LinkNet puts your whole stamping operation
at your fingertips.
The LinkNet system is a software product designed to be used with
standard personal computers running Microsoft operating systems. LinkNet will allow the OmniLink
5000 Press and Automation Controller, the Microlink
and the System 1100 Tonnage Monitor
to report information and status back to the PC for display, storage, and
printing. This network enables the use of down time codes (DTC's
for each machine). In addition, LinkNet incorporates a Preventative
Maintenance Module for scheduling and generating work order reports for
routine press maintenance.
All data is stored in industry standard Microsoft Access database files.
This allows data to be used with many common spreadsheets, databases, and word processors that
can read this format. Crystal Reports is used to generate reports for the LinkNet
System. The data can then be used to create custom reports, charts, etc. to fit the specific
requirements of a given situation.
Below are samples of two of the reports that can be generated by LinkNet.
Figure 1 (click to enlarge)
Figure 1 shows a typical tonnage signature graph. The High peak setpoint, low
peak setpoint, and reverse tonnage setpoint limits are shown graphically, along with the
tonnage at the cursor position. An archived signature representing a known "good" part
can be overlaid with any other graph to give a quick visual indication of die wear.
Figure 2 (click to enlarge)
Figure 2 shows a section of a report giving lifetime tonnage alarms (by die), which can be used
to help determine how a particular die is being utilized in production.
tonnage (for 5000 and 1100 tonnage monitors) collected in 10 minute intervals
are stored in shift files.
Production rates collected in 10 minute intervals are stored in shift files.
DTC information is stored in shift files.
(low, reverse setpoints On of Off, Bypass mode, etc.) is store in shift files.
Lifetime average tonnage and number of strokes is stored by machine and
die. This information can be helpful in determining when rework is due.
Lifetime DTC information is stored by machine and by die. The percentage
uptime and downtime can be used to determine where improvements should be made.
Lifetime highest tonnage is stored by machine and by die. .
Number of high alarms, low alarms, and reverse alarms stored by die.
Number of machine rating alarms store by machine
Parts, Batch, and Quality counter status can be displayed for each machine
Preventative maintenance scheduling allows for organized and timely service
and maintenance procedures, decreasing the likelihood of unscheduled downtime..
LinkNet also augments
on-board job storage capacity of the units it communicates with, allowing
an almost unlimited number of jobs to be stored and recalled over the network.