From Version 10.9 of the PNOZmulti Configurator software tool, projects utilising the Pilz PNOZmulti compact configurable safety control systems can be simulated offline, without the use of any hardware. This provides a user-friendly way to detect, analyse and correct errors at an early stage.
From Software version 10.9 of the PNOZmulti Configurator, the 'Simulation' function can be used to test the configured program for safe monitoring of machines even before they are commissioned. The Simulation function offers the opportunity for considerable savings during project planning and development.
With the simulation, users can ensure the safety control system is configured error-free, even before the live application, and that the correct program logic function has been verified. This supports application simulation in a manageable way, even with larger machines and greater use of automation.
The Simulation function is particularly beneficial for machines with complex safety devices and close man–machine interaction, where the operator must be protected by comprehensive safety mechanisms that need to be carefully designed.
Simple logic elements, counters and operating modes such as continuous mode are calculated automatically in the first step. Moreover, it is possible to perform a simulation of the overall application, when elements that are not simulated are brought to the required state by forcing the outputs (signal state is firmly assigned). This way, users do not have to define all the inputs. Simulation reduces the installation costs and supports machine builders in reducing the risks for personnel and machines.
With the Pilz PNOZmulti Configurator, it is easy for users to plan, configure, document and commission safety control systems. Simple diagnostics and visualisation options reduce downtime. Further information about the PNOZmulti Configurator is available at www.pilz.com.