The Mode Property provides information, how the throughput of the feeder is controlled.
Table 4 – FeedingModeEnumeration Definition
|ONLY_CONVEYING||0||The throughput is not controlled. The feeder only transports the material (e.g. by screw, conveyor belt) or the material is only falling through a feed opening|
|OTHER||1||Throughput is controlled, but in another mode than these below|
|GRAVIMETRIC||2||The throughput is controlled by a gravimetric dosing system.|
|VOLUMETRIC||3||The throughput is controlled by a volumetric dosing system.|
|LIQUID||4||The throughput of liquid material is controlled by a pump.|
|BATCH||5||The throughput is controlled by a batch dosing system.
Note In this case, each material has an own feeder although there is only one physical system.