I've tried to make a worker standing at the station while processing a part.
Once part processed the same worker should carry the part to the next station, and so on.
Problem1: In a simple model worker becomes available as soon as he drops a part he carried to the station.
Problem2: In a more complicated model that is attached, the worker seems to stay at the station, but the model is too complex for the taks and the followin error occures: he station '.SPF.Finishing.Binder2' does not have a free workplace, and the worker '.Resources.Worker:2' cannot perform the job remotely. Do you want to stop simulation?
Could someone explain how to make a worker to a) carry a part and b) process this part at different stations?
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please refer to the video 'Worker Carrying Parts between Workoplaces' which you will find on the start page of Plant Simulation when pressing button Video
There you will see all settings necessary to make a worker carrying parts from one station to another station and processing the part there.
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Yes, I did watch that video, and my model is built from that video as a starting point.
The example in the video is simple - only two stations and worker carries parts from one station to the other. Worker does not 'process' anything at the station - the station does it on its own. In other words, when I add another station in the processing chain each worker comes back to the WorkerArea as soon as he drops off a part at the next station instead of 'processing' a part for the duration of station.processTime.
Examples from 'Example Colleciton' show how workers carry things between stations OR how wokers process parts at stations, but not both: take part -> carry it to station 2 -> process part at station2 (without leaving walking from the station 2) -> carry part to station 3 -> process part at station 3 (without walking from the station), etc.
This is improved version where parts are processed at their stations by the assigned worker.
Based on [Example Models > Small Examples > Category:Resources > Topic:Worker > Worker accompany].
1) assign worker to a part at the first station via new part.worker property
2) disable worker.automaticMediation at the first station
3) import worker assigned to the part at each next station
4) connect stations (not needed when 'carry part away' is used)
Problem (minor): workers don't appear 'carrying' part between stations.