Workcenter View

The workcenter view is a detailed view of one specific machine that allows users to see more detailed information than what is displayed in the Performance Dashboard overview. Just like the the tiles on the dashboard, the information displayed changes depending on what state the workcenter is in.

This is a workcenter that is in production:

The detailed view includes the following:

  1. Job Name - The name of the job currently running on the workcenter.
  2. Workcenter Name The name of the workcenter displayed.
  3. Workcenter Status - An indicator and description of the current status of this workcenter and how long it has been in this status.
  4. Utilization Information - A graph displaying the utilization percentage of the workcenter over time as well as the overall utilization during this run.
  5. Part Information - A graph displaying the number of parts produced during this run over time as well as the current percentage of parts produced compared to the production goal at this point in time.
  6. Downtime - Displays the amount of downtime this machine has undergone during this run broken down by category. Select this to see a log of recent downtime as well as to categorize any previously uncategorized downtime. Read more about downtime here.
  7. Display Button - Allows the user to make this display full-screen or optimize for display on a TV screen on the shop floor.
  8. Reject Part Button - Allows the user to reject any number of parts for a number of pre-determined reasons and logs the rejection. Read more about rejecting parts here.
  9. Stop Job Button - Allows the user to stop the current job. When a job is stopped, the user will be prompted to select a new job to start.
  10. OEE Percentage - The Overall Equipment Effectiveness rating of the workcenter. Read more about OEE here.
  11. Back Button - Brings the user back to the dashboard overview. Read more about the performance dashboard here.
  12. Cycle Information - Shows the amount of time spent in the current cycle, expected cycle time, time of the last cycle, the average time of the last five cycles, and the average time of all previous cycles during this run.
  13. Part Count - Displays the current number of good parts that have been produced within the current run as well as the number of rejected parts from this run.
  14. Performance Ring - The performance ring is a visual indicator for the number of parts produced. The darkened portion represents the number of parts actually produced by this machine at this time while the lighter portion represents the number of parts remaining to meet the production goal for this run.
  15. Parts Goal Indicator - The small white circle within the ring indicates the production goal for this workcenter at this point in time for this run. This makes it easy to determine how far ahead or behind a workcenter is from its goal. 



 Next, a workcenter in setup:



When a workcenter is in setup, a timer appears at the top of the screen displaying how long it has been in setup status and the defined setup time for this workcenter on this job. Additionally, a "Start Production" button appears that allows you to move the machine from setup to production. The data shown in this view all falls within the time range displayed on the Utilization and Parts graphs.

Just as in production, parts can be rejected and the job can be stopped. Parts goal and utilization information are not displayed when the workcenter is in setup mode and OEE is not calculated until the it is moved to production.


Finally, an unscheduled workcenter:



An unscheduled workcenter is one that has no jobs assigned to it. When a workcenter is unscheduled, the tile is grey and the job status is listed as "No Job Running". Although a workcenter may not have a job assigned to it, it can still be producing parts. Without a job running, any data that comes from a job will not be displayed. The performance ring will remain a light grey and no parts goal information is displayed. Expected cycle time is also not displayed though information about previous cycles will be shown.

In unscheduled mode, the "Stop Job" button is replaced by a "Start Job" button. When selected, this opens the Start Job screen which allows the user to select from a list of jobs this workcenter can perform and start the job. Read more about Job Dispatch.

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