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...

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...

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Virtual Commissioning in Germany

The manufacturing and automation industry has become a fast-evolving, competitive market. Product requirement demands are always increasing, making the adoption of new techniques a key requirement for success. The German automotive industry has been...

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Virtual Commissioning in the Packaging Industry

New product delivery has become more challenging in recent years, in many ways. Consumers now expect endless variation in products. This means manufacturers must be more flexible in creating new products and the new...

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The Blurring Line between Virtual Commissioning and Digital Twins

FMI, IoT, AR, VR, MBD, digital thread. What do they stand for? People can feel like they are drowning in TLAs (three-letter acronyms) and other unintelligible terms. Not only that, but the meaning of...

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The Digital Thread: Is It Applicable to Virtual Commissioning?

Digitization is complicated. Every such project relies on the coordination and confluence of many different components – and those components aren’t just technical in nature. You have to manage your people, processes, and technologies...

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Case Study: Motor Sizing with a Digital Twin

For over 40 years, Stoppil Industrie has created machinery for managing liquids during manufacturing. Stoppil was initially founded as a small company that produced water flow meters and now produces an entire range of filling,...

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MBSE and Virtual Commissioning: Do the Two Intersect?

The digital revolution is upon us – in virtually every global industry. Products today are smarter than ever, embedded with complex technology and architectures.  Things like nanotechnology, compact sensors, and small printed circuit boards...