I have a little problem...
In my model there are four types of parts, when another part (batch) has to be processed a tool change is performed on several machines, and the duration time is different for each one. When changeover time finishes, the production starts again.
Is there anyone in the forum who has done something similar?
or what is the easy way to program this kind of process?
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Thank you so much, Mr. Steffen
It works your information, and I found an example of setup at Lot Change in your book
I have another question, and I would like to know your opinion about it...
Is it possible to perform an optimization of a Setup at lot change with plant simulation?
there are at least two ways:
- try to reduce the number of setups by changing the size/order of setups (different creation tables for your lots)
- try to reduce the total setup time (create a matrix of setup times - from product x - to product y) --> setup time type matrix --> use the genetic algorithm to check different variants of the creation table of the source
Thank you so much, Mr. Steffen, for your reply
I solved the problem with the lot change using the method setUpFor.
I have not work with the genetic algorithms, but I will review your book to understand how does it work...