I am excited to announce the launch of the Process Simulator Material Handling Edition. This edition of Process Simulator now supports modeling material flow.
Along with the drawing environment being scaled, you now will have access to Stations, Conveyors, Path Networks and Nodes.
Stations – A new type of activity created to enhance material handling. The station can have capacity or capacity can be turned off—designed to be used with conveyors.
- The user can insert an on-board station into a conveyor.
Conveyors – A new connector with properties to control how entities flow from activity to activity. Introducing stations in a conveyor will enhance the ability to control flow from conveyor to conveyor
- Control speed of conveyors
- Control distance of conveyors
- Control orientation of entities
- Control accumulation of entities
Path networks – Resource movement can be added to enhance your model with travel, pick up, and deposit time.
Material Handling usage in a manufacturing environment is obvious, but maybe not as obvious in a Healthcare Environment, but it can be valuable there too. One example is delivering prescriptions from the hospital pharmacy to a pick-up point on each floor, from where they would be picked up and delivered to patient rooms.
You can see additional features on the Process Simulator Material Handling Edition webpage. You can also watch our introductory webinar on how to use this new edition on the website refresher course page
Thanks for your continued business and support. We wish you and your family good health! Let me know if you have any questions or comments on the material handling functionality.