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How to load in the right container when one has been unloaded by a TE?

Hello,

I have a TE that picks items 1s, 2s and 3s but when he picks 3s (Del) first and he has 2 (Live) or 3 (Pre) available, he has to get a new container to place items 1 or 3 on it and drop that container, then he can continue to pick in his original container if he still has capacity in that container (in my example 4). Also in the model if he does not have any pick available I directed to drop the container to a designated location (1s and 2s to CPU drop and 3s to "Del Drop"). In other words items 1 and 2 can share a container but not 3's when the container is drop. Also the priority is to pull 1s first , 2s second and last 3s. Right now in my model I can't quite identify the right container to place the items.

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TX_Picking Test6.fsm

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Hello @Daniel Saravia,

Please find my modified version of your model attached to this post. I simplified your process flow and cut out redundant elements, and added some logic to push and pull from a list of "Partial Pallets" based on certain criteria. This allows the transporter to return to a partially filled pallet after retrieving a higher priority item.

I also adjusted the logic to make sure the pallets are either Live/Pre OR Del, according to your specifications.

tx-picking-test1-5-rc-v2.fsm

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have further questions!


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Hello @Ryan Clark


Thanks for the clean up that looks much better than my original one

Just one thing, I want the TE to drop the partial pallet and don't use that pallet again. So as soon as he has 1-4 items of 1s and/or 2s and there is not more available in that category, he should drop the pallet and don't use it again (Max timer). In the case he had already 3's (less than 4) and if his next pick is a 1 or 2, he should go ahead and pick the 1 or 2 then get a new pallet, load the new pallet with the 1 or 2, drop it (don't use it again) and continue picking with the original pallet with 3s. If he doesn't have more picks available (Max Timer) he should go ahead and drop the pallet with 3s and get a new one otherwise he should try to pick more 1s or 2s if available and repeat process.. Sorry by the confusion but this process is based on the staff's logic rather than a system directed logic.

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Hello @Daniel Saravia,

I believe I have addressed that issue. Sorry for the misunderstanding! It should now operate as you want.

tx-picking-test1-5-rc-v3.fsm

Let me know if you have more questions!

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