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Multiple MU as input for a machine (single proc)

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

I am trying to create an example in which in the production line I have a heat treatment machine setup. In general the input for heat treatment machine is in batches. so for example I am heat treating parts in batches of 50. How do I simulate this scenario in PS.

 

PS: I have machines (single proc) before heat treatment stage. So my scenario is like this: I have to accumulate 50 parts before Heat treatment stage. then process 50 times at a time in the Heat treatment stage and this processed 50 parts will be input for machines after the heat treatment stage,

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Re: Multiple MU as input for a machine (single proc)

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

you could load these 50 parts into a container (e.g. with the help of the AssemblyStation)  and the container runs through the heat threatment, after the heat-threatment you unload the container

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

Re: Multiple MU as input for a machine (single proc)

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Was thinking the same. Thought whether is there any other option to do it. Thanks a lot...Smiley Happy

Re: Multiple MU as input for a machine (single proc)

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Hello Jay,

 

the attached model for Plant Simulation 11.0 shows how you can produce batches of 50 parts.

 

Regards,

Peter

 

Batches.gif

 

Re: Multiple MU as input for a machine (single proc)

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Thanks but I actually have Plant Simulation 10 version. Can u please send in the downgraded version of the file.

Re: Multiple MU as input for a machine (single proc)

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Hello Jay,

 

here is the model for Plant Simulation 10.

 

Regards,

Peter

Re: Multiple MU as input for a machine (single proc)

Experimenter
Experimenter

Hi Peter,

I have same problem like this but there is a difference is i have 3 process:

1. Preheat: 12 hours processing

2. VPI: 7 hours processing

3. Curing : 15 hours processing

 

These is batch process. That mean each process will do 2 parts. Rarely processing with 1 part.

I try with your model after modify buffer capacity to 2 but the result it have quite big different with actual.

Would you please kindly advise?

Tks,