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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...
Getting to Mars with Digital Twins

Getting to Mars with Digital Twins

Earlier this month, NASA celebrated the successful landing of their most complicated rover yet – Perseverance. If you were following along, you might be shocked at how smoothly everything went for landing. It would...
Developing Robot Models

Developing Robot Models with Digital Twins

This week, we’re highlighting a case study from ABB Robotics. They were developing robot models, using digital twin to speed up their development processes. The tool used by ABB for model creation was MapleSim...
Fixing Motor Burnout

Fixing Motor Burnout with Digital Twins

Last week, we looked at how virtual commissioning could offer a cheaper, faster way to fix machine vibration issues. Fundamentally, this post outlined how digital twins (and virtual commissioning) offer you much more than...
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...
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,...

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...