Sensor simulation is now available from MachineLogic
Our goal is to make it easier for our users to simulate and to de-risk their automated equipment before the deployment stage. We're aiming to make our simulation representative of the program in real life. Therefore, we have just released the ability to simulate with input sensors!
Example of how it works:
1. Configure your belt conveyor and input sensors (through-beam, diffuse or retro-reflective sensors):
2. Create an application using the belt conveyor. A box will automatically show up on the conveyor to simulate the conveyor transferring material (tip: you may place your own part on top of the conveyor to simulate that object's movement instead). The "Wait for input" command will wait for the input sensor's state to change before executing the next command:
We hope that you enjoy simulating with this added capability and we look forward to your feedback. Happy designing!