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Place Buffer Setup

Solution Partner Pioneer Solution Partner Pioneer
Solution Partner Pioneer

Hi guys,

 

So I have a machine with a capacity of 12 and a bottle takes about 6 second to move through the system.

 

I represented this with a Place Buffer.

 

This machine puts stickers on the bottles and the reel has to be chnaged every hour.

 

The problem is that a place buffer does not have a setup tab. I want to use a generator with  a method to circumvent this problem, but I do not know if there is a function that could force a setup on the place buffer ? (PlaceBuffer.Setup := true?).

 

I don't really want to use PlaceBuffer.Stopped := true, becuse I aslo have lockoutzones in the rest of the model and it will be hard to distinguish between stopped machines and setups machines. 

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Re: Place Buffer Setup

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Gears Esteemed Contributor
add a SingleProc after the buffer, assign a time portion to the singleProc (and reduce the time of the buffer), than you can use the singleProc for setup
Steffen Bangsow
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Re: Place Buffer Setup

Solution Partner Pioneer Solution Partner Pioneer
Solution Partner Pioneer

Thank you very much,

 

Also amazing book, I'm currently working through it.