VisSim/Real-TimePRO™

Real-time Data Acquisition, Control, and Hardware-in-the-Loop Validation

VisSim/Real-TimePRO interfaces VisSim to popular analog and digital I/O boards and devices from National Instruments, Measurement Computing, and Quanser. VisSim/Real-TimePRO provides the capability to couple a VisSim system model directly with a real PLC or DCS system for off-line tuning, or to prototype a VisSim control with a real plant.

With VisSim/Real-TimePRO, hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) systems can be configured and executed by interfacing VisSim plant or controller models with real-world hardware, such as manufacturing plants, chemical processes, motors, pumps, and electric drives. The interface to the real-world hardware is through computer I/O cards; high-speed motion control interface cards; or serial port connections to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) or Distributed Control Systems (DCSs). There is no code generation or programming involved to configure an HIL system with VisSim/Real-TimePRO. Click here for a list of supported boards and a discussion of board performance.

Applications

  • Develop and validate control strategies
  • Perform off-line tuning of controllers against a real-time plant
  • Perform real-time control of actual plant
  • Operator training against a real-time plant simulation

Industries

  • Biomedical engineering
  • Furnace control
  • HVAC
  • Model verification
  • PLC commissioning
  • Precision servo control
  • Pulp and paper
  • Real-time simulation
  • System identification

Features

  • Works interactively under Windows
  • Universal library support for National Instruments and Measurement Computing boards
  • Real-time data acquisition and display
  • Real-time HIL execution
  • Real-time data logging with gating
  • Closed-loop process control
  • Cold junction compensation
  • Pulse width modulation
  • Thermocouple linearization
  • PID tuning
  • Connect up to 16 boards simultaneously
  • Simultaneous use of boards from different vendors
  • Up to 10 kHz data sampling rate
  • 4-20 ma I/O
  • PWM output
  • Counter-timer
  • Quadrature encoder
  • Use up to 16 boards in one diagram
  • Simultaneous use of boards from different vendors
  • Multiplexer addons provide up to 112 channels per board
  • Data switching of 120V AC systems
  • Supports USB devices like PMD-1208

Downloads

» Free Trial Version
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