Operators can start and stop Operational Activities using the stop and play icons in the navigation button bar in the Operator Dashboard.
To review, there are two main Operational Activities: Setup and Production. These settings are configured in the Production tab and the individual Machine Settings tab. The way your Operators can categorize their Activities will be dependent on the Machine Settings being set to Manual or Automatic.
Note: If your Operation are configured to track setup, Operators will have the option to start a job in setup or production. To learn more about Operations, Activities, visit the article below: Activities Overview; Machine Settings
TOPICS COVERED IN THIS ARTICLE
- Starting Operations & Activities Manually
- Automatic Operations & Manual Activity Modes
Starting Operations & Activities Manually
Select Operations (Manually)
How to get there:
Login to MachineMetrics > select Machines List > select a specific Machine > Open Operator Dashboard
Step 1: Select Start Run from the Operator Dashboard
Step 2: Select the Operation.
Step 3: Enter a Work Order if applicable.
Step 4: Review the Operation Overview
Step 1: Select a Activity.
Step 2: Once a Activity is selected, it will show either in Setup or Production:
From here, a Operator can decide to Switch Activity, Stop, Pause, or Resume an Activity within a Operation. Stopping will take you to Step 1 of Selecting a Operation Manually.
Automatic Operations & Manual Activity Modes
When your Machine's Production settings are set to Automatically create/start Production Runs, the workflow. Since the Operation data is collected automatically, users cannot Start and Stop the Production Activity. They will only be allowed to switch activities (setup and production), as shown below:
Step 1: Select Switch Activity.
Step 2: Select the Activity to switch to.
Why Track Setup?
Tracking setup allows you to gain more insight into how setup times are affecting your factory production. Configuring planned setup times in your Job settings allows you to notify your Operators if they go beyond what is expected for setup time on a specific Job.
Below, the Start in Setup process has been outlined, including the ability to input scrapped parts from the time spent in setup.