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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...
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,...
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 –...
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Case Study: Virtual Commissioning an Injection Molding Machine

Many engineering organizations face major challenges when designing and delivering new products. This includes the discovery of design issues late in development that bring unbudgeted costs and delays, especially if design issues arise during...
Top 5 reasons your automation projects need simulation

Top 5 Reasons Your Automation Projects Need Simulation

At this point in 2020, you’d be hard-pressed to attend an industrial automation conference without seeing “simulation” and “virtual commissioning” dotted across technical sessions, keynote speeches, and exhibitor messaging. The increase of this language...