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Graham Jackson

Graham Jackson is a Technical Marketing Manager at Maplesoft. A nanotechnology engineer by education, he’s got a broad background in new technologies across domains. Graham has spent most of his career communicating technical concepts to those outside of the R&D department, and building support for system-level approaches to modeling and simulation.

Creating a Digital Twin

Creating a Digital Twin – Step by Step

For most workflows that use virtual commissioning, creating a digital twin is the first step you’ll need to take. This digital twin can take several different forms, so depending on your application, certain digital...

Understanding Virtual Commissioning

Understanding Virtual Commissioning: A Brief History

Many of our readers are familiar with the general concept of virtual commissioning, and have an understanding of its applications across industries. However, in the pursuit of understanding virtual commissioning in all of its...

Virtual Commissioning Review 2020

Virtual Commissioning Review: 2020 Recap

As we close out 2020 and all look towards a brighter 2021, let’s take some time to look back on what’s happened this year with virtual commissioning. We’ll round out our content here by...

Choosing a Virtual Commissioning Solution

Choosing a Virtual Commissioning Solution – Part 2

Last week, we talked about the fact that there are multiple solutions within the general umbrella terms of digital twins and virtual commissioning. Depending on the nature of your project, and the kind of...

Virtual Commissioning Solutions

How to Choose a Virtual Commissioning Solution

As 2020 wraps up, you’ve no doubt been exposed to talk of digital twins and virtual commissioning. Perhaps you attended one of several key automation events this year (some of which are still online),...

Automation Events Still Online for 2020

Automation Events in 2020 are Still Online

As we move to wrap up 2020, there are few automation events remaining in the year. For all we’ve missed with physical events – the networking, the physical booths, and more – virtual events...

Increasing Machine Output with Virtual Commissioning

Increasing Machine Throughput – Niigon Machines

There are many ways of increasing machine throughput with virtual commissioning – and they’re not all created equal. Virtual commissioning – the model-based testing and validation of PLC code – can give engineers precise,...

Productive in the Pandemic

Staying Productive in the Pandemic: Manufacturing Report

With lockdowns, travel restrictions, and a host of other shakeups to our everyday lives, staying productive in the pandemic has been top of mind for all of us. By now, we’ve all got some...

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...