This project has consisted in providing software & hardware to support the development of a Lift Control system. The main challenge that our custom solution addressed was how to test the controller across a wide range of electro-mechanical Lift configurations meanwhile iterating development.
Working hand to hand with Lift engineers, we developed a complete electromechanical simulation of a Lift system. Alongside such simulator, we developed a custom IO board that interconnect Lift simulation with target controller using exactly same electrical interfaces as in a real Lift installation. A browser HMI interface was then developed to allow developers to reconfigure on the fly the simulation (eg change the number of levels) and generate events such as calls and system faults
This project is unique in allowing a test first approach in the context of an embedded project. By allowing to pretest extensively and easily a large number of deployment configurations, huge cost saving were achieved for the development of the target controller.