In WiNCSim, you can directly choose Pepperl+Fuchs devices as well generic devices from a library. There, required parameters are pre-set for a realistic simulation. If the whole plant and all sensors and gateways are displayed in the 3D model, the simulation with WiNCSim can be initiated. The simulation is not only based on experience, but also on a ray tracing algorithm that allows the user to obtain the most reliable results for the frequency band in which WirelessHART operates.
The radio signal reception strength of each sensor at each point in the network surroundings are calculated to determine the quality of the connection. Results are displayed graphically. All possible communication paths are displayed as well as the reception field strengths of the single sensors and the total field strength of all devices in the radio network. Thus, it is easy to identify the ranges of each sensor, where repeaters need to be positioned to improve network coverage, and if there are any gaps in supply.