I would like to control number of objects allowed in the line. Suppose, I have two parts (A and B). I do not want more than five A parts inside the line. Part B can be as many as there can be. Is there any way to control this with flowcontrol?
I know somehow I would have to observe all the stations inside a line and see if it has part A or part B and have a sometype of counter but is there a way to put them in the frame and have a control that I do not want part A more than five inside the frame?
I am open to other sugesstions.
Thank you for your help.
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You can use a global variable as counter and I guess you need a buffer for storing the A-parts until they can enter the line.
At the entrance of the line you move the part A to the buffer or in the line depend on the counter. If you move the part into the line, you increase the value of the counter. At the end of the line you decrease the counter and move one part A from the buffer to the line, if there is a stock and the counter is lower than 5.
Thank you for your promt reply. I was able to put the counter before part A enters the line and exit the line.
Now, How can I control that I do not want part A more than five in the line? Again, line refers to multiples signal proc.