Microsoft, Bentley Systems back LTTS’ Digital Twin CoE in India

L&T Technology Services has launched a next-generation IoT-based engineering practice on Digital Twins for the manufacturing and industrial sectors. 

Focused on engineering and R&D services, this subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro is working with Microsoft and Bentley Systems to establish a Center of Excellence (CoE) that will address and accelerate the Digital Twin and Digital Thread requirements of new-age manufacturing companies.

Microsoft Azure’s scalable and secure platform provides the tech backbone to support global organisations seeking innovative, cloud-based solutions. 

Azure Digital Twins uses IoT spatial intelligence to create a digital representation of physical environments, thereby gaining insight to drive better products, optimise operations and costs as well as create greater customer experiences. 

By combining mechanical 3D simulation models with real control system logic, LTTS has been able to devise and create highly interconnected and dynamic digital twins for many manufacturers across the globe. 

Based in Chennai, India, the CoE will provide an opportunity for global customers to experience, experiment and build a digital replica of their physical entities in the manufacturing, automotive, industrial and consumer products, medical and healthcare, plant engineering, and aerospace segments — all of which are at the forefront of leveraging digital twin capabilities. 

The CoE will use new-age digital engineering driven technologies such as AI and ML, multiphysics simulation, data analytics, and physical assets.

Bentley Systems offers engineering applications across industries, such as roads, buildings, plants for the manufacturing sector. Bentley’s iTwin platform provides an open, secure and scalable platform-as-a-services, and will serve as the foundation for LTTS to develop robust infrastructure digital twin solutions.

Abhishek Sinha, COO of LTTS, said that using simulation and digital twins, LTTS has been helping manufacturers infuse smartness in their critical day-to-day operations. 

“With our engineering capabilities, we support companies to review, assess, and map the performance of their operational model and identify areas to improve efficiency and automation,” said Sinha.

Venkat Krishnan, executive director of Global Partner Solutions at Microsoft India, said this collaboration supports their efforts toward building intelligent enterprises and accelerating innovation, while reducing operating costs with advanced predictive monitoring and analytics.

Adam Klatzkin, VP of Bentley Systems’ iTwin platform, said that through this project, LTTS joins a growing ecosystem of developers building digital twin applications on the Bentley iTwin platform, showcasing what they have built, and offering professional services to support clients with their development efforts.