17 June 2020

The Latest Learning and Training from Siemens available virtually: “DigitalTwin@Education” Virtual commissioning of a provided virtual 3D plant model

The Siemens Cooperates with Education program offers discounted product, free instructor training, and free curriculum for educators teaching advanced manufacturing and related concepts.

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A digital twin is a digital representation of a physical product or process and is used to understand and predict performance characteristics before implementation into its physical environment. We mostly think of companies implementing digital twin technology because it can save time and money for them.  Digital twin technology can also be used in academia to expose students to the concept and Industry 4.0 machines and software.

Virtual commissioning is one common use of a digital twin. Companies can virtually commission a plant or production line to detect and prevent errors before delivery and installation. Virtual commissioning consists of a virtual controller and a digital model.  The interaction between the two validates the behavior and functionality. This type of model is a Software-in-Loop (SiL) method where all components are simulated and are not connected to any hardware.

Digital twin online learning opportunities are available for public educational and R&D institutions through Siemens Cooperates with Education (SCE).  Within the available digital twin content, there are several modules available including a virtual commissioning module using a 3D sorting plant model. Students are given hands on experience on virtual commissioning using software that they will potentially use when they graduate from their academic institution.

Detailed lessons, including the virtual commissioning module, are available here.

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