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Pick and Place robot with backend integration

Builder
Builder

Hi,

 

1.Is it possible to integrate Pick and place robot with backend data.? How to do it.?

2.I have a model with a store and Pick and place robot. When the store is full, I should get an indication that store is full and have to empty it. Is there a way to get an alarm/indication.?

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Re: Pick and Place robot with backend integration

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor
1. what data do you want to import?

2. you can use an entrance control or an observer control for the attribute full in the store

if ?.full then
--store is full
end
Steffen Bangsow
freelance simulation specialist  
web: www.bangsow.eu
mail: steffen@bangsow.net

Re: Pick and Place robot with backend integration

Builder
Builder

@Steffen_B

If i get data say 5 parts(entity) then 5 blocks in the store should get filled with the parts. Next if I get 15 parts, then 15 blocks in the store should be filled.

Re: Pick and Place robot with backend integration

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor
and what is the source of the parts?
Steffen Bangsow
freelance simulation specialist  
web: www.bangsow.eu
mail: steffen@bangsow.net

Re: Pick and Place robot with backend integration

Builder
Builder

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I have the layout.

1. The parts start coming from the source to the machines in Process1. I get a signal from backend saying that SingleProc4 machine is down. 

When this signal is received, the colour of SingleProc4 should change showing the machine is down and the parts should not go that machine. Instead the parts should pile up on the line or in the store.

Once we get another signal saying the machine is working, the piled up parts should start moving through SingleProc4 machine.

How to do it.?

 

Re: Pick and Place robot with backend integration

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor
you could insert global variables for the signals; add for each signal an observer control for value; then you can set the attribute failed to true and false depend on the value of the signal; the station has an andon light, this will change to red, if you set the machine to failed; also the parts will pile up automatically on the line (if the line is accumulating) if the machine is failed (this is the default behavior of Plant Simulation)
Steffen Bangsow
freelance simulation specialist  
web: www.bangsow.eu
mail: steffen@bangsow.net

Re: Pick and Place robot with backend integration

Builder
Builder

Where do I set the attribute failed to true and false.?

Re: Pick and Place robot with backend integration

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

how do you get the backend signal?

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

Re: Pick and Place robot with backend integration

Builder
Builder

I will be using ODBC to connect to database.

Re: Pick and Place robot with backend integration

Builder
Builder

So suppose the signals are 1(failed) and 0(working), and I get signal as 1 from database, then the machine should change its color and parts have to be stopped i.e.not move to that station. All this has to be done using simtalk.