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...

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...

Virtual Events in Automation for 2020

Virtual Events in Automation for 2020

Virtual events are the new normal for 2020, and the automation industry has shifted many events online this year. While virtual events in automation aren’t quite the same as the traditional events we’re used...

Paths to Value - Virtual Commissioning

What are the Paths to Value for Virtual Commissioning?

Virtual commissioning provides manufacturers with many paths to value, including a range of proven and tangible time, cost, and resource benefits. Through the provision of this simulation framework, manufacturers can reduce the timescales associated...

A Virtual Commissioning Example: Increasing Output by 25%

Many people have heard the benefits of virtual commissioning by now – increased output, cheaper commissioning costs, and higher-performing machines. These benefits sound great on paper, but they’re only real when we see examples...

changes for virtual commissioning

Changes to Practices and Processes in Virtual Commissioning

Virtual commissioning is the practice of using simulation and modeling to test and verify new production systems, or proposed changes to existing ones. In virtual commissioning, manufacturers debug the logic and programming of HMI...