Limits

For each machine or Constraint in the model, the user will need to set the limit or max rate of the node. This limit represents a maximum potential rate of flow. The rate actualized in the model will depend on dynamic factors, such as:

  • Whether the node is down due to an internal interrupt.

  • The potential rate from upstream in the structure. This node is starved when the upstream potential to deliver product is less than what it can process.

  • The potential rate downstream in the structure. This node is blocked when the downstream potential to accept product is less than what this node can process.

Anytime a rate changes in the DRS network during a simulation, the actual rates all equilibrate based on the potential and actual rates throughout the network.

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