Does Your Injection Molding Machine Offer Easy Visibility into Diagnostics and History?
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL, February 23, 2021 – Troubleshooting and maintenance can become tedious and time-consuming tasks on the manufacturing floor. What would it mean to your business if you were able to more efficiently understand your machine and have quick visibility into the history of its operations? Probably improved uptime, employees being able to focus on other revenue-generating operations, and increased overall efficiency could be achieved.
In the development of the V70 controller for our injection molding machines, Shibaura Machine’s focus was on an intuitive design that allowed for ease of use. That meant when developing the experience around the diagnostic and history functions we wanted the screens to be clearly arranged, convenient, and without a time-consuming learning curve. We believe that putting all the machine’s movements in the palm of the user’s hand is key to being able to improve overall efficiency.
Clean Design Creates Easy Visibility into Diagnostics & History
The V70 controller offers highly-efficient navigation that many compare to their smartphone. The design of the diagnostic and history screens takes into account a typical user journey of the controller which allowed us to develop a fast and simple-to-understand interface.
Several highlights to the diagnostic and history screens include:
The checker screen shows all machine inputs and outputs, each of which is labeled with a description for easy troubleshooting.
Ladder Logic Display
The ladder logic display allows the user to view the entire machine sequence in real-time.
Machine Interlock Screen
This page shows all of the machine interlocks, color-coded by section of the machine and the current status of each. There is also a section showing the robot interlock and other integrated auxiliaries in detail with the current status.
Tabs are clearly displayed on the V70 controller for the user to access the Set History, Alarm History, Stop History, and Operation History screens.
- Set History - Used in conjunction with the user log-in feature, the user can see the last 1,000 changes made - the old setting, the new setting, and who made the change.
- Alarm History - View the last 1,000 machine alarms
- Stop History - View the last 1,000 times the machine stopped, and why.
- Operation History - View the last 1,000 changes to the machine operation mode.
In addition, whenever a machine setting is touched, the setting window shows the last 7 changes made to this setting so you can quickly view changes that have affected recent operations.
The Shibaura V70 controller was designed with the user in mind through and through. Learn more about all the features that allow for a more efficient manufacturing operation by contacting our team of experts today.
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