Increase Safety

In systems like heavy lift cranes where personnel safety is of the utmost importance, HIL simulation is extremely useful. Testing these machines is potentially dangerous and requires extensive safety procedures. Using HIL simulation, tests can be carried out without harming people or equipment during all stages of a design.

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HIL simulation will also allow tests that would normally destroy or damage the real machine. Testing beyond the normal range of operation can reveal if the control system can safely operate the machine. This is closely related to failure model and effects analysis. With HIL simulation, the correct action of a control system to various failure modes can effectively be tested. This makes HIL simulation  and effective technique to increase the safety of machines and systems.