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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...
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Virtual Commissioning in Germany

The manufacturing and automation industry has become a fast-evolving, competitive market. Product requirement demands are always increasing, making the adoption of new techniques a key requirement for success. The German automotive industry has been...
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Virtual Commissioning in the Packaging Industry

New product delivery has become more challenging in recent years, in many ways. Consumers now expect endless variation in products. This means manufacturers must be more flexible in creating new products and the new...
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The Blurring Line between Virtual Commissioning and Digital Twins

FMI, IoT, AR, VR, MBD, digital thread. What do they stand for? People can feel like they are drowning in TLAs (three-letter acronyms) and other unintelligible terms. Not only that, but the meaning of...
digital thread and virtual commissioning

The Digital Thread: Is It Applicable to Virtual Commissioning?

Digitization is complicated. Every such project relies on the coordination and confluence of many different components – and those components aren’t just technical in nature. You have to manage your people, processes, and technologies...
using a Digital Twin for machines that manage liquids

Case Study: Motor Sizing with a Digital Twin

For over 40 years, Stoppil Industrie has created machinery for managing liquids during manufacturing. Stoppil was initially founded as a small company that produced water flow meters and now produces an entire range of filling,...
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MBSE and Virtual Commissioning: Do the Two Intersect?

The digital revolution is upon us – in virtually every global industry. Products today are smarter than ever, embedded with complex technology and architectures.  Things like nanotechnology, compact sensors, and small printed circuit boards...
Automation Industry Trends 2020

Automation Industry Trends for 2020

I had the opportunity to sit down with our resident experts in the automation industry: Chris Harduwar, VP of Business Development at Maplesoft, and Chad Schmitke, Director of MapleSim Development. We had a great...
Digital Twins of Production Systems

Digital Twins of Production Systems: 1D? 3D? What is the Best Fit?

Commissioning production systems is no easy task. The effort is complex. The schedule is short. Everyone wants to minimize downtime in facilities and plants. Getting a head start on commissioning through virtual methods instead...
Predictive Maintenance: Getting the most out of your Digital Twin

Predictive Maintenance: Getting the most out of your Digital Twin

 In manufacturing, most companies are already following a preventive maintenance schedule, but introducing a predictive maintenance strategy saves time and reduces costs. As an example, first consider the economy car you may have purchased...