Integrated Engineering with VINCENT

Effective Modeling with VINCENT

Control System Development with VINCENT

Virtual Commissioning with VINCENT

Informational Material on VINCENT

VINCENT: PLC Programming at the Push of a Button

Controller programmers are normally the last in the chain whenever machinery and plants are being developed. Assembly and modification of reused program modules from prior projects, programming of other modules and, above all, commissioning and testing can only be undertaken once the real machine has been built. In response, the Fraunhofer IFF developed the VINCENT software environment. The heart of VINCENT is a virtual machine that simulates and visualizes a real machine’s functions.

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Expediting and Validating Development: Developing Control Systems Virtually

The increasing complexity of machinery requires more work to develop control systems, from their design to their commissioning. A software system developed at the Fraunhofer IFF uses virtual models to facilitate integrated development of machine controllers: Sequences of functions are taught and tested and extensive safety functions are generated automatically on a virtual model. 

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Efficient Engineering Using Virtual Machines

Developers and vendors of complex machinery and plants have to complete technically risky projects on time, at cost and to quality. New methods of integrated digital engineering provide valuable support: Virtual models can be used to validate concepts at an early stage, parallelize stages of development and validate features. The Fraunhofer IFF developed the software system VINCENT, which is tailored specifically to the needs and capabilities of small and medium-sized machine manufacturers.

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Efficient Control Programming

Controller programmers are normally the last in the chain whenever machinery and plants are being developed. Assembly and modification of reused program modules from prior projects, programming of other modules and, above all, commissioning and testing can only be undertaken once the real machine has been built. In response, the Fraunhofer IFF developed the VINCENT software environment. The heart of VINCENT is a virtual machine that simulates and visualizes a real machine’s functions.

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Safety at the Push of a Button

Advanced, highly optimized and efficient manufacturing equipment usually consists of a multitude of cooperating components controlled by different embedded systems and/or PLCs. In response, the Fraunhofer IFF developed the VINCENT software environment. The heart of VINCENT is a virtual machine that simulates and visualizes a real machine’s functions. VINCENT is extended by the AGENS safety module, which facilitates the development of machine safety.

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VINCENT: Integrated Development of PLC and Robot Programs

VINCENT seamlessly integrates PLC and robot program development. Both PLC-controlled axes, including sensors, and several robots from different manufacturers are collectively taught and tested in one integrated environment.