Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Merge Controller

Merge Controller

Overview and Key Concepts

The Merge Controller is an object that can control how different conveyor lanes merge together. Use the merge controller to define a lane release strategy for the merge. A merge controller is generally only used with slug-building conveyors.

Events

For information on events, see the Event Listening page.

The merge controller has the following events:

Event Name

Explain the event. When does the event occur?

It has the following parameters:

Event Parameter Type Explanation
Parameter Name Type Description

Return value (if applicable)

States

The merge controller does not implement any states.

Statistics

The merge controller does not track any statistics.

Properties

Merge controller properties can be edited in Quick Properties or the Merge Controller property window. The following sections explain the available properties in each tool.

Quick Properties

The following image shows the merge controller properties that are available in Quick Properties:

It has the following properties:

Name

You can type a custom name here if needed.

Color

Use the color selector to change the color of the merge controller.

Position, Rotation, and Size

Changes the position of the merge controller in the 3D model:

Icon Description
Change the position of the object.
Change the rotation of the object.
Change the size of the object.

Property Window

The merge controller object properties window has three tabs with various properties. The last two tabs are the standard tabs that are common to all conveyor objects. For more information about the properties on those tabs, see:

Only the Merge Controller tab is unique to the merge controller. The properties on this tab will be explained in more detail in the next section.

The Merge Controller Tab

The Merge Controller tab has the following properties:

Release Strategy

Use this box to determine the logic the merge controller will use to determine when it will release slugs.

Auto-Fill

The Lane Clear Table will attempt to calculate the correct release strategy for the lanes based on the position of the conveyors and decision points it is connected to. Press this button to refresh the Lane Clear Table if needed.

Lane Clear Table

The X's in the Lane Clear table represent a specific decision point that must be cleared by a slug before this specific lane can be released. You can add and remove X's manually if you would like. Be aware that the Lane Clear Table treats any value that isn't null (empty) the same as an X.