I am not able to solve a very general problem faced by using the worker.
I have 2 buffer and machine. The worker carries the parts from buffer to the machine. When the part arrives at buffer 1, the worker picks one part and drop to the machine and then move to second buffer and picks up one part from there. My problem is that the workers must empty all the parts from buffer 1 and only then it should go to buffer 2. but in reality the worker pick one part from buffer 1 then move to buffer 2 then again to buffer 1. The worker can carry only one part at once ,so I cannot increase capacity.How I can control this behaviour ? can anyone help ?
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By setting a dwell time, the Worker will wait for more parts, provided that it has sufficient loading capacity. But then it remains a sequential process. If you can use a ParallelProc to model your buffer, then multiple MUs may request transport services at the same time.
In general, the Workers gets its jobs assigned in sequence (FIFO). But, if there are several MUs waiting at the puck-up point, it should pick them up simultaneously. See the example. Make sure the Worker has enough capacity to carry the waiting MUs.