The control design is a critical task in the development of new products and automation processes. Bad control systems can lead to performance and safety issues, and cause costly equipment failures. The increasing complexity of products and processes makes it harder to test them physically. The solution is to use simulation-based methods in design, verification, and validation activities. Virtual commissioning helps you to develop reliable and optimized PLC code!

Enabling the Industry 4.0 vision

Virtual commissioning is essential to the Industry 4.0 vision. It makes it possible to virtually test both the process and its controls without access to the actual plant. Modern simulation environments allow you to run the controls as Model-in-the-Loop (MiL), Software-in-the-Loop (SiL), or Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiL) depending on where you are in the development process. You can even add an operator to the loop, turning it into a solid solution for operator training.

Why virtual commissioning?

  • Reduce costs and lead times
  • Deal with increasing complexity
  • Improve performance and safety
  • Optimize controls and PLC code
  • Enable operator training

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What is Industry 4.0?

Industry 4.0 is the fourth industrial revolution and refers to the digitalization of manufacturing and automation processes. The vision comprises increasing use of data analytics, Internet-of-Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), simulation, etc.

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