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...

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,...

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...

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...

ROKLive 2021 Preview

ROKLive 2021: What to Expect

We’re now in the homestretch of pandemic-related virtual events, with in-person events returning later this year. There are still a handful of high-profile automation events staying virtual for now, however. One of the key...

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...

Fix Design Issues with Digital Twins

Fix Design Issues Earlier Using Digital Twins

Imagine yourself in the midst of designing a new product – say, a new kind of aerial working platform for the construction industry. After months or years of work, you’re nearing the finish line,...

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....