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[Updated] Converter issue

Legend
Legend

Hello everyone,

 

The matter I'm trying to understand is discribed in the attached model. 

The model contains two sub-models. 
The first one : 

(Source) -> (Line) -> (Converter_A) -> (Converter_B) -> (Line) -> Drain

The second one : 

(Source) -> (Line) -> (Converter_A') -> (Converter_B') -> (Line) -> Drain

* each converter is defined by a 3 sec moving time. 

The only difference between the two sub-models is the orientation of the Converter_B and Converter_B'.  

Normally in the two models the Entity is supposed to go straight all the time. 

But When we start the calculation we notice that there is a difference between the two models : 

In the second model the entity stop and wait 3 in the Converter_A' seconds before moving to the Converter_B'. I can't understand why ? 

If you have any idea I'll take it Smiley Happy
Thank you ! 

O.C

6 REPLIES

Re: [Updated] Converter issue

Phenom
Phenom

if you switch the movingtime of converter B' ( =object D) to 0 sec the entities will move synchron

Re: [Updated] Converter issue

Legend
Legend

Thank you Simulator !

Yes sure if I put the moving time at 0 sec the problem is solved, you're right.
But my question was how come the Entity stopped at the previous Converter. The entity is supposed to go straight so there is no Moving Time in this case.

Thanks !
O.C

Re: [Updated] Converter issue

Phenom
Phenom

it seems to have something to do , that in the 2nd line you are

permantely moving sideways e.g. not in the main direction.

 

Therfore - I assume-  the entity has to wait (in advance for the movingtime period )

for the converter to set the lift in right position for side entrance.

 

have a look at the model.

Re: [Updated] Converter issue

Legend
Legend

Thank you for your comment. 

I've thought than Moving Time doesn't take place when the MUs is going straight (sub model line2). 

What I'm trying to simulate is this (picture below) : 

                                                    Image1.png

The converter is modeled by the grey square.

There are two flows geting in the Converter : Entrance 1 and Entrance 2. 

 

  1. The entities coming from the Entrance_1 could : 
    1. Move straight (Exit_1) without a Moving Time  (like on a line)
    2. Move horinzontally (Exit_2) with a Moving Time.
       
  1. The entities coming from the Entrance_2 could : 
    1. Move straight (Exit_2) without a Moving Time (like on a line)  
    2. Move horinzontally (Exit_1) with a Moving Time.

 

 That's what I'm trying to simulate from the begining in vain. 
Thank you I appreciate your help. 

O.C

 

Re: [Updated] Converter issue

Phenom
Phenom
just for my own record - do you know of any real converter , that is working like that ( e.g. w/o movingtime ) ?

Of course its possible to model a converter like that

I'll have a closer look tomorrow

Re: [Updated] Converter issue

Legend
Legend
Thank you very much, I really appreciate your help. I was stuck on it for few days since last week Smiley Happy !

Thank you.
Regards.