Use this model object to represent the behavior of a conveyor segments traveling right, left, curve, up, down, upper quadrant, or lower quadrant for 3, 5, or 10 segments.

Conveyor model images

Where to Find the Model Object

The following model objects can be found in the model objects directory:

  1. Conveyors \ Curve Ccw, Down, Lower Quadrant, 3 Segments.
  2. Conveyors \ Curve Ccw, Down, Upper Quadrant, 3 Segments.
  3. Conveyors \ Curve Ccw, Up, Lower Quadrant, 3 Segments.
  4. Conveyors \ Curve Ccw, Up, Upper Quadrant, 3 Segments.
  5. Conveyors \ Curve Cw, Down, Lower Quadrant, 3 Segments.
  6. Conveyors \ Curve Cw, Down, Upper Quadrant, 3 Segments.
  7. Conveyors \ Down, Right, 45 Degrees, 5 Segments.
  8. Conveyors \ Down, Vertical, 5 Segments.
  9. Conveyors \ Left, Horizontal, 3 Segments.
  10. Conveyors \ Left, Horizontal, 5 Segments.
  11. Conveyors \ Left, Horizontal, 10 Segments.
  12. Conveyors \ Right, Horizontal, 3 Segments.
  13. Conveyors \ Right, Horizontal, 5 Segments.
  14. Conveyors \ Right, Horizontal, 10 Segments.
  15. Conveyors \ Split, Right, 45 Degrees Down, 4 Segments.
  16. Conveyors \ Split, right, 45 degrees up, 4 segments.
  17. Conveyors \ Up, Right, 45 Degrees, 5 Segments.
  18. Conveyors \ Up, Vertical, 5 Segments.

How to Use the Model Object

 See Conveyors video tutorial.

  1. Open Your Model: Open your model or create a new blank model.
  2. Insert the Model Object into Your Model
    1. Locate the model object and select the insert button.
    2. Move the cursor to the point of insertion and left mouse-click. The upper left corner of the model object will be inserted at the location of the mouse-click.
  3. Connect to Your Model
    1. Connect a route from your model to the middle connecting point of the first segment of the conveyor.from your model to middle connecting point Conveyor
    2. Connect a route from the middle connecting point of the last segment of the conveyor to the remainder of your model or to another conveyor segment.connect from conveyor to your model
  4. Define Values
    1. Set the move time of the routing going to the conveyor and from the conveyor(s) to 1/s_SegPerMin.add formula for s_SegPerMin to routes
    2. Set the input queue of the destination activity to zero (if the conveyor must stop when the destination is full).conveyor set input queue
    3. Set the value for scenario parameter s_SegPerMin to the segments per minute you want it to operate at.

      If the parameter is set to 5 segments per minute, then an entity will take 12 seconds (60 seconds / 5 segments) per segment or 36 / 60 / 120 seconds to traverse a 3 / 5 / 10 segment conveyor.set value for s_SegPerMin
      Changing value of s_SegPerMinsingle segment highlighted in Conveyors
      One segment from a 5 segment conveyor ungrouped

  5. Completion: The model object is now integrated into your model, you should now be able to save and then simulate the model.

Controls Usage

Scenario Parameters:

  1. s_SegPerMin: Describes the speed of the conveyor in segments. Each segment of the conveyor will hold one entity at a time.

Advanced Topics

Combine Multiple Conveyors

You can paste as many conveyor segments as needed to create an accurate representation of your system. All segments are currently grouped as a single unit. The following will explain how to add or delete segments or attach a different type of conveyor.

  1. You must first ungroup the segments by clicking on the conveyor, then clicking Arrange / Combine / Ungroup.