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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...
Optimizing Control Strategies

Optimizing Control Strategies For Less

Out of all the use cases for virtual commissioning, optimizing control strategies is a topic that gets a lot of coverage. We’ve spoken before about how this can be done – and why it...
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...
Optimizing Machine Design

Optimizing Machine Design with a Digital Twin

Last week, we used an example to demonstrate how to create a digital twin that can be used for machine-level design improvements, and ultimately become the test platform for virtual commissioning. Before getting right...
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),...