What is virtual commissioning?

What is Virtual Commissioning?

In the simplest terms, virtual commissioning is the practice of using “virtual” simulation technology to “commission”—design, install or test—control software with a virtual machine model before you connect it to the real system. While commissioning is a crucial part of the process, it typically occurs rather late in development. And while it accounts for only 25% of development time, it’s during this phase that most of the delays occur (Hoffmann et al. 2010). In fact, it’s predicted that...

Vibration Control of a Warehousing Cable Robot

Vibration Control of a Warehousing Cable Robot

A few weeks ago, we covered some top applications of digital twins, including large scale robots, injection molding machines, and more. These applications relate to the dynamic, physics-based digital twins that we focus on...

B&R AutomationCON 2021

B&R AutomationCON 2021 – What to Expect

While many of us are eagerly awaiting for events to return in physical spaces, there’s still a handful of important events you’ll want to check out virtually. Once again, B&R AutomationCON will be hosted...

Cable-Driven Robots

Cable-Driven Robots and Digital Twins

Whenever you introduce a new kind of system in a machine design, there’s going to be a set of new engineering challenges to consider. A new system could involve the addition of hydraulic actuators,...

Using Digital Twins

Using Digital Twins after the Pandemic

By all accounts, many of us are in the homestretch of the COVID-19 pandemic. While certain countries continue to experience rising cases, the overall picture is now one of mass-vaccinations, improved treatments, and optimism....

applications for digital twins

Top 4 Applications for Digital Twins

The technology behind digital twins (and virtual commissioning) range widely, so it’s no wonder that these terms have seemed to pop up everywhere in automation recently. In the most general sense of the term,...

Virtual Commissioning Tutorial

Virtual Commissioning Tutorial with B&R Tools

While we finish gathering responses to our virtual commissioning survey, let’s take a deeper look at how virtual commissioning looks with one of our most popular automation vendors – B&R Industrial Automation. Our video...

fixing vibrations on aerial work platforms

Fixing Vibrations on Aerial Work Platforms

While we gather results from all of you on our virtual commissioning survey, there’s some news to share in the world of industrial machines – namely, a company that used virtual commissioning when diagnosing...

Virtual Commissioning Survey

A Virtual Commissioning Survey

Over the last couple years, we’ve covered all the ins and outs of both digital twins and virtual commissioning. Now, it’s time to hear from our community, with a virtual commissioning survey! Take a...

Optimizing Control Strategies

Optimizing Control Strategies For Less

Out of all the use cases for virtual commissioning, optimizing control strategies is a topic that gets a lot of coverage. We’ve spoken before about how this can be done – and why it...

Getting to Mars with Digital Twins

Getting to Mars with Digital Twins

Earlier this month, NASA celebrated the successful landing of their most complicated rover yet – Perseverance. If you were following along, you might be shocked at how smoothly everything went for landing. It would...