Faster productivity: Reduce time to market with virtual commissioning

Webcast has help for next-generation machine design, simulation, and control collaboration with a software demonstration, showing how to use a digital twin for virtual commissioning. Also see advice below.

By Scott Felber and Ken Sears May 13, 2022
Courtesy: Siemens

 

Learning Objectives

  • Explore how the digital twin speeds up your time to market
  • Understand how to have automation engineers involved from day one
  • Learn how to increase the quality of machine design.

Manufacturers increasingly are allowing machine builders less time to perform physical machine commissioning. Digital twin, simulation-design software can help machine builders exceed such demands.

By using a digital twin and virtual commissioning, machine builders can reduce costs and time to market, and harness the layers of complexity and data in machine design. They can create a 3D computer-aided design (CAD) model of a machine that simulates the machine’s real behavior, with the simulations controlled by a virtual programmable logic controller (PLC). With these tools, mechanical, electrical and automation engineers can work collaboratively to increase first-time quality and reduce the time required for physical commissioning.

Scott Felber, NX product engineering software marketing manager, and Ken Sears, director of NX new markets product management, both with Siemens Digital Industries Software, discuss these machine design challenges, concepts and advantages and demonstrate enabling software in the May 18, 2022, Control Engineering webcast, “Reduce Time to Market with Virtual Commissioning.”

Scott Felber, NX product engineering software marketing manager, and Ken Sears, director of NX new markets product management, both with Siemens Digital Industries Software, explain advances in machine design and advantages of digital twins and simulation in a May 18, 2022, Control Engineering webcast. Courtesy: Siemens

Scott Felber, NX product engineering software marketing manager, and Ken Sears, director of NX new markets product management, both with Siemens Digital Industries Software, explain advances in machine design and advantages of digital twins and simulation in a May 18, 2022, Control Engineering webcast. Courtesy: Siemens

The webcast is archived for a year after the live event.

During the webcast, Mechatronics Concept Designer software will demonstrate how to drive a process from concept to virtual commissioning. This will allow machine builders to embrace the digital twin and reduce time to market.

Learning objectives include digital twin advantages for machine builders

Webcast learning objectives are to:

  • See how the digital twin speeds up your time to market
  • How to have automation engineers involved from day one
  • Increase the quality of your machine design.

Machine builder digitalization strategy needs to include consideration of the whole machine, seamlessly, from theoretical concept, to the machine in assembly, through operation, upgrades, and the end of machine life. Software that uses one digital twin model eliminates the need to re-enter data into other systems. It also becomes easier to manage costs across assemblies, part manufacturing, and commissioning, to maximize revenue with proactive service, replacement part response and upgrades to the machines, explained Felber and Sears.

Machine builder digitalization strategy needs to include consideration of the whole machine, seamlessly, from theoretical concept, to the machine in assembly, through operation, upgrades, and ultimately the end of machine life. Software using one digital twin model, like Mechatronics Concept Designer from Siemens, can help machine builders across these areas, explained Scott Felber, NX product engineering software marketing manager, and Ken Sears, Director of NX new markets product management, both with Siemens Digital Industries Software, in a May 18, 2022, Control Engineering webcast. Courtesy: Siemens

Machine builder digitalization strategy needs to include consideration of the whole machine, seamlessly, from theoretical concept, to the machine in assembly, through operation, upgrades, and ultimately the end of machine life. Software using one digital twin model, like Mechatronics Concept Designer from Siemens, can help machine builders across these areas, explained Scott Felber, NX product engineering software marketing manager, and Ken Sears, Director of NX new markets product management, both with Siemens Digital Industries Software, in a May 18, 2022, Control Engineering webcast. Courtesy: Siemens

With collaborative design, issues requiring modification are found earlier in the machine lifecycle, in the planning stage where cost for correction is lowest (rather than in development, startup or operation).

Multi-disciplinary engineering reduces time from ideas to a delivered machine, by speeding collaboration between mechanical, electrical and automation domains.

Complex plant-system simulations may include machines, processes, conveyors, sensors, robotics and automated guided vehicles (AGVs).

Videos, examples and demonstrations help explain more concepts in the webcast, showing how to move from an idea to concept design and evaluation, virtual commissioning, real commissioning and production.

Scott Felber is NX product engineering software marketing manager, and Ken Sears is director of NX new markets product management, both with Siemens Digital Industries Software. Edited by Mark T. Hoske, content manager, Control Engineering, CFE Media and Technology, mhoske@cfemedia.com.

KEYWORDS: Machine design, digital twin, machine simulation software

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Author Bio: Scott Felber, NX product engineering software marketing manager, and Ken Sears, director of NX new markets product management, both with Siemens Digital Industries Software