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 Commissioning with B&R Industrial Automation

Virtual Commissioning with B&R Industrial Automation

This is a companion piece to Virtual Commissioning with Rockwell Automation, created for those who use tools from B&R. Be sure to choose the article that’s relevant to your automation tools! How does it...

Rockwell Automation Fair At Home has gone virtual

Rockwell Automation Fair At Home – What’s New with Virtual Commissioning?

In any other year, November marks one of Rockwell Automation’s largest events – Automation Fair. This year, the all-virtual event – Rockwell Automation Fair At Home – will take its place. While we can’t...

Manufacturing in the Pandemic

Manufacturing in the Pandemic: How to Shift to a Remote Workforce

The pandemic has impacted every aspect of our daily lives, as social distancing measures and repeated lockdowns have kept us all apart. We’ve all had to accept a new normal – manufacturing in the...

Virtual Commissioning with Rockwell Automation

Virtual Commissioning with Rockwell Automation

How does it look to implement virtual commissioning with Rockwell Automation hardware and software? Depending on the tools you use for machine design, the specific ways to adopt virtual commissioning will look different. As...

Types of Digital Twins for Simulations

Types of Digital Twins – Finding your Fit

Which types of digital twins make the most sense for your project? If you were to simply search for digital twins online, you’ll soon find that there’s many different versions of the concept –...

The ROI of Virtual Commissioning

How to Calculate the ROI of Virtual Commissioning

Return on investment (ROI) calculations are notoriously difficult. But as budget constraints grow ever tighter in every industry, these calculations are increasingly essential. How can we try and calculate the ROI of virtual commissioning?...

Challenges to Virtual Commissioning

Challenges to Virtual Commissioning

What are some of the biggest challenges to virtual commissioning? Let’s talk about that next.  Okay, so what are some of the biggest challenges when you go to deploy a virtual commissioning type of...

Use Cases for the Digital Twin

Use Cases for the Digital Twin: From Planning to Operations

There’s no doubt about it: digital twins are becoming more popular across multiple industries. Today, use cases for the digital twin are found throughout the whole range of activities from planning to operation. What...

Smart Manufacturing Acquire Skills

Smart Manufacturing: How to Acquire the Skills you Need to Succeed

Whether you refer to it as smart manufacturing or Industry 4.0, one thing is clear: This emerging—and evolving—field is here to stay. With heralded benefits like improved productivity, efficiency, and quality across production, smart...

Digital Transformation and Virtual Commissioning Video

Digital Transformation and Virtual Commissioning

How does virtual commissioning play into digital transformation? It’s a term almost everybody is using nowadays. Let’s talk about that next. So, let’s talk about digital transformation and virtual commissioning. They’re both initiatives, although...