Once you have decided to go with the automated shop floor data collection, as a first step, you need to enable the production floor with the data capturing hardware devices. Sensors and transducers are a great answer to the question on how to capture data from mechanical devices without PLC unit. Hardware installation is very crucial in data capture implementation; you need to identify what all are the data you want to capture then you can draft your sensor installation plan. Different sensors are used to capture different types of actions or functions. The captured actions are sent to Ethernet I/O devices to process; then, the detailed data is pushed to the cloud server for processing.
Janus Data Capture System is so dynamic to integrate with the other management information and production management systems in the organisation. Data Capture system receives employee authentication and details from the ERP system, production-related work order and manufacturing order information from the production planning system. Data Capture sends the produced goods information to the ERP system and the machine breakdown details to the maintenance management system.
There is no use of collecting data if it is not processed or represented in a useful manner. The Janus Data Capture System dashboard shows the real-time production data from the shop floor. From the dashboard, the user can see the product code, description, work order details, machine downtime, goods parts produced, scraps, OEE and shift details. There is a dynamic job time-line which chronologically plots the machine downtime status.
Janus Data Capture System shows you the individual OEE report of machines, with various details such as work order, dates of production, cycle time and duration. There are detailed reports for all machines based on availability, performance and quality. The complete machine analytics will help you to plan and achieve increased process quality, improved performance and efficiency with reduced breakdowns.
When a machine downtime happens, the operator will be asked to enter the downtime reason with the operator comments. An operator can select preloaded downtime reasons with identification images from the previously occurred downtime reasons. A detailed downtime report is available with the timestamp, reason, length of the downtime and comments.
Janus Data Capture System helps the machine operator to log the real-time scrap reports. When the operator or the quality personal identifies a scrap part, they are allowed to enter the scrap reasons from the pre-populated list with quantity, comments. From the reported scrap list managers can locate the Work Order Number as well the Part Code along with the Time Stamp.
Janus Data Capture System can handle different levels of users according to their privileges and responsibilities in the production process. Most of the companies prefer to go with the user types such as Machine Operator, Production Engineer, Machine Support, Quality Inspector and Shift Supervisor. However, user-specific functionalities, standards and preferences can be customised according to the organisation preferences. The system can manage the shift changes and the break times of all the users. Another advantage of Janus is First-off mode and machine setup time management.
Supervisor dashboards and TV screens (Andon) in Janus Data Capture System helps the supervisor to identify the production machines and the non-production machines in a location, layout or production line. The dashboard has an excellent user interface, it shows the real-time production updates, with Work Order information such as partname, work order number, good parts produced and the parts remaining to complete the work order.