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A worker who has a defined sequence of stations in a row

Solution Partner Creator Solution Partner Creator
Solution Partner Creator

Hi,

 

How can I arrange that the worker visits the importers in a pre-defined sequence. For example; he goes to 3 stations in order of  Station 1, Station 2, Station 3 and then returns to the first station “Station 1” again. He always repeats the same sequence even though there are other importers waiting for him.

 

I think I should use Broker importer request controls (or workplace controls maybe)  but I couldn’t figure out how.  I attached a simple use-case.

 

Thanks.

Regards,

erol

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Re: A worker who has a defined sequence of stations in a row

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

It should work with the importer request control of the broker. If you define a sequence for the worker (as a list of objects) and a sequence position, then you can check, if the importer is the right station in the sequence. See the example for one worker.

 

Unfortunately in version 12 creates F4 a useless template for the importer request control.

 

Steffen Bangsow
freelance simulation specialist  
web: www.bangsow.eu
mail: steffen@bangsow.net

Re: A worker who has a defined sequence of stations in a row

Solution Partner Creator Solution Partner Creator
Solution Partner Creator

Thank you!

Re: A worker who has a defined sequence of stations in a row

Solution Partner Creator Solution Partner Creator
Solution Partner Creator

Hi,

 

Is there an alternative way to create that sequence? It beams to the workplace. Can I avoid it?

 

In my model, I added footpaths and I want the worker to use the foothpath to reach the destination. I will calculate the time the worker spends walking, carrying the parts etc.  

 

Or should I better manipulate the time statistics manually, for example: adding length divided by worker's speed. 

 

Regards,

erol



 

Re: A worker who has a defined sequence of stations in a row

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

just deactivate the beam option in the workerpool and insert the footpaths, it works

Steffen Bangsow
freelance simulation specialist  
web: www.bangsow.eu
mail: steffen@bangsow.net

Re: A worker who has a defined sequence of stations in a row

Hello, dear users


you can share with me (in version 11) the solution this case, I need simulate a similar example.


thanks

Re: A worker who has a defined sequence of stations in a row

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

here is the model in V11

see the attributes in the Worker and the Broker-control. Just deactivate the broker control to see the different behaviors.

Steffen Bangsow
freelance simulation specialist  
web: www.bangsow.eu
mail: steffen@bangsow.net

Re: A worker who has a defined sequence of stations in a row

Solution Partner Creator Solution Partner Creator
Solution Partner Creator

Hi,

 

That method was a lifesaver when I was working on my project.

 

Thanks,

Re: A worker who has a defined sequence of stations in a row

Thanks Bangsow.

The example works very well!

Re: A worker who has a defined sequence of stations in a row

Creator
Creator
Hello,

firstly thanks for the model.

I have a question....

How can I expand the model with using more workers in the class library?
The workers were duplicated and they were added to WorkerPool creation table.


Now, there is the problem the workplaces are not filled. When one worker has only SingleProc in the sequence list and another worker gets the SingleProc1 and SingleProc2.