Current Overview of Automation Studio TM Automation Studio TM is known to integrate various technologies in one common work environment. With its unique hybrid modeling approach [a combination of model-based and data mapping] the software offers many advantages: Efficient & accurate simulation of complete systems Reliable virtual system performances with components configured using manufacturer specifications Easily reusable models from early stages in a Product Life Cycle However, to widen the simulation scope, Famic Technologies has developed a block diagram module, available in Automation Studio TM 6.2. This module enables users to perform more complete and in depth system validation and control. Benefits of this module In-depth simulation capabilities The block diagram module is a graphical environment for modeling systems. This allows for in-depth simulation and customization of specific components and functions. Furthermore, it allows users to design the physics of the surrounding physical environment of the system. For example, a hydraulic winch can be modeled using the hydraulic and the block diagram modules. The complete characteristics and load profile of the winch, and its effect on the hydraulic system can now be analyzed with more details through simulation. Designing performant intelligent fluid power systems Nowadays, fluid power systems are designed using more electro-hydraulic components which must include control algorithms. This creates a great communication challenge for Fluid Power, Electrical and Control Specialists. By providing a common environment that combines all technologies in Automation Studio TM 6.2, the active collaboration between all experts is now enhanced. With the block diagram module, control specialists can now share their expertise to easily observe the effects of modifying algorithm parameters on the machine’s characteristics. This approach will help understand system behaviour, which will in turn improve the performances observed and prevent issues ahead of time. In summary, the block diagram module will serve to broaden the simulation scope. Whether it is used to model functions, the physical environment surrounding systems or to simulate control algorithms, this new module allows users to create and observe the system behavior more accurately. In an industry where energy efficiency is a hot topic, Automation Studio TM 6.2 makes a step forward towards optimizing the performance of fluid power systems! Are you interested to learn more about Automation Studio TM 6.2? Schedule a demonstration with one of our technical representatives!