Technology Showcase

Monitoring Automation Controls Off Line

April 23, 2014

Synchronizing PLC code with a realistic model to create a reliable debugging framework has always been a challenge for off-line virtual commissioning. Emulate 3D software

Emulate3D Inc., Farmington, Utah, enhanced this problem with the MicroLogix 1100 B soft PLC, which can read in control code, link to the model and run faster than real time, allowing testing to be completed faster and more cost-effectively. ECT is said to be the first soft PLC to run faster than real time and in perfect sync with the AMHS equipment model. In common with real PLCs, soft PLCs only run in real time, so any controls with timers could not be run at any other speed.

With Emulate3D, this constraint is now lifted, allowing robust controls testing to be carried out faster than real time, and providing the user with a more powerful debugging environment, where they can stop the model and the soft PLC simultaneously to inspect IO.

Emulate3D, Inc.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Refrigerated & Frozen Foods magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

Evolution Fresh: Enhancing the Premium Juice Market with HPP Technology

Evolution Fresh’s new Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., juicery employs HPP technology to help produce cold-pressed juices.

Posted: December 11, 2014

2/12/15 12:00 pm EST

Factory Acceptance Tests: New Industry Protocols create opportunities for CPGs and OEMs

Properly executed Factory Acceptance Tests (FATs) will create a better opportunity for the CPGs to achieve “Vertical Start Ups”. For the OEMs, the FAT can demonstrate their competence and other capabilities. PMMI’s Alliance for Innovation & Operational Excellence is developing protocols in the Capital Projects Solutions Group. This webinar will provide insights to key areas of FATs.

Refrigerated and Frozen Foods Magazine


2015 January

Refrigerated & Frozen Foods' January 2015 issue features the 2015 Refrigerated Foods Processor of the Year—Evolution Fresh.

Table Of Contents Subscribe


What are some key factors that play into the success of the cold food industry in 2015?
View Results Poll Archive

The Refrigerated and Frozen Food Store

Cold Packaging Materials Guide

A guide to cold packaging containers and materials.

More Products

Refrigerated & Frozen Foods Delivers

RFF Infographic 133x133Click here to see a snapshot of the many different ways Refrigerated & Frozen Foods delivers business and technology solutions to cold chain professionals.


facebook_2014 twitter_40px youtube_40pxlinkedin_40px

Buyer's Guide

Visit our Buyer's Guide!

Refrigerated & Frozen Foods offers a Cold Packaging Materials Guide, as well as a Cold Storage Warehouse Guide, the most comprehensive listing of cold storage warehouses.

Visit the Buyer's Guide page today!