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...

Automation Events of 2023

If you’re in the automation industry, it’s no secret that you want to be at the right trade shows and events to expand your business. As the manufacturing industry shifts their budgets from virtual...

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Automation Industry Trends 2020

Industry Trends in Automation for 2023

I had the opportunity to sit down with our resident experts in the automation industry: Chris Harduwar, VP of Strategic Solutions at Maplesoft, and Chad Schmitke, Director of MapleSim Development. We had a great...

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Using Digital Twins to Correct Machine Performance Issues in the Field

When creating a new product – say, a new kind of aerial working platform for the construction industry – designers are now used to using CAE and digital models to develop and validate the...

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digital twins and virtual commissioning

The Blurring Line between Virtual Commissioning and Digital Twins

This article is a republish of our original article from April 2020, and was one of our most popular. Take another look this week if you haven’t read this article before! FMI, IoT, AR,...

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Digital Twins for Mechatronics

Using Digital Twins for Mechatronics

This is a case study that was originally published at maplesoft.com – visit their site to see the full story. In almost every aspect of life today, new and complex technologies exist to improve...

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New to Virtual Commissioning

New to Virtual Commissioning? Try This.

If you’re still new to virtual commissioning, know you’re not alone. In the past 5 years, virtual commissioning technologies have started to really gain traction through industrial automation. And while the solutions are now...

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ROI for Virtual Commissioning

The ROI for Virtual Commissioning

Virtual commissioning promises a lot of value. Engineers can explore various alternatives while developing production systems. Virtual commissioning helps them avoid long nights of physical commissioning during installation. This tech-led initiative can save engineers...

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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...

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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,...

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