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pick and place robot

Pioneer
Pioneer

Im using a pick and place robot however im wondering how to model the robot in Plant sim as it does not come into contact with any parts. The robot in my production line is used just as a measuring and laser system which feeds in data to an external system. i want to model the robot in plant sim however as im interested in its energy use and down time and overall productivity. is there any way to model the robot without connecting to a source as i dont want it to pick up any parts? I am using plant sim 13 for this model. I have tried using a buffer and also a singleproc before the pick and place to try and schedule jobs but this has led to the pick and place being operational but not working.

thanks.

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Re: pick and place robot

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor
I think, there are several ways to do this.
The simplest way is to use a SingleProc for processing and some other block with the icon of a robot only for "decoration", you can use entrance and exit control to turn the robot (objectAngle), the singleProc can collect all the data you need.
If you want to use the PickAndPlace, you need to program the movement (e.g. setDestination), but the PickAndPlace will not collect the data you need.
Steffen Bangsow
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mail: steffen@bangsow.net

Re: pick and place robot

Pioneer
Pioneer
I wasnt aware you could do this, Ill give it a go.
many thanks for your help!