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Issue of unwanted MU blockage on line due to sorter capacity

Experimenter
Experimenter

A basic layout i am using is attached herewith. Total number of parts is 38. When i give the capacity of the sorter as any number less than 38, parts get blocked on the line 1 as shown in the attachment provided herewith. The method code i am using is also attached. A solution to this problem will be greatly helpful. Thanks! (Part 1= red, part 2= orange)

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Re: Issue of unwanted MU blockage on line due to sorter capacity

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

What is the sequence of R1? And why a sorter ?

Steffen Bangsow
freelance simulation specialist  
web: www.bangsow.eu
mail: steffen@bangsow.net

Re: Issue of unwanted MU blockage on line due to sorter capacity

Experimenter
Experimenter

Sir, the source will generate MUs based on poisson distribution. I'm using a sorter so that i can create a sequence such that all part 1's are sent first followed by all part 2's ( The reason being setup time will be reduced)

Re: Issue of unwanted MU blockage on line due to sorter capacity

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

can you post your model?

Steffen Bangsow
freelance simulation specialist  
web: www.bangsow.eu
mail: steffen@bangsow.net

Re: Issue of unwanted MU blockage on line due to sorter capacity

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

look attached an example with a basic set of controls:

 

- exit strategy for the PickAndPlace for distribute the MUs depend on their predecessor

- exit control of the sorter for waiting for a empty SingleProc

 

May be you need to wait also in the exit of the line for space in the sorter

Steffen Bangsow
freelance simulation specialist  
web: www.bangsow.eu
mail: steffen@bangsow.net