In the video below, you can see the XTS PLC linked to the simulation with the simulation software Industrial Physics and to the actual hardware at the same time. This is used by our developer team to test their programming in a virtual HIL setup. Even without the actual hardware components, it is possible do a systematic test of the whole system.
Further infomations can be found under http://projectmi5.com/documentation/overview-hil-development/.
Have a look at our newest video of the recent start up , too!