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WorkCell Access IN/OUT with Single Station

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Hi all,

 

I like to have one station (using buffer) to:

- bring the part (by worker) and pick it up by the pickandplace robot

.... it moves through the workcell where different types of work are made on the part.

- return it by the pickandplace robot and remove it by the worker again.

All this shall happed on one single station.

The buffer requires the option 'Carry part away' option (& broker) set to get the worker move there.

The pickandplace does not need this option, use 'Cyclic' option.

 

I don't think that this is possible.

On my real model, I have overlayed 2 buffers (IN and OUT) and 2 workplaces to have this feature working.

 

I attached a simple example to show my intention.

 

Kind regards

Marco

 

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Re: WorkCell Access IN/OUT with Single Station

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

you could try to program the behavior of the worker in the entrance control of the workplace, there you can let the worker wait until the process is finished (see example)

 

A second way would be to switch the exit strategy in the entrance control before actions.

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

Re: WorkCell Access IN/OUT with Single Station

Legend
Legend

Hi Stefan,

 

thanks for your reply.

Just to let you know the change you made on the model you returned is not our intention.

The workflow in the given example is as such:

The workcell1 receives raw materia and cut it into pieces in WS11. The material supply is not part of this model.

WS12 will perform a certain work  to the cut part (ex: blow off/clean...).

Next the part is transported from Workcell1 to Workcell2 by worker (AGV),  where further work is performed on the part.

Finally the part get to the stock.

 

I have started to change this model to have the change of exit strategy included and I remove one IN and one OUT station in Workcell2.

I use these lines to change the exit strategy:

 

 -- Set station exit strategy to 'CarryAway' to trigger the broker
 ?.ExitStrategy := "Carry Part Away";
 ?.transportImp.BrokerPath := root.broker;     >>>>> found this in your book, thanks
-- ?.Services := "CarryPart";  ????? How to change the service, I left it to 'StandardService' for the moment.

 

and the other way:

 ?.ExitStrategy := "Cyclic";

 

 

Now I work on how to manage the occupation status of the IN and OUT station to prevent sending the worker to the same location twice.

I let you know.....

 

Kind regards

Marco

Re: WorkCell Access IN/OUT with Single Station

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor
the command is ?.transportImp.setServices (see help)
you need to pass a table with service name and quantity
Steffen Bangsow
freelance simulation specialist  
web: www.bangsow.eu
mail: steffen@bangsow.net