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Machine Set up Biweekly or Monthly

Solution Partner Experimenter Solution Partner Experimenter
Solution Partner Experimenter

Hello All,

 

Need suggestions on how to model the following scenario

 

I am working with Yearly volumes of  100 parts being produced in 15 different machines. 

 

Sample MU values: Part A - 800000 and Part B - 100000 parts being planned for whole year 

 

For Part A on Machine A set up needs to be done once every month for a certain setup time value

For Part B on Machine A set up needs to be done every 15 days.

Likewise have for remaining parts with Monthly & Biweekly set up schedule.

 

Please suggest modeling approaches for the same.

 

Regards,

Kavitha

8 REPLIES

Re: Machine Set up Biweekly or Monthly

Phenom
Phenom
Do you mix up the parts on the machines or do you produce a period only A, than B ...?

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


Re: Machine Set up Biweekly or Monthly

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom

You can use the setting SetupAfterNumParts on the Set-up tab. Hence, N=800000/12~66667 parts.

 

In reality, the set-up/preventive maintenance may be scheduled at specific times or depend on more complicated aspects. But the above setting can already give you the correct number of set-ups per year at about the correct time.


Gert Nomden
Senior Consultant | Tecnomatix Product Manager
cardsplmsolutions.com

Re: Machine Set up Biweekly or Monthly

Solution Partner Experimenter Solution Partner Experimenter
Solution Partner Experimenter

Its a Product Mix which gets loaded in a station.

 

My input data is organized like this

 

Part Name  Station   Annualvolume SetupFrequency  Set Up Time 

 

A                  StationA  800000          Monthly                 30 Mins

B                  StationA   10000            Bi Weekly               45 Mins

C                  StationA   80000            Bi Weekly                35 Mins

D                   StationB 100000            Monthly                 30 Mins

Re: Machine Set up Biweekly or Monthly

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom

Yes, but the question is what causes the set-ups. Is there a set-up at the start of each production run of a part?


Gert Nomden
Senior Consultant | Tecnomatix Product Manager
cardsplmsolutions.com

Re: Machine Set up Biweekly or Monthly

Solution Partner Experimenter Solution Partner Experimenter
Solution Partner Experimenter

Yes.

Re: Machine Set up Biweekly or Monthly

Phenom
Phenom

it could work with the setting: Set-up depends on: user defined atttribute

 

If you check the last set up date of a part type against the simulation time, you can change a user defined attribute, that triggers the set-up (see example entrance control of the singleProc).

 


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


Re: Machine Set up Biweekly or Monthly

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom

In that case the default settings should already work, as long as the MU Names reflect the part names. If you make sure that the proper amounts of your parts pass a station, the correct set-up behavior will result.


Gert Nomden
Senior Consultant | Tecnomatix Product Manager
cardsplmsolutions.com

Re: Machine Set up Biweekly or Monthly

Solution Partner Experimenter Solution Partner Experimenter
Solution Partner Experimenter

Thanks Steffen for the solution.