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digital twins and virtual commissioning

The Blurring Line between Virtual Commissioning and Digital Twins

This article is a republish of our original article from April 2020, and was one of our most popular. Take another look this week if you haven’t read this article before! FMI, IoT, AR,...

Fix Design Issues with Digital Twins

Fix Design Issues Earlier Using Digital Twins

Imagine yourself in the midst of designing a new product – say, a new kind of aerial working platform for the construction industry. After months or years of work, you’re nearing the finish line,...

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...

Virtual Commissioning Survey

A Virtual Commissioning Survey

Over the last couple years, we’ve covered all the ins and outs of both digital twins and virtual commissioning. Now, it’s time to hear from our community, with a virtual commissioning survey! Take a...

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...

Fixing Motor Burnout

Fixing Motor Burnout with Digital Twins

Last week, we looked at how virtual commissioning could offer a cheaper, faster way to fix machine vibration issues. Fundamentally, this post outlined how digital twins (and virtual commissioning) offer you much more than...

Fixing Machine Vibration Issues

Fixing Machine Vibration Issues for Less

Most of the time here, we talk about virtual commissioning as the means to improve design workflows and embrace future design trends. That’s all true – virtual commissioning is a key technology for manufacturing...

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...