For mechanical and plant engineering, a simulation platform is a powerful tool for cost-effectively configuring entire plants, including the control system, and for virtually testing and commissioning them with digital twins.
In recent years, the increasing complexity of machines and plants has led more and more to the fact that the control software was only finally programmed on the real plant. With the development of digital twins and virtual commissioning, it has been possible to shift this process back to the engineering phase. The virtual components, assemblies and controllers of a mechatronic system reproduce their real counterparts one-to-one, from the parameters to the interfaces to the behavior. Especially at the beginning of engineering, high-resolution simulation models in a model or software-in-the-loop simulation are advantageous for individual processes in order to run through different designs or control processes in a cost-effective and uncomplicated manner.