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Rockwell Automation and Ansys partner to optimise industrial operations

The enhanced simulation opportunities can help to improve the design, deployment, and performance of industrial operations. (Image source: Adobe Stock)

Rockwell Automation has upgraded its Studio 5000 Simulation Interface by connecting it with Ansys digital twins, enhancing simulation capabilities to improve the design, deployment, and performance of industrial operations

The Studio 5000 Simulation Interface connects Rockwell Automation industrial control systems with simulation and modelling tools. The latest release of the tool expands that connectivity to Ansys Twin Builder, a leading software used to create simulation-based digital twins, or digital replicas of physical assets. The software uses multi-physics to identify how real-world elements such as flow rates, mechanical stresses, and thermal profiles can impact equipment performance and health.

?By connecting a control system to Ansys Twin Builder, users can simulate complex physical processes and give realistic inputs to the control system,? said Julie Robinson, business manager, Rockwell Automation. ?This can provide tremendous insights throughout the equipment lifecycle. For example, running a simulation model in parallel to a physical system during production can reveal opportunities to optimise performance in real time.?

?Connecting the digital and physical worlds with Studio 5000 Simulation Interface creates tremendous value for users,? said Shane Emswiler, senior vice president of products, Ansys. ?It can help them go from conceptual designs to physical equipment faster and at a lower cost. It can provide useful new insights during production. For instance, users can apply what-if scenarios to understand the impact of changes on a process. They can create virtual sensors to estimate values that are otherwise too expensive or not possible to get today, and they can predict outcomes such as failures that hurt the bottom line.?

To learn more, please see the following Ansys Simulation World session: