You need a way to speed up commissioning, reduce risks and maintain productivity without impacting current production. Virtual commissioning is the answer.
Your deadlines are approaching fast and your equipment needs reprogramming. But the factory floor is already engaged in another project and may not be done in time to meet your scheduling.
The Power of Digital
Today’s virtual commissioning solutions are able to speed up commissioning by simulating an exact replica of your factory in the virtual realm, including automated motion over time, so that all technical issues can be solved in advance. You get to run the factory before you run the actual factory.
Virtual commissioning allows you to fully test prior to installing the physical line to:
- Integrate all automation assets (robots, PLCs, motors, drives)
- Adjust parameters for different simulations to optimize for the real world
- Eliminate need for reprogramming - testing and actual software are identical
- Reduce need for real-life adjustments during installation
ABB Ability™ virtual commissioning solutions save time, reduce risk and increase engineering productivity in the development and operation of industrial automation systems. They provide benefits at every stage of the automation lifecycle. Integrators can test design concepts, save engineering and commissioning time and de-risk projects. In the virtual setting, machine operators can improve training and test configurations offline.
Our solutions include virtual drive tuning to compose the automation of the machine or process, and enhancements of existing 3D designs with kinematical and physical models. It has a virtual reality interface which enables effective operator training.