X window implementation of Petri net based animation for FMS

Daniel Y. Chao, Te Hsiu Chen, David T. Wang, Mengchu Zhou

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Abstract

This paper describes a software package which can model and analyze the performance of a flexible manufacturing system (FMS) cell based on Petri net theory. Using X window graphical interface and animation, this software makes modeling and analysis visualized and easy to understand and manipulate. It lets a user draw factory layout of an arbitrary FMS cell on the screen using tools supplied. A corresponding Petri net model can also be drawn on the screen. It can display the animated overall operating process of the FMS corresponding to the Petri net model. By experimenting with different input and comparing the output in a timed period, a user can quickly determine how to improve the efficiency, reduce the cost, and pin down the bottleneck. This software is of practical value for industrial engineers and production managers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication1992 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics
Subtitle of host publicationEmergent Innovations in Information Transfer Processing and Decision Making, SMC 1992
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1651-1656
Number of pages6
Volume1992-January
ISBN (Electronic)0780307208, 9780780307209
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
EventIEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 1992 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Oct 18 1992Oct 21 1992

Other

OtherIEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 1992
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period10/18/9210/21/92

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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