Virtual Commissioning

A Digital Twin for Manufacturing Systems

Virtual commissioning

Virtual commissioning uses 3D technology to create a simulation model of a factory floor process so that changes and upgrades can be tested before they are implemented to actual plant systems.

Digital Twin Benefits

This virtual environment allows a manufacturing automation controls engineer to validate programmable logic controller (PLC) and human- machine interface (HMI) code before they are downloaded to real equipment; therefore, testing the tooling, robots, transfer lines and other equipment that comprise highly automated manufacturing systems.

Benefits of Virtual Commissioning

 By simulating and validating the automation equipment virtually, it can be confirmed that the equipment will work as expected--significantly reducing system installation cost and startup time. This approach can also lead to better software quality and increased safety

Virtual Commissioning for Plant Process

•By means of virtual commissioning, manufacturing systems, real plants as well as their related control programs can be tested before being constructed

•Debugging and correction efforts will be significantly reduced during implementing and running the real industrial applications

Digital Twins for Machinery

By means of digital models, computer-aided planning and design, computer-aided engineering, associated software tools and with the aid of integrated data management, the “Digital Factory” would permit integrated planning, simulation and validation of manufacturing processes and systems

Virtual Commissioning Demo

Virtual commissioning for Process Industries

TWINCAT Digital Twin

Virtual Commissioning with Beckhoff PLC