SIMinCPPS experiment aims at evaluating the impacts and benefits of implementing the Industry 4.0 concept of “Digital Twin” and “Real to Digital” synchronization using the 3D plant simulation as primary means.

For this reason, the experiment identifies three main business processes of the HRS company, a small producer of compact packaging cells. The cells are usually integrated as terminals in food & beverage or health & care production lines, implying that a great variability of the working conditions is coupled with strict performance requirements of the customer. For this reason, the benefits of using digital behavioural models of the cells before production and during tuning become significantly relevant.

The experiment developed a solution that, integrating the TTS simulation engine with the reference software architecture of BeInCPPS for communication with the field, keeps the 3D simulation of the cell updated with data acquired from the real devices. In this way it is possible to use fine-tuned behavioural models that increase the quality of performance evaluation at proposal time, reduces costs and times of the test procedures and improves the effectiveness of the failures identification during plant operation.

This experiment has been supported under the second open call of BEinCPPS project.



Food & Beverage, Health