Pausing and Resuming Jobs is an extremely useful functionality that allows your Job data to more closely match what is actually happening on the factory floor.
The Pause/Resume functionality is specific to those customers running Activities, a new architecture for MachineMetrics. Learn more about Activities:
There are two main ways that you Pause/Resume Jobs:
- Operators can Pause/Resume Jobs during Setup from the Operator Dashboard
- Jobs can be Paused/Resumed by Scheduled Workflows configured within the application
Let's take a closer look at each of these methods of pausing and resuming Jobs.
Pausing/Resuming Jobs in Setup from the Operator Dashboard
Operators can choose to Pause and Resume a Job while in the Setup Activity from the Operator Dashboard. To learn more about what this process looks like, visit our Operator Dashboard PDF Training manual:
Pausing/Resuming Jobs using Scheduled Workflows
Workflows can be used to automate operations and communication with your factory. One way to use Workflows is to configure Triggers and Actions that can be used to Pause and Resume Jobs on selected Machines.
For an overview of Workflows visit this article:
Select a Name and Machines
As with any Workflow, you will need to first select the Name for your Workflow along with which Machines you would like to apply it to.
Select your Trigger
Select the Trigger that you would like to start the Pause/Resume Workflow.
Please Note: You cannot choose to Pause/Resume based on the Enters Activity Type Trigger
Select your Action
Select Pause/Resume from the Actions.
Once you Save your new Workflow, you are done! This Workflow will now Pause/Resume Jobs according to your configuration.
Operators and Jobs Paused by Scheduled Workflows
Within the Operator Dashboard, Operators will see the Job Paused or Resumed by a Scheduled Workflow, as shown below. The Operator can choose to Resume the Job from the Operator Dashboard. To learn more about how Operators use Activities from the Operator Dashboard, see the PDF training below: