This modular approach uses a suite of products that have been designed to work together, which makes it very easy to add new simulation capabilities during different stages of the lifecycle of a plant. Thus, the simulation created for logic checkout at FAT can be re-used and adapted to create operator training and/or process simulation.
SIMIT simulation framework for virtual commissioning. Models the devices controlled by the automation technology as well as the plant behavior in SIMATIC S7 or SIMATIC PCS 7 projects.
Controller Simulator (PLCSim) – Simulates a controller for the functional testing and development of the automation software without controller hardware
SIMBApro – For simulations of the I/O signal profile (on a conventional I/O and digital fieldbus) when testing the time control and system capacity
External packages (such as HYSYS) - can be connected easily via OPC for the simulation of extended thermo-chemical reactions
A key to the efficient use of simulation packages is the seamless integration into the engineering of SIMATIC PCS 7. In the simulation packages mentioned above, the majority of the simulation can be generated by import/export from the engineering data or by means of the bulk engineering tools.
This minimizes the additional expense of engineering for generating the simulation and guarantees traceability between engineering data and simulation.