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Production Scoreboard Build 01

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1. Introduction

Every day, companies strive to find better ways to eliminate waste and increase productivity in their manufacturing operations. One of the easiest and fastest ways to make gains is to focus your plant floor team on specific metrics that are proven to drive improvement in manufacturing productivity (e.g., Overall Equipment Effectiveness, Down Time, Changeover Time, First Pass Yield, and Efficiency).

By using an OptoElectronics scoreboard you can keep staff up-to-date with mission objectives and goals. Effective communication is shown to improve moral and help build team spirit.

2. Product Features

Wireless

KPI board system is completely wireless system except the power cable. And we can guarantee the wireless connectivity all around the premises. Our wireless system does not use your organization wireless network or the internet connections. And also, it won’t interfere with your other networks. We use our own industrial independent network to communicate with the devices.

Display

  • Digit height – 1.8”, 2”, 3”, 4”, 5”, 8” and 12”
  • Display Color – Red, Green and White
  • LED Brightness – standard, high bright and super bright.
  • Viewing Distance – Up to 100m depending on character height.
  • Power – 230 VAC

Data input method

  • Wirelessly via a computer software.
  • Wirelessly via a wireless keyboard (Range over 2000 meters).
  • Wirelessly via a SCADA system.
  • For other custom requirements please feel free to contact us.

Communication and protocol

  • Wireless (Over 2000 meter radius)
  • RS485 (MODBUS RTU or Custom Protocol)
  • RS232 (For less than 50 feet)

Software

  • For clients who want enter data manually we issue a unique customized software according to your requirements.
  • If your organization already have a database we could extract data form it and update the display automatically.
  • Or if your organization have a SCADA system we could customize our product according to your system.

Note – Contact us to design your own customized production scoreboard system.

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ANDON Key In Module

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Introduction

This is a custom built device which is program to collect user input data via the USB number pad and then show all in two separate remote big screens. All are wirelessly connected. And for future reference all the collected data is saved inside the device in CSV file format.

Product Features

  • Industrial wireless communication.
  • Durable USB Number pad.
  • Dual color 7-segment display – 10 digit.
  • Maintenance free design.
  • Internal storage memory for data logging.
  • 230VAC input

Note – Contact us to design your own customized ANDON system.

ANDON Display Build 02

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1. What is an ANDON ?

An Andon is a visual control that indicates the status of a machine, manufacturing line or work process.

2. What is the importance of ANDON system?

Adons are an effective way to alert support personnel who must attend to several automated processes at a time or are not always located in close proximity to the work they oversee.

3. Product description

This is a custom built product for a leading tire manufacturing plant in Sri Lanka. The whole idea is to display the tire curing oven numbers in a large double side overhead SSD display. And the two data input devices are installed in two different locations and it operated by two production teams. And the whole system is intelligently interlinked via an industrial wireless system.

Note – Contact us to design your own customized ANDON system.

4. Product features

  • Large double side display
    • 4” pure green SSD display.
    • Six rows and each row can display 0 to 99.
    • Internal memory for power failures.
    • Industrial wireless network.
    • Intelligent microprocessor control.
    • 230VAC input.
  • Two data input devices
    • Each module has its own mini SSD display.
    • User replaceable USB number pad. (wireless or wired)
    • Internal memory for power failures.
    • Industrial wireless network.
    • Intelligent microprocessor control.
    • 230VAC input.
  • Wireless
    • This display system is a completely wireless system except the power cable. And we can guarantee the wireless connectivity all around the premises. Our wireless system does not use your organization wireless network or the internet connections. And also, it won’t interfere with your other networks. We use our own industrial independent network to communicate with the devices.

5. Installation and technical information’s.

Oven displays are numbered as system A, B, C & D. And the each system has three main components, which is as follows.
I. Data input – A1, B1, C1 & D1
II. Data delete – A2, B2, C2 & D2
III. Large double side display – A3, B3, C3 & D3

When you install the system please pay attention to the module numbers. As an example if you want to install system “A” please select A1, A2, & A3 modules. Each system communicate each other using 4 different frequency bands. Which is, System A – 470 MHz, System B – 472 MHz, System C – 474 MHz and System D – 476 MHz.

ANDON Display Block Diagram6. How to operate the system

  • Input Data (A1, B1, C1 or D1)

Type any two digit value to device A1 and hit Enter to save the typed number in to the device. You can repeat the process until all the 6 rows are filled. If you try to enter more than 6 values it will show you an Error message. As soon as you stop typing device will automatically transfer the data to other modules, which is A2 & A3.

  • Delete Data (A2, B2, C2 or D2)

If you entered data using the module A1 then you could see the same data set on module A2. If you wish to delete values in the rows please press appropriate row number using the number pad and now you’ll be able to see the pressed number on the Blue color 7-Segment screen (yellow arrow). Now please press the Del button and then Enter button. Appropriate row will set to zero and also same row will be set to zero automatically on the module A1.

  • Large double side display (A3, B3, C3 or D3)

Data on the input modules will be transmit to the large displays instantly.

7. Video demonstration