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Assembly Station after pickandplace robot

Experimenter
Experimenter

Dear Forum,

I´m quite new in this program and for a little project I need your help.

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I have three Machines (M1-M3) who are connected to an PickandPlace Robot.
These Machines drop every 20 seconds a single part (its everytime the same).
The Robot puts the parts on another main conveyer to transport it to the next workshop.

My goal is that the robot collects 4 parts and fill up a container (or similar transport boxes with space of 4 parts) on the main conveyer to the next workshop.
I tried to solve it with an assembly station. To create one cylinderbox I need 4 cylinders.
This cylinderbox then got moved to the conveyer and it´s done.

My simulation runs until it create the cylinderbox (container) but with arriving of the next part from the robot, the robot stop to move.

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Do I have a major logical missunderstanding in this case or why it´s not assembled as I want.
Or is there another solution for transportboxes/Containers on Conveyers?

Thank you!

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Re: Assembly Station after pickandplace robot

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Hello FriedrichW1, 

 

i am not sure if this is what you looking for, but instead of using the assembly station you can create a container on the main conveyer and load it with the pick and place robot as you can see in my picture. 

Regards 
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Re: Assembly Station after pickandplace robot

Experimenter
Experimenter
Hi David,

thanks for the fast reply!

Well I see that I thought a little bit to difficult.
How do I load the pallets on the conveyer with 4 parts?
(its the first real touch with the program for me)

Thank you!

Re: Assembly Station after pickandplace robot

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Hello FriedrichW1, 

 

To load the pallets on the conveyer you just have to connect the source (which produces the pallets) with the conveyer. 

After that you can move the robot with drag and drop onto the conveyer and pick the strategy "Load Part". 

So the pallet will stop at the sensor on the main conveyor and wait until it is full (Capacity of the pallet = 4) 

 

Regards 
David 

Re: Assembly Station after pickandplace robot

Experimenter
Experimenter
Thanks again!

Yes I have connected the pallets to the conveyer but nothing happens if I "drag & drop" the PickandPlace Robot on the Conveyer?
(I use the Tecnomatix 13 Student Version)

Or do I have to add an Sensor at the beginning of the Conveyer and write a method which says to stop and load a pallet with 4 parts and connect this one to the robot?
Could you attach your file that I can try to understand what you did?

Thanks in advance
Regards
Friedrich

Re: Assembly Station after pickandplace robot

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Hello FriedrichW1, 

 

I see PS13 does not contain the feature of the PickandPlace with Drag & Drop. So you have to create a sensor on the main conveyer. 

So in the Sensor Control you have to stop the Pallet, wait until it has the number of MUs required and then continue driving. 

Re: Assembly Station after pickandplace robot

Experimenter
Experimenter

Okay, problem is I start with SimTalk too.

Could you give me an code example how to Stop, load and send the container?

Thank you very much!!

Re: Assembly Station after pickandplace robot

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

@.stopped := true         -- stop the container

waituntil @.numMU = 4  -- the container waits until he has 4 MU`s (if the Capacity is 4 you can replace numMU with full)

@.stopped := false    -- continue driving 

Re: Assembly Station after pickandplace robot

Experimenter
Experimenter

looks good.

thank you for your support!
I´ll try to do it like that!