Controls Emulation Process & Considerations
The controls emulation process starts when a project is released for build. Using Emulate3D, Bastian Solutions controls engineers use real input and sequences from the PLC connection to view, pause, analyze, review and adjust the way that the technology, like conveyors, will operate in the warehouse.
Throughout the process, the following are some of the parameters that can be reviewed:
- Throughput speed
- Motors and sensors
- Dimensions for hardware, products or materials handled
We can calculate and refine throughput rates, identify bottlenecks, and smooth out start up details. The final step in the process is to mate the digital twin or emulation with actual machine code, running on the same PLC that will be installed onsite.