- Re-use of domain-specific simulation models
- Standardized interfaces for more system openness
- Real-time simulation of systems and machinery
Siemens has extended its Simit simulation platform for virtual commissioning and operator training to include numerous new functions. The additions in Version 10.1 improve the simulation of automation applications through the re-use of various domain-specific simulation models over the entire lifecycle of manufacturing and process systems. Improved performance, openness and flexibility make the solution even easier to use, supporting the user in the creation of a comprehensive and integrated simulation.
- Siemens unveils V10 of its Simit simulation software at the Achema 2018
- Flexible integration of additional functions and improved scalability
- New license and dongle concept for improved scaling
Siemens will be presenting the latest release of its Simit simulation software, part of the Digital Enterprise portfolio for the process industries, for the first time at the Achema 2018. Version 10 of the software enables the flexible addition of functionalities such as new libraries, the Component Type Editor and Virtual Controllers. Used in combination with the new license structure, V10 offers improved software scalability tailored to any individual project size. This makes the use of simulation affordable right from the initial stage, as the pricing structure in place from Version 10 onwards takes into account the size of the simulated project. Another new feature is the dongle concept, which enables the number of dongles required to be significantly reduced in future depending on the specific application. Alongside this fundamentally new licensing concept, Simit V10 users also benefit from a number of functional upgrades. These include support for the S7 Redundancy Protocol in the Virtual Controller for the Simatic S7-400 as well as new components within the ChemBasic library for process simulation. Also featured at the Achema will be a number of exhibits demonstrating the wide-ranging possibilities of Simit, including an application for virtual commissioning, automatic model generation with the aid of planning data from COMOS and an operator training system.
- Simit Unit Administration integrated into the Simit user interface
- Simplified configuration of PLCSIM advanced coupling
- Bulk engineering using Chem Basic Library spreadsheet calculation – for chemical and pharmaceutical plant simulation
- Data transmission now also via OPC UA client coupling
Siemens has upgraded its Simit simulation platform for virtual commissioning and operator training with a new release. Version 9.1 enables Simit to also be used for virtual commissioning and operator training in modular plants, speeding up actual commissioning by as much as 60 percent and reducing unwanted standstill periods to a minimum, particularly during plant conversion and migration processes. Simit can also be used to implement a realistic operator training system. Version 9.1 comes with an array of innovations designed to improve operating convenience, support simulation modeling and contribute towards improved efficiency, openness and flexibility.
- This new technology has been used in one of the biggest desalination plants in the Middle East to analyze, optimize and improve productivity, reducing operating times and finding faults early
- Simit software can be used to simulate field equipment and even the process of an entire plant, in real time.
- The Digital Twin enables virtual commissioning of the plant and remote training for operators.
Siemens has been collaborating with Acciona to create a Digital Twin to improve treatment plant management in one of the biggest desalination plants in the Middle East. This new technology is used to analyze, optimize and improve productivity, reducing operating times and finding faults early.
In 2018, the Linz steel works modernized its large blast furnace A (HOA), the largest blast furnace in Austria. The general refurbishment, the so-called relining, lasted exactly 111 days and was thus completed on schedule. This was achieved through the excellent collaboration of everyone involved and the comprehensive simulation of the furnace and all the plant components using the Siemens Simit simulation platform. This allowed the HOA to be virtually commissioned which in turn allowed the project team to identify and rectify potential errors in advance. The simulation can also be used once the general refurbishment is complete, for example, for training purposes or for safe and efficient process optimization on extremely large furnaces.
- New Sinamics DriveSim Basic software solution for fast and easy simulation of drive constellations
- Seamless integration of models into commercially available simulation programs
- Validated function units accelerate development phase
With Sinamics DriveSim Basic, Siemens presents a new software solution with which for the first-time drive constellations and their behavior in machines and plants can be simulated, adapted, and optimized. With the new solution, Siemens offers a quick and easy entry into the simulation of drive technology and enables machine and plant manufacturers to accelerate their own development phase.
Restrictions relating to the pandemic are currently affecting many economic sectors. But
one thing is certain: production processes must continue or restart, and
interrupted new projects must be resumed as soon as possible. Plants have to be
regularly maintained, commissioned, optimized or quickly converted to the
production of alternative products, even though technicians cannot be
personally on site. In addition, employees should undergo in-depth training in
order to be able to carry out and maintain processes and workflows safely.