In the field of pharmaceutical processing, last generation automatic machines autonomously modify their behavior in order to achieve the best manufacturing quality and productivity despite ever changing process requirements. Mechatronics, as a synergistic integration of electro-mechanical equipment and software control logics, enables such adaptive self-optimizing behaviors. Unfortunately, due to the complex interactions between the different technologies, the final performance of these systems can be effectively validated and optimized only on a physical prototype, with limited possibilities to introduce possible design changes. Therefore, in order to enable validation/optimization of high performance machinery during engineering design stage, a mechatronic Virtual Prototyping (VP) technology is strongly needed. Within this context, the present work discusses a mechatronic VP method based on a Hardware-in-the-Loop, hybrid-process simulation approach, where interactive real-time simulations can effectively assess the real final performance under changing process scenarios. In particular, a case study concerning a high-speed automatic machines for pharmaceutical capsules filling is thoroughly discussed.

Hardware-in-the-Loop Mechatronic Virtual Prototyping of a High-Speed Capsule Filling Machine / Pellicciari, Marcello; Vergnano, Alberto; Berselli, Giovanni. - ELETTRONICO. - (2014), pp. 1-6. ((Intervento presentato al convegno The 10th IEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications tenutosi a Senigallia - Ancona - Italy nel September 10th to 12th 2014.

Hardware-in-the-Loop Mechatronic Virtual Prototyping of a High-Speed Capsule Filling Machine

PELLICCIARI, Marcello;VERGNANO, ALBERTO;BERSELLI, Giovanni
2014

Abstract

In the field of pharmaceutical processing, last generation automatic machines autonomously modify their behavior in order to achieve the best manufacturing quality and productivity despite ever changing process requirements. Mechatronics, as a synergistic integration of electro-mechanical equipment and software control logics, enables such adaptive self-optimizing behaviors. Unfortunately, due to the complex interactions between the different technologies, the final performance of these systems can be effectively validated and optimized only on a physical prototype, with limited possibilities to introduce possible design changes. Therefore, in order to enable validation/optimization of high performance machinery during engineering design stage, a mechatronic Virtual Prototyping (VP) technology is strongly needed. Within this context, the present work discusses a mechatronic VP method based on a Hardware-in-the-Loop, hybrid-process simulation approach, where interactive real-time simulations can effectively assess the real final performance under changing process scenarios. In particular, a case study concerning a high-speed automatic machines for pharmaceutical capsules filling is thoroughly discussed.
The 10th IEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications
Senigallia - Ancona - Italy
September 10th to 12th 2014
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Pellicciari, Marcello; Vergnano, Alberto; Berselli, Giovanni
Hardware-in-the-Loop Mechatronic Virtual Prototyping of a High-Speed Capsule Filling Machine / Pellicciari, Marcello; Vergnano, Alberto; Berselli, Giovanni. - ELETTRONICO. - (2014), pp. 1-6. ((Intervento presentato al convegno The 10th IEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications tenutosi a Senigallia - Ancona - Italy nel September 10th to 12th 2014.
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