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...

Adopting virtual commissioning

Why are Manufacturers Adopting Virtual Commissioning?

Technology is driving dramatic transformation in the manufacturing sector. The rise of the internet of things (IoT), automation, advancing digitization, and electrification are propelling the industry forward and helping manufacturers deliver a vast range...

material handling system emulate3d virtual commissioning

Virtual Commissioning for Material Handling Systems

An Interview with Emulate3D, a Rockwell Automation company In the ever-evolving world of automation machinery, model-based technologies are finding their way into more and more aspects of design and production. For some, these models...

how to get started with virtual commissioning

How to Get Started with Virtual Commissioning

Virtual commissioning adds real value to savvy organizations. It uses simulation approaches to test production systems in the virtual world, before companies commission systems physically. Engineers are free to explore and optimize new ideas...

Smart factory

Understanding The Smart Factory Initiative

The Internet of Things (IoT) is everywhere. Products are undergoing a period of mass digitalization, with physical devices increasingly connecting to the online world and gathering and sharing data to help people optimize their...

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Virtual Commissioning is the Solution You Didn’t Know You Needed

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is often good advice. But sometimes a situation is so familiar that it is hard to recognize it as broken – it just feels normal. So here...

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Virtual Commissioning: Making the Case

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...

Virtual Prototyping a Smart Factory

Virtual Prototyping of Production Systems

In today’s smart manufacturing initiatives, everybody’s talking about streaming data from equipment into the cloud and performing analysis, but how do you know if it will work? Let’s talk about virtual prototyping a production...

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Attending VirtualConnect: A Virtual Event Experience

Many industry professionals and event organizers are looking for other options to keep business operating as normal. With the challenges of social distancing and limited travel due to COVID-19, many organizations are rethinking their...

AI & DIgital Twins for Smart Manufacturing

AI and Digital Twins for Smart Manufacturing

How can digital twins and artificial intelligence (AI) be used to develop production systems? Let’s talk about that next. Hey there, and welcome. If you’re looking for guidance on technology-led initiatives, you might want...

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Case Study: Virtual Commissioning an Injection Molding Machine

Many engineering organizations face major challenges when designing and delivering new products. This includes the discovery of design issues late in development that bring unbudgeted costs and delays, especially if design issues arise during...