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Taking MUs from Container


Hi everybody.


I am trying to represent a case where a Container with 10 MUs arrive at some point, and then a worker thakes 1 by 1 every MU from the container, until the container is empty.


The MU's need to reach Destination A, then, when there are no more MUs from the actual Container, that same worker must take the container to Destination B, and wait for another Container to arrive.


Any Ideas of how should I approach?


Re: Taking MUs from Container

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you will need some lines of SimTalk

- basic setting: exit control in the station to call the worker

- exit strategy "carry part away", you can let the destination empty

- entrance control in the workplace


In the entrance control of the workplace you adress the part in the container (e.g. station.cont.cont.destination:=A) and move the part to the worker (station.cont.cont.move(@)). Then you need to call the exit control of the station again (or call  station.cont.move) to call the worker again. If the container is empty, you need to adress the container and load the container to the worker.


See here for an example:

Steffen Bangsow
freelance simulation specialist  

Re: Taking MUs from Container


another approach could be, using a disassembly station and

would look like this