were only confirmed by physical tests. This achievement by Siemens and UL Solutions is likely to be a first for national certification processes of this kind worldwide. The result of the successful certification proves the precision and reliability of the simulation with digital twins. It marks another step towards a future in which digital twins and the industrial metaverse improve product development, promote product innovation and accelerate time to market.
Cedrik Neike, CEO Digital Industries and Managing Board Member at Siemens, says: “Siemens’ digital twin technology is rewriting the rules of innovation. This collaborative effort with UL Solutions is a testament to our dedication to a future in which innovation knows no bounds. It invites industries and innovators alike to explore the limitless possibilities that comprehensive digital twins offer for shaping the future of product development.” "UL Solutions has always been at the forefront of advancing safety science. Our collaboration with Siemens in this transformative journey represents a significant shift in the certification paradigm," Jennifer Scanlon, President and CEO of UL Solutions points out. “The certification process relies on physical testing. Now, digital simulations integrated with traditional methodologies can redefine how our customers approach testing and certification and open new avenues for precision and efficiency. UL Solutions is proud to be part of this revolutionary leap."
Until now, product certification has required extensive physical testing, often subjecting a single product to a multitude of tests. Simulation based on the digital twin is the answer to the challenge and cost factor of test benches and certified laboratories when it comes to high-performance electronics components. Thanks to the Siemens and UL Solutions process, products no longer have to undergo all tests physically. The process now seamlessly integrates the functions of Siemens' digital twin. UL Solutions leads this transformational approach and navigates through the certification process.
By using digital simulations, insights about the product can be gained with high speed and precision. The future of certification will be characterized by lower costs, faster time-to-market and the seamless integration of digital modeling tools. Digital twins will not only help to meet compliance requirements, but also drive new product development at high speed without compromising safety, performance or quality
Siemens' push into the industrial metaverse is increasingly blurring the boundaries between the real and digital worlds. The resulting combination creates a dynamic environment. The first certification of an industrial product, the "Sinamics G220", a system that enables the precise control and efficient operation of electrical drives in a wide range of applications, from industrial machinery to transportation, by Siemens' digital twin is a compelling demonstration of the potential of the industrial metaverse to open up unimagined possibilities for product development and other engineering tasks.