The modeling of each hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrotechnical component integrates faults that can be triggered during system simulation. You can quickly and easily perform "What-if" scenarios to resolve potential problems. During simulation, failed components affect the complete circuit just as they would in real life, giving you the possibility to easily analyse the global impact of a given failure on your system.
It is possible to disconnect wires or lines to isolate parts of a circuit, perform measurements, and repair or replace components to fix suspected failures. Over and above general training, this environment allows organizations to train their maintenance personnel and sharpen their skills relating to specific equipment by experimenting on the corresponding virtual system in a safe way. This will result in reduced equipment downtime and increased productivity.
Automation Studio™ provides tools for disconnecting wires and pipes during simulation. The state of the complete circuit is instantaneously and realistically updated. A repair tool is also provided, allowing you to select and remove any suspected fault.
The Troubleshooting module allows you to trigger a failure on hydraulic, pneumatic, or electrical components. Components have a set of predefined failures that can be user activated. It is also possible to create user-defined failures on any component.
Failures can be triggered manually during simulation. Components can also be configured to automatically break down when a specific condition is met, such as exceeding a maximum pressure on a hydraulic component or a maximum current on an electrical component.