Maplesoft has announced the release of a new product that allows engineers to integrate high-performance, multidomain system models from MapleSim into B&R Automation Studio.
Available from Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts), the MapleSim Connector for B&R Automation Studio is the result of a partnership between Maplesoft and B&R, a global leader in industrial automation, formed to bring together products from both companies to save engineers time and effort for hardware-in-the-loop simulations and controller development.
MapleSim is an advanced physical modelling and simulation tool that applies modern techniques to dramatically reduce model development and analysis time while producing fast, high-fidelity simulations. B&R Automation Studio is an integrated engineering development environment that allows the controller, drive, communication and visualisation phases of a development project to be configured in a single environment.
With this new connectivity between products, complex engineering system models can be rapidly developed and optimised in the intuitive visual modelling environment of MapleSim. The high-performance, high-fidelity MapleSim models are automatically converted to code for easy inclusion into B&R Automation Studio. The model code is fully optimised for high-speed, real-time simulation, allowing engineers to achieve the required performance for hardware, software and operator-in-the-loop testing without sacrificing fidelity.