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IndustrySim and the Plant Maintenance

Question: Will your application include wear and maintenance in the process simulation as well? Answer: Yes, wear and maintenance are important factors in running plants. The process simulation will include wear of the different pieces of equipment, based on specific degradation models and a bit of natural randomness. Almost every piece of equipment needs to be maintained during its life span. Hence, a maintenance scheme will be applied for when the plant equipment needs to be maintained and the users will face certain challenges, such as how to organize the maintenance and possible repair of different machines and pieces of…

IndustrySim Distributed Control System

Question: I’m interested in plant automation and gaming. Will IndustrySim applications include automation blocks to control the simulated processes? Answer: Yes, a virtual Distributed Control System (V_DCS) will be implemented in IndustrySim applications to handle the control of a process. The V_DCS will include standard control loops and will act as an interface between the user and the IndustrySim application, when running a simulated process. The V_DCS also includes sequence control and simple ON/OFF functions for the equipment.

IndustrySim and the Smart Wind Power

Question: People in the village where I live have built together a wind power park with a few turbines. Then, the power output of our wind park is changing fairly much, due to the changes in the wind speed. Would your IndustrySim application help us to understand how we could develop our wind power park? Answer: This is a typical case where the IndustrySim application could be extremely helpful. Perhaps the most important thing is that the IndustrySim application shows its users the big picture on how the different parts of the infrastructure work together. The user is able to…

IndustrySim Virtual Platform and the Smart Energy

Question: I’m interested in knowing how we could utilize Smart Energy applications in our house, and manage issues in electric power generation. Could you give me some examples on how the IndustrySim application helps us better understand these opportunities? Answer: Every house owner should have a close look at energy consumption in the household, since there is a good potential to reduce costs and improve the reliability. I will elaborate the answer to this question by describing how I would tackle this issue myself. I would start the process by mapping all devices which consume electricity in the house. A…

IndustrySim is celebrating the Earth Day!

The IndustrySim Team wants to honor the Earth Day by stressing how important it is to have a clean environment. We are all, together, responsible to maintain that! Unfortunately, the industrial activities often have some negative impact on the environment. Therefore, as the informed consumers, we need to step up and demand development of better and more environmentally friendly production technologies. The IndustrySim Team aims to contribute strongly to the development of the technologies for the future, which will minimize the impact of the manufacturing industry on the environment. The development requires skilled people, as well as support and pressure from…

IndustrySim Virtual Platform and the Big Data

Question: I’m working on Big Data collection and analysis for the manufacturing industry. Can the IndustrySim Virtual Platform provide me with any benefits in my efforts to develop feasible and advantageous applications for the industrial Big Data? Answer: Oh yes, absolutely! The IndustrySim Virtual Platform is a valuable tool for the industrial Big Data as well. The IndustrySim Virtual Platform can be used to gain a clear and detailed understanding of how a certain manufacturing process works. It is a pretty quick job to define and configure a manufacturing process in the IndustrySim Virtual Platform. Since this tool is able to both…

Virtual Reality (VR) devices in IndustrySim Virtual Platform

Question: Will IndustrySim Virtual Platform support Virtual Reality (VR) devices such as Oculus Rift? Answer: Yes, the IndustrySim Virtual Platform will support VR devices, starting with Oculus Rift as the first proof; other devices will follow. Virtual reality devices are very useful in supplying the users of IndustrySim Virtual Platform with object-specific graphical information. What’s more, VR devices will not only provide deepened graphical insight, but also an immersive interaction! Oculus Rift DK2 with infrared LEDs for positional tracking; photo by ATs Kurvet.

The Benefits of Product Promotion with IndustrySim Virtual Platform

Question: What are the benefits for an industrial facility to use the IndustrySim Virtual Platform to promote their products? Answer: The IndustrySim Virtual Platform is designed to show the users how manufacturing processes of different products work in the real life. Nowadays, when environmental values are particularly important for the consumers, the IndustrySim Virtual Platform is an excellent tool to comprehensively show potential clients why and how a certain product is environmentally friendly and has a high quality. Through the interactivity, the IndustrySim Virtual Platform collects data from the clients. This data, processed by the analytical module of the application,…