Introducing agent-based simulation of manufacturing systems to industrial discrete-event simulation tools

Lennart Buth, Nik Broderius, Christoph Herrmann, Sebastian Thiede

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Abstract

Growing competition and increasing market dynamics force manufacturing companies to increase flexibility in their manufacturing systems. Thus, new approaches, which exceed the limitations of traditional manufacturing systems, are needed. This also requires rethinking the simulation modeling behind those systems. However, simulation software tools used in industry, referred to as industrial grade software tools, and actually used simulation models are not sufficient for this purpose. Therefore, this paper aims at building up an agentbased simulation model of a flexible manufacturing system in an industrial grade software tool. For that aim, a general three-step approach for implementing an agent-based logic into an industrial grade discrete-event simulation tool is presented. An exemplary application is based on a matrix-structured manufacturing system that provides by its structure and by the individual acting entities a flexible and scalable approach without a fixed cycle time. The example is modeled within the industrial grade discrete-event simulation software Tecnomatix Plant Simulation and compared to a reference model, recreating the same results with small deviations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE 15th International Conference on Industrial Informatics, INDIN 2017
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings
PublisherIEEE
Pages1141-1146
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-0837-1, 978-1-5386-0836-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-0838-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE 15th International Conference on Industrial Informatics, INDIN 2017 - Emden, Germany
Duration: 24 Jul 201726 Jul 2017
Conference number: 15
http://indin2017.i2ar.de/

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN)
PublisherIEEE
Volume2017
ISSN (Electronic)2378-363X

Conference

ConferenceIEEE 15th International Conference on Industrial Informatics, INDIN 2017
Abbreviated titleINDIN
CountryGermany
CityEmden
Period24/07/1726/07/17
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