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WorkShopManager – Cellmanager

GF Machining workshop manager software solutions is available for manually controlled and automated machining processes. It guarantees the safety of the process and simplifies preparations for production routing and manages the complexity of the processes.

“single-piece-production” or “high-mix-low-volume” are names that fit well with our software.

The Software is extensible, designed for the future and grows with your needs. Annual updates are available and therefore you will always stay up to date with your installation.

Advantages:

  • Quick, precise overview of the entire process chain
  • Increased flexibility – the order of priority can be changed at any time
  • Simpler, safer preparation of automatic cells. Information about workpieces, magazine positions, offset values and NC programs is always available
  • The risk of errors due to the human factor is minimised
  • Generates shorter lead times
  • Increased process security

EASY CELLMANAGER. For automated cells with System 3R robots

WSM cellsoftwareUser-friendly EASY Cellmanagement for milling

  • Newly developed software for automated Milling cells.
  • Intuitive – easy to learn and easy to use.
  • No ID system needed.
  • Can serve one, two or more milling machines in the same cell.
  • Clear overview of pallets and related jobs.
  • CutterToolMonitoring (CTM*) will rapidly answer questions such as:
    • Which cutting tools are needed?
    • Is there enough cutting time for the jobs?
  • CTM is included with EasyCellManager.

 

Step 1 Assignment of NC file and preset point

  • When the required NC program is selected, EasyCellManager registers the tools used.
  • Time is stored if: the NC program defines the time for the entire machining operation; or, each tool has a defined use time.
  • If the program has been used earlier, the last recorded time is automatically displayed.

Step 2 Machine tool table

  • Each time a new job is started, EasyCellManager checks the machine tool table and tool availability. If a tool is broken and no sister tool is available, the job is blocked.

Step 3 Cutter tool monitoring

  • This list displays not only the tools used in jobs, but also which tools are missing and in which tool magazine position each one must be placed.

CELLMANAGER LIGHT. For machines without robots

WSM cellsoftwareUser-friendly Easy Cell Management Software

  • Necessary data is entered quickly and in a structured manner.
  • Quick, precise overview of the entire process chain.
  • Increased flexibility: The order of priority can be changed at any time.
  • Simpler, safer preparation of automated cells.
  • The risk of errors due to the human factor is minimized.
  • Increased process security.

 

Step 1 Preparation – WorkCenter

Step 2 Execution – CellManager

Step 3 Monitoring – CellMonitor

Step 1 - Workcenter - Preperation

1. Create an order

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Assign operations

3. Select NC programs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Identify pallet or electrode

5. Retrieve offset values on CMM

6. Documents linked to the operation

7. Release the order for production

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2 - Execution - Cellmanager

CellManager manages the entire robot cell,handling all necessary data automatically.

  • Starts the robot’s ID cycle.
  • Manages the pallet ID codes and magazine positions.
  • Displays the magazine content graphically.
  • Creates priority lists.
  • Automatically starts available jobs in the order of the priority list.
  • Updates the information in the database with the status and machining times of individual orders.

Chaotic magazine loading

  • On loading, the pallet is placed at the first available free magazine position.

CellManager Multi

Manages a robot cell consisting of one robot and more than one machine, regardless of the type and make of the machines.

Easy to change priorities

The order of priority of jobs can be changed while the machine is working. 

Easy to insert new jobs

Finished work pieces can be lifted out of the magazine and new ones loaded into it, while the machine is working.

Easy to stop jobs

 

  • Manages the pallet ID codes and magazine positions
  • Creates priority lists
  • Automatically starts available jobs in the order of the priority list
  • Updates the information in the database with the status and machining times of individual orders
Step 3 Monitoring – CellMonitor

Monitoring

Activities:

  • Display status of all cells

  • Display status of individual machines and processes

Statistic – CellStatistic

  • Retrieve and analyze cell utilization data
  • Retrieve and analyze order data
WorkShopManager options

CUTTER TOOL MONITORING

After completed Cell magazine scanning:

  • CellManager requests a tool list from the machine of the tools in the machine tool magazine.
  • The required tools for completing Jobs in the magazine is compared with the available tools.
  • Jobs where cutters are missing, are automatically blocked.
  • Cutters with estimated usage time are blocked if the life time of the cutter is insufficient. This function can be manually override.

 

 

In case a cutter is broken during milling, but sister tool is available:

  • Machine reports to CellManager that the cutter is broken
  • This job will be marked as ERROR in the magazine view.
  • If a sister tool is available, no additional jobs will be blocked

 

In case a cutter is broken during milling, and NO sister tool is available:

  • Machine reports to CellManager that the cutter is broken
  • This job will be marked as ERROR in the magazine view.
  • CellManager will block those Jobs where this cutter would be used.

 

MPS2WSM

MPS2WSM is an interface for MPS systems (Materials and Planning Systems),

  • Importing complete production orders from the MPS system into WorkShopManager,
  • Export of job status and process times to the MPS system.

 

Alarm server

3R-860.42-5   WSM Alarm Server, Configuration software for alarms, installed on PC.

  • Where or to whom the alarm should be sent
  • When shall Alarms be transferred by SMS
  • Alternative message receivers
  • Message text editor, depending on type of machine errors or Robot Errors
  • From which machine is the alarm coming from
  • Sends messages per e-mail when PC is connected to mail server

3R-860.42-5C WSM Alarm Client, 1 client needed per connected machine

3R-862.08       GSM Alarm transmitter, hardware for sending SMS message. (option)

 

WSM Statistics

Cell

  • Utilization
    • In period
    • Time of day

Production group

  • Utilization
    • In period
    • Time of day
  • Job
    • count in period
    • length distribution
  • Order distribution
  • NC Programs

Machine details

  • Utilization
    • In period
    • Time of day
  • Jobs
    • count in period
    • length distribution
  • Order distribution

History Orders

  • Details

Current orders

  • Order List
  • Order details
  • Order Distribution

 

WSM Monitoring

CellManager data

  • Which Job is started
  • When Job is started
  • When Job is finished
  • Time

 

 

 

 

CELLMANAGER-ID. For automated cells with System 3R and Fanuc robots

WSM cellsoftwareUser-friendly Cell Management Software

  • Necessary data is entered quickly and in a structured manner.
  • Quick, precise overview of the entire process chain.
  • Increased flexibility: The order of priority can be changed at any time.
  • Simpler, safer preparation of automated cells.
  • The risk of errors due to the human factor is minimized.
  • Increased process security.

 

Step 1 Preparation – WorkCenter

Step 2 Execution – CellManager

Step 3 Monitoring – CellMonitor

Step 1 - Workcenter - Preperation

1. Create an order

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Assign operations

3. Select NC programs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Identify pallet or electrode

5. Retrieve offset values on CMM

6. Documents linked to the operation

7. Release the order for production

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2 - Execution - Cellmanager

CellManager manages the entire robot cell,handling all necessary data automatically.

  • Starts the robot’s ID cycle.
  • Manages the pallet ID codes and magazine positions.
  • Displays the magazine content graphically.
  • Creates priority lists.
  • Automatically starts available jobs in the order of the priority list.
  • Updates the information in the database with the status and machining times of individual orders.

Chaotic magazine loading

  • On loading, the pallet is placed at the first available free magazine position.

CellManager Multi

Manages a robot cell consisting of one robot and more than one machine, regardless of the type and make of the machines.

Easy to change priorities

The order of priority of jobs can be changed while the machine is working. 

Easy to insert new jobs

Finished work pieces can be lifted out of the magazine and new ones loaded into it, while the machine is working.

Easy to stop jobs

 

  • Manages the pallet ID codes and magazine positions
  • Creates priority lists
  • Automatically starts available jobs in the order of the priority list
  • Updates the information in the database with the status and machining times of individual orders
Step 3 Monitoring – CellMonitor

Monitoring

Activities:

  • Display status of all cells

  • Display status of individual machines and processes

Statistic – CellStatistic

  • Retrieve and analyze cell utilization data
  • Retrieve and analyze order data
WorkShopManager options

CUTTER TOOL MONITORING

After completed Cell magazine scanning:

  • CellManager requests a tool list from the machine of the tools in the machine tool magazine.
  • The required tools for completing Jobs in the magazine is compared with the available tools.
  • Jobs where cutters are missing, are automatically blocked.
  • Cutters with estimated usage time are blocked if the life time of the cutter is insufficient. This function can be manually override.

 

 

In case a cutter is broken during milling, but sister tool is available:

  • Machine reports to CellManager that the cutter is broken
  • This job will be marked as ERROR in the magazine view.
  • If a sister tool is available, no additional jobs will be blocked

 

In case a cutter is broken during milling, and NO sister tool is available:

  • Machine reports to CellManager that the cutter is broken
  • This job will be marked as ERROR in the magazine view.
  • CellManager will block those Jobs where this cutter would be used.

 

MPS2WSM

MPS2WSM is an interface for MPS systems (Materials and Planning Systems),

  • Importing complete production orders from the MPS system into WorkShopManager,
  • Export of job status and process times to the MPS system.

 

Alarm server

3R-860.42-5   WSM Alarm Server, Configuration software for alarms, installed on PC.

  • Where or to whom the alarm should be sent
  • When shall Alarms be transferred by SMS
  • Alternative message receivers
  • Message text editor, depending on type of machine errors or Robot Errors
  • From which machine is the alarm coming from
  • Sends messages per e-mail when PC is connected to mail server

3R-860.42-5C WSM Alarm Client, 1 client needed per connected machine

3R-862.08       GSM Alarm transmitter, hardware for sending SMS message. (option)

 

WSM Statistics

Cell

  • Utilization
    • In period
    • Time of day

Production group

  • Utilization
    • In period
    • Time of day
  • Job
    • count in period
    • length distribution
  • Order distribution
  • NC Programs

Machine details

  • Utilization
    • In period
    • Time of day
  • Jobs
    • count in period
    • length distribution
  • Order distribution

History Orders

  • Details

Current orders

  • Order List
  • Order details
  • Order Distribution

 

WSM Monitoring

CellManager data

  • Which Job is started
  • When Job is started
  • When Job is finished
  • Time