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 Industry Trends 2020

Automation Industry Trends for 2020

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

Software for smart connected products

Developing Software for Production Systems vs. Smart, Connected Products

In our hyper-digitized times, more companies than ever before employ software in smart, connected products. For some, that software drives automation in complex production systems in manufacturing, packaging, and other factory environments. For others,...

Hybrid Digital Twin for Virtual Commissioning

Hybrid Digital Twin for Virtual Commissioning

Virtual commissioning is a valuable approach to test and verify software for production systems. It allows engineers to digitally test their software early in the development process to proactively find and fix any issues,...

What is a Digital Twin of a Production System and Why Would You Want to Use it?

Video Post: What is a Digital Twin of a Production System and Why Would You Want to Use it?

What is a Digital Twin of a Production System and Why Would You Want to Use it? Let’s talk about that next. Okay, so what is the value of virtual commissioning? So I think...

Automation Events 2020

Automation Events of 2020

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. Attending trade shows can provide your company with opportunities...

Digital Twins of Production Systems

Digital Twins of Production Systems: 1D? 3D? What is the Best Fit?

Commissioning production systems is no easy task. The effort is complex. The schedule is short. Everyone wants to minimize downtime in facilities and plants. Getting a head start on commissioning through virtual methods instead...

Predictive Maintenance: Getting the most out of your Digital Twin

Predictive Maintenance: Getting the most out of your Digital Twin

 In manufacturing, most companies are already following a preventive maintenance schedule, but introducing a predictive maintenance strategy saves time and reduces costs. As an example, first consider the economy car you may have purchased...

What is FMI, how is it related to Virtual Commissioning?

What is FMI? How is it related to Virtual Commissioning?

Organizations are under increasing pressure to minimize the downtime of their manufacturing facilities and plants. This is especially challenging when they are commissioning systems for assembly lines and cells. Virtual commissioning, a model-based approach,...

The Role of a Component Library in Virtual Commissioning

The Role of a Component Library in Virtual Commissioning

Commissioning is a vital tool in the development of today’s manufacturing systems. Over the last decade, it has helped alleviate financial and time pressures on organizations that are trying to minimize downtime at their...

Digital Twin: top 5 Benefits

Top 5 Benefits of Digital Twins

In the age of Industry 4.0, digital twins help bridge the gap between the physical and digital worlds. A digital twin is a dynamic, virtual representation of a corresponding physical product. These models range...