Where is the Scytec DataXchange Login Screen? The Login screen will display the username of the user currently logged in along with the connection status of the DataXchange Services.
Once you are logged in, here is some info on how to use the Scytec DataXchange Data Entry Screen. A lot of our customers tell us that the value from the system comes from tracking downtimes and downtime reason codes. We can collect some downtimes from your machines automatically, but there are a lot of downtimes that a human needs to tell us, and this is the interface that we are going to use.
So let’s go over what we are looking at here: I have got the screen set up to show three different machines, so maybe this would be in a cell of three machines. This application will run on a PC, Windows tablet, Android, or iPad. The interface will look exactly the same, no matter which interface you are running it on. But if I want to enter a downtime, it is really easy- I just choose which machine I want to control. So the EDM at the top here is going to show me that I am controlling the EDM.
Over here on the right, it is going to show me a little bit about the status of what is going on with that machine right now. What status it is in. How long it has been in that status. So, if I want to put, for instance, an unplanned downtime, I would click that button and I would get a drop down list. This list is user-definable. You can have as many reason codes as you want.
But maybe I am having a quality issue – I can just highlight that reason code, and hit “start new status” and instantly, the data base see the new status and starts collecting time against that. You will see the color here has changed, and each of these colors represents the current status of that particular machine.
I can have planned downtimes, such as breaks, setup, maybe tear down. I have an in cycle button – this is really only used if you’re manually tracking cycle time. In most cases, we’re actually going to get the cycle time from your machine automatically, but perhaps you have a manual process you want to track? So maybe you could have a cycle time called “inspection”? And the human can just push a button to start a timer to say they’re inspecting parts.
We can import your part numbers from your ERP system, and somebody could go in here and type that they are looking for a specific part number. It will filter it down. They can choose the part number, start a new status. Now anytime that we collect will be applied to that part number. We could collect the part counts from some machines, but if we can’t, they can manually enter a part count here.
You can enter your scrap reasons and scrap count. So you plug in your number, and you have reason codes for your scrap – again, completely user definable. Custom commands – this is used for things such as emailing. We might have an email in the system called “email maintenance” so there would be a pre-canned email where the operator can just hit this button, say enter, and an email would be sent off to maintenance, so they know the EDM just requested it. That concludes this overview of the data entry screen!