In many areas of science, like computer science or electrical engineering, modeling languages have been established, however, this is not the case in the field of discrete processes (Weilkiens 2006). There are two reasons which motivate such a development:
- Modeling languages allow realizing projects by the principles of systems engineering. So one obtains clearness even for large projects and reduces the discrepancy between model and reality.
- Modeling languages are a central part of automatic code generation.
In this paper, we present our first steps in developing a simulation-tool-independent description of production systems and first ideas on how to convert such a general model into simulation-tool-specific models.
Figure 6: Concrete system architecture