Integrating Virtual Commissioning Based on High Level Emulation into Logistics Education

Wladimir Hofmann, Sebastian Langer, Tobias Reggelin

Procedia Engineering (1877-7058), Vol. 178, pp. 24-32 (2017)

DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2017.01.055

Keywords: virtual commissioning, high level emulation, simulation, logistics education, material flow laboratory, process design

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Increasing complexity is challenging logistics control systems development and commissioning. Emulation and virtual commissioning promise benefits over the classical approach, not only when used for lower level controls (e.g. PLC codes), but also for higher level controls such as material flow controls. This paper describes a general strategy to realize a virtual commissioning (based on VDI 3633), extended by the PDCA-approach known from quality management. A practical example shows how emulation and virtual commissioning can be integrated into and contribute to logistics education.