Hardware-in-the-loop or HIL solutions are a proven element of model-based development for many years.
Hardware-in-the-loop on a B&R control platform is a secure development environment for the automotive industry.
Machine models developed in simulation tools such as Simulink or MapleSim are transferred via automatic code generation to a real-time environment where they emulate the behaviour of the system. The result is a secure development environment for critical testing of new functions.
HIL on industrial PCs from B&R
Industry-proven PCs from B&R are the perfect platform for standard HIL solutions. B&R systems can communicate using many standard fieldbus interfaces and are well-suited for continuous operation in harsh industrial environments.
Using ‘Automation Studio Target for Simulink’, system models implemented in the simulation environment are transferred to the real-time platform at the push of a button.
A wide range of modern control and drive products makes it possible to model an entire system.
Eugene Mayevsky, Sales Manager for B&R Automation distributor DAANET says that developers of test stations or test environments in the automobile and aerospace industries in particular can profit directly from the advantages of B&R systems.