Introduction

Automatic control loop tuning – New software components for easy hydraulics control

mapp Hydraulics software components
  • Client

    B&R Industrial Automation

  • Services

    Industrial PCs and control systems

  • Technologies

    Industrial automation producvts and solutions

  • Dates

    07/10/2017

Description

B&R is introducing new software components for controlling hydraulics applications. These components provide easier access to advanced closed-loop control functions and assist developers in the design, simulation, virtual commissioning and diagnosis of hydraulic systems. B&R mapp hydraulics provides numerous new functions, particularly for variable-speed pump drives.

Automatic control loop tuning

With the autotuning function, the system automatically optimises the control loop parameters for the hydraulic pressure controller. This boosts both quality and system performance. Optimised pressure control parameters also help prevent damage caused by overloading or cavitation.

If autotuning is used during operation, the machine software can automatically recalibrate the controller following changes to environmental conditions or other factors such as load forces or characteristics.

Automatic calculation of maximum values

Another mapp Hydraulics component automatically calculates the maximum acceleration and deceleration values for a hydraulic drive. The drive moves autonomously within the operational limits defined by the user to identify the maximum values for a given hydraulic axis. This significantly shortens commissioning times for hydraulic axes.

mapp Hydraulics software components provide convenient access to advanced closed-loop hydraulic functions.

B&R is an innovative automation company with headquarters in Austria and offices all around the world. On July 6, 2017, B&R became a business unit of the ABB Group. As a global leader in industrial automation, B&R combines state-of-the-art technology with advanced engineering to provide customers in virtually every industry with complete solutions for machine and factory automation, motion control, HMI and integrated safety technology. With Industrial IoT communication standards like OPC UA, POWERLINK and openSAFETY as well as the powerful Automation Studio software development environment, B&R is constantly redefining the future of automation engineering. The innovative spirit that keeps B&R at the forefront of industrial automation is driven by a commitment to simplifying processes and exceeding customer expectations.

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