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TimeNETMS - An Integrated Modeling and Performance Evaluation Tool for Manufacturing Systems.

Zimmermann, Armin; Freiheit, Jörn

In: Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC'98), 11-14 October 1998, San Diego, USA, pages 535-540. 1998.

Abstract: There is a need for modeling and performance evaluation techniques and tools for a fast and reliable design of modern manufacturing systems. This paper introduces TimeNETMS, a software tool which integrates manufacturing system modeling and performance analysis with an easy-to-use graphical user interface. It is based on a concept of independent models for the manufacturing system structure and work plans, both using a dedicated class of colored stochastic Petri nets. TimeNETMS is implemented as an extension of the more general Petri net modeling and analysis tool TimeNET. An industrial application example shows the use of the tool.

Keywords: Software Tool, Modelling, Performance evaluation, Manufacturing Systems, Petri Nets.

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