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Automated testing of simulation models and control software

Thanks to digital twins, machines and plants can now be put into operation virtually long before they are actually completed. To achieve high reliability and robustness of the control software, its behavior must be tested in both normal and the much larger number of irregular operating cases.

ISG-dirigent

Automated testing of simulation models and control software

Thanks to digital twins, machines and plants can now be put into operation virtually long before they are actually completed. To achieve high reliability and robustness of the control software, its behavior must be tested in both normal and the much larger number of irregular operating cases.

Increasing requirements for control software testing

With ISG-dirigent, tests of simulation models and control software (PLC, CNC) are automated

The progressive digitization of manufacturing and production is further increasing the scope and complexity of the control software. The resulting increasingly higher effort for tests, which were previously performed exclusively manually, can no longer be represented economically today.

In the automated testing of simulation models, individual model parts (component and assembly models, TwinStore packages) or even complete machine and plant models can be automated, qualitatively validated and checked with regard to a wide range of criteria.

In the automated test of control software, the behavior is tested both in normal and in the usually much larger number of irregular operating cases.

Some highlights: 

  • Extensive collection of block libraries for frequently used control systems, which can also be easily supplemented or extended as needed
  • Thanks to intuitive graphical modeling of the test blocks, familiarization is easy and does not require any special programming knowledge: Users can concentrate on creating the test sequences and the test blocks required for them right from the start
  • Test modules can be used in different development phases and reflect the modularity of machines and systems
Test automation with ISG-dirigent Test automation with ISG-dirigent
Why test automation?

Your benefits with test automation

  • Targeted fault diagnosis and (certifiable) documentation thanks to reproducible test execution with detailed results logging
  • Frequently repeated test sequences can also be performed at any time outside normal working hours
  • Increased reliability and robustness of the control software and thus the quality of the entire machine or system
  • Time and cost savings with increasing scope and complexity of the control software

Test cases, test plan and audit-proof test report

During test case creation, tests that have run can be paused, modified and continued. Step-by-step processing of tests is also possible. Breakpoints can also be set to check intermediate states during the test process. 

The individual test cases can be combined into test plans, which are then started with one click. 

All executed modules are documented with their status as well as their input and output data in the run log.

The test report created at the end of each test run contains the status of each test step as well as additional information, if necessary. This provides you with audit-proof test documentation.

  • Adjustable level of detail and transparent display of the results
  • Marking and thus immediate traceability of negatively completed test cases
  • Display of the error location and the associated parameters
Software test CNC/PLC
Software test CNC/PLC
Test of control software (Beckhoff, Fanuc and Siemens) with ISG dirigent
Test of control software (Beckhoff, Fanuc and Siemens) with ISG dirigent

Getting started with test automation

From initial contact to technology partner

ISG is your partner for the introduction of innovative technologies in your company. We would be happy to support you with our experience from many successful projects in planning your first steps in test automation

We offer two workshop formats for the introduction in your company: 

With the basic workshop "Overview and introduction to ISG-dirigent and test automation", we offer an initial introduction to the topic of test automation. With this half-day training, we jointly identify potentials of test automation in your company.

For an optimal start, we recommend our 2-day implementation workshop. Experience shows that the joint practical implementation of a concrete test automation leads to a greatly reduced implementation effort. The implementation workshop is based on your concrete reference project.

Depending on your needs, we will also be happy to support you by taking over sub-projects during the implementation of your test projects or by taking them over completely in our project planning and application support. Just contact us.

Introduction of test automstion in your company
Introduction of test automstion in your company
Quick and efficient automation of test cases
Quick and efficient automation of test cases

Twin, PLC and CNC licenses

The basic tool of ISG-dirigent is modular and already offers many elements for a fast and efficient automation of your test cases.

According to the individual requirements of control and simulation technology, ISG-dirigent supplements the basic tool with additional libraries that allow you to connect to the various controls as well as to the digital twin based on ISG-virtuos and then to influence and control them.

The building blocks required for this are dragged and dropped into the graphical modeling editor and connected to form test scenarios. Individual test steps can be combined to form new building blocks, which in turn can be used to build your own function libraries

ISG-dirigent is available in three different license packages: 

  • ISG-dirigent Twin: Test of your simulation models in ISG-virtuos, e.g. component and assembly models, TwinStore Packages
  • ISG-dirigent PLC: Test of PLC control software, e.g. from the manufacturers Siemens, Beckhoff and 3S
  • ISG-dirigent CNC: Test of CNC control software, e.g. from Siemens, Fanuc and Beckhoff

Information material

  • ISG-dirigent

    Product brochure

  • ISG-dirigent

    Presentation

We look forward to hearing from you

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