Animation of movements on the set of conveyor belts
This preconfiguration can be activated when creating a new object (e.g. by "New object ..."
in the local object menu or after pressing the Insert
key after selecting the object) and is included in the group: " / Technology / Conveyors"
This preconfiguration can be used with the objects: PmaFolder or PmaRoot.
- The preconfiguration creates an object of the PmaFolder
type with PmaPanel
subobject named "Conveyors
" and additional PmaFolder
objects named "Data
" and "EmulComm
". The "Data
" subobject has multiple PmaDataTable
subobjects named "Belts
" and "Boxes
". There is also a PmaTimer
object named "Timer
". This subobject acts as data and method source for the panel animation. The "EmulComm
" subobject contains PmaData
objects named "EmulComm
". This is not needed for real applications. It is used only for (non-existing) conveyor belt control system data emulation.
- The preconfiguration is created including the panel (object of the PmaPanel
type) is functional also a Web panel
Development environment PROMOTIC - object description and setup
object in the Data
subobject serves for managing the movement of material on the belts. The individual steps are described directly in the script comments. This object does not need to be set up.
In the "Belts
" object on the "DataTable
" tab in the "Maximum number of rows
" configurator, the number of conveyors is defined. In the "Boxes
" object, the maximum number of packages travelling on these belts can be set the same way. In the superior object "Data
" on the "Events
" tab in the onStart
event, it is necessary to modify the values of the initial script in the nBoxes
variables. At the end of the script, the initialization state of each belt is defined as described in the comment.
The objects in the EmulComm
subobject are not essential for the animation itself. But these can be used as manual for connecting the data from the communication (emulated by the PmaSequencer
object) to variables
in the PmaData
object. These variables then use data binding or method calling in the onItemAfterWrite
event in order to write data into the corresponding PmaDataTable
Editor of PmaPanel graphics - description and setup of Pmg objects
object includes the PmgLine
objects named "belt0
" to "beltX
". These objects have iBelt
parameters set in the "Pmg object parameters
" configurator. The iBelt
parameter specifies the order (index) in the Belt group. The dir
parameter specifies the movement direction of "boxes" on the belt with values varuing from 1 to 4. The number of these objects must correspond to the number defined in the "Belts
" object in the application.
There are additional objects PmgInstance
" to "boxX
". These objects have the iBox
parameter set in the "Pmg object parameters
" configurator that specifies their order (index). The number of these objects must correspond to the number defined in the "Boxes
" object in the application.
These configurators can be set before the preconfiguration is created:
|The name of created object||Name of the object created in the tree of Pma objects. The maximum name length is 30 characters. This is a system name, so it must contain only alphanumeric and must not contain any diacritics, empty string, spaces and the first character must not be a number.|
|Panel title||User name of the panel that is displayed for example in: |
- in the window title bar (if opened outside the workspace)
- in the panel list obtained for example by the FindViewers
This configurator sets the initial value of the property PmaPanel.Title and PmgRoot.ViewerTitle.
Macro expression can be used for input ($.text ..) (it is evaluated while the window is opening).
After the preconfiguration is created, the "PmaPanel > Panel > Panel title" configurator will be set to this value.
|Member of logical groups||The list of the identifiers of the logical groups (the comma ',' is the separator), the object belongs into (it is a group member), see Logical groups. The logical group selection can be done in the "Member of logical groups" window. |
After the preconfiguration is created, the "PmaObject > Object > Member of logical groups" configurator will be set to this value.
|Enable as Web component||Specifies whether this object has to be registered as a Web server component |
After the preconfiguration is created, the "PmaPanel > Web server > Enable as Web component" configurator will be set to this value.
|PmaWeb object||Path in the tree of Pma objects to the PmaWeb, PmaWebFolder or PmaWebLang object where the registration is carried out. |
Macro expression can be used for input (it is evaluated after starting the application).
After the preconfiguration is created, the "PmaPanel > Web server > PmaWeb object" configurator will be set to this value.