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setup time in a parallel proc

Builder
Builder

Hi community

 

I have a doubt about how is applied the set-up time on different machines connected to one buffer.I have attached an image to show the issue.

 

I have a buffer sending parts to three stations (two single processes and one parallel proc), this buffer has the least recent demand as the exit strategy, and a setup time is applied to the three stations using a formula.

 

The question is next:
Why is the setup only applied to two stations at the same time, even when the buffer has enough parts to send to each station? I did a simple exercise replacing a parallel proc by a single proc and in that case, the setup is applied to the three stations at the same time. Does exist a priority to apply the setup time to the parallel proc?

I would like to know if it is possible to perform this task

 

Regards
Charly

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Re: setup time in a parallel proc

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Hi Charly,

 

do you have a model which shows your problem? It would be very helpful when you could post this model.

Or you must post all settings of the involved stations.

 

Regards

Karola

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Re: setup time in a parallel proc

Builder
Builder

Hi Karola 

 

I attached a sample model with the parameters I have used. I hope you can help me with this little problem.

 

Regards

Charly

Re: setup time in a parallel proc

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Hi Charly,

 

I think, you should deactivate in the parallelproc at tab page set-up the setting "only when empty". Then the parallelproc will do setup same as a singleproc.

 

Regards,

Karola

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Re: setup time in a parallel proc

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Builder

Hi Karola

 

Thank you so much for your help, it works perfectly!!  I appreciate your answer and your time to this post

 

Regards

Charly