The Methodology of Modeling and Simulation of Human Resources and Industrial Robots in FlexSim

  • Grzegorz Gołda
  • Adrian KampaEmail author
  • Damian Krenczyk
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Nowadays, the manufacturing processes become more complex and difficult to analyze. Therefore, the computer simulation is widely used for modeling of manufacturing systems that can include human resources and industrial robots. In the article, the human- and robot-related factors are described, and the methodology of modeling and simulation of human operators and industrial robots is presented. It is based on Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) factors and includes planned availability and failures, work performance, and product quality. An example of industrial press line with modeling and simulation of human resources and industrial robots in FlexSim is presented that allows for better representation and understanding of the real production process.


Discrete Event Simulation (DES) Manufacturing process Human factors Industrial robot FlexSim 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Grzegorz Gołda
    • 1
  • Adrian Kampa
    • 1
    Email author
  • Damian Krenczyk
    • 1
  1. 1.Silesian University of TechnologyGliwicePoland

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