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Research and Development

International projects

EKS InTec is a technology leader and to stay that way we participate in several international research projects.



Engineering Tool Chain for Efficient and Iterative Development of Smart Factories

The aim of the ENTOC project is to increase the efficiency of the engineering process with a focus on virtual commissioning.

The project will run from September 2016 to August 2019.

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Together we are strong

International partners

Each project consists of an international team of top scientists from EKS InTec and renowned partners.

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Smart Prognosis of Energy with Allocation of Resources

The goal of the project SPEAR is the energy simulation and optimization within the framework of virtual commissioning.

The overall management of the project lies with EKS InTec.

The project will run from September 2017 to August 2020.

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Why do we research!

The core objectives of our research work

To optimize the results in Industry 4.0 and to be the first to take the next step, it is not enough to rest on your laurels! We do:

Automatic test case generation

Generation of test cases for the Virtual Commissioning using component models (FMUs).

Automatic test execution

This results in higher software quality (PLC, robot programs). Our goal is to move from manual test execution to automatic test execution during VIBN.

Replacement of components

Component exchange in standardized format (FMI/FMU) via an App Store, the FMUs are created by the respective component manufacturers.

Extension of virtual commissioning

To address the aspect of energy simulation, at component and plant level with the help of FMUs.



The Next Level of Test Automation

The aim of the TESTOMATproject project is the automatic test case generation and in the following the automatic test execution within the framework of the virtual commissioning.

The project will run from October 2017 to September 2020.

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