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Assign a Worker to drop the part in a station and leave - rather than waiting till operation over

Hello Guys,

I am working on introducing a Kara-Kuri conveyor in assembly line.

Intention is to make operator drop part in a station and leave to perform next operation rather than waiting in the station.

 

Expected Outcome:-

Operator A:

1) From Buffer A2 he has to take part "X"

2) Drop the part in Transfer station A

3) Operator walks away from Station

4) Part moves in  Conveyor1

Operator B:

1) From Buffer B2 he has to take part "X"

2) Drop the part in Transfer station B

3) Operator walks away from Station

4) Part moves in  Conveyor2

 

Current behaviour of Simulation:-

Operator A:

1) From Buffer A2 he takes part "X"

2) Feeds the part in Transfer station A

3) Operator waits in the Station till part reaches end of Conveyor1

 

Operator B:

1) From Buffer B2 he takes part "X"

2) Feeds the part in Transfer station B

3) Operator waits in the Station till part reaches end of Conveyor2

 

 

 

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Re: Assign a Worker to drop the part in a station and leave - rather than waiting till operation ove

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor
this should work with the exit behavior: carry part away
you need to deactivate the importer of the machines
Steffen Bangsow
freelance simulation specialist  
web: www.bangsow.eu
mail: steffen@bangsow.net

Re: Assign a Worker to drop the part in a station and leave - rather than waiting till operation ove

Hi Steffen,

 

For Buffer A2, exit strategy is "Carry part away" to workplace of Transfer station A.

For Transfer station A exit strategy is cyclic.

I have unchecked Importer active option for Transfer station A.

Still operator remains in workplace of Transfer station A till part reaches conveyor end.

Re: Assign a Worker to drop the part in a station and leave - rather than waiting till operation ove

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor
what is you setting in the workerpool, you should select the option Get job orders in the pool only
in the workplace you should deactivate the option: worker stays here after completing the job
Steffen Bangsow
freelance simulation specialist  
web: www.bangsow.eu
mail: steffen@bangsow.net

Re: Assign a Worker to drop the part in a station and leave - rather than waiting till operation ove

Hi Steffen,

When I select the option "Get job orders in the pool only", simulation stops after 25 seconds.

If I deactivate the option: worker stays here after completing the job, overall througput doesn't change. Ideally 5 seconds/cycle is saved but it doesn't increase system's throughput.

Re: Assign a Worker to drop the part in a station and leave - rather than waiting till operation ove

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor
and there is no error-message when you activate "Get job orders in the pool only" ? (missing walkpath ?)
Steffen Bangsow
freelance simulation specialist  
web: www.bangsow.eu
mail: steffen@bangsow.net

Re: Assign a Worker to drop the part in a station and leave - rather than waiting till operation ove

Hi Steffen,

yes there is no error message displayed