Shape Feeder Stop on time

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    mancunian
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    Hey,

    How to set “stop producing parts for a Shape feeder after a certain amount of time”? Is there an opportunity to set a time limit for feeders?

    Thanks in advance

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    zesty
    zesty
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    I don’t remember.

    A few options in the meantime.

    Option 1
    Calculate the limit of parts and base your interval on that.

    Option 2
    Use the CreateOnSignal option with a signal that pulses for the needed duration and interval.

    Note that the Warmup Feeder in eCat can be used for Option 1 as well and is mentioned in this tutorial
    https://academy.visualcomponents.com/lessons/machine-tending-using-different-libraries/

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    ozan
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    Or you can create another python code in feeder that counts time and after it finishes counting you can set a boolean property to true.

    And meanwhile your main python code can check for that boolean property to be false everytime it creates a new part.

    I used this to calculate shifts for the resources and it worked well for me.

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