The Mass Flow Conveyor (MFC) Motor is used to control the speeds of multiple MFC sections. When the motor's speed is changed, all connected sections will change to the motor's speed. If the motor is stopped either through code, a Time Table or MTBF/MTTR object, all of the motor's connected sections will also stop.
The MFC motor doesn't implement any states.
The MFC motor has the following events:
|Old Speed||double||The motor's speed prior to the speed change.|
|New Speed||double||The motor's new speed.|
The MFC motor object has three tabs with various properties. The last three tabs are the standard tabs that are common to all objects. For more information about the properties on those tabs, see:
Only the Motor tab is unique to the MFC motor object. The properties on this tab will be explained in more detail in the following sections.
This number is the speed of the motor when the model is reset.
This is the current speed of the motor.
If a section only has one motor connected to it, the Number of Lanes Driven is ignored. When two motors are connected to a section, this number gives a weight to each motor. If Motor1's Number of Lanes Driven is equal to 1 and Motor2's Number of Lanes Driven is equal to 6 then the speed of the section would be equal to:
sectionSpeed = (motor1Speed * motor1Lanes + motor2Speed * motor2Lanes) / (motor1Lanes + motor2Lanes)
This list displays the motor's connected sections. It has the following options: