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Virtual commissioning of automation programs

09.10.2013
• New version 7.1 of Simit simulation framework
• New libraries and templates for the manufacturing and process industries
• Extended data interfaces for third-party software
• Visualization in 3D

The Siemens Industry Automation Division has equipped the Simit simulation framework for the virtual commissioning of Simatic-based automation solutions with new functions in version 7.1. The Simit Contec library was added to the pre-assembled software components and models.


The Siemens Industry Automation Division has equipped the Simit simulation framework for the virtual commissioning of Simatic-based automation solutions with new functions in version 7.1.

This library contains simulation templates for the manufacturing industry, for example for conveyor systems and material identification. Technological functions such as valves and motors for the Simatic PCS 7 process control system are included for the process industry.

The data interfaces have also been extended. For example, there is now a shared memory for fast runtime data exchange with third-party software. In addition, the user-friendliness of the graphic user interface has been improved and 3D visualization has been added, among other features. Version 7.1 of Simit can run on Windows 7 32/64-bit as well as on Windows XP.

The Simit simulation platform is a flexible tool for testing and virtual commissioning of Simatic-based automation programs. The software is used for modeling and real-time simulation of I/Os, devices and processes in plants and equipment and ensures error-free automation programs in advance. The high engineering quality which can be achieved with Simit contributes toward ensuring that automation projects can be completed within the planned budget, by the set date, and with the required functionality and quality. Simit supports automation projects with Simatic S7 and PCS 7 controllers and communication via Profinet and Profibus. No hardware is required for the virtual commissioning as controller behavior can be emulated. The supplied Standard, Flownet and Contec libraries comprise over 100 tested simulation models and templates. These simplify first steps, reduce workload and help to prevent design errors. A clear introductory video is available under www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL12D9690A9962ACCA.

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The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the world's leading supplier of innovative and environmentally friendly products and solutions for industrial customers. With end-to-end automation technology and industrial software, solid vertical-market expertise, and technology-based services, the Sector enhances its customers' productivity, efficiency, and flexibility. With a global workforce of more than 100,000 employees, the Industry Sector comprises the Divisions Industry Automation, Drive Technologies and Customer Services as well as the Business Unit Metals Technologies. For more information, visit http://www.siemens.com/industry

The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) supports the entire value chain of its industrial customers – from product design to production and services – with an unmatched combination of automation technology, industrial control technology, and industrial software. With its software solutions, the Division can shorten the time-to-market of new products by up to 50 percent. Industry Automation comprises five Business Units: Industrial Automation Systems, Control Components and Systems Engineering, Sensors and Communications, Siemens PLM Software, and Water Technologies. For more information, visit http://www.siemens.com/industryautomation

Reference Number: IIA2013103316e

Contact
Mr. Gerhard Stauss
Industry Automation Division
Siemens AG
Gleiwitzerstr. 555
90475 Nuremberg
Germany
Tel: +49 (911) 895-7945
gerhard.stauss​@siemens.com

Gerhard Stauss | Siemens Industry
Further information:
http://www.siemens.com/simit

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