Users can change the default parameters of the hydraulic components, such as cylinder diameter and pump flow. Software algorithms adjust the system’s response to present a realistic hydraulic system response. The system’s hoses are considered ideal and there is no pressure drop on lines drawn by the user. All units are metric.
In addition to simulation of virtual circuits, HydraMotion can control actual electro-hydraulic circuits. When connected to the HydraFlex 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 hydraulic and electro-hydraulic systems.
– Power pack
– Pumps: gear pump; piston pump; tank.
– Valves: pressure reducing valve; pressure relief valve; sequence valve; pressure compensated flow control valve; non-compensated flow control valve; non-return check valve; shuttle valve (implements the logic function OR); remote operated check valve; 3/2 manually controlled valve; 4/3 manually controlled closed center valve; 4/3 manually controlled tandem center valve; 4/2 manually operated spring returned valve; 2/2 manually operated spring returned valve; 5/3 valve (demonstrates valve action).
– Cylinders: double acting cylinder, cylinder with roller valve, single acting cylinder, double end rod cylinder, telescopic cylinder. User can adjust: cylinder/piston diameter; piston rod diameter; force acting on the piston.
– Hoses and connectors: T-connector, manifold, bent and curved hoses (to examine the effect of deformations on pressure and flow)
– Gauges: Pressure gauge; flow meter. Pressure (bars) is displayed on screen: graphic scale; digital reading; graph drawn on parameter diagram.
– Accumulators: Weight loaded accumulator; spring loaded accumulator; bladder accumulator; piston loaded accumulator.
– Electrical components: 2/2 solenoid operated spring returned valve; 3/2 solenoid operated solenoid returned valve; 4/3 solenoid operated (both sides) spring centered closed center valve; 4/3 solenoid operated (both sides) spring centered tandem center valve; 5/3 solenoid operated (both sides) spring centered valve; double acting cylinder with magnetic switches; relay four change over contacts (used to latch hydraulic valve solenoids); V+ power supply; pushbutton; lamp (serves as indicator); electronic delay unit.
– Text component: symbolic and user defined text captions can be added to diagrams.
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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: hydraulic 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 fluid flows through a component as a function of its internal elements.
– Simulated execution of user-designed hydraulic and electro-hydraulic 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; oil flow through the components and changes in oil pressure in the hydraulic hoses; 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-hydraulic circuits.
– Software can perform on-line graphic tracking of hydraulic circuits in operation.
– Parameter setting options for piston diameter, pump flow, valve setting, etc.
– Software monitors pressure and flow during circuit operation; diagram graphically presents flow and pressure in the hydraulic 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