Live Modernizations of Automated Material Handling Systems: Bridging the Gap between Design and Startup Using Emulation

@inproceedings{MontoyaTorres2010LiveMO,
  title={Live Modernizations of Automated Material Handling Systems: Bridging the Gap between Design and Startup Using Emulation},
  author={J. R. Montoya-Torres},
  year={2010}
}
Modernization projects on mission-critical automated material-handling systems are often performed while the system and the processes it supports remain operational. A successful live-system modernization depends on a rapid, predictable startup with no unmitigated risks. This is achieved through extensive testing prior to startup, which can not be performed while the system is in service. During a project, engineers overcame the live system’s availability constraints by creating a software… CONTINUE READING