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...

What is FMI, how is it related to Virtual Commissioning?

What is FMI? How is it related to Virtual Commissioning?

Organizations are under increasing pressure to minimize the downtime of their manufacturing facilities and plants. This is especially challenging when they are commissioning systems for assembly lines and cells. Virtual commissioning, a model-based approach,...

The Role of a Component Library in Virtual Commissioning

The Role of a Component Library in Virtual Commissioning

Commissioning is a vital tool in the development of today’s manufacturing systems. Over the last decade, it has helped alleviate financial and time pressures on organizations that are trying to minimize downtime at their...

Digital Twin: top 5 Benefits

Top 5 Benefits of Digital Twins

In the age of Industry 4.0, digital twins help bridge the gap between the physical and digital worlds. A digital twin is a dynamic, virtual representation of a corresponding physical product. These models range...

What is a Digital Twin for Virtual Commissioning?

What is a Digital Twin for Virtual Commissioning?

There’s no doubt about it: today’s production systems are becoming incredibly complex. Machinery, cells, lines, and entire facilities leveraged new and innovative sensors, electronics and programmable logic controllers (PLC) to do some pretty amazing...

Rockwell Automation Fair 2019 in Chicago, IL

Three Reasons You Should Attend Rockwell Automation Fair 2019

Are you an Automation expert looking to expand your network? Or are looking you looking for the latest technology for your company? The Automation Fair by Rockwell Automation is the automation event of the...

What is the value of virtual commissioning?

Video Post: What is the Value of Virtual Commissioning?

What’s the Value of Virtual Commissioning? Let’s talk about that next. Okay, so what is the value of virtual commissioning? So I think to have a good rounded conversation around this, we really need...

What is virtual commissioning?

What is Virtual Commissioning?

In the simplest terms, virtual commissioning is the practice of using “virtual” simulation technology to “commission”—design, install or test—control software with a virtual machine model before you connect it to the real system. While commissioning is a crucial part of the process, it typically occurs rather late in development. And while it accounts for only 25% of development time, it’s during this phase that most of the delays occur (Hoffmann et al. 2010). In fact, it’s predicted that...