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Planning Flexibility Into Complex Models

By Melanie Barker, Arena Simulation Consultant
Published: June 1, 2017

Efficient modelers plan flexibility before modeling, and it’s not always an easy decision. Melanie shares her decision process when considering the best strategy.

Using Blocks to Model Sensors

By Gail Kenny, Simulation Consultant
Published: April 4, 2017

Do you have sensors on your conveyors? We thought so. Don't worry, we've got you covered! In this Tips & Tricks, Gail walks us through how to model sensors to control the discrete movement of entities.

Our Experts on New Applications with Arena 15

By Darrell Starks, Principal Engineer
Published: April 4, 2017

Modeling high speed systems, such as canning and bottling lines, used to be a challenge using Discrete Event Simulation. Find out how Arena 15 is changing the game and allowing our users to solving bigger problems, faster, and more accurately.

High Speed Process Modeling with the Packaging Template

By Darrell Starks, Principal Engineer
Published: April 29, 2016

There are a couple of approaches to modeling high speed bottling or packaging lines in Arena. The Packaging Template was specifically designed to model high speed systems, incorporating various types of machines and conveyors, as well as sensors and actions that occur when sensors are triggered. It can significantly reduce the modeling time for these types of systems.

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