Any ideas on following
Need to model a two fixture machine. Each fixture has the capacity to hold two parts (so 4 parts on 2 fixtures).
Initially two parts are loaded on fixture-1 and the machining takes place for X secs. After X secs these two parts are unloaded from fixture-1 are loaded on fixture-2 and then 2 fresh new parts are loaded on to fixture-1 and then the cycle again starts for X secs where the parts located in both the fixtures are processed together. After the cycle the two parts located in fixture-2 are unloaded and is sent to next station. Cycle continues like this.
Have already modelled it using two stations (assembly and dismantle stations).
However looking for thoughts on a simpler approach, if any.
However I am using Assembly and disassembly station as each fixture can take 2 parts (there are 2 such fixtures). And Machine will start processing only once 2 parts are there on a fixture.
As such I am using a dummy container as a main part on assembly station (Fixture 1) . Machine waits to start the processing time untill two parts arrive on this dummy container. Once processing is over Dummy Conatiner moves to Dismantle station (Fixture 2) and assembly station (Fixture 1) received a new dummy container
I was looking for if there is any other approach possible e.g. if somebody has tried this out in the past. For e.g. using a Placebuffer or ParallelProc