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Interesting Move

Legend
Legend

Hello everyone, 

 

By chance I found a Plant Simulation Video on YouTube. 

I discovered that it is possible de modelize a free fall move.

Please have a look at the time 0:22. The suitcase will have a free move from the convoyer to the shuttle. 

This is the video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSEy4zQqKoc

 

If you have an idea how to modelize this move, I'll be hapy to hear it. 

 

Thank you very much.
BR
O.C

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Re: Interesting Move

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

You can get probably the best answer from the person who modeled this.

 

From a look at the animations, I would say that the modeler created a special animation for this "free fall". That means that as soon as the MU logically leaves the conveyor above as its location, the new location's animation (I do not know whether this is a modified default animation or whether the animation was redirected) is played. And that animation is exactly built to match the actual MU. I cannot say whether this was done via SimTalk or whether this was handcrafted just for this video.

Alternatively, an animatable object without own graphics could have been used for that - but I doubt this because it would make the matter more difficult, at least if all the modeler tried to do was to beautify the animation for that particular part of the model.

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Re: Interesting Move

Phenom
Phenom

have a look here.

 

robot kinematics/ control  and pingpong ball path developed with simtalk

 

 

https://community.plm.automation.siemens.com/t5/Plant-Simulation-Forum/Industry-4-0-is-the-hype-but-...

 

 

Re: Interesting Move

Legend
Legend

Thanks to both of you ! I had a look on the ping pong ball model.
I think it's too similar to the free fall move of the box.
I'll try to contact Mr. Stephan Roember, in order to have more information about the model. 

 

I'll keep you in touch

Thank you
BR
OC

Re: Interesting Move

Phenom
Phenom

Please find attached one of the first rough ideas to

 

"free fall" with initial speed  later becoming the "ping pong" simulation.

 

The MU (ball) animation path is calculated /uploaded to the stations through an entry method.

 

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Re: Interesting Move

Legend
Legend
Thank you very much simulator.

That's exactly what I was talking about.

I'll explore the model and how it works and I'll keep you in touch.

Thank you very much

BR
OC