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Simulation Saves Time and Money

It's Not Always Easy to set up a Proper Software Simulation of a Complex System, but the Benefits of Doing so are Manifold.

By Dan Hebert, PE, Senior Technical Editor

Simulating machine, robot and process skid operation in software is the best way to test controller code, device settings and HMI configuration—short of actual connection to the completed system. And in many instances simulation is a more practical alternative to testing on an actual system for a variety of reasons ranging from the ability to prototype to the desire to maintain a safe environment by testing in software first.

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