|The Design Systems, Inc. virtual commissioning process establishes a virtual environment for a material handling system with full functionality, feedback, and a 3D graphical view of the complete system. It also creates representations of control panels and allows the common field faults to be applied to the PLC logic. This environment allows an entire material handling system to be analyzed in an office setting without impacting production. We also have the ability to easily stage test scenarios and run the system at full volume to verify capabilities.
Virtual commissioning provides a variety of checking mechanisms to allow the customer and the project partners to verify that the deliverables are in compliance with the scope of work, proper standards, and control methods. Additionally, It also affords the ability to interconnect and effectively test associated control and diagnostic hardware prior to plant installation, further reducing start-up time and providing additional cost savings.
Virtual commissioning provides a bridge to simulation
Reduces control system development and debug time prior to installation so development time is easier to manage.
Provides system testing in a lab environment without the need for trades.
For Maintenance personnel, provides an off-line tool for training and testing of fault responses.
Reduced commissioning costs due to reduced systems validation time on the plant floor.
Allows testing of complex product blends and production scenarios for Production personnel.
Start-up and Schedule Risk Mitigation.