Downtime Shortcuts on the Operator Screen

Sometimes it is useful to use a single entry box for multiple downtime reasons without having to setup a button for each.

Edit the System Setup and click Input Values and highlight New Job. At the bottom of the screen are a series of "When Input Start Matches" boxes and these can be used to setup up to 4 messages on a single input.

The Example below would enable you to enter just S for Setting, I for Inspection and O for OK to Run.

Using an operator screen on a PC in a cell can be much cheaper than fitting bar code readers to every machine. The PC itself can then be fitted with a USB bar code reader (cheaper than the RS-232 version) for entry of job names and operator ID (you can print a barcode sheet for operator ID and leave it at the PC).