DigitalClone works based on three parts. DigitalClone Component, DigitalClone System, and DigitalClone Live. Each part of DigitalClone builds on the previous to add functionality and provide information to the end user.
DigitalClone Component is used to calculate the wear characteristics of each individual mechanical component of the system i.e. each gear and bearing.
DigitalClone System uses the wear characteristics from DigitalClone Component to calculate wear rates in the context of a mechanical system. Systems include things like axles and transmissions.
DigitalClone Live uses DigitalClone System to create a clone of the asset being monitored. This is where the term DigitalClone comes from. The clone exists as a model with the same wear characteristics and life span as the real asset.
The model (clone) is identical to the asset it represents at any given time. This is accomplished by using data from the asset and calculating wear to the model as it occurs in real life. This allows day to day (or up to real time, depending on the update rate) tracking of the asset from its digital clone counterpart. The information can then be used to make informed decisions concerning asset management. At any given point in the life of a cloned asset the remaining useful life of each component and the system as a whole are known and optimization options built into DigitalClone live can help make informed decisions in order to maximize a return on investment. An example of this in the wind energy business is knowing how much to derate a turbine as it nears required maintenance in order to maximize returns.