Reference Cinema 4D Cinema 4D Visualize, Broadcast, Studio MoGraph Effectors
Function available in CINEMA 4D Broadcast, Studio

Delay

Basic Coord. Effector Parameter Deformer Falloff

Delay

Tip:
Note also the Delay Field and Decay Field that work similarly within the Field functionality.
The Effector moving in a circular motion (not the Delay Effector!) drags a trail behind it as it moves. The trail is a result of the Delay Effector.

The Delay Effector ensures that the effects of other Effectors with regard to position, scale and rotation do not begin abruptly, but with a specified temporal delay. Basically an effect trail is dragged behind the corresponding Effector.

Important:

The Delay Effector should be arranged after the Effectors it should affect, i.e., it should be arranged after (below) these Effectors in the MoGraph object’s Effector list in the Effector tab.

Spring is a very useful option for letting clone movements look more realistic. Using the Delay Effector saves time because adjustments to the Timeline (e.g., Curves) are done more-or-less automatically that result in realistic movements.