A standardization approach to Virtual Commissioning strategies in complex production environments
Journal article, 2020

The ongoing industrial revolution puts high demands on the component manufacturers and suppliers to meet the tough requirements set by the development industries to follow the technological advancement of highly digitalized factories with more future-oriented applications as Virtual Commissioning for cyber-physical systems. This paper provides a production system lifecycle assessment regarding the technical specification strategies using Virtual Commissioning for implementation and integration of new systems or plants and its predicted future challenges. With the use of standards and a common language practice between a purchaser/contractor procurement situation and across the different technical disciplines internally and externally, the implementation strategies is reiterated to achieve a new sustainable business model. The paper investigates different types of production systems and how a defined classification framework of different levels of Virtual Commissioning can connect the implementation requirements to a desired solution. This strategy includes aspects of standardization, communication, process lifecycle, and predicted cost parameters.

industry 4.0

cyber-physical systems

implementation strategies

virtual commissioning



Anton Albo

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Systems and control, Automation

Volvo Cars

Petter Falkman

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Systems and control, Automation

Procedia Manufacturing

2351-9789 (eISSN)

Vol. 51 1251-1258

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Software Engineering


Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance




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