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Old 05-19-2010
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Question Transport 2 once!

If operator capacity is 2 and the processor maximum content is 1,then how to make operator to transport 2 once? Then place 1 for the processor after the processor finished it,the operator could place another one immediately without to travel to upstream to get a new one so as to increase production efficiency.
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Hi,

I have 2 suggestion that you can look at.

First one is to have a queue before your processor, the queue should have the capacity of 2, performing batching and flush the contents between batches.
This approach will make the operator take 2 item to the queue and wait at the queue until it is empty, then goes and pick up 2 new item.

Second suggestion is to write your own tasksequence which picks up 2 item, travel to the processor, unload first item, wait for the first item to be finished and then unload the second item to the processor.
To get this to work you need to use sendmessage and/or subtask for the operator. The sendmessage/subtask is used for to controling when the second item will be unloaded to the processor.

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Hi Johan,

First your question.
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Hi Lars-Olof,

Thanks for your reply and the 1st way makes the operator to transport 2.But the 2nd way you said to write a tasksequence to picks up 2 item then to travel it to processor and unload it one by one.Could you tell me how to make the code, I couldn't make it to pick up 2 item from the queue.Thanks!

John mic
This is one solution to use your own tasksequence:
Code:
int port=1;

treenode ts = createemptytasksequence(centerobject(current,1),0,0);


inserttask(ts,TASKTYPE_TRAVEL,current,NULL);

// Load first item in the queue
inserttask(ts,TASKTYPE_FRLOAD,rank(current,1),current,port);

// Load second item in the queue
inserttask(ts,TASKTYPE_FRLOAD,rank(current,2),current,port);

inserttask(ts,TASKTYPE_TRAVEL,outobject(current,port),NULL);

// Unload first item and wait
inserttask(ts,TASKTYPE_FRUNLOAD,rank(current,1),outobject(current,port),opipno(current,port));
inserttask(ts,TASKTYPE_UTILIZE,rank(current,1),outobject(current,port),STATE_UTILIZE);

// Unload second item and wait
inserttask(ts,TASKTYPE_FRUNLOAD,rank(current,2),outobject(current,port),opipno(current,port));
inserttask(ts,TASKTYPE_UTILIZE,rank(current,2),outobject(current,port),STATE_UTILIZE);


dispatchtasksequence(ts);
Put the code in the trigger OnEndCollecting in the queue, other changes in the queue need to do is to get the queue Perform Batching, Flush contents between batches, having Target Batch Size set to 2.
The last change in the queue is to have Send To Port not release items.

In the Processor you must Free the Operator OnPrecessFinish.

If you have more questions please keep post them in this topic.

Lars-Olof
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Question transport 2 once

Hi Lars-Olof,

I also wanna know how to make it run continuously, since it will stop at about 20th time unit in the model.I attached it,would you pls refer to it.Thanks!

John Mic
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It’s a pointer problem on the items to load. Because in the task sequence rank 1 and rank 2 are used, but several items can enter the Queue it points to the same items. If these items are destroyed the bad pointer appears.
One solution could be to manage to point on the right items. Store the arriving item pointer e.g. in the tree and use them in the task sequence.
Another simpler solution is to change the maximum content of the Queue to 2. Now only 2 items are at the same time in the Queue and the pointer rank 1 and rank 2 are correct.
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Hi,

The easiest way is set the queue to capacity of 2.
Why I suggested to have capacity of 2 is to be sure that I am only handling
2 items every time I want to do my task sequence.
Otherwise I need keep track of which items that are already assigned to a task sequence.

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