Users can change the default parameters of the pneumatic components, such as piston extension and retraction, speed and timer set point. Software algorithms adjust the system’s response to present a realistic pneumatic system response. All units are metric.
In addition to simulation of virtual circuits, PneuMotion can control actual electro-pneumatic circuits. When connected to the PneuFlex training panel, the software provides on-line graphic tracking of circuits in operation. (Requires computer interface control unit.)
– A wide selection of components for creating pneumatic and electro-pneumatic systems.
– Conditioning unit: provides pressurized air to the system.
– Valves: 3/2 roller operated spring returned valve (used as pneumatic limit sensor and switch); 3/2 air operated air returned valve; 3/2 air operated spring returned valve; 3/2 manually operated spring returned valve (push button valve); 3/2 manually operated manually returned valve (toggle valve); 5/2 air operated spring returned valve; 5/2 air operated air returned valve
– Cylinders: Double acting cylinder. The cylinder’s extension and retraction times are adjustable; spring return cylinder (2 types); double acting cylinder with two roller valves; diaphragm operated cylinder.
– Miscellaneous: logic gate AND; logic gate OR; single pilot valve; pneumatic delay; pneumatic counter.
– Connectors: T-connector; manifold.
– Electrical components: 5/2 solenoid operated solenoid returned valve; 5/2 solenoid operated spring returned valve; cylinder with magnetic switches fitted as limit sensors; relay with four changeover contacts; V+ power supply; pushbutton; lamp; electronic delay unit; electronic counter.
– Text component: symbolic and user defined text captions can be added to diagrams.
– English, Spanish
Functions and tools
– Component selection: components required for a circuit are loaded from a complete component library, text list or graphic library; components are placed on screen, resized and repositioned through point and click mouse operation.
– Component connections: pneumatic and electrical connections are drawn and removed by point and click mouse operation; user can link two or more pushbutton switches to simulate the system response when the two valves are activated simultaneously.
– Cross-section (symbolic) display of components and circuits: enables examination of component’s design and structure, ports and significant internal elements (e.g., spool, spring, etc.)
– Schematic display of components and circuits, as they would appear in standard schematic drawings.
– Ladder diagrams: software can generates electrical connections in circuit drawing from ladder diagram; software automatically generates ladder diagram from circuit drawing; drawing and editing of ladder diagrams using standard symbols; ladder diagram can be tested in simulation.
– Dynamic simulation of single component operation; four methods of simulation, allow user to observe how a component functions and how air flows through a component as a function of its internal elements.
– Simulated execution of user-designed pneumatic and electro-pneumatic circuits. User can “”pressurize”” the virtual system, “”run”” it and observe the following: responses of “”visible”” components, such as piston rod movements; responses of “”non-visible”” components such as a valve’s spool movements; air flow through the components and changes in air pressure in the pneumatic tubes; errors indicating logic problems in the circuit.
– Timing diagram: drawn on screen as the components change their state; serves to identify overlapping signals in the control system.
– Software can control actual electro-pneumatic circuits.
– Software can perform on-line graphic tracking of pneumatic circuits in operation.
– Parameter setting options for piston extension and retraction, speed, timer set point, etc.
– Software monitors pressure and flow during circuit operation; diagram graphically presents flow and pressure in the pneumatic circuit.
– File options: standard Windows management tools, including: New, Open, Save, Save As, Sort, Search, Print and Delete.
– Editing options: standard Windows graphic tools, including: copy, paste and cut, resize, rotate and mirror.
– Zoom display options
– User can simultaneously create, run and compare two different circuits.
– Pentium 4 Dual Core with 3 GHz processor or higher, with CD drive
– At least 512 MB RAM (1 GB for Vista)
– A hard drive with at least 100 MB of free disk space
– A VGA or better graphics display, minimum 256 colors
– A Mouse or other pointing device
– Separate RS232 ports on the PC-for each hardware device which uses an RS232 port (or USB ports with RS232 – USB adapter)
One of the following Windows 32 or 64 bit operating systems:
– Windows XP Professional
– Windows Vista (Home Premium/Business/Ultimate editions)
– Windows 7 (Home Premium/Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate editions)
– Windows 8
– Windows 8.1