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Control system with application simulation

22 February 2019

The PNOZmulti Configurator Version 10.9 from Pilz is now also available for offline simulation.

Users can simulate a PNOZmulti project completely offline and without hardware. This provides a user-friendly way to detect, analyse and remedy errors at an early stage.

With the simulation function, the user can ensure that their safety control system is configured error-free, even before live application, and that the correct function of the program logic has been verified. This way, Pilz supports the application simulation in handling user programs in a manageable way, despite the growing machine size and increasing degree of automation.

This is said to be particularly beneficial with machines with complex safety devices and close man-machine interaction, where the operator must be protected by comprehensive safety mechanisms that are to be extensively designed.

Simple logic elements, counters, operating modes, etc., are calculated automatically in a first step. Moreover, it is possible to perform a simulation of the overall application, when elements that are not simulated are brought to the required state by forcing the outputs (signal state is firmly assigned). This way, you can save the effort of having to define all the inputs. Simulation reduces the installation costs and supports you in reducing the risks to man and machine.

With the PNOZmulti Configurator, it is easy for users to plan, configure, document or commission. Simple diagnostics and visualisation options help reduce downtime on plants and machines.