Design software for Automation
DESIGN THE CONTROL SYSTEMS OF INDUSTRIAL PLANTS
ControlBuild is a comprehensive fully integrated development tool dedicated to the development of industrial automation Control Systems:
- Manufacturing lines for Automotive, Industrial Equipment, Metallurgy, Packaging,
- Power plants for Energy (Wind, Hydraulic, Gas, Nuclear, Grid…),
- Process Units for Pharmacy, Water Treatment, Food & Beverage, Customer Goods…
ControlBuild provides editors and features for supporting all activities of the control systems development :
- Design/Model the Control System (the breakdown structure first and then the behavior) with the objective to early validate (closed-loop simulation) the Functions of the System (manufacturing lines, power plants, process units…) with customers and stakeholders,
- Define Hardware Architecture and the Controllers Brand, allocate functional models onto selected Controllers and, define data exchange on communication networks, serial links and IO cards,
- Generate code for PLC (Programmable Logical Controllers), DCS (Distributed Control Systems) or ECU (Electronic Control Units) or generate specifications & Interface documents for automation suppliers,
- Reuse models and test patterns to create test environments (Virtual Commissioning), operator training systems or maintenance tools.
ControlBuild allows designers to automate their development process. Great results can be achieved, especially in terms of improvement in quality and completeness of addressing the many safety requirements of the product or system.
ControlBuild ensures that the software is independent of the hardware. No constraints are induced by the network architecture or the PLC/DCS brand. ControlBuild gives the ability to select the best hardware manufacturer in each country at the end of the detailed design phase and then automatically generate the code.
With ControlBuild, the virtual model of both the control system and the plant becomes the reference of the system. This means that end-users can manage the life of their product: equipment compliance with requirements; interfaces and interoperability; maintenance of the system and its equipment; simulation of incidents for understanding; evaluation of change impacts; and finally, competency & know-how management.