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How can I use elevator to transport people as well as pallets/ boxes?

So I want to design an elevator which would be carrying freights pushed manually by operators. I am not really sure how to do it. I would really appreciate if anyone can share a model that does that or something similar to that.


Thank you!

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Felix Möhlmann avatar image Felix Möhlmann commented ·

What travel method are you using/planning on using in your model? Do you have an example model with the basic logic in place? Otherwise the possible cases are not apparent from your question:

Do the operator travel together with the freight?
In this case the freight could just stay loaded in the operator.

Do they only transport it to the elevator and another operator will continue on another floor?
In this case a simple process flow could control the elevator. (Travel to origin floor -> Have operator unload into elevator -> Move to target floor -> Wait for pick up)

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Jay K9 avatar image Jay K9 Felix Möhlmann commented ·

Do the operator travel together with the freight?

In this case the freight could just stay loaded in the operator.

This is the case I will like. So, the operator would pick up a freight, get into the elevator with it, get out on other floor and drop the freight on queue and return back.

For now I am using the logic of creating two operators on different floors which are technically. I have attached the file for it here.

Freight Elevator v1.fsm



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Jeanette F answered Jay K9 commented

Hello @Jay K9,

If you add the AGV elevator process flow

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and follow the instructions for integrating the elevator (These are in the elevator process flow)

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Then the operator will be able to use the elevator to take flowitems from one floor to another.

Please, see my attached model for more details.

freight-elevator-v1_1.fsm


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Jay K9 avatar image Jay K9 commented ·
Thank you so much! This is exactly what I was looking for.
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