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Re: Loading of a train with MUs

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

I guess this is beyond the possibilities of the Transferstation. But you could create your own little Transferstation, which is able to access the same target. Have a look into the example, I use a similar method to identify the TEU quantity. A problem is the loading time.

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

Re: Loading of a train with MUs

Creator
Creator

Thanks so much, really helped me! It works for loading the train. But it doesn´t work for unloading the train. The train unloads on a buffer first. Then, the Straddle Carriers should pick up the containers from the buffer (2 lanes of Straddle Carriers). The method "puffer.cont.move(@)" can not state a loading time unfortunately.

Re: Loading of a train with MUs

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

but you can wait after loading the loading time before start the transporter again

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

Re: Loading of a train with MUs

Creator
Creator
Thanks so much! My Simulation works perfectly now! I need another variant of the simulation now to get data of different ways to handle the process on the terminal. So i try to get the process done with reach stackers, therefore the loading/unloading has to be done directly and without a buffer. Is it possible to load/unload directly between the reach stackers and the train? And if so, how do I do it?

Re: Loading of a train with MUs

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

yes, it is quite simple; you only need a link to the stopped train (global variable), then you can stop at a sensor, load one MU from the train, wait your loadingtime and if the train is empty you start the train and set the link to void

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

Re: Loading of a train with MUs

Creator
Creator

Thanks, I almost have it working now. The only problem is shown in the following picture:Problem_TEU.jpgthis shows up every time the Reach Stackers want to start loading the train again

Can you make my simulation work and explain what was wrong? I used the same method as you.

Re: Loading of a train with MUs

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

I cannot open your model;

 

try to change

 

?.cont.cont.TEU

 

to

 

@.cont.TEU

 

I guess the structure of your model is a little bit different.

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

Re: Loading of a train with MUs

Creator
Creator
Yeah it worked, thanks so much!

Re: Loading of a train with MUs

Creator
Creator

Hi Steffen,

 

as you can´t open my model, I send you screenshots of my problem. In my simulation I have a disbalance between import and export containers. So the methods for train loading/unloading should have different numbers for TEU capacity. The train unloading side works perfectly as the train usually leaves with 61/62 MUs which are 99/100 TEU.

 

The train loading method doesn´t work. As you can see I tried to reduce the TEU capacity in the method, so the train should leave with less than 100 TEU, but the train always loads about 61/62 MUs like the train on the unloading side, which are more then 91 TEU that I want on this side and tried to write in the method. Do you see any mistake their? Why does the train load more than 91 TEU?

Re: Loading of a train with MUs

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor
how and when do you start the train? My basic Idea was to reduce the capacity of the train, if the TEU capacity is reached.
Steffen Bangsow
freelance simulation specialist  
web: www.bangsow.eu
mail: steffen@bangsow.net