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Restricted Areas: How to control access for transporters (Part 6)


Restricted Areas: How to control access for transporters (Part 6)

A key part of the AnyLogic 8.6 update related to the Material Handling Library. Now the movement of transporters such as AGV can be restricted by area and access can be permitted conditionally: by transporter number, by schedule, by throughput, and more.

This technical blog guides you through how to use these restricted areas and demonstrate them with the help of a practical example model: Areas with Limited Access for Transporters.

Getting started with material handling – webinar and MHL Pocket Handbook


Getting started with material handling – webinar and MHL Pocket Handbook

A new way to get started with AnyLogic’s Material Handling Library is now available — the MHL Pocket Handbook. At our Planning & Optimizing AGVs and Conveyors webinar with DSE Consulting, June 2020, attendees were introduced to this new interactive tool for learning MHL blocks. Both the pocket handbook and the webinar also provide sneak peeks at some upcoming AnyLogic 8.6 features.

Webinar host Aanand Davé, managing director of DSE Consulting, introduced in-house DSE simulation specialist, Kelvin Yeung, and Jock Richardson, director at agri-tech company Growpura. Together, they demonstrated material handling simulation using AnyLogic and highlighted its use in industry with a model of Growpura’s large-scale hydroponics setup.

Watch the video and try out the MHL Pocket Handbook!

Network port: Learning to use the Material Handling Library (Part 5)


Network port: Learning to use the Material Handling Library (Part 5)

Part five of our series on AnyLogic’s Material Handling Library, a library specifically designed to help model the work of factories, warehouses, and other facilities where goods are moved, processed, and sorted.

This blog demonstrates how to connect individual conveyors, and any processing stations on them, into a single conveyor network using the Network Port element.

Ready to level up? Then let's dive right in!

Webinar: Fundamentals of the AnyLogic Material Handling Library


Webinar: Fundamentals of the AnyLogic Material Handling Library

Learn how to model multi-level environments and how to simulate automated guided vehicles and cranes in this webinar video recording with supporting materials.

Using four example models, our in-house simulation expert and head of training in North America, Dr. Arash Mahdavi, introduces the fundamentals of the AnyLogic Material Handling Library. Understand the possibilities the library presents and see how to get started.

Material Handling Library Tutorial: AGV, Cranes, and Conveyors


Material Handling Library Tutorial: AGV, Cranes, and Conveyors

AnyLogic Help has a new tutorial: Lead Acid Battery Production (Material Handling). By following the tutorial, you can learn how to model material handling processes using AnyLogic’s specialized Material Handling Library. The tutorial explains step-by-step how to create a model of a lead-acid battery production line. The model includes path-guided and free-space automatic guided vehicles (AGV), conveyors, and cranes. Check it out!

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