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Understanding The Smart Factory Initiative

The Internet of Things (IoT) is everywhere. Products are undergoing a period of mass digitalization, with physical devices increasingly connecting to the online world and gathering and sharing data to help people optimize their...

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Virtual Commissioning is the Solution You Didn’t Know You Needed

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is often good advice. But sometimes a situation is so familiar that it is hard to recognize it as broken – it just feels normal. So here...

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Virtual Commissioning: Making the Case

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...

Virtual Prototyping a Smart Factory

Virtual Prototyping of Production Systems

In today’s smart manufacturing initiatives, everybody’s talking about streaming data from equipment into the cloud and performing analysis, but how do you know if it will work? Let’s talk about virtual prototyping a production...

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Attending VirtualConnect: A Virtual Event Experience

Many industry professionals and event organizers are looking for other options to keep business operating as normal. With the challenges of social distancing and limited travel due to COVID-19, many organizations are rethinking their...

AI & DIgital Twins for Smart Manufacturing

AI and Digital Twins for Smart Manufacturing

How can digital twins and artificial intelligence (AI) be used to develop production systems? Let’s talk about that next. Hey there, and welcome. If you’re looking for guidance on technology-led initiatives, you might want...

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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...