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[Discussion] Exit Control of Store

Genius
Genius

After struggling for some time with the Store object as a beginner, I have observed something and want to confirm if I am thinking in the correct direction.

 

I noticed the following behaviour:

 

The Exit Control feature of the Store behaves differently than the Exit control of any other Material Flow object.

In the other objects the Exit control is run when the MU is ready to move and moves the content.

 

On the other hand the Exit Control method for a Store is only accessed when another method has instructed the MU to move. It only makes sure that further instructions depending on the Exit are given. It cannot be used to move the MU.

 

Thoughts?

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Re: [Discussion] Exit Control of Store

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor
You are right. The store itself has no "active" exit behavior.
But starting from version 14 you can connect a store with an assembly station. The assembly station will pull the assembly parts from the store. So you don't need to program in this case.
Steffen Bangsow
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Re: [Discussion] Exit Control of Store

Genius
Genius

Oh good!

 

This is a good information about the Assembly station. I am using v14 but did not try the assembly. 

Thanks a lot.

 

Sanchay

 

Re: [Discussion] Exit Control of Store

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

Hi Sanchay,

if you are having trouble with objects (not only as a beginner Smiley Wink ), then you should always remember to check the PlantSim help, which is really good (and also the example models). Looking up "Store" in the help would have shown you:


The Store stores any number of MUs you define. They remain in the Store until you remove them, for example by using a Method.

Cheers,
Alex

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Re: [Discussion] Exit Control of Store

Genius
Genius

Hi Alex!

 

The Plantsim Help has been a source of great information. I read about this in the help but it did not say that the MUs had to be removed by a method other than the Exit Control

I was trying to remove them, but with the Exit control method, like we do for other material flow objects. And it did not work. Then, I had to write another method linked to the Entrance control to remove the MUs.

 

Thanks!

Sanchay