GDS Engineering Industry 4.0 tools and mathematical models are ready for use by Plant Managers and Systems Developers! Contact us for your purchase requests or for more information about the Tools, Capabilities, and Math Models developed by our team.

With the power of using our LabVIEW modeling tools, your existing systems can be turned into Industry 4.0 systems.
With the power of using our LabVIEW modeling tools, your existing systems can be turned into Industry 4.0 systems.

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Usually, Industrial Monitoring and Control is already in place in most control systems with data. With our LabVIEW tools, you can be upgraded your systems to Industry 4.0. For this, we have simulation GUI tools, including programmable GUI components, such as pipes, valves, tanks, separators, engines and other machinery.

We have the following main group of tools, developed using National Instruments LabVIEW:

  • Math Models 4.0: Processes & Physics
    • Programmable mathemical modules for fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Dynamics and other physical models
    • Pipes, Valves, Pumps, compressors, diesel engines, boilers, seperators,…
  • Simulation 4.0 Component Models
    • Piping systems and piping components
    • Valves: Globe valve, check valve, butterfly valve, electronically-controlled valves, etc.
    • Fuel tanks, pressure tubes, expansion tanks
    • Engines and machinary simulation
    • Electronic Power Panels, buttons, indicators
  • Industrial Monitoring and Control 4.0
    • Interacting with equipment sensors and devices
    • Monitoring of systems
    • PID process controllers
    • Other controlers such as presostats, thermostats, pressure reducers, timers, etc.

Pipe layout diagrams:

An example of a program developed by our team is shown in below system, which is a cooling system diagram. This system was developed with the approach described above. Using our tools, you can develop fullly interactive piping layout diagrams of your own systems and interface either to your real world systems or to your simulation with a mode switch.

Piping Diagrams, Modeled with GDS Engineering LabVIEW Tools for Industry 4.0
Piping Diagrams, Modeled with GDS Engineering LabVIEW Tools for Industry 4.0

Heat Exchangers: The following heat exchanger contains math model of heat exchanger from our library. Above example system uses our math and component models.

A Heat Exchanger, Modeled and Programmed with Math Libraries using GDS Engineering Industry 4.0 Tools for LabVIEW.
A Heat Exchanger, Modeled and Programmed with Math Libraries using GDS Engineering Industry 4.0 Tools for LabVIEW.

Example views from parts of our compressed air system is shown in figure below. Again, you can use this system to interact to your existing systems, meanwhile you can switch to SIMULATION mode for either analysis of the existing data for various scenarious or just for training your personnel.

A Compressed Air System, modeled and programmed with Math Libraries using GDS Engineering Industry 4.0 Tools for LabVIEW.

Another example shown below is from a Boiler system that includes Boiler system components as well as mathematical models, already incorporated into the systems. Similarly, we have math models for almost all components you may need as well as the mathematical models that drives the processes to simulate the real world systems.

A Steam System, modeled and programmed with Math Libraries using GDS Engineering Industry 4.0 Tools for LabVIEW.

For Industry 4.0 readiness, plant managers must develop a digital twin simulation model of their platform and this is not an easy job! For this, engineering systems, incorporating sub-systems, components, and processes and all those need to accurately be modeled using engineering modeling techniques. This is a needed development for the readiness of the Industry 4.0 compatibility of your platform management.

We, GDS Muhendislik ARGE, develop simulation of platforms, using engineering principles, thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and such. An example of such a simulation system in shown in Figure, which is a Refrigeration System of a cargo ship. Our simulation expertise, included but not limited to, diesel engines, generators and electrical use, lubrication systems, cooling systems, heating systems, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, pumps, separators, compressors, valves, and their control units.

Plant simulations can work with the real plant data and allows for viewing the simulated scenarios of real events. Use of simulation and read data allow for identifying the opportunities and achieving more efficient and energy saving implementations in operational practices.

Need to remember, although it is a polished nice word and first mentioned in 2013, Industry 4.0 is not new. The application of the sensors and data use have been increasing last two decades. Thanks to the fast tech advancements and the use of the internet applications, being able to share and collaborate better with Internet of Things (IoT), our simulation developments of plants help manager to be in the game of being better.

Why did we select National Instruments LabVIEW as the Framework for our Industry 4.0 Tools Development?
Here is the answer:

With the NI platform, you can connect any sensor or actuator to any “thing” to generate accurate and large amounts of data, but what you do with that data is the foundation of any successful IIoT solution. NI technology can help you extract meaningful insights from your data so you can make better business decisions or perform nanosecond analytics and control at the edge, reduce the overall amount of tests you must run, or get your product to market faster and with confidence.

http://www.ni.com/en-tr/innovations/industrial-internet-of-things.html

Paving the Way for Industry 4.0 With Smart, Reconfigurable Manufacturing Machines

http://sine.ni.com/cs/app/doc/p/id/cs-17475

The Challenge:
The Manufacturing Engineering Research Group at Trinity College Dublin needed to develop an open, reconfigurable, automated product test line that delivers Industry 4.0 capabilities and can test more than 150 product types that can change at any time based on demand or desire.
The Solution:
The group created an innovative and fully commissioned test line optimised through process abstraction and division into localised real-time test modules running on CompactRIO Controllers. To accomplish this, the group developed a unique collaborative control application, based on LabVIEW, for unified process orchestration, monitoring, and management.

http://sine.ni.com/cs/app/doc/p/id/cs-17475

Download the Industry IoT Infographic

Optimize the Things That Matter Most:
Equipping your “things” with connected and synchronized measurement and control technologies unlocks insights that can increase uptime, boost performance, and drive innovation all while reducing operational costs. Those insights, however, hinge on the availability of accurate and reliable real-world data. With NI’s technology providing unmatched capabilities in measurement, control, ruggedness, and connectivity, along with our expert ecosystem, you can realize the benefits of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) today.

http://www.ni.com/en-tr/innovations/industrial-internet-of-things.html

A Practical Guide for Connecting LabVIEW to the Industrial IoT:
In this white paper, learn about the three most prevalent communication protocols to connect to cloud-based development platforms for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. You can also find information on some of the most common IoT cloud development platforms such as Amazon Web Services, IBM Bluemix, PTC ThingWorx, and Microsoft Azure. Plus, learn how to connect an NI embedded system, such as CompactRIO, to these cloud platforms through the LabVIEW open graphical development environment.

http://www.ni.com/white-paper/53954/en/