SMCTwin-400 Digital Twin Software

SIF-401: Pallet and Container Feeding Twin

SIF-401: Pallet and Container Feeding Twin

SIF-402: Container Filling Station Twin

SIF-402: Container Filling Station Twin

FAS-200 SE i4o Twin

FAS-200 SE i4o Twin

SMCTwin-400 Digital Twin Software

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SMCTwin-400 Digital Twin Software

We are thrilled to bring the first Digital Twin training software to schools across the globe with SMC’s revolutionary Digital Twin-400 software.

SMCTwin-400 is an online, one-for-one emulation platform where students will be able to develop and control digital twin models. All models operate and behave in the exact manner in which they would in the real world, giving students a never-before-seen lens to view automation and industry.

This true Industry 4.0 software provides students with the ability to access virtual replicas of real SMC training equipment and industrial components, allowing them to safely experience industrial technologies and processes, monitor all of the system’s electrical and pneumatic values, program and create various PLC/HMI programs, and witness the results in real time!

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Product Documents

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Software package

Create Your Own Models


Use and Program our Models of the SMC Training Systems:

Smart Innovative Factory (SIF-400)

Highly Automated System (HAS-200)

Flexible Assembly System (FAS-200)

Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS-200)


What is a Digital Twin?

In its simplest form, a digital twin is a digital representation of a real physical system. An environment where the physical and virtual worlds meet to form and act as one.

Through connectivity using the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), real-time data is perfectly synchronized between physical and virtual systems to create an environment where conditions and scenarios can be more than simply simulated; they can be emulated, tested, hypothesized and proven, and deployed. We refer to this as a “Digital Shadow.”

Within the SMCTwin-400 Digital Twin environment, you can do everything from randomi​zing conditions to fully controlling every single aspect – down to the very physics – of the environment or system.

Why are Digital Twins Valuable?

Imagine what you can learn about a manufacturing system, process, or environment by controlling time itself and analyzing system performances. You could ​rewind, stop, slow down, or speed up entire manufacturing processes and record years of data in minutes.

  • You can re-organize, re-position, re-program, and re-think your automation systems.
  • You can plan, map, and structure automation environments before deployment.
  • The possibilities and benefits are truly limitless.

SMCTwin-400 is the ideal and versatile training solution for acquiring skills in:

  • Equipment Analysis
  • PLC Programming
  • HMI Programming
  • Design and Interpretation of Documentation
  • Systems Modeling

All systems and models operate and function in the exact same manner as they would in a real industrial environment!

Complete library with all the components of each model: Users are able to visualize and use each component that makes up each SMC training system model and access their information.

The Perfect Complement to Classroom/Lab Activities

  • See inside each component and truly discover how they work – a lifelike cutaway that works!
  • The possibility of using emulations to make teaching more attractive and intuitive.
  • Create, make modifications to, and test PLC programs with no risk of damaging equipment or downtime!

Be part of a community: The components or systems created can be stored privately or publicly. The latter allows the created components or systems to be shared with other people in other organizations. In this way, it is also possible to use components created by other users.

Learning Topics

  • eLearning
  • Electrical
  • Fluid Power
  • Industry 4.0
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Process Control
  • Robotics
  • Sensors

Grade/Skill Level

Designed for:

  • High School
  • Industry
  • K-8
  • Technical College
  • University

Additional information



On-Demand, Skills-Based, Digital Twin, Industry-Validated, Interactive, Visual, 2D, 3D, Web-Based, Digitalization, Industry 4.0 Technology, Hands-On Training

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The Most Powerful Digital Twin Tool

Digital twins are a true representation of its physical counterpart and bridge the credibility gap that basic simulation leaves.While basic simulations can get you a quick answer to a question, or an overview of results, they are limited to a scenario based on pre-defined metrics.

Digital twin technology is helping to improve the sustainability of business and education in the Industry 4.0 age by providing a more complete and accurate picture of how a system will behave, saving you costs and time for the long term.

Industry 4.0 Digital Twins

SMCtwin-400 Digital Twin Software

With the SMCtwin-400 Digital Twin Software package, users have full access to everything we have developed in the SIF, HAS & FAS training systems, with more to come! SMCtwin-400 gives students and professionals an important tool for the future of advanced manufacturing as companies strive to detect physical issues sooner and build better products.

A Working, Digital Twin

This is no simulator – this is a working, digital twin.

Every characteristic of the physical system is taken into account in the SMCtwin-400:

  1. Physical characteristics & design
  2. Inertia
  3. Mass
  4. Composition
  5. and More!

Web Accessible

Each station of the SIF-400 is made available in the web-accessible digital twin software as a virtual system working & functioning exactly as the physical system would if it were sitting directly in front of the user.

Real-Time Data

Students using SMC's Digital Twin software have complete uninterrupted access to real devices, industrial systems & processes all in real-time.

Comprehensive Link to Physical Environments

Students can use this software to learn the fundamental and important Industry 4.0 topics that are demanded for the present and future. With real-time comprehensive linkage between the physical and digital environments, students can build skills surrounding predictive maintenance, quality control, IIoT, networking, programming of various devices and more.

Measure Unpredictability

Students in advanced courses can make modifications to physical components, design their own and test both realistic and holistic measurements of unpredictability.



Optimize your school and classroom resources with a Digital Twin software that completely and holistically recreates real, physical training systems (and industrial systems) in a 1-1 fashion virtually.


You'll be blown away with the amount of detail and consideration that went into creating the Digital Twins of each training system. Like designing sands on a beach, every component works, and is, the exact same as the physical industrial component sitting in front of you / being used in industry.


SMCtwin-400 is available as a web-based software so you can train, create models and programs, and modify systems any where, anytime.

Having trouble? Recreate your issues digitally and troubleshoot!


Recreate every technology in your training facility or classroom in this virtual environment, allowing multiple students to use and access training systems simultaneously. First do it digitally, then do it on the real system. They both will act the same.


More About Digital Twins

Digital twins can support your activities across the entire life-cycle of a project or system. They provide a safe environment for testing and experimenting. Use digital twins for:

  • Demonstrating your solutions to your classmates, colleagues, instructors, and/or customers and make clear decisions with confidence.
  • Experimenting with ease while working with prototypes, upgrades and retrofittings.
  • Increasing efficiencies and quality of your final solution by doing exhaustive tests and optimizations.
  • Reducing down time of your existing systems by testing any modification in advance.
  • Training operators and maintenance staff in a safe environment on equipment you can't break.
  • Develop and test PLC and robot logic.
  • Train operators and engineers in a safe environment.


A Global Manufacturing Leader

The World's Largest Manufacturer of Automation and Pneumatic Control Technologies for industrial companies brings its industrial know-how and innovation to technical training programs.

Every SMC training system features all industrial components commonly found in manufacturing settings across the globe, including SMC's industry-leading Directional Control equipment, Actuators, modular Filters, Regulators, and Lubricators, Air Preparation equipment, Fittings and Tubings, Flow Control equipment, Solenoid Valves, Digital Pressure Switches, and Electric equipment.

The equipment and technologies students train on in the classroom, are the very same equipment and technologies they will see and use in their future workplace(s).


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