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Modeling a lift/elevator

Creator
Creator

I am currently trying to model a lift/elevator.  I need to show the lift/elevator lift the vehicle and once the vehicle is clear of the lift/elevator, show the lift/elevator lower to pickup the next vehicle.  I have attached a copy of a video showing the lift/elevator in a different software.  Any ideas as to how to attach this in Plant Sim?

(view in My Videos)
; SingleProc with animation, track, etc.  Any examples anyone can share?

 

Thanks,

Brian

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Re: Modeling a lift/elevator

Genius
Genius

I'm actually working on the same thing right now. I'll let you know if am able to come up with anything. Right now, I'm using a SingleProc with an attached animation, it works more or less but it's been a bit of a headache to make it look right (which is important to our client). If anyone else has any ideas, I'd love to hear them as well.

 

I have seen a post on using lines, but I had difficulty getting the MU orientation correct

Re: Modeling a lift/elevator

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Hello Bebo,

You can find a simple lift implementation attached.

Regards,

Ralf
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Re: Modeling a lift/elevator

Creator
Creator

Thanks Ralf! Was a big help!

Re: Modeling a lift/elevator

Genius
Genius

Hi Ralf,

 

This looks like a much easier implementation that what I was doing with a SingleProc. I have a question regarding your animation time. I was under the impression that you needed to set a time under the SelfAnimate tab and have been trying to sync that time with the SingleProc processing time and the methods calls. A bit cumbersome to say the least. It looks like you can just leave these fields blank and as long as your running the model at "Real Time" * X then the animation plays correctly. Am I correct in my understanding of timing here?

 

Thanks for your help!

 

 

Re: Modeling a lift/elevator

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Hi EMM,

In this case a speed of 1m/s is assumed. If you want to have a different speed you have to  change it in the defined self animations and in the variable LiftSpeed.

Regards,

Ralf
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Re: Modeling a lift/elevator

Creator
Creator

We noticed that too, if we left the field blank.  Which is what we want anyways.  I really don't want to have to change the vaule in 2 places.

Re: Modeling a lift/elevator

Pioneer
Pioneer

Hi Half,

 

I am tring to use your code into my model to achieve a lift. It works very well in the first 5-6 runs, after your reset 6 times the lift doesn't move any move and parts were blocked. I notice that in your sample model, you also define a 'Reset' method, but I don't know where you used it?

 

I attached my model, could you help me to have a look?

Thank you so much!

 

Wendy

 

Re: Modeling a lift/elevator

Genius
Genius

Reset methods are automatically called when you click the "Reset" button on your model. 

Re: Modeling a lift/elevator

Pioneer
Pioneer

So do you have any idea why the lift doesn't work after severial time of reset? Did you write any code to the reset method?