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Graham Jackson is a contributor to 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.

Using Digital Twins to Correct Machine Performance Issues in the Field

When creating a new product – say, a new kind of aerial working platform for the construction industry – designers are now used to using CAE and digital models to develop and validate the...

Digital Twins for Mechatronics

Using Digital Twins for Mechatronics

This is a case study that was originally published at – visit their site to see the full story. In almost every aspect of life today, new and complex technologies exist to improve...

New to Virtual Commissioning

New to Virtual Commissioning? Try This.

If you’re still new to virtual commissioning, know you’re not alone. In the past 5 years, virtual commissioning technologies have started to really gain traction through industrial automation. And while the solutions are now...

ROI for Virtual Commissioning

The ROI for Virtual Commissioning

Virtual commissioning promises a lot of value. Engineers can explore various alternatives while developing production systems. Virtual commissioning helps them avoid long nights of physical commissioning during installation. This tech-led initiative can save engineers...

Vibration Control of a Warehousing Cable Robot

Vibration Control of a Warehousing Cable Robot

A few weeks ago, we covered some top applications of digital twins, including large scale robots, injection molding machines, and more. These applications relate to the dynamic, physics-based digital twins that we focus on...

Cable-Driven Robots

Cable-Driven Robots and Digital Twins

Whenever you introduce a new kind of system in a machine design, there’s going to be a set of new engineering challenges to consider. A new system could involve the addition of hydraulic actuators,...

Using Digital Twins

Using Digital Twins after the Pandemic

By all accounts, many of us are in the homestretch of the COVID-19 pandemic. While certain countries continue to experience rising cases, the overall picture is now one of mass-vaccinations, improved treatments, and optimism....

applications for digital twins

Top 4 Applications for Digital Twins

The technology behind digital twins (and virtual commissioning) range widely, so it’s no wonder that these terms have seemed to pop up everywhere in automation recently. In the most general sense of the term,...

Virtual Commissioning Tutorial

Virtual Commissioning Tutorial with B&R Tools

While we finish gathering responses to our virtual commissioning survey, let’s take a deeper look at how virtual commissioning looks with one of our most popular automation vendors – B&R Industrial Automation. Our video...

fixing vibrations on aerial work platforms

Fixing Vibrations on Aerial Work Platforms

While we gather results from all of you on our virtual commissioning survey, there’s some news to share in the world of industrial machines – namely, a company that used virtual commissioning when diagnosing...