I'm fairly new to ARENA and I have the following problem:

I have two queues in which, in each queue, a different order type arrives (both having an arrival rate of exponential 10). Order type 1 is processes by machine 1 and leaves the system. Order type 2, is first processed by machine 1 and then by machine 2 and then it leaves the system. (See the picture attached)

I’m new to ARENA and I have tried multiple times to model this process, but it is just not working. So I could use some help with the following

1. The orders (order 1 and 2) stay in the queue in front of machine 1.

2. machine 1 processes order type 1 or order type 2 but it gives priority to order type 2 when machine 2 is turned on. If machine 2 is off then order type 1 gets priority.

3. Machine 2 is only turned on when there are at least 3 orders of type 2 in the queue in front of it.

I have no clue how I can properly model this. I would appreciate it if someone could help me

Thanks in advance.

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