With ShopFloorManager it will takes you less then 1/2 Hour to Create Production, Maintenance, Probe... Programs! Are you interested in capturing Cycle Times, Probe Measurements, Maintenance Times, etc.? If your CNCs have Macro Capabilities ShopMonitor Can Create them & ShopReports can Report them!

Creating a "Simple" Monitoring Program

Creating a Simple Real-Time Event Monitoring Program

Fully Integrated with ShopMonitor!

ShopFloorManager's ShopMonitor: (html) module enables its Users to Create Real-Time "Monitoring Programs" that can capture, store, provide real-time production visuals & generate detailed reports based on Manufacturing Shop Floor "Events" generated by Lists of "Events" created within ShopFloorManager by its Users. Users can create any number of "Event" Lists from which a User can select a specific List for a specific Data Item(Monitoring Program)! Its not a stretch to say that by creating and using these Lists of "Events" Users can produce Shop Ready Real-Time Monitoring Programs that help you operate your Manufacturing Shop Floor more Efficiently!

Would this be Helpful?

Use ShopMonitor to create a Simple Monitoring Program that: Generates & Collects Cycle Times, Probe Measurements; Generates Real-Time Visuals/Charting that display Shop Floor Performance; Generates detailed utilization reports for each production cycle!

Guess what?

In the process of creating this "Simple" Monitoring Program you have also Automatically Created a Manual Data Input Program allowing you to enter Maintenance, Probe & Production Data Manually for any type of Work Center!

You want more?

The Production Information Collected & Analyzed by ShopFloorManager can also be Displayed in Real-Time Interactive Charts (ShopCharts: (html)), viewed in Real-Time Machine Event Status and you can also run Reports(ShopReports: (html)) that provide complete details on Machine Tool Utilizations!

Not enough?

You can also use ShopReports to generate Reports for specific Shifts, Users, Machine Tools, DNC File, etc. Believe it or Not you have created all this from your Simple Monitoring Program. With just a little more effort you can create Programs that collect Probe Dimensions, Tool Changes, Maintenance Information, Send Emails, etc.

Let's Do It! Create a Simple Machine Monitoring

ShopFloorManager Runtime - Creating a Monitoring Program

Click on the "Configure/General System Configuration" Menu of ShopFloorManager Runtime as show below and the General System Configuration Window will be displayed.

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General System Configuration - Configure Machine Events

As you can see below there are multiple Tabs for configuring ShopFloorManager to the unique requirements of your particular Manufacturing Facility including DNC Files, Documents, Packets, etc.

Note: Since at this stage we are only interested in creating a Simple Monitoring Program you should click on the Configure Machine Events Button and the Configure Machine Event Data Item Window will be displayed.

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Configure Machine Event Data Items

By default there is only one Machine Event Data Item, Run, that exists. This is the default Data Item which is associate with a default Session's List consisting of two Events: Cycle Start & Cycle End. This Data Item - Default Session List combination is used for capturing Basic Production Information! We will be creating a slightly more complex Program allowing you to observe how to create your own Machine Event Data Items & associated Session Lists consisting of any level of complexity.

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Note: Click on the New Button which will display the Edit Data Item Window.

Define New Data Item or Edit (Existing)Data Item

The following Window allows you to create any number of Data Item which can be customized for particular Event Programs. These individual "Programs" are used later in ShopMDI, ShopReports, ShopCharts and Machine Event Status for a specific Monitoring Program.

When you create a unique Data Item the fields you activate & customize are visible in the various ShopFloorManager Modules. These Data Items can then be associated with a specific List of "Session Events" or "State Events" to meet your specific Production Monitoring needs. Each List can consist of a series of Session Events(Cycle Start; Cycle End; Probe Measurement; Tool Change; Etc.) or State Events(Clean Filters; Change Oil; Check Electrics; Etc.).

Note: In our case will will be creating a Data Item which will be associated with a Session List of Events for generating Cycle Start, Probe Measurements & Cycle End Events as may be used in a Manufacturing Facility. We will then demonstrate how these Events are used to capture/display real-time production data!

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Note: The following paragraphs/graphics will be used to show how the fields in this Form are used in ShopMDI: (html), ShopCharts: (html), ShopReports: (html) and Machine Event Status for displaying Real-Time Events at each Client! See below for details!

ShopMDI: See how the "Define/Edit New Data Item" Form's Fields & Titles relate to ShopMDI

ShopMDI is used to enter data Manually if it isn't feasible to add DPRNTs with Events into DNC Files and or Macro's in the CNC controller. ShopMDI was designed to use the Monitoring Programs created by ShopMonitor. ShopMonitor was originally designed to only produce Event Programs that were used in Macros and DNC Files. One of the benefits derived from this integrated technology is ShopFloorManager doesn't differentiate between Inputting data using ShopMDI vs using DPRNTs!

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Note: On ShopMDI above look at the various Labels and Fields that are used and look back at the "Edit Data Item Form" and you will see the corresponding Labels and Fields you activated/used! There are also additional Fields & Labels on the Session Lists show later!

See how the "Define New Data Item" Form's Fields & Titles are used in ShopReports below(Machine Events)

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Note: On ShopReports above look at the various Labels and Fields that are used and look back at the "Edit Data Item Form" and you will see the corresponding Labels and Fields you activated/used! There are also additional Fields & Labels on the Session Lists show later!

Updated Configure Machine Event Data Items

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After finishing entering/activating the Fields & Labels on the "Data Item" Form and saving, the update Form is displayed above with the new Data Item: Monitoring Program! This is the new Data Item mentioned previously. You will note that this Data Item is associated with the Default Session List. We will be creating a new Session List that we will associate with this new Data Item. This new Session List will be more complex then the Default Session List and will be associated with the new Data Item: Monitoring Program!

Note: Now we will create a new Session's List to associate with this new Data Item "Monitoring Program" just created! Click on the Sessions List Tab and the following Window will be displayed.

Configure Machine Event Data Items: Session Lists

This Window displays the Default Session List and all of the Session Lists that have been created. A Session List consists of a series of Events that can be created to meet a specific Monitoring Program requirement. There are always two Events that need to be created: Open(Start) & Close(End) which are used to define when a Program Starts & Ends. There is a third which is a Mark Event. You can create any number of these to meet your needs.

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When you click one of the Session List Names(Only Default so far) you will see what Events are associated with the Session List in the Window Panel below. As you can see in the Above Session List Form it has a "Default Session List" which consists of a Start and End Event.

Note: Click on the New button and the following Window will be displayed.

Define New Session List

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Note: As you can see in the Above "Define New Session List" Form it has a "Unknown" Item. We will not modify this item but will click on the New button after filling in the Name "Run & Probe" of the new Session List we are creating. The following Window will be displayed.

Edit Session Value: Start

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The Session List Form has three types of Events you can create. The First is call "Open" and signals the Start of a Session(Cycle Start or Equivalent). You can customize this Event by activating/naming the various Fields & Labels to meet your data input & reporting requirements. If you look back at the ShopMDI(data input) & ShopReports(reporting) graphics you can see how & where these were used. Look for the Fields/Items with red rectangles around them.

Note: See the following Windows for how the other two types of Events are used. After saving the "Open" Event, you can again click on the New button and choose the appropriate Event you want to create. You can only create one Open & Close Event but as many Mark Events as required.

Edit Session Value: End

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The Second Event is call "Close" and signals the End of a Session(Cycle End or Equivalent). You can customize this Event by activating/naming the various Fields & Labels to meet your data input & reporting requirements. If you look back at the ShopMDI(data input) & ShopReports(reporting) graphics you can see how & where these were used.

Note: See the following Window for how the Mark Event is used. After saving the "Close" Event, you can again click on the New button and choose the Mark Event for different Events that you want to capture during Production. This could be: Probing; Tool Change; Inspection; etc. Create as many Marks as required!

Edit Session Value: Mark

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The Mark Event signals Events that occur between the Open & Close Events during a Production Cycle. These can be any types of Events(Probe; Tool Change; Inspection(inprocess); etc. You can customize this Event by activating/naming the various Fields & Labels to meet your data input & reporting requirements. If you look back at the ShopMDI(data input) & SuiteReportsreporting) graphics you can see how & where these were used.

Note: Save the Session List after creating all of the Events that are going to be used in this specific Session List. The updated Session List will be displayed as follows!

Edit Session List Definition Updated

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The above Window displays the Events that are associated with the "Run & Probe" Session List. You can close this Window and the following updated Window will be displayed.

Configure Machine Event Data Items: Session List Updated

This Window displays the Default and Run & Probe Session Lists that have been created. We have selected the Run & Probe Session List which displays its assocated Events in the lower Panel.

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Note: When you have complete creating Session List click on the Data Items Tab so we can associate the new Session List with the new Data Item we have created. The following Window is displayed.

Configure Machine Event Data Items: Updated

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The update Form is displayed above with the new Data Item: Monitoring Program! You will note that this Data Item is associated with the Default Session List. We will associate with this new Data Item the new Session List Run & Probe. new Session List will be more complex then the Default Session List and will be associated with the new Data Item: Monitoring Program!

Note: Click on the Modify Button and the following Window will be displayed.

Edit Data Item: Select Session List

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Note: Select the Run & Probe Session list to associate with this Data Item: Monitoring Program and Click on the OK button and the following Window will be displayed.

Configure Machine Event Data Items: Updated

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Note: As you see in the above Window you have associated the Run & Probe Session List with the Monitoring Program Data Item. You have finished creating you Monitoring Program so click on the Close button and the following Window will be displayed.

General System Configuration - Machine Events Updated

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Note: Select the Monitoring Program as the Default Data Item to be displayed in the Machine Events Status Drop Down List. Click on the Apply button and then Close this Window and ShopFloorManager Runtime will be displayed.

ShopFloorManager Runtime - Configure Save Machine Events

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Note: Now that we have created the Monitoring Program for collecting Cycle Start, Cycle End & Probe Measurement Events how is it deployed?. First we need to select the Work Center Resources, Machine Tools, for which ShopFloorManager should collect Events. Second we will need to Select the Work Centers for which we want to view these Events in Real-Time. Click on the Configure Save Machine Events and the following Window will be displayed.

Configure Save Machine Events

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Note: This Form allows you to select the Machine Tools for which you want ShopFloorManager to collect Events. Select the Machine Tools of interest. The Machine Tools not selected will not collect Events! Click the OK button to Save Configuration and the ShopFloorManager Runtime will be displayed.

ShopFloorManager Runtime - Configure Display Machine Events

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Note: We will need to Select the Work Centers for which we want to view these Events in Real-Time. Click on the Configure Display Machine Events and the following Window will be displayed.

Configure Display Machine Events

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Note: This Form allows you to select the Machine Tools for which you want ShopFloorManager to Display Machine Event Status Real-Time. Select the Machine Tools of interest. The Machine Tools not selected will not have their Machine Events Status Displayed! Click the OK button to Save Configuration and ShopFloorManager Runtime will be displayed.

ShopFloorManager Runtime - Show Machine Event Status

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Note: To display the Real-Time Machine Event Status click on the Show Machine Event Status and ShopFloorManager Runtime will expand to display the Machine Status Events of all the Work Centers, Machine Tools, that have been activated.

ShopFloorManager Runtime Expanded View: Showing Machine Event Status

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Note: From the Drop Down List select the Monitoring Program for which you want ShopFloorManager to Display the Real-Time Machine Status Events. If a particular Work Center, Machine Tool, is not "Running" the selected Monitoring Program the Machine Status Events will not be updated.

Take a close look at the Labels/Fields/Data that are collected/displayed/stored in the Machine Event Status Window as these were created by you to meet the requirements of your company not to our preconceived notions! You won't find that in our competitors.

For this Demo we can duplicate what would happen if your controllers supported DPRNTs and you had installed a Probe to collect Measurements. As explained earlier when you created the "Monitoring Program" with ShopMonitor at the same time you create a MDI Program. So we will use ShopMDI to simulate what would happen if the Events generated by the "Monitoring Program" were inserted into a DNC File!

ShopFloorManager Runtime - Manual Data Input

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Note: Click on the Manual Data Input Icon and the following Window is displayed!

ShopFloorManagerMDI - Select Machine

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Note: At this stage the MDI program needs to be configured to use the Data Item "Monitoring Program" we created. Click on the Select Machine Tool button and the following Window will be displayed.

ShopFloorManagerMDI - Machine Selected

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Note: Select the Machine Tool you want to Monitor and click the OK botton and the following updated MDI program will be displayed.

ShopFloorManagerMDI - Select Data Item

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Note: At this stage you need to select the Data Item we want to monitor. Click on the Select Data Item button and the following Window will be displayed.

ShopFloorManagerMDI - Data Item Selected

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Note: Select the Data Item "Monitoring Program" click on the OK button and the following Window will be displayed.

ShopFloorManager MDI - Select DNC File

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Note: At this stage you need to select the DNC File which is associated with the "Monitoring Program". Click on the Select DNC File button and the following Window will be displayed.

ShopFloorManager MDI - DNC File Selected

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Note: Choose the File that you want to associate with the "Monitoring Program" and click on the Select button and the following updated MDI Window will be displayed.

ShopFloorManagerMDI - Start Monitoring Program

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Note: Select the Start Monitoring Item after entering the information for "Person Entering Data" & "Development or Production?" Fields. Click on the Submit button and the "Data to Submit" Window will be displayed. Click the OK button and the following updated MDI Window will be displayed.

ShopFloorManagerMDI - Probe Value #1

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Note: Select the Probe Value #1 Item and Enter the Probe #1 Measurement Filed Data and click on the Submit button and the "Data to Submit" Window will be displayed. Click the OK button and the following updated MDI Window will be displayed.

ShopFloorManager MDI - End Monitoring Program

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Note: Select the End Monitoring Item & Enter Comments then click on the Submit button. Now that a complete cycle has transpired let's take a look at how this is display in ShopCharts.

ShopFloorManager MDI - ShopCharts

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Note: You can find how to select the Chart displayed above on other sections of the website. As you can see above the complete Cycle is the blue highlighted section(this is one complete set of Events: Start; Probe Measurement; End) on this Real-Time Chart. You can click on any of these Events and get the full details in the Right Hand Window of the Event you have selected!

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