The field of mechatronics deals with the interaction of mechanical, electronic and IT-related systems. In mechatronics, the boundaries between the areas of mechanics, electronics and information technology are put aside. Instead, the system is viewed as a single functional unit. The key objective is the preparation and processing of all information so that it can be used across all of these areas.
Over time, the demand on the market to make machines with complex functionality available in a very short time has steadily increased. This demand is a result of the enormous amount of further development in networking, computing power and sensor technology, which have made more intelligent machines and production plants possible. With these changes, the demands on automation have also increased. With the aim to increase productivity and efficiency, it is necessary to use the information available to influence and optimize systems. This results in increasingly complex systems with highly mathematical algorithms running in the background.
Simulation makes access to the algorithms available quickly and easily. This enables simulation of individual axes and controllers as well as complete plants. The versatility of the simulation allows information to be generated and processed optimally. This provides added value for the machine and production line as well as for the team and the developers.
- Basics of simulation
- Basics of visualization
- Basics of virtual commissioning
- Levels of simulation and the respective areas of application
- Concept of simulation environments