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.
For information on events, see the Event Listening page.
The merge controller has the following events:
Explain the event. When does the event occur?
It has the following parameters:
Return value (if applicable)
The merge controller does not implement any states.
The merge controller does not track any statistics.
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.
The following image shows the merge controller properties that are available in Quick Properties:
It has the following properties:
You can type a custom name here if needed.
Use the color selector to change the color of the merge controller.
Changes the position of the merge controller in the 3D model:
|Change the position of the object.|
|Change the rotation of the object.|
|Change the size of the object.|
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 has the following properties:
Use this box to determine the logic the merge controller will use to determine when it will release slugs.
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.
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.