Control system testing can be complicated and costly for many reasons and often controls testing cannot begin until the system is physically complete and installed. Replacing real hardware with Emulate3D equipment, from e-F@ctory partner Emulate3D Ltd, helps users to identify and focus on issues with the control system. As offline controls testing can be carried out early in the project cycle, Emulate3D even provides the possibility of making layout or operational changes to improve the system without disrupting production.
Models can be generated from data read from CAD files, flat files or databases, automating the creation process and eliminating build errors at a stroke. Proposed control system changes to existing systems can be reliably tested while the system continues to produce in its current configuration. By using power consumption meters, you can even minimise your system’s carbon footprint.