B&R Connector to simplify model-based machine development

The MapleSim connector makes it efficient for customers to integrate the MapleSim tool from Maplesoft. MapleSim creates an accurate, dynamic model of the machine based on CAD data in STEP format. All forces and torques are modeled with precision, allowing the model to be used as a digital twin for component sizing. The physical model also is available as a functional mock-up unit for virtual commissioning of the machine software in Automation Studio. Simulation data can be exported to optimize the sizing of servo drives, motors and gearboxes using tools such as ServoSoft or exported as an FMI file, including the CAD data.