The pandemic has caused mass disruption for manufacturers. Organizations had to quickly adopt digital work approaches, pivot their business models and adapt to remote work. This post shares how business are making the shift to a remote workforce and new digital initiatives.
Using VR and AR for Virtual Commissioning
Virtual reality and augmented reality are used in a variety of industrial settings, allowing manufacturers to visualize entities either in a virtual environment or the real world. Engineers can demonstrate a machine’s design and operation using VR. VR and AR can benefit the world of manufacturing, but throw virtual commissioning into the mix, and an entirely new world of possibilities presents itself.
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 daily lives. This post highlights some of these smart factory initiatives and explains the impact they have across a factory floor.
How to Get Started with Virtual Commissioning
The value-added benefits are clear. But many organizations don’t know where to start when it comes to virtual commissioning. The implementation process is complex; it’s more than downloading a piece of software and expecting staff to master it immediately. Reaping the full rewards of virtual commissioning requires a measured and staged approach.
Virtual Commissioning: Making the Case
Virtual commissioning promises a lot of value. Engineers can explore various alternatives while developing production systems. This tech-led initiative can save engineers vast amounts of time. Yet, that doesn’t mean a company’s chief financial officer is going to approve the financial investment that virtual commissioning requires.
What does a good cost justification look like?
AI and Digital Twins for Smart Manufacturing
How can you use digital twins and artificial intelligence to help with the development of production systems that you see in plants and facilities? Obviously, there is a big movement with smart manufacturing to stream data from equipment on the shop floor; trying to improve product quality, trying to improve throughput, and trying to shorten the time to commission production systems. We’ll talk about how all that intersects.
Virtual Commissioning in Germany
Today, powerful modeling tools and compatible information standards make virtual commissioning accessible to all manufacturers. This article summarizes the state of the art in virtual commissioning, much of it developed by German researchers.
Virtual Commissioning in the Packaging Industry
Many companies want to upgrade commissioning processes with new technology, to increase efficiency and help gain or maintain their competitive edge. Learn how one packaging company has used virtual commissioning to support their digital transformation.
The Blurring Line between Virtual Commissioning and Digital Twins
The lines are blurring between virtual commissioning and digital twins. In this article, we’ll discuss each of these simulation techniques, when and how they are implemented and the impact of virtual commissioning and digital twin’s on today’s production systems.