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Success Story

Simulation of an automatic assembly line

Simulation and control

The advantage of simulation software is the possibility to test real applications in a software environment on your local PC. This helps to reduce the downtime of the plant and offers several opportunities when debugging the PLC-software. At Quality Automation we provide innovative software solutions, and therefore we constructed a test-application on which we can validate and verify our PLC-software. The used simulation-tool „virtuos“ is provided by the company of ISG — Industrielle Steuerungssoftware GmbH — Stuttgart. With this tool one can create a simulation and a visualization of the application – the process can be viewed as a 3D-modell.

The assembly line

As application we simulated an automatic assembly line. Process: Several different components are placed on a workpiece carrier. After that placement the carrier is encapsulated with a housing. The components and the carrier are located in storages and can be integrated into the process by conveyor belts. The component placement and the encapsulation are performed by SCARA-Robots. During a process cycle the workpiece carriers are placed on transport carriers and after the encapsulation they are separated from each other. That separation and the storage process are executed by additional SCARA-Robots. The PLC-System “TwinCAT” of the Beckhoff company was used to control the simulation.

Hardware in the loop

Because of the real-time capability of virtuos, it is possible to create a real image of the manufacturing process. The PLC-programs can be tested on the simulation, failures can be found an eliminated even before the real commissioning. In this project, we were able to successfully validate and verify our PLC-programs on the simulation.

Contact Person
QA Mitarbeiter Jochen Okon
Jochen Okon, M. Eng
Specializations: Control Engineering
Customer profile

ISG Industrielle Steuerungstechnik GmbH Rosenbergstrasse 28 D‑70174 Stuttgart
ISG-virtuos is a PC software solution for the simulation of machines and plants, coupled to real control engineering. It is possible to develop, test and to start-up control solutions at any time within the development phase of a machine or plant. ISG-virtuos is suitable for many users such as control, drive machine and plant manufacturers as well as operators.

ISG Stuttgart