NEXUM Executer - for your uninterrupted and failure-free production
A new dimension of graphic process control in automated production. Integration of higher-level factory controls, conveyor technology, screwdrivers and welding systems from all manufacturers thanks to modular interface programming.
Graphic interfaces and multilingual work instructions ensure that all process instructions are carried out reliably in every production cycle.
The Executer is the controller for interruption- and failure-free production.
The Executer at a glance
The Executer offers multilingual graphical worker guidance and is used in work cycles and rework. Thanks to modular interfaces, it integrates factory controls, conveyor technology, screwdrivers as well as welding systems from all manufacturers and ensures uninterrupted and failure-free production.
Different settings can be made for each ward PC, which are stored centrally or in the NEXUM master data in the database. A detailed role-rights concept regulates on an individual basis which staff member is given which rights. For example, if you log in with user rights, the administration buttons are not visible.
The primary tasks of the executor can be summarised as follows:
- Guidance of the employee in the work cycle with the help of a sort-related graphic. A separate display is available for each workpiece type
- Respond to external events such as control signals from a PLC, evaluation of a scan, etc.
- Comparison of transmitted information with the higher-level factory control system
- Control of tools depending on the grade in combination with display of the relevant work instructions
- Acquisition of quality data transmitted from a tool control system
- Transmission of the work result, e.g. to a PLC or to a higher-level factory control system.
The Executer - the on-site control centre
The user has an overview of all process steps in the production cycle on touch-screen interfaces. The integrated touch keyboard enables secure input of user information even when wearing gloves.
Identification of the worker by electronic badge readers is possible, as is the definition of different user rights for deciding who is allowed to carry out which operating steps.
Process graphics show what has to be done and in what order. With the help of specific interfaces, the connected tool is controlled according to the work plan, the measuring point is animated and the employee is informed.
When the work is completed, the PC sends a completion message to the conveyor system, which then conveys the workpiece out. Each worker guidance for a production - no matter how many station PCs are running - is parameterised in the Designer in this way.
With the attentive eye of the responsible employee and with the help of the Executer surface control, errors as well as necessary residual work can be detected during the run through the production line and, depending on the characteristics, reworked.
Scratches, excessive gaps - whatever reduces the quality - in the rework the error is corrected and acknowledged on the PC.
It is possible to see at a glance which step is next. The employee on site thus always knows the status of the system.
Quality always under observation
Why is this screw result NOK? Touching the measuring point provides the explanation. The point is red, although everything is OK? An OK acknowledgement is possible on the spot. This has to be approved by the supervisor? No problem! The supervisor logs in electronically with his plant ID card via a card reader and acts according to his parameterised authorisation. Whoever is allowed to do something; it can be set on the execututer.
In addition to manual quality control, log files that are indispensable for fault analysis record event, error and warning messages. Various, sophisticated error levels support plant operators in troubleshooting. The level of detail can be set during parameterisation of the individual plant components in NEXUM®-BDE Designer as well as during operation in NEXUM®-BDE Executer.