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Moving products from parallel stations to conveyor with sensor

Experimenter
Experimenter

Hello 

I have stuck in my internship project.In the project i am trying to simulate parallell test stations' performance so that number of parallel stations number will be determined .Briefly, products come through conveyor and pass to the nearest test station if available.After test finishes, products use same conveyor to exit the system.My problem is how to connect each buffer station to relevant conveyor position by using sensor.

I will be so appreciated if you can help to solve my problem.

Thank you

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Re: Moving products from parallel stations to conveyor with sensor

Phenom
Phenom

I suggest to wrap the station, buffer and the conveyor  in a frame

 

and then inherit them.

 

You can still display the contents of the inherited frames, if

 

the frame symbols are too sad

 

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Re: Moving products from parallel stations to conveyor with sensor

Experimenter
Experimenter
Hello,
Many thanks for your suggestion @simulator , it worked in my model. On the other hand, I wanna improve my simtalk experience too. If you also help to find a way how to connect many buffers to one conveyor through sensors, I will be so so so so so grateful.

Waiting your suggestions,

Re: Moving products from parallel stations to conveyor with sensor

Phenom
Phenom

You cannot directly (through connector)  connect a sensor with objects.

 

You need to write a (individual) method to transfer the mu

 

at the sensor point to the (closest/ individual) buffer.

 

(@.move(buffer) will move the MU to a buffer)

 

Plus you have to add the MU to every Sensor.

 

At station exit you have to make sure that the exiting MU will

 

will be placed at the right position on the conveyor

 

Also through an additional exit method.

 

To speed up  this way of modelling

 

you can automate  the sensors / method creation

 

by a programed method

 

In any case it will be a good experience to do so -once.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Re: Moving products from parallel stations to conveyor with sensor

Experimenter
Experimenter
@simulator our core question is what you mentioned previous message "At station exit you have to make sure that the exiting MU will be placed at the right position on the conveyor" . To do so, I know that I need to place method or write exit method for each exit station. But, I couldn't construct any workable code so far.

Nonetheless, I really appreciate for your solution suggestion. I will use your offering unless I couldn't write correct simtalk code.

Re: Moving products from parallel stations to conveyor with sensor

Phenom
Phenom

It would have been easier, if you had posted your core

 

question right at the beginning.

 

At the moment it is still not clear, what problems you had

 

in programming the move to put a focus on that issue.

 

The way you (team) are persisting on the least best solution ( sensors + methods)

 

gives me the impression that is more a guidelined homework for school.

 

In any case here is a general advise:

 

Please have a look in the help file.

 

@.move / @.transfer will not only move the parts to the target plus

 

you can add another parameter for the position

 

on the length orientated objects like carriers