Bring your control system to a new level! MI-Control AS can integrate a 3D machine simulator on the same machine controller (PLC) as where the machine control software is running. In fact, machine control, HMI/Scada, and simulator on a singleembedded controller only. No extra computer or other hardware is necessary for the simulator software. This introduce new interesting functionality and lower hardware cost.
This student project was a continuation of the first student project. This time with a student group from Mechatronics at UIA (University of Agder). The goal of this project was to test the AHC winch control system using real components. Setup system included a 1.2 ton hydraulic winch, an advanced hydraulic servo control valve from Parker with EtherCAT interface to our control system, an MRU was used to detect motions, and a Stewart platform to generate wave movement.
A student group from HSN (Høgskolen i Sørøst Norge) was running a project for MI-Control AS during spring 2016. Their task was to develop a mathematic model of an active heave compensated winch. This model was implemented in the MI-Control simulator software. Control functions were also developed for the machine PLC based control system. Finally, the full control and simulator system (Crane, Winch, Offshore oil rig and a Ship) was tested with success