Similar to shrink tables, dock tables affect the quantity of a commodity being processed when its physical attribute requires dockage. Dock tables are setup for a specific grade factor and commodity combination. Common dock tables may be included for Grade Factors such as moisture, damage and foreign matter for each commodity for which it applies.
- Commodity – Double-click to select the particular Commodity for this Dock Table.
- Grade Factor – Double-click to select the particular Grade Factor for this Dock Table.
- Schedule – Multiple dock tables may be set for one Commodity using the Schedule area. For example, to have three unique tables for corn and the dockage grading factor, a unique schedule name must be assigned to each table. The maximum number of characters allowed in this field is 6.
- Description – Enter a description for the dock table. This description is visible when selecting from a list of dock tables.
- Step Size – A step is an increase or decrease in the Grade Factor’s measurement. Step Size is optional. If Step Size is not used, then leave Additional/Step blank as well.
- Decimals – Select the number of decimal places to be displayed for the dockage percent when rounded on the Scale Ticket.
- Master Table – This identifies this table as the default for the Grade Factor and Commodity combination selected. Multiple tables established for the same Commodity/Grade Factor combination requires a unique Schedule on each table.
- Value – Enter the base (smallest) value at which the corresponding dockage percentage is calculated.
- Dock % – Enter the percentage to use in calculating dockage when the associated value is met.
- Additional/Step – Enter the amount the percentage should increase for each increase in Step Size. If not using Step Size, then leave this area blank.
- Test – Enter a Result and select Test to check the accuracy of the table.