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Virtual commissioning – plant expansion without interrupting production

Portfolio: Automation, Digitalization
Industries: Plant Engineering and Machine Tool Industry, Automotive


In the automotive industry, actual plant expansion within a 3-day period without stopping production thanks to effective designing and fast assembly on site at the end customer’s by Kiener Maschinenbau, with the support of virtual commissioning by HEITEC.


Initial on-site commissioning would have required a continuous period of around three weeks. Originally, only one week was available. Ultimately, only 3 days were available due to additional site-dependent measures.

Because HEITEC commissioned the plant on the digital model, many engineering services could be performed in parallel and the plant could be handed over within the specified time period with the appropriate quality level and requisite availability.


  • Significant time and cost savings
  • Risk minimization
  • Use of tested software