Transporters are vehicles used to transport material items in the
modeled environment. They are defined by TransporterFleet
block of Material Handling Library. Depending on the navigation type,
the transporters movement is
conducted either along network paths and nodes or in free space. Additional rules for transporter fleets with path-guided navigation type, such as custom routing, are specified in TransporterControl block.
specify a home location for transporters where they can return to /
stay when released.
Every transporter unit collects time utilization statistics.
Transporter movement is controlled by MoveByTransporter block of Material Handling Library. This block comprises all necessary parameters to seize a transporter, load it with a material item, specify its destination and release the transporter upon reaching this destination. If you are modeling more complex processes, the seize and release actions can be defined by individual blocks: SeizeTransporter and ReleaseTransporter respectively.
You can postpone the start of transporters movement by specifying a
delay for route calculation in TransporterFleet
Free space navigation