benefit from our expertise in model-based
control engineering and real-time testing
Our team consists of experts for advanced control engineering tasks ranging from modeling to hardware-in-the-loop test systems and controller implementation. Benefit from our experience by having our experts consult and support you project-specifically, so that you can achieve your goals faster and more efficiently.
Find some of our common services listed below. Feel free to contact us for any other control, energy system or testing related task and we will find out if we can help you.
what we do
control-oriented services and products
for test benches and special-purpose machinery
Conception and development of customized control and HiL systems for your heavy-duty test bench, e.g. WTG nacelle, gearbox, main bearing, generator, pitch test bench etc.
control and hardware-in-the-loop systems for drive test benches
The dynamic and realistic testing of large components for drive systems places high demands on test benches and their control. In order to meet these application-specific demands on dynamics and accuracy, conatys develops control algorithms for test benches in close cooperation with its customers and partners in order to achieve optimum test results.
Furthermore, conatys is an expert in the conception, development and implementation of hardware-in-the-loop systems for test benches. Such HiL-systems allow test benches to be directly integrated into modern, agile product development processes and rapid prototyping. Thus the test capacity can be used more efficiently. In particular, the field of HiL systems for wind turbines represents a core competence of conatys.
We are happy to consult and support you in the planning and implementation of your individual test bench projects with our expertise and experience.
comprehensive tool chain: from development to testing
In the interest of an optimal development and validation process, it is absolutely necessary to ensure the continuity of models from development to testing. The challenge is to understand the requirements and perspectives of both fields of work in order to develop an integrated tool chain or structured transfer process. The conatys experts can take on this task for you and thus support you in integrating these areas in order to make the entire development process more efficient.
Let us build a bridge between your development and your testing together.
coordination of HiL and control development projects
HiL and control systems require a high degree of interdisciplinary system understanding. Knowing which experts are involved in such a development project at which point in time is the greatest challenge in the development and construction of these systems. This is especially true if you want to use your in-house model world in a HiL system of a large test bench for testing and thus connect at least two worlds of thinking. The conatys experts have already successfully accompanied and coordinated such development projects for well-known companies in the wind industry and know the typical pitfalls.
Benefit from our experience and let us lead your research and development projects to success jointly.
certification of wind turbines on system test benches
The certification of wind turbines and their components on (HiL) test benches requires a high degree of interdisciplinary understanding of the overall system in order to be able to analyze, evaluate and improve the requirements and interaction of test bench, test device and real-time simulation (HiL). The conatys experts have been developing HiL systems for system test benches and initiated research projects for many years in order to develop the requirements for HiL systems – the models and control procedures used therein – and test benches – the performance and dynamics of the mechanical and electrical actuators – for certification. In addition, conatys experts have been involved in the development of national and international guidelines for years, which today form the basis for certification on test benches.
We support you in taking advantage of the new possibilities provided by certification on test benches by planning, managing and carrying out these measurement campaigns with you.
We can also assess whether your test capacities are suitable for certification or which modifications are necessary to be suitable.
controllers designed for your application
The control and automation of technical processes is often a once-only task, outside the core business, so the necessary control expertise in your company may be limited. Nevertheless, do not compromise on the quality of your control system and benefit from the experience of conatys experts. We help you to satisfy this short-term resource requirement and, together with your experts, who are familiar with the process to be controlled, design a customized control concept.
No matter whether classic PID-based controllers or modern methods that perform real-time optimizations: we will design the appropriate control solution for your application.