Industry 4.0 Component Models for NI LabVIEW

Piping Diagrams, Modeled with GDS Engineering LabVIEW Tools for Industry 4.0
Example of Piping Diagrams, Modeled with GDS Engineering LabVIEW Tools for Industry 4.0 (All simulations are developed in NI LabVIEW)

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

Industry 4.0 Component Models for National Instruments LabVIEW.

Includes library of programmable Graphical User Interface (GUI) objects for LabVIEW development environment.

Have over 500 LabVIEW GUI objects:

  • Reusable LabVIEW controls and indicators
  • Control/indicator library of valves, pipes, and pipeline assemblies. Only valve library have more than 250 objects.
  • Other components, such as motors and pumps, engines, machines, compressors, sensors and actuators, hydraulic, pneumatic system components, electrical panels and diagrams,…
  • Includes almost all components that you use in your plant’s processes.
  • Developed using the following standards:
    • EN 60617: Graphical Symbols for Diagrams
    • ISO 1219-1: Fluid power systems and components — Graphical symbols and circuit diagrams — Part 1: Graphical symbols for conventional use and data-processing applications
    • IEE 315-1975: IEEE Standard for Graphic Symbols for Electrical and Electronics Diagrams (Including Reference Designation Letters)
  • If we do not have existing component symbol in our library, we will develop for you at no additional cost to you.
  • An example view of the valves, shown in O
  • PEN and CLOSE states.

GDS Engineering R&D Industry 4.0 LabVIEW Component Model Objects -Valve Samples Out of 272 Valves

A view of Industry 4.0 Component library selection in an example simulation LabVIEW window, shown in Figure below:

GDS System Valve Components Industry 4.0 NI National Instruments LabVIEW

Accessible within LabVIEW, our libraries contains almost all necessary components to develop a GUI for a plant or process system, as your infrastructure for the Internet of Things (IoT).

Several application examples (or industries) where our libraries could be used:

  • petroleum refinery plants
  • electrical generation plants and gen-sets
  • robotics and  manufacturing plants
  • machinery control processes
  • systems in ships, airplanes, trains,
  • chemical process plants
  • food processing plants
  • HVAC systems in industrial or building locations
  • Crop monitoring systems
  • Mining monitoring and control systems
  • Sub-sea control and monitoring systems
  • Hospital devices monitoring systems
  • Filtration and distillation plants
  • Pneumatic control systems
  • Hydraulic control systems
  • Electric control panels
  • Electrical power
  • Electronics diagrams
  • and many more… 

This library was developed for use by LabVIEW developers and it is compatible with LabVIEW 2013 or later.

The component models makes the creation of simulator of your system  very easy. It allows to create a twin model of your existing platform processes. Please contact us for discussing the details of how much power a Plant Manager may have with a use of a twin model. 

Simulation of your real world systems allow for switching the system work as a simulator for your systems OR you can run your systems with the real-world data. Switching to SIM mode allows you to analyze your systems with or without the plan data. There is a huge potential of using simulator for understanding, monitoring, and controlling your processes with event analysis and many more…Simulation of your real world systems allow for switching the system work as a simulator for your systems OR you can run your systems with the real-world data. Switching to SIM mode allows you to analyze your systems with or without the plan data. There is a huge potential of using simulator for understanding, monitoring, and controlling your processes with event analysis and many more…

Industry 4.0 Component Models for LabVIEW: Industry 4.0 IoT Readiness

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. In such diagrams engineering values for pressures, temperatures, flow rates are retrieved from your plant data.

Industry 4.0 Simulation

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 Engineering R&D, develop simulation of platforms, using engineering principles, thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and such. An example of a such simulation system is 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, the mentality of Industry 4.0 is not so new to us. The application of the sensors and data use have been increasing in the last several decades. Thanks to the fast tech advancements and the use of the internet applications, we became able to share and collaborate better with Internet of Things (IoT).

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