Simulation for high speed processing

David T. Sturrock, Glenn R. Drake
1996 Proceedings of the 28th conference on Winter simulation - WSC '96  
High-speed processing lines are fundamental to the manufacturing processes of several industries, including food and beverage, consumer products, and pharmaceuticals. A high-speed process is defined here as a process where the volume and rate of jobs is such that discrete modeling and analysis cannot be done effectively. Traditionally, simulation analysis of high-speed processing lines has required a series of aggregations and simplifying assumptions to address the large volumes encountered.
more » ... se approximations often cause the models to be poor predictors of realworld systems. HiSpeed$im is a powerful, new approach for analyzing high-speed systems. It incorporates an interface and algorithmic engine specifically designed for simulating the complex control logic and equipment of high-speed processing. HiSpeed$im also leverages the powerful simulation platform of SIMAN/Arena. This combines the ease of use of a simulator and the speed of a custom-written product with the complete power and flexibility of the Arena general-purpose tool.
doi:10.1145/256562.256706 fatcat:dbxpuf43fnak5fns27ssobgmve