The Motor Panel
The Motor panel defines the conveyors the motor powers.
The following properties are on the Motor panel:
Sync Power and Free Dog Positions
This checkbox is for use with power and free conveyor systems. If this box is checked, the motor will ensure that the initial dog positions will be aligned on all of the conveyors connected to it. For example, if the motor's first connected conveyor is 10.2 meters long, and the dog gap is 1.0 meters, then it will set the dog position to start at 0.0 on the first conveyor and at 0.8 on the second connected conveyor (the remaining distance to the next dog after the end of the first conveyor).
If this box is unchecked, or if Power and Free conveyors do not have an associated motor, the dog positions will be defined automatically when the first item enters the conveyor.
Adjust Dog Gap for Continuous Loop
When this box is checked, the motor will assume that the conveyors connected to it represent a looping Power and Free chain. The motor will calculate the total length of the loop based on the combined lengths of the connected Power and Free conveyors and will adjust the dog gap of each conveyor so that the total length of the loop divides evenly by the dog gap. For example, if the total length of a motor's conveyors adds up to 100.2 meters, and the dog gap is 1.0 meters, the motor will adjust the dog gap of each conveyor to be 1.002 meters (100.2 / 100), so that the full loop makes up exactly 100 dogs. The algorithm rounds to the nearest number of dogs. This checkbox is only available if the Sync Power and Free Dog Positions checkbox is also checked.
You can use this to add, remove, or reorder the conveyors that are connected to the motor.