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Controllab is specialized in the development of simulation models for the high-tech and maritime industry. Based on years of testing and measuring on-site, we have developed models for hydraulic, electric and mechanic components that are very realistic. With these components, we can build realistic system models efficiently. These models are used to improve the design of cranes, robots, pipe-lay systems, turbines and many more.


With Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) simulation the physical part of a machine or system is replaced by a simulation. This allows rigorous testing of the control system without the real machine connected. Controllab develops HIL simulators for the offshore and high-tech industry. With our simulators, the customer can test their controllers under normal and abnormal conditions.


Based on our simulation tool 20-sim and our libraries with electric, mechanic and hydraulic components, we can build training simulators that mimic real systems very accurately. These simulators are used to train operators in a save environment. It allows them to make mistakes and learn from them. Moreover, these simulators will allow them to train all kind of scenarios in all kinds of weather conditions very quickly.


A digital twin is a virtual version of a machine. Digital twins can be used during product development to show the effects of design changes and assess the operation of the machine. During active use, digital twins can be used to inspect the performance and wear of machines. Controllab can help you with the tooling needed for digital twins and with the development of digital twins.


We create VR product demos based on simulation models with accurate physics, command and control, and real-time interaction with the user. Our demos bring your products and ideas to life. With the VR headset your audience will get a real sense of space. By using detailed graphics, user interaction and 3D spatial sound, they are immersed into a new world, making your product or idea very credible.