The way I understand it, commissioning a machine refers to installing all of its systems and subsystems, making sure everything is running properly, testing it with an initial batch, documenting the processes and then, finally, handing over the machine over to the customer.
Is this everything? Is there more?
The reason I'm asking is that I'm trying to find a translation for German Inbetriebnahme, which is being used as a chapter header in several user's manuals for the parts that help make up the machine, e.g. drives/motors, HMI panels, etc. Literally, the German means "Putting into operation", but doesn't really distinguish so much between "first commissioning" and "just getting the thing running at any point". It therefore includes things like installation, first switch-on, etc. but also replacing modules, changing settings, etc., i.e. things that happen after "first commissioning".
So I guess my questions are:
Commissioning in English only has to do with the very first time that a machine is put into operation, correct?
The individual components themselves are not commissioned per sé; they are installed and then included as part of the overall "commissioning" of the machine, correct?
Am I missing anything? Thanks for any info!!