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Maximum Content - The maximum amount of fluid material that this object can hold at any time.

Initial Product - This opens the Initial Product Window which that allows the modeler to define the ProductID and sub-component mix of the material that is created by this object.

Adjust Output Rates - This function is called every tick and allows the user to change the output rates and scale factors during a model run. There are access variables that are references to the nodes that hold the rates and scale factors. To read the current rate (object or port) the getnodenum() command should be used. To change the rate the setnodenum() should be used. To read or change the scale factors getnodenum() and setnodenum() should be used in conjunction with the rank() command.

Input Ports

Fluid per Discrete Unit - This is the number of units of fluid material that are in a single discrete unit in the flowitem. For example: 10 pounds per bag.

Discrete Units per Flowitem - This is the number of discrete units of material that are in each flowitem. For example: 5 bags per pallet, where a flowitem is a single pallet.

Flowitem Recycling - The modeler uses this drop-down list to decide where to store flowitems that need to be recycled. They should send flowitems back to the section of the flowitem bin that they originally came from.

Output Ports

These properties affect how the object sends material to downstream objects.

Maximum Object Rate - The maximum rate that material will leave this object through all output ports combined.

Maximum Port Rate - The maximum rate that material will leave this object through any one port.

Output port scale factor - Each row of the table is the scale factor for a single output port. The value is multiplied by the maximum port rate to determine the actual maximum rate for that specific port. This allows the modeler to change the rate of individual output ports during a model run.

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