vFactory Version 3.

2 -第5 Operation Manual

- Fifth Edition -

Important Information Table of Contents

Thank you for purchasing Amada's vFactory. This product is designed to collect information regarding the operating status of Amada's processing machines in real time to help the user understand and analyze the status of production at the factory. This manual explains the operating method of each function provided by vFactory. Read this manual before starting your system or whenever necessary during operation. December 2007

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Table of Contents
Page 1. Overview of vFactory ....................................................... 1 2. System Configuration....................................................... 2 3. Explanation of Functions ................................................. 3 3-1. Basic Operations ......................................................... 5 3-2. Window Layout ............................................................ 7 3-3. Virtual Factory.............................................................. 9 3-4. Daily Work .................................................................. 15 3-5. Details ......................................................................... 23 3-6. Progress of Process .................................................. 63 3-7. Various Management............................................... 101 3-8. System Settings ....................................................... 103

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1 . the processing status of each machine.LTD. and makes your factory visible in three areas. in real time. as well as other items. Overview of vFactory vFactory uses a network to automatically collect various information from the machines operating in your factory.. All rights reserved. This visualization lets you understand the status of production. (1) Overview of factory (2) Process result (3) Material flow AMNC NT machine AMNC NT machine General-purpose machine connection unit Non-NT machine © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.Overview of vFactory 1.

. This system is a web server. from PCL/AP100s and various other machines. System Configuration vFactory connects to your factory's network and automatically collects various information. such as operating information and process results. Customer's office PCL/AP100 vFactory Server vFactory Software library Customer's PC (vFactory view) Customer's PC (vFactory view) Customer's factory AMNC AMNC vFactory Connection software vFactory Connection software Camera 1 unit can be connected Generalpurpose machine connection unit NT machine NT machine Machine monitoring camera Non-NT machine 2 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.System Configuration 2. All rights reserved. . No special client software is needed to operate vFactory.LTD. which means that the Internet Explorer browser that comes standard with any Windows operating system can be used to view vFactory information from other PCs.

Daily Work Explanation of the operation and functions of machine daily work 3-5. Explanation of Functions 3-1. 3 . etc.LTD. Details Explanation of the operation and functions of machine details 3-6. Window Layout How to switch to the various windows. All rights reserved.Explanation of Functions 3. Virtual Factory Explanation of the operation and functions of Virtual Factory 3-4. Basic Operations How to view vFactory 3-2.. 3-3. Progress of Process Explanation of the operation and functions of work progress display by part and work order © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.

. All rights reserved. System Settings 1) Emergency Notification Setting Explanation of the operation and functions of various settings for emergency notification 2) Various Settings Explanation of the operation and functions of user registration and various standard settings 4 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. Various Management 1) Consumables Management (EM/EML) Explanation of the operation and functions of consumables management 2) Stock Management (MARS) Explanation of the operation and functions of MARS stock management 3-8.LTD..Explanation of Functions 3-7.

Explanation of Functions 3-1. Basic Operations 1. © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.. Viewing vFactory vFactory is viewed from IE (Internet Explorer on your PC). Operation (1) Start IE on your PC (2) Input "http://mauiserver/vfs" in the address bar of IE.LTD. All rights reserved. 5 .

LTD.Explanation of Functions (3) vFactory starts.. 6 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. . All rights reserved.

All rights reserved.. 7 . The necessary functions will appear when any of the main function buttons are selected or when a machine is selected in the content display area. Main function button area Content display area © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. Window Layout 1. Layout of vFactory Window The main window of vFactory consists of the main function buttons and content display area.Explanation of Functions 3-2.LTD.

LTD. Machine information subwindow View operation results. All rights reserved. etc. processing results. Process information subwindow View operation results and processing results for each process. consumables. . for each machine.. Two Subwindows vFactory displays process information and machine information in separate subwindows.Explanation of Functions 2. 8 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO..

9 . All rights reserved. which means that you can check the operating status of the factory without checking with persons in charge who are working at different parts of the factory. The machines that have the most significant impact on production are shown in vFactory. Also. the customer's factory is displayed as a virtual factory. (It is not an exact representation of your factory.) © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.. [Display of Customer's Factory Layout] *vFactory displays the layout of your factory on a computer. Virtual Factory In the main window of vFactory.Explanation of Functions 3-3. each machine connected to vFactory is displayed using colors and animations that represent the condition of the machine at that particular point in time.LTD. The virtual factory window displays the current operating status of the factory in real time.

Definition of machine operating statuses (blanking process) Model name Machine status Description Power OFF NC power OFF Digital model display & graph display Gray Power OFF Power ON NC power ON Machine color Standby Changing tools EM2510NT Automatic NC operation Tool change door open NC program running Yellow Setup Green indicator operation Working Alarm active Strip error OT Servo error. etc.LTD. and shows the different statuses of machines using different colors.. All rights reserved.Explanation of Functions 3-3-1. . Red Alarm Stopped Stop button Stopped from the line Control power OFF Red Alarm Power OFF Gray Power OFF ASR48M Power ON Control power ON Machine color Standby Auto mode Line operation Green indicator operation Working 10 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. Operating Status and Color vFactory classifies machine status into five groups (Power OFF. Standby. Planning. Alarm). Virtual Factory/Machine Status 1. Working.

Green indicator operation Working Alarm active Red Alarm © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. etc. OT. All rights reserved. etc.LTD. 7 seconds until next processing Tool pressure resistance exceeded Servo error. Origin setup error. Stop button Digital model display & graph display Red Alarm Stopped Red Alarm Definition of machine status colors (bending process) Model name Machine status Power OFF Description NC power OFF Digital model display & graph display Gray Power OFF Part not selected List window display Machine color Standby HDS8025NT Setup after selecting a part Bending order/tool setting Bend Tryout Yellow Setup Bending Bending..Explanation of Functions Model name Machine status Description Alarm active Single-part operation error. 11 .

5 seconds) (1. etc.5 seconds) (1. can be changed using parameters. Definition of machine blinking 10 minutes Blinks stopped once 1 cycle (2 seconds) ON OFF (0. 12 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.5 seconds) Repeat 20 minutes Blinks stopped twice ON 1 cycle (3 seconds) ON ON ON (1.5 second) ON (1. Warning for Stopped/Setup Timeout When the machine has been stopped or in the setup mode for a specified time..5 seconds) Repeat 30 minutes Continuous or more blinking ON 1 cycle (0.8 seconds) OFF ON (0. . All rights reserved.4 second) Repeat Explanation The starting time of blinking.Explanation of Functions 2..LTD.4 second) (0. the machine will blink on the vFactory window to notify to the factory manager or person in charge that the machine has been stopped/in the setup mode for an extended time so they can grasp the situation and act on it quickly.

Machine By clicking a machine (connected to vFactory) in vFactory.LTD..Consumable Processed item 3D drawing © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.Explanation of Functions 3. such as the current operating status and processing information (AMNC machine).Alarm . you can check the details of the machine. All rights reserved. 13 . Machine status .

(3) Alarm: If an alarm is active. All rights reserved.Part information (unfolded dimensions/material name/thickness) . the details of the consumable are displayed.LTD. Power Off) is displayed. (4) Consumable: When any consumable is due for inspection or replacement. the details of the alarm are displayed. 14 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.Start/end time of processing . Planning.Explanation of Functions The current machine status is displayed. . Standby. Alarm. .Processed count (2) Status: The current machine status (Working.. (1) Processed item: What has been processed until now (or until recently) is displayed using a 3D drawing.

All rights reserved. 3-4-2.Explanation of Functions 3-4. © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.. 3-4-3. 15 .LTD.Process: The work-rate on the day can be checked for each process.Process: The operating status of the machine in each process during the specified time can be checked. Benchmark .Machine: The operating status of the specified machine during the specified period can be checked. Daily Work by Process . Daily Work by Machine . Daily Work The operation information collected by vFactory from various machines can be viewed from the Daily Work menu to analyze the results from various viewpoints. 3-4-1.

Process or Machine. – To view the daily work of each machine. select Process.Explanation of Functions Operation (1) Select the vFactory main function button Daily Work. All rights reserved. * You can check the details by referring to the daily work for the Machine. select Machine. – To view the daily work of machines for each process. .. (2) Select the submenu Daily Work .LTD. 16 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.

All rights reserved. Machine statuses are analyzed using the following three calculation methods: 1.LTD. 17 . (Load distribution) Causes of low machine work-rates include frequent planning or alarms and inefficient processing. History: The daily operating status of each machine in each process can be checked. Ratio: The cumulative work-rate of each machine in each process during the specified period can be checked.Explanation of Functions 3-4-1. Status: The cumulative operating time of each machine in each process during the specified period can be checked. Daily Work by Process The machine operating statuses in each process during the specified period can be checked.. By analyzing the load balance of each machine during operation. It is possible to check whether or not these situations apply to a particular machine. 3. 2. you can take appropriate measures to prevent jobs from being concentrated on a specific machine. © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.

.Explanation of Functions Operation (1) (2) (4) (3) (1) Select the process you want to analyze. 18 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. (3) Input search conditions in the search condition input area. (2) Specify the analysis method in the Operation menu.LTD. (4) Select Total up. . All rights reserved.

Explanation of Functions 3-4-2. One cause of low work-rates for machines is frequent planning or alarms. It is possible to check whether or not this situation is applicable. and this information can be used to check the load allowance of the machine. 3. 19 . Status: The cumulative operating time of the machine during the specified period can be checked. 2. Daily Work by Machine You can view the operating status of the specified machine during the specified period. All rights reserved. © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.LTD.. Ratio: The cumulative work-rate of the machine during the specified period can be checked. History: The daily operating status of the machine can be checked. How the machine load changes with manufacturing instructions can be checked. Machine statuses are analyzed using the following three calculation methods: 1.

All rights reserved. (4) Select Total up.LTD. (3) Input search conditions in the search condition input area.Explanation of Functions Operation (1) (2) (4) (1) Select the machine you want to analyze. (2) Specify the analysis method in the Operation menu.. (3) 20 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. .

21 . Actual result: The work-rate since the morning of the current day is displayed in real time. Standard: The work-rate (%) corresponding to the operating time/work hours value pre-registered under system settings is displayed.. (Current operating time/current power ON time) Judgment: Good. Benchmark The level of the day's machine work-rate in comparison with the standard can be determined for each process. or check the status with the person in charge. to resolve the problem quickly.Explanation of Functions 3-4-3. © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. All rights reserved.LTD. If the above judgment is not ideal. Warning or Action is displayed as the judgment result according to the judgment threshold pre-registered under system settings. conduct analysis in vFactory or using other systems to check the reason for the low work-rate.

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3-5-2. Details by Process . Details by Machine . 23 .Explanation of Functions 3-5. All rights reserved.Machine: Processing result time can be checked for each part. Benchmark .Process: The processing result statuses of machines during the specified period can be checked for each process.Machine: The processing result status of the specified machine during the specified period can be checked. © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. 3-5-3. Details The processing result information collected by vFactory from various machines can be viewed from the Daily Work menu to analyze the results from various viewpoints. 3-5-1..LTD.

Process or Machine. select Machine. . (2) Select the submenu Details .Explanation of Functions Operation (1) Select the vFactory main function button Details. 24 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.LTD. * You can check the details by referring to the details for the Machine. select Process.. – To view the details of machines for each process. – To view the details of each machine. All rights reserved.

. History Details © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.LTD. All rights reserved. 25 .Explanation of Functions 3-5-1. Details by Process The processing statuses (processing results) of AMNC machines during the specified period can be checked for each process.

Explanation of Functions

The processing statuses (processing results) of machines are analyzed for each process using the following two methods: 1. History: The parts processed during the specified period and dates/times can be checked using a graph. 1) By program 2) By part 2. Details: A list of results is displayed for parts processed during the specified period. The displayed content can be exported in CSV format to create a summary using Excel, etc. You can also include the part names in this window in search items to check whether the processing of a target part has finished or not. 1) By program (overview) 2) By program (details) 3) By part

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Explanation of Functions

Operation

Search condition settings

(1)

(2) (3) (6) (5)

(4)

(1) Select the process you want to display from the process selection pull-down menu. (2) Select either Program or Parts.
Selection: Program (The result is displayed for the NC program corresponding to the processed sheet.) Parts (The result is displayed for each part included in the sheet.)

(3) To find a program name whose result you want to check, input part of the program name. You can choose to display only the results of programs whose name contains the input text. Example. To check the results of A2402241-00 and A2402861-ZZ, input A2402 and search. * * cannot be used. (4) Input the Start and End of the desired period. Alternatively, display the calendar using the adjacent calendar icon and select a date. (5) Select the type of analysis display.
Process: History (A time-series trend of processing results during the specified period is displayed.) Details (A list of processing results during the specified period)

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(6) Click Total up.

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All rights reserved. History . multiple pages are displayed. (Processing results of multiple machines can be checked together.By Process 1) Displaying the history by program (3) (1) (2) Explanation of the window (1) The result history (date/time) of the processing program executed during the specified period is displayed as a graph for each process..Processed quantity .Process time .Processed period (graph display) (2) The number of programs matching the calculation conditions is displayed. You can switch the displayed page using the page numbers.) .Explanation of Functions 1. (3) If there are 10 or more matching programs.LTD. © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.Program number . 29 .

Explanation of Functions

2) Displaying the history by part

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(1)

(2)
Explanation of the window

(1) The result history (date/time) of parts included in the processing program executed during the specified period is displayed as a graph for each process. (Processing results of multiple machines can be checked together.)
- Program number - Process time - Part number - Processed quantity - 3D drawing

(2) The numbers of programs and parts matching the calculation conditions are displayed. (3) If there are 10 or more matching parts, multiple pages are displayed. You can switch the displayed page using the page numbers.

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Explanation of Functions

2. Details - By Process 1) Displaying the processing overview by program

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(5)

(4)

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Explanation of the window (1) The result list of each processing program executed during the specified period is displayed for each process.
- Date - Program number - Machine - Start time/End time - Qty. (Number of pieces successfully processed using the NC program) - Defect Qty. (Number of pieces whose processing with the NC program was aborted) - Actual Time (Cumulative processing time after starting of NC) - Actual Time/Sheet (Average process time per sheet) - Alarm time (Time during which an alarm was active while the NC program was running) - Setup time - Material name - Num. of tools in use - Comment

(2) The number of programs matching the calculation conditions is displayed. (3) Select the program whose result data you want to export (in CSV format). (Select the check box.) You can also use Select all or De-select. (4) You can use the Output csv button to output the result data of the selected program in CSV format. The output destination must be specified each time. * If 100 or more records are displayed in the search result list, no check box is displayed. Clicking Output csv outputs all records.

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33 .3 1.2 Thickn ess 1. 0 1 2 3 Machine name EM2510NT EM2510NT EMZ3510PDC EMZ3510PDC Program number EM-AR703IN EM-HRH801SK EM-RM86LFKI EM-RMK160BB * Processing result information for a group of consecutive programs Start date 2007/10/25 2007/10/25 2007/10/25 2007/10/25 Start time 8:05:40 8:59:38 9:51:28 10:22:40 End date 2007/10/25 2007/10/25 2007/10/25 2007/10/25 End time 8:51:15 9:42:26 9:52:51 10:24:44 Control number Qty Defect Qty.LTD. of tools in use 9 6 7 7 Materia l name SPC1.6 SPC1.csv Sequence No. Actual Time 0:42:08 2 0:19:58 0:00:59 0:01:27 Actual time/Sheet 0:21:04 0:03:36 0:00:59 0:01:27 Alarm time 0:00:27 0:00:31 0:00:04 0:00:07 Setup time 0:00:00 0:00:00 0:00:00 0:00:00 Num.6 SPC2. Material size Y 1219 1219 1219 1219 Program comment © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. File name: sheetsummary.Explanation of Functions Analysis by process / Processing overview by program / CSV output data You can output the processing results of all connected machines in the selected process on a sheet-by-sheet basis for creation of a result summary using Excel.2 Material size X 2438 2438 2438 2438 2 5 1 1 Process time corresponding Alarm time from the first processing until to the Qty. when the last processing was completed.6 2.3 SPC1. etc.. All rights reserved.6 1.

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LTD.Explanation of Functions 2) Displaying the processing details by program (1) (3) (4) (2) © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.. All rights reserved. 35 .

Setup time . no check box is displayed. (Select the check box. (Number of pieces successfully processed using the NC program) . All rights reserved.Alarm time (Time during which an alarm was active while the NC program was running) .LTD.Date .Actual Time (Cumulative processing time after starting of NC) .Machine .Qty. Clicking Output csv outputs all records. of tools in use . (2) A list of results for each processing program executed during the specified period is displayed.Material name . detailed results for each program are displayed.. . * If 100 or more records are displayed in the search result list.Actual Time/Sheet (Average process time per sheet) .Explanation of Functions Explanation of the window (1) When Details is clicked on the Details .Start time/End time . (Number of pieces whose processing with the NC program was aborted) . .Num.Overview window.Program number . The output destination must be specified each time.) You can also use Select all or De-select. 36 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. (4) You can use the Output csv button to output the result data of the selected program in CSV format.Comment (3) Select the program whose result data you want to export (in CSV format).Defect Qty.

Explanation of Functions The CSV details are output as ZIP format compressed data.. (1) File name: sheetdetails. Processed Qty. 1 1 1 1 Qty. All rights reserved. 1 1 1 1 Defect Qty.csv Sequence No.LTD. Alarm time during processing © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. You can output the processing results of all connected machines in the selected process on a sheet-by-sheet basis for creation of a result summary using Excel. The following three files are stored inside. 0 1 2 3 Machine name EM2510NT EM2510NT EMZ3510PDC EMZ3510PDC Schedule * Processing result details for each sheet Program number EM-AR703IN EM-AR703IN EM-HRH801SK EM-HRH801SK Start date 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 Start time 8:05:40 8:30:11 8:59:38 9:05:51 End date 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 Control number Schedule name on the AMNC End time 8:27:11 8:51:15 9:01:43 9:07:36 Planned Qty. 37 . Aborted Qty. etc. 0 0 0 0 Mode PROGRAM PROGRAM DNC DNC Actual Time 0:21:04 0:21:04 0:01:38 0:01:45 Actual time/Sheet 0:21:04 0:21:04 0:01:38 0:01:45 Speed F2 F2 F1 F1 Alarm time 0:00:27 0:00:00 0:00:06 0:00:00 Alarm details Qty.

5 1310 110.csv file Sequence No. 0 1 2 3 Machine name Schedule Program number EM-AR703IN EM-AR703IN EM-HRH801SK EM-HRH801SK Machine EM2510NT EM2510NT EMZ3510PDC EMZ3510PDC Start date 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 Start time 8:05:40 8:30:11 8:59:38 9:05:51 38 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. . completed 0 0 0 1 1 Sequence No. 0 1 2 0 1 * Information about parts laid out on the sheet Part name A0804000-H A0804001-ZZ A6660100-ZZ A0804012-ZZ A6660155-ZZ Part size X 110.6 Material size X 2438 2438 2438 2438 Material size Y 1219 1219 1219 1219 Comment (2) File name: sheetparts.5 1310 Part size Y 656 656 65.csv (This number is used to associate the program number and part name.bmp A6660155-ZZ.Explanation of Functions Setup time 0:00:00 0:00:00 0:00:00 0:00:00 Num.6 1.5 Located quantity 8 12 2 8 2 Part comment Solid Model name A0804000-H.6 SPC1.6 Thickness 1.6 1. Sequence number for sheetdetails.6 SPC1.6 1.5 110.bmp Part control number for each sheet Number of parts laid out on one sheet.csv Sequence No.) sheetdetails.5 656 65..LTD.bmp A0804001-ZZ. of Tool Setup 0 0 0 0 Num.bmp A0804012-ZZ.6 SPC1.bmp A6660100-ZZ. All rights reserved. of tools in use 9 9 6 6 Material name SPC1.

0 1 2 3 T No.Explanation of Functions (3) File name: usetools.csv Sequence No.2 0.2 6 R 0 0 0 0 Process Angle 0 0 0 0 Tooling Angle 0 0 0 0 Clearance 0.csv sheetdetails.csv file Sequence No.2 0.5 6. Name Slotting Name Die Mng. name Tool comment © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. 39 . 0 1 Machine name Schedule Program number Number of hits per sheet for each tool Machine EM2510NT EM2510NT Start date 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 Start time 8:05:40 8:30:11 EM-AR703IN EM-AR703IN X 5 5.5 6.LTD..2 6 Y 5 5. completed 0 0 0 0 Sequence No.2 0. 129 331 134 336 * Information about tools used for each sheet Range size 1 1 1 1 Auto index flag Hits 56 10 10 45 Plan result none none none none Shape 1 1 1 1 Usage 1 1 1 1 Sequence number for sheetdetails. All rights reserved.15 Shape Sub-code 0 0 0 0 Air-Blower 0 1 1 0 M-code 500 500 500 500 Tool Mng.

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LTD. 41 ..Explanation of Functions 3) Displaying the processing details by part (3) (4) (1) (2) Explanation of the window (1) A list of parts included in the processing program executed during the specified period is displayed for each process. All rights reserved. comment © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. -Date -Part name -Processed quantity -Actual time -Actual time/piece -Program number -Machine -Start time/End time -Part comment -Prg.

(Select the check box. (4) You can use the Output csv button to output the result data of the selected part in CSV format. All rights reserved.. (1) File name: sheetsummary.) You can also use Select all or De-select. * If 100 or more records are displayed in the search result list. (3) Select the program whose result data you want to export (in CSV format). The output destination must be specified each time. . no check box is displayed. Clicking Output csv outputs all records.csv Sequence No. 0 1 2 3 Part No: EM-AR703IN EM-HRH801SK EM-RM86LFKI EM-RMK160BB Processed quan tity 12 11 1 3 * Result information for processed parts Start date 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 Start time 8:05:40 8:59:38 9:51:28 10:22:40 End date 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 End time Program number EM-AR703IN EM-HRH801SK EM-RM86LFKI EM-RMK160BB 8:51:15 9:42:26 9:52:51 11:12:27 Control number Number of processed parts Program number corresponding to the processed part End date 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 End time 8:51:15 9:42:26 9:52:51 11:12:27 42 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.LTD.Explanation of Functions (2) The numbers of programs and parts matching the calculation conditions are displayed.

Explanation of Functions 3-5-2. 43 . Details by Machine The result of processed parts on the specified AMNC machine during the specified period can be checked. All rights reserved. History Details © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO..LTD.

You can also use the 3D drawing to see if many parts of complex shapes or simple shapes have been processed. The displayed content can be exported in CSV format to create a summary using Excel.Explanation of Functions The processing status (processing result) of each machine is analyzed using the following two methods: 1.. etc. History: The parts processed during the specified period and dates/times can be checked using a graph. . 1) By program (overview) 2) By program (details) 3) By part 44 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. By specifying a machine. 1) By program 2) By part 2.LTD. Details: A list of results is displayed for parts processed during the specified period. All rights reserved. you can check the processing result of the machine during a specific period.

(4) Input the Start and End of the desired period. Alternatively. input part of the program name.LTD. Process: History (A time-series trend of processing results is displayed.. To check the results of A2402241-00 and A2402861-ZZ.) Parts (The result is displayed for each part included in the sheet.Explanation of Functions Operation Search condition settings (1) (2) (3) (6) (4) (5) (1) Select the machine you want to display from the machine selection pull-down menu. * * cannot be used. You can choose to display only the results of programs whose name contains the input text. 45 .) Details (Processing result list) (6) Click Total up. (2) Select either Program or Parts. © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. Selection: Program (The result is displayed for the NC program corresponding to the processed sheet.) (3) To find a program name whose result you want to check. display the calendar using the adjacent calendar icon and select a date. (5) Select the type of analysis display. input A2402 and search. Example. All rights reserved.

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Process time . You can switch the displayed page using the page numbers. History . © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. ..By Machine – 1) Displaying the history by program (3) (1) (2) Explanation of the window (1) A results graph of the processing program executed during the specified period is displayed. multiple pages are displayed. (3) If there are 10 or more matching programs.Processed quantity .Explanation of Functions 1.Program number .Processed period (graph display) (2) The number of programs matching the calculation conditions is displayed.LTD. 47 . All rights reserved.

Explanation of Functions 2) Displaying the history by part (3) (1) (2) Explanation of the window (1) The result history (date/time) of parts included in the processing program executed during the specified period is displayed as a graph for each machine. . © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. All rights reserved. 48 ..Part number .Program number .Processed quantity . multiple pages are displayed.LTD.3D drawing (2) (3) The numbers of programs and parts matching the calculation conditions are displayed. You can switch the displayed page using the page numbers.Process time . If there are 10 or more matching parts.

of tools in use . © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO..Date .Material name .Program number .Num.LTD.By Machine - 1) Displaying the processing overview by program (3) (5) (4) (1) (2) Explanation of the window (1) The result list of each processing program executed during the specified period is displayed. All rights reserved.Qty. .Defect Qty.Actual Time/Sheet (Average process time per sheet) .Setup time . (Number of pieces successfully processed using the NC program) . (Number of pieces whose processing with the NC program was aborted) .Actual Time (Cumulative processing time after starting of NC) .Start time/End time . 49 . Details .Alarm time (Time during which an alarm was active while the NC program was running) .Comment (2) The number of programs matching the calculation conditions is displayed.Explanation of Functions 2.

6 2.2 Material size X 2438 2438 2438 2438 Material size Y 1219 1219 1219 1219 Comment Process time corresponding to the Qty. (Select the check box.6 1. 0 1 2 3 Program number EM-AR703IN EM-HRH801SK EM-RM86LFKI EM-RMK160BB Start date 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 * Processing result information for a group of consecutive programs Start time 8:05:40 8:59:38 9:51:28 10:22:40 End date 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 End time 8:51:15 9:42:26 9:52:51 10:24:44 Qty. * If 100 or more records are displayed in the search result list.6 SPC2.LTD.. Actual Time 0:42:08 0:19:58 0:00:59 0:01:27 Actual Prc. Time/Sheet 0:21:04 0:03:36 0:00:59 0:01:27 Alarm time 0:00:27 0:00:31 0:00:04 0:00:07 Setup time 0:00:00 0:00:00 0:00:00 0:00:00 Num.6 SPC1. Analysis by machine / Processing overview by program / CSV output data You can output the processing results of the selected machine on a sheet-by-sheet basis for creation of a result summary using Excel. of tools in use 9 6 7 7 Material name SPC1. The output destination must be specified each time. All rights reserved. etc. 2 5 1 1 2 Defect Qty.Explanation of Functions (3) (4) Select the program whose result data you want to export (in CSV format). Clicking Output csv outputs all records. 50 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.3 SPC1. (1) File name: sheetsummary. You can use the Output csv button to output the result data of the selected program in CSV format. Alarm time from the first processing until when the last processing was completed. of Tool Setup 0 0 0 0 Num. no check box is displayed.) You can also use Select all or De-select. .2 Thickness 1.csv Sequence No.3 1.

(Number of pieces successfully processed using the NC program) .Start time/End time .Defect Qty.Alarm time (Time during which an alarm was active while the NC program was running) © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. A list of results for each processing program executed during the specified period is displayed.Program number .Explanation of Functions 2) Displaying the processing details by program (1) (3) (4) (2) Explanation of the window (1) (2) When Details is clicked on the Details .Date . detailed results for each program are displayed. .Overview window. (Number of pieces whose processing with the NC program was aborted) . 51 .LTD.Actual Time (Cumulative processing time after starting of NC) ..Qty. All rights reserved.Actual Time/Sheet (Average process time per sheet) .

(Select the check box. The CSV details are output as ZIP format compressed data.csv Sequence No. * If 100 or more records are displayed in the search result list. Clicking Output csv outputs all records. no check box is displayed.. of tools in use . etc.Comment (3) (4) Select the program whose result data you want to export (in CSV format). You can output the processing results of the selected machine on a sheet-by-sheet basis for creation of a result summary using Excel.Num. You can use the Output csv button to output the result data of the selected program in CSV format.) You can also use Select all or De-select. The output destination must be specified each time.Material name . . (1) File name: sheetdetails.Setup time . All rights reserved. The following three files are stored inside.LTD. 0 1 2 3 Machine name Schedule * Processing result details for each sheet Program number EM-AR703IN EM-AR703IN EM-HRH801SK EM-HRH801SK Start date 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 Start time 8:05:40 8:30:11 8:59:38 9:05:51 End date 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 End time 8:27:11 8:51:15 9:01:43 9:07:36 Control number Schedule name on the AMNC 52 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.Explanation of Functions .

1 1 1 1 Defect Qty.6 SPC1.6 2438 2438 2438 2438 1219 1219 1219 1219 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. All rights reserved. Alarm time during processing Setup time Num.6 1. of Tool Setup Num. 0 0 0 0 Mode PROGRAM PROGRAM DNC DNC Actual Time 0:21:04 0:21:04 0:01:38 0:01:45 Actual Time/Sheet 0:21:04 0:21:04 0:01:38 0:01:45 Speed F2 F2 F1 F1 Alarm time 0:00:27 0:00:00 0:00:06 0:00:00 Alarm details Line stopped (LUL) Processed Qty.. 53 .6 1. 1 1 1 1 Qty.LTD.6 SPC1. Aborted Qty.6 1.6 1. of tools in use Material name Thickness Material size X Material size Y Comment 0:00:00 0:00:00 0:00:00 0:00:00 0 0 0 0 9 9 6 6 SPC1.6 SPC1.Explanation of Functions Planned Qty.

5 Located quantity 8 12 2 8 2 Solid Model name A0804000-H.Explanation of Functions (2) File name: sheetparts. 0 1 2 3 Machine name Schedule Program number EM-AR703IN EM-AR703IN EM-HRH801SK EM-HRH801SK Start date 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 Start time 8:05:40 8:30:11 8:59:38 9:05:51 End date 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 End time 8:27:11 8:51:15 9:01:43 9:07:36 54 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.csv (This number is used to associate the program number and part name.bmp A6660100-ZZ. completed 0 0 0 1 1 Sequence No.csv Sequence No.bmp A6660155-ZZ. All rights reserved..5 1310 Part size Y 656 656 65. .bmp A0804000-H A0804001-ZZ A6660100-ZZ A0804012-ZZ A6660155-ZZ Part control number for each sheet Number of parts laid out on one sheet.bmp A0804012-ZZ.5 1310 110.bmp A0804001-ZZ.csv Sequence No.5 656 65.LTD. 0 1 2 0 1 Part name * Information about parts laid out on the sheet Part size X 110.5 110. Sequence number for sheetdetails.) sheetdetails.

csv sheetdetails.. completed 0 0 0 0 Sequence No.5 6.5 6.15 Shape Sub-code 0 0 0 0 Air-Blower 0 1 1 0 M-code 500 500 500 500 Tool Mng.csv Sequence No. 129 331 134 336 * Information about tools used for each sheet Range size 1 1 1 1 Auto index flag Hits 56 10 10 45 Plan result none none none none Shape 1 1 1 1 Usage Sequence number for sheetdetails.LTD.2 6 R 0 0 0 0 Process Angle 0 0 0 0 Tooling Angle 0 0 0 0 Clearance 0. 0 1 2 3 T No. name Tool comment © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.2 0.2 0.csv Sequence No.Explanation of Functions (3) File name: usetools. 55 . All rights reserved.2 6 Y 5 5. 0 1 Machine name Schedule Number of hits per sheet for each tool Program number EM-AR703IN EM-AR703IN Start date 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 Start time 8:05:40 8:30:11 End date 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 End time 8:27:11 8:51:15 X 5 5.2 0. Name Slotting Name Die Mng.

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Explanation of Functions 3) Displaying the processing details by part (3) (4) (1) (2) Explanation of the window (1) A list of parts included in the processing program executed during the specified period is displayed for each machine..Part comment . 57 . .End time .Actual time/piece .Actual time .Program number .Prg.Processed quantity . All rights reserved.Date .Part name . comment © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.LTD.Start time .

* If 100 or more records are displayed in the search result list. no check box is displayed. 0 1 2 3 Part number EM-AR703IN EM-HRH801SK EM-RM86LFKI EM-RMK160BB Qty. Clicking Output csv outputs all records. You can output the processing result of each part in the sheet for the selected machine for creation of a result summary using Excel. All rights reserved. (1) File name: sheetsummary.Explanation of Functions (2) The numbers of programs and parts matching the calculation conditions are displayed.LTD. comment EM-AR703IN EM-HRH801SK EM-RM86LFKI EM-RMK160BB Program number corresponding to the processed part 58 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.. . (3) Select the program whose result data you want to export (in CSV format). The output destination must be specified each time. 12 11 1 3 Actula time 8:51:15 9:42:26 9:52:51 11:12:27 * Result information for processed parts Actual time time/piece 8:51:15 9:42:26 9:52:51 11:12:27 Program number EM-AR703IN EM-HRH801SK EM-RM86LFKI EM-RMK160BB Start date 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 Start time 8:05:40 8:59:38 9:51:28 10:22:40 End date 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 2005/8/1 End time 8:51:15 9:42:26 9:52:51 11:12:27 Control number Part comment Number of processed parts Prg. You can use the Output csv button to output the result data of the selected part in CSV format. (Select the check box.csv Sequence No.) You can also use Select all or De-select. etc.

you can check the total blanking time for each part. By specifying a part name. 59 .. All rights reserved. Benchmark 1) Blanking machine The result is compared against the standard value to determine the result of blanking for each part.Explanation of Functions 3-5-3.LTD. Standard Rusult Judgement © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.

Warning or Action is displayed as the judgment result according to the judgment threshold pre-registered under system settings. Judgment: Good. All rights reserved. you can review the estimate amount or perform appropriate setup.LTD.Explanation of Functions Standard: The past average of each part is displayed as the standard. This way. you can compare the processing cost in the estimate submitted when the order was received. 60 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. Result: The processing results over the past several days are displayed for each process. . If the judgment does not meet expectations. so you can check whether the processing time of this operation is acceptable or not.. against the actual processing time.

ABE. By specifying a part name..Explanation of Functions 2) Bending machine The result of bending using the NT bender is compared against the standard value (Dr. Standard Rusult © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.LTD. you can check the total bending time for each part. 61 . repeat) to make a judgment. All rights reserved.

If the judgment does not meet expectations. you can compare the processing cost in the estimate submitted when the order was received against the actual processing time.Explanation of Functions Standard: With a new product. Warning or Action is displayed as the judgment result according to the judgment threshold pre-registered under various settings. the past processing average is displayed as the standard. so you can check whether the processing time of this operation is acceptable or not. the standard Dr. ABE estimate data is displayed. Judgment: Good. With a repeat product. . Result: The processing results over the past several days are displayed for each process. All rights reserved. you can review the estimate amount or perform appropriate setup. This way..LTD. 62 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.

2) Delivery delay is determined automatically. 2) Delivery delay is determined automatically. or choose not to register plan information (work orders). result management is possible. Progress of Process Progress display by part function Displays which part has progressed to which process in real time from the processing result information of each part collected by vFactory. All rights reserved. * A work plan is input at the office. Progress by Part (with Plan) Work order input Features 1) Plan vs. result management). You can register plan information (work orders) beforehand and compare the plan and result (plan vs. © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. result management is possible..LTD. * A work plan is input at the office. 3-6-1.Explanation of Functions 3-6. Meeting Viewer (with Plan) Features Work order input 1) Plan vs. 63 . 3-6-2.

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65 .LTD. All rights reserved. Progress by Part (Core Result) Work order not input Features 1) No management production requirements at the office. 2) General progress can be monitored. © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.Explanation of Functions 3-6-3..

With plan: A work order is input..Explanation of Functions 3-6-1. Meeting Viewer (with Plan) 1. Operation example (1) Work order input * Work order information can be imported using a CSV file. (5) Details check by part (4) Progress report (2) Start/finish Blanking Bending The result of the progress meeting can be reflected with ease. .LTD. NT machine NT machine 66 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. (3) Progress meeting Work plan information can be checked in vFactory. All rights reserved.

the progress status of each part can be checked by comparison against the plan information.Explanation of Functions <Operation example> (1) Plan information is registered on the work order input window in the office. 67 . (3) Progress information is displayed for each order in the meeting viewer. All rights reserved. (5) In the details display.LTD.. (2) Start/finish information is acquired automatically from AMNC PC processing machines and the progress status is displayed. © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. (4) The progress status is checked and a progress report is made at the progress meeting.

(3) (2) (1) Explanation of the window (1) An order list is displayed.LTD. You can register multiple parts under each order. you can display the progress for each order number. Work Order Input You can input order information as to which part should be processed by when. select the applicable order. an order will be issued automatically.Explanation of Functions 2. If a part not associated with an order is processed. All rights reserved.. Order information registered here is displayed on the progress window. By registering a key part (Representative part) . To check the content of an order. . -Order number -Comment -Quantity -Due date -Input date -Issue date -Finish date 68 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.

LTD. -Customer name -Order number -Comment -Quantity -Due date -Input date -Top urgent (Flag indicating an urgent product) -Big order (Flag indicating a big order) Operation (1) Select the vFactory main function button Progress of process. quantities and key part (representative part) are displayed. The progress of the order can be checked on the progress window. order information is not displayed on the progress window. Whether a program exists for the ordered parts or not is also indicated using an icon. but a work order has not been issued to the site. © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. All rights reserved. In this situation.) (2) A part list is displayed.) -Red (Order information whose issue procedure has been completed..) -Blue (Processing of the ordered part is complete. -Key part (Representative part) -Part number -Program exists or not -Quantity (3) Order information is displayed. -Black (Order information has been input. The content of the order is displayed. The ordered parts. red or blue according to the order status.Explanation of Functions * The text in the order list changes to black. (2) Select the submenu Work order. 69 .

LTD.Explanation of Functions Operation 1) Inputting a new work order (order input) (2) (1) (1) Select New on the work order window... (2) Select Register.. All rights reserved. (3) (4) 70 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.. . -> The part registration window appears.

and then select Add. * Input the quantity for each product. (6) Input the production quantity for each part. (7) Finally. Input a folder name or part name to search for the parts required by the order. all parts displayed in the list will be selected. select the check boxes of the necessary order parts. select New and input the name and quantity of the part in the new registration window.. all parts displayed in the list will be selected. select all parts. and then select Delete. The part will be deleted from the list.LTD. select the applicable part. * When All is selected. 71 . (8) To register a part not yet registered in the PCL or AP100. and then select Register..Explanation of Functions (3) The parts registered in the PCL or AP100 (program list) are displayed at the top of the window. (5) (6) (7) (8) (5) The selected parts are copied to the bottom of the window. (4) In the part list. All rights reserved. * If the list contains an unnecessary part due to an input error. * When All is selected. etc. © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. Repeat (3) and (4) to copy all necessary parts to the bottom of the window.

(11) Select Add. * In this situation.. quantity.LTD. * When a part is selected. due date.Explanation of Functions (10) (9) (11) (9) Select a key part (Representative part) from the part list. urgent product information. but the result is not reflected. . Order information is added to the order list. the order information is registered in the list. order number. All rights reserved. (10) Input the customer name. 72 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. comment. and big order information. (12) Repeat (1) to (9) to input the order. a 3D drawing can be viewed.

LTD.Explanation of Functions Operation 2) Registering a work order (order issue) (1) (2) (1) A black order in the list indicates that the order has been input. The order changes to red in the order list. © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. but not issued. select the check box of the unissued order. indicating that the order is complete. (2) Select Issue. 73 . All rights reserved.. To activate the order information.

74 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.Explanation of Functions Operation 3) Finding a work order (order search) (1) (1) To search the order list. . select Search..LTD. All rights reserved. -> The search window appears.

Progress (Flag indicating finished status) (3) When Search is selected.LTD. the search results appear..Input date . All rights reserved. The following items can be input as search conditions: . Unfinished or All under Progress Then.Explanation of Functions (3) (2) (2) Input search conditions.Due date .Customer name . No or All under Issue Finished.Big (Flag indicating a big order) . 75 .Comment . Select the check boxes of the following search conditions: Yes. * You can use the quick search function for order status/progress status.Order number . © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.Priority (Flag indicating an urgent product) . select Refresh.Quantity .

(1) Check unnecessary orders in the list. (2) Select Delete.Explanation of Functions Operation 4) Deleting a work order (order deletion) (1) (2) Deletable order information includes completed orders (displayed in blue in the list) and unissued orders (displayed in black in the list).LTD. (3) The order information is terminated forcibly and its color changes to blue. . you must forcibly terminate the applicable order and finish the work. 76 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. check the order you want to finish forcibly. (2) Select Finished. (3) Order information is deleted. To forcibly finish the order: (1) In the list.. All rights reserved. * To delete an order currently in progress.

LTD.. All rights reserved.Explanation of Functions © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. 77 .

Meeting Viewer The progress status of the work order is displayed on the due date calendar in the applicable color. you can manually update the process progress information. The due date and progress of each order can be checked at a glance. On the order details window.Explanation of Functions 2. the current process is displayed for each part.. (1) (2) On the details window. and the finished status of each process can be manually input. 78 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. All rights reserved. .LTD.

(4) The progress status is color-coded.. All rights reserved.LTD. (3) You can switch between weekly display and three-week display. Not start: No program data is available to perform processing. Program: Program data is available to perform processing. Blanking: The blanking process is complete. Bending: The bending process is complete. 79 . © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. The below items are displayed: -Customer name -Order number -Key part (Representative part) (2) The due date and number of orders are displayed.Explanation of Functions (3) (4) (1) (2) Explanation of the window (1) One work order is displayed for each due date. but blanking is not yet finished.

* The progress status of each process is updated every 30 seconds. . All rights reserved. Operation (1) Select the vFactory main function button Progress of process.LTD. 80 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. (2) Select the submenu Meeting viewer.Explanation of Functions * The progress status color changes when the processing of all component parts has finished..

After selecting the display mode.LTD. Select the day you want to expand.Explanation of Functions Operation 1) Basic operations (1) (2) (1) Switch between weekly display and three-week display. The specified date is displayed in an expanded display. 81 . (2) The specified date is expanded. select Refresh. All rights reserved.. © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.

. All rights reserved.. and select the finish date. (4) Select the Update button. * The default is the selected date/time. (2) Check the process to be updated.Explanation of Functions Operation 2) Reflecting the meeting result (Manual result update) (1) (2) (4) (3) (1) Select the key part (representative part) of the order whose result you want to update manually. (3) Select the person who updated the information. 82 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. -> The order details window appears.LTD. -> The specified process is finished.

All rights reserved..Explanation of Functions Operation 3) Displaying the progress of order details (1) (1) Select the order number of the order for which you want to check the progress of details. refer to 3. -> The order details window appears. * For the explanation and operation of the window. © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. Displaying the progress for each order in 3-6-2.LTD. 83 .

All rights reserved. Progress by Part (with Plan) 1. Operation example With plan: A work order is input. (4) The progress status of blanking/bending processes can be checked by comparison against the plan information. Blanking (2) (3) Start/Finish AMFAS / Win The progress of blanking/bending processes can be checked for each part number. Work order information is managed in vFactory.. . 84 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. Bending NT machine Non-NT machine NT machine <Operation example> (1) Plan information is registered on the work order input window in the office. (3) With non-AMNC machines. start/finish information is acquired automatically from the controller such as AMFAS/Win if the machine is operating in the schedule mode using the controller. (1) Work order input (4) Progress check * Work order information can be imported using a CSV file. (2) Start/finish information is acquired automatically from AMNC processing machines and the progress status is displayed. and the progress status is displayed.LTD.Explanation of Functions 3-6-2.

LTD. Work Order Input * Refer to the procedure to input a work order in Meeting Viewer in 3-6-1. All rights reserved. 85 . the progress information of the key part (Representative part) is displayed. 3. If one order includes multiple parts. the current process is displayed for each part.Explanation of Functions 2. (1) On the details window. Displaying the progress for each order The progress status of each order can be checked in real time. © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO..

(5) The progress status of the bending process is displayed.LTD. (7) If the number of parts under each order cannot be fully displayed in the list..Explanation of Functions (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) Explanation of the window (1) The part number and comment are displayed. The part comment corresponds to the program comment input in the AP100. All rights reserved. (3) Whether or not a blanking process program is available. (2) The planned quantity is displayed. The key part (representative part) is displayed in blue. and the creation date/time of the program if available. 86 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. you can switch pages. (4) The progress status of the blanking process is displayed. . are displayed. (6) The due date is displayed. * The progress status of each process is updated every 30 seconds.

2) Blanking process/bending process Not start: The applicable process is not yet started (no processing result is available). but the processing result of the next process was available.LTD. © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. 87 . Assumed process: The applicable process has no processing result. As a result. No program: No program is registered in SDD for use in the blanking process. Assumed quantity: The result of the applicable process does not meet the planned quantity. As a result. Processing: The applicable process is currently in progress.Explanation of Functions (8) (8) The meanings of the various icons 1) Program process With program: A program is registered in SDD for use in the blanking process. but the processing result of the next process was available. All rights reserved. Finished: Processing of the planned quantity is finished. Abort: The processing result does not meet the planned quantity and the applicable part is not processed on any machine at the present.. the applicable process was automatically assumed finished. the applicable process was automatically assumed finished.

88 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. (2) Select the submenu Progress order. -> The order number progress window appears.LTD.. . All rights reserved.Explanation of Functions Operation (1) Select the vFactory main function button Progress of process.

All rights reserved. * * cannot be used. input A2402 for the search. If you want to check the progress of a specific part.LTD.. select All from the pull-down menu. You can select a customer name input in the past from the pull-down menu. To specify all dates. Example. (1) (3) (2) (4) (5) (6) (1) Set the due date. The filtered progress window is updated every 30 seconds. -> The filtered result is displayed. 89 . Specify the date using the calendar button. To check the progress of A2402241-00 and A2402861-ZZ. © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. All). (2) Select the customer. Displaying the progress for each order number (Order list filtering) The list displayed on the progress window can be filtered using the various search keys. (6) Input all filter conditions. (5) Specify the progress (Finished. (4) Input the comment you have input for the work order (order input). (3) Input the order number. Not finished. the filtered progress status of the part can be checked in real time. and then select Refresh.Explanation of Functions Operation 1).

filter the order list as necessary. .LTD. (2) Select the order number whose details you want to display. (3) Select Back to go back to the order number progress display window.. All rights reserved. Refer to 1). 90 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. Displaying the progress for each order number (Details window display) (1) (2) (1) On the order number progress display window. Displaying the progress for each order number (Order list filtering).Explanation of Functions Operation 2). -> The order number progress details window appears.

91 .Explanation of Functions © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.LTD.. All rights reserved.

(1) Start/finish information is acquired automatically from AMNC processing machines and the progress status is displayed. 92 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. (1) (2) Start/Finish Blanking AMFAS / Win Bending NT machine Non-NT machine NT machine <Operation example> * Work order is not input (plan information is not input).LTD. (3) The progress statuses of blanking/bending processes can be checked. and the progress status is displayed.Explanation of Functions 3-6-3. All rights reserved.. . start/finish information is acquired automatically from the controller such as AMFAS/Win if the machine is operating in the schedule mode using the controller. Progress by Part (Core Result) 1. Operation example Core result: No work order is input. (2) With non-AMNC machines. (3) Progress check The progress of blanking/bending processes can be checked for each part number.

(You can also check the processing time on each machine. Part Number Progress Display The progress status of each part can be checked in real time. the result can be checked for each processing unit. All rights reserved. 93 . (1) On the details window. The processing results of machines connected to vFactory are displayed for each part.) © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.LTD..Explanation of Functions 2.

The part comment corresponds to the program comment input in the AP100. 94 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. you can switch pages. are displayed. All rights reserved. * The progress status of each process is updated every 30 seconds. and the creation date/time of the program if available.. (3) Whether or not a blanking process program is available. (2) The result quantity is displayed.LTD. (5) The progress status of the bending process is displayed. . (6) If the number of parts under each order cannot be fully displayed in the list.Explanation of Functions (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) Explanation of the window (1) The part number and comment are displayed. (4) The progress status of the blanking process is displayed.

Explanation of Functions (7) (7) The meanings of the various icons 1) Program process 1) Program process With program: A program is registered in SDD for use in the blanking process.. Processing: The applicable process is currently in progress. No program: No program is registered in SDD for use in the blanking process. the applicable process was automatically assumed finished. As a result. but the processing result of the next process was available.LTD. As a result. All rights reserved. 2) Blanking process/bending process Not start: The applicable process is not yet started (no processing result is available). 95 . © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. Assumed quantity: The result of the applicable process does not meet the planned quantity. but the processing result of the next process was available. Assumed process: The applicable process has no processing result. Abort: The processing result does not meet the planned quantity and the applicable part is not processed on any machine at the present. Finished: Processing of the planned quantity is finished. the applicable process was automatically assumed finished.

Explanation of Functions Operation (1) Select the vFactory main function button Progress of process.LTD. . 96 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. All rights reserved. -> The order number progress window appears. (2) Select the submenu Progress Part..

the filtered progress status of the part can be checked in real time. All). select All from the pull-down menu. To specify all dates. To check the progress of A2402241-00 and A2402861-ZZ. (3) Input the part number. (1) (3) (2) (4) (5) (6) (1) Set the due date. (2) Select the customer. (6) Input all filter conditions. and then select Refresh. Unfinished. (5) Specify the progress (Finished. Specify the date using the calendar button. The filtered progress window is updated every 30 seconds. input A2402 for the search. (4) Input the order number. © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. You can select a customer name input in the past from the pull-down menu.. All rights reserved. -> The filtered result is displayed. Displaying the progress for each part number The list displayed on the progress window can be filtered using the various search keys.LTD. * * cannot be used. If you want to check the progress of a specific part. Example.Explanation of Functions Operation 1). 97 .

. (2) Select the part number whose details you want to display.Explanation of Functions Operation 2). -> The part number progress details window appears. Refer to 1) Displaying the progress for each part number. 98 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. Displaying the progress for each part number (Details window display) (1) (2) (1) On the part number progress display window. . All rights reserved.LTD. filter the order list as necessary.

All rights reserved.. © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.Explanation of Functions (3) Select Close to go back to the part number progress display window. 99 .LTD.

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. © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. All rights reserved. 101 .Explanation of Functions 3-7. Various Management The use conditions and inspection timings of consumables on EM/EML machines can be checked.LTD.

Explanation of Functions Multiple tap: The number of uses can be checked for a group of 8 taps. based on the number of uses. . If any of the above settings are exceeded. Standard tool: The inspection timing... product defects and other problems due to inspection errors can eliminated. maintenance timing). Warning or Action is displayed as the judgment result according to the judgment threshold pre-registered under various settings. This way. Tapping III tool: The tap inspection/replacement timings are reported according to the preset counts (oil change. Inspect/replace: Good.LTD. etc. the machine in vFactory changes to orange to report this issue. 102 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. and the tap inspection/replacement timings are reported according to the preset counts. can be reported by registering the tools you particularly want to manage the hit count for. All rights reserved.

System Settings This function button is used to change the settings of various functions provided in vFactory. 3-8-1.. 103 . Emergency Notification Setting (E-mail Recipient) .Set the various function parameters of vFactory. All rights reserved.Explanation of Functions 3-8. Various Settings (vFactory Manager) .Set whether or not to send notifications generated by machines via e-mail. 1) Registering a new user or event for emergency notification 2) Registering various standard values © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.LTD. 1) Overview of emergency notification function 2) Setting of notification conditions by the e-mail recipient 3-8-2.

input the password.Explanation of Functions Operation (1) Select the vFactory main function button System settings. (2) Select the displayed user.LTD.. (1) (2) 104 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. . All rights reserved. and then click OK.

Explanation of Functions 3-8-1.LTD. 105 . All rights reserved.. Emergency Notification Setting (E-mail Recipient) 1) Overview of emergency notification function If an emergency situation occurs on any machine connected to vFactory. The notification schedule function can be used to send notification only when necessary. the details of the emergency are reported to a cellular phone or PC via e-mail. Cellular phone mail E-mail Error © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.

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Model name Machine status Description Digital model display & graph display E-mail notification Power OFF notification (Standard setting: 1 minute later) No setup Power OFF NC power OFF Gray Power OFF Standby Power ON NC power ON Machine color EM2510NT Changing tools Tool change door open Yellow Setup No setup Automatic NC operation NC program running Green indicator operation Operation No setup Alarm active Strip error OT Servo error.LTD. Green indicator operation Operation Red Alarm Stopped Stop button Red Alarm © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.Machine status and emergency notification timing E-mail notification is sent if the machine status is not reset within the specified time. OT.Explanation of Functions . All rights reserved. Stop button Stopped from the line Control power OFF Red Alarm Alarm notification (Standard setting: 5 minutes later) Alarm notification (Standard setting: 5 minutes later) Stopped Red Alarm Power OFF Gray Power OFF No setup Power ON Control power ON Machine color Standby No setup Line operation start notification (Standard setting: 30 seconds later) Alarm notification (Standard setting: 5 minutes later) Alarm notification (Standard setting: 5 minutes later) Auto mode Line operation ASR48M Alarm active Single-part operation error Origin setup error.. etc. etc. 107 .

Explanation of Functions . (1) Notification of successful completion (The schedule operation has completed successfully and the power was turned off automatically. All rights reserved.Timing of emergency notification e-mail The finished status of unmanned line operation can be checked from the e-mail status notification from vFactory.) Successful completion Scheduled operation ASR48M Power OFF Power OFF Standby Processing Processing Processing EM2510NT Standby Standby Power OFF Standby 1 minute First notification Power OFF 108 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.LTD.. .

Explanation of Functions (2) Notification of alarm on the processing machine (An alarm occurred on the EM2510NT during scheduled operation and the power was turned off automatically. 109 .) Power OFF Scheduled operation ASR48M Power OFF Processing Processing EM2510NT Standby 5 minutes * A Power OFF notification from a processing machine after an Alarm notification from the machine indicates that the schedule has not completed successfully. © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.LTD.) Pickup error Scheduled operation Power OFF Alarm Power OFF Strip error Alarm Power OFF First notification Alarm 1 minute Second notification Power OFF ASR48M 5 minutes First notification Alarm Power OFF Standby 1 minute Second notification Power OFF Processing EM2510NT Standby Processing * A Power OFF notification from a processing machine after an Alarm notification from a line indicates that the schedule has not completed successfully. (3) Notification of alarm on the line (An alarm occurred on the ASR48M during schedule operation and the power was turned off automatically. All rights reserved..

. All rights reserved.LTD. after which the alarm has been reset. 110 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.Explanation of Functions (4) Notification of resumption after alarm (An alarm occurred on the ASR48M during scheduled operation. .) Alarm reset Pickup error Scheduled operation ASR48M 5 minutes Processing EM2510NT Standby Alarm Standby Scheduled operation First 30 seconds notification Alarm Second notification Line Operation Start Processing Processing Standby * A Line Operation Start notification after an Alarm notification indicates that another person in charge has reset the alarm and resumed the schedule operation.

© Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.LTD. Operation (1) Click System settings. 111 .. All rights reserved.Explanation of Functions 2) Setting of notification conditions by the e-mail recipient The e-mail notification function of vFactory allows the person receiving an e-mail to enable/disable the notification setting easily. What is notified and when notification is sent can be selected according to the operating situation of the day.

the password input window appears. Input the registered password.LTD. 112 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. .Explanation of Functions (2) When User is clicked. (3) Click the event tab of notification items and select the item you want to enable e-mail notification for. and then click OK.. All rights reserved.

© Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. 113 . After the following items have been set. access the window as the user and clear the Event notice check box. click Register to complete the settings. and then click Register. All rights reserved.Explanation of Functions (4) Click the schedule tab and set the time period during which you want to receive e-mail notification.LTD.. To cancel notification.

.Explanation of Functions 3-8-2. as well as what is notified. . Operation (1) Click System settings. All rights reserved. Various Settings (vFactory Manager) 1) Registering a new user or event for emergency notification To enable emergency notification e-mail from vFactory. 114 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.LTD. the vFactory Manager must register the e-mail address of the person who will receive an emergency notification first.

All rights reserved. Input the registered password.Explanation of Functions (2) When Manager is clicked. and then click OK. * The default password is admin. 115 .. the password input window appears. © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.LTD.

and then click Register. . The new user has been registered.Explanation of Functions (3) Register a new user to receive an e-mail. All rights reserved. click the Send test email button to check that a notification is sent. 116 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO..LTD. -User name -E-mail address -Password (4 or more alphanumeric characters) * After the e-mail address. Input user information. Click New user at the bottom of the window.

and then click Register.LTD. 117 . © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. When users and notification items are displayed.Explanation of Functions (4) Register the item to notify to the newly registered user. Click Event setup at the bottom of the window. * Select what to notify to each e-mail recipient based on the model for which the recipient is responsible.. The notification items have been registered. check the desired items for each person. All rights reserved.

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2) Registering various standard values
Register the work-rate, standard values for consumables, and result judgment thresholds for each machine. For the machine work-rate, 2 standard values can be set; one for Amada and one for the customer.

Operation (1) Click System settings.

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(2) When Manager is clicked, the password input window appears. Input the registered password, and then click OK. * The default password is admin.

(3) Click Std. settings at the bottom of the window.

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(4) When a list of machines and current settings appears, click the machine you want to change. The settings window appears. Use the change button at the top of the window to switch between the Amada and customer standards.

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.LTD.Explanation of Functions 2)-1 Setting standard values for machines Set standard values and thresholds for determining the acceptability of work-rates for the standard machine values.Work hours: Input the work hours a day for the applicable machine. Blanking machine Bending machine . and then click Register.Work-rate: The work-rate is displayed automatically based on the © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. All rights reserved. Input the various values. 121 .Operating time: Input the target operating time for the applicable machine within the work hours. . .

(Standard setting: 50%) -Part process time excess ratio: Judgment is made based on the rate of substantial excess of the actual bending time with respect to the standard time.Threshold for machine efficiency decision: Judgment is made based on the rate of shortage of the actual work-rate with respect to the target work-rate.LTD. (Standard setting: 70%) Action: Input the rate at which an Action judgment will be made due to a low work-rate. (Standard setting: 150%) Action: Input the rate at which an Action judgment will be made due to an excess time. (Standard setting: 300%) 122 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. .Explanation of Functions operating time and work hours. (New: Dr. ABE time / Repeat: Average of past 10 operations) Warning: Input the rate at which a Warning judgment will be made due to an excess time. Warning: Input the rate at which a Warning judgment will be made due to a low work-rate. .. All rights reserved.

All rights reserved.. can be compared against the actual time. and then input the standard bending time. From the list of displayed parts. © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. the man-hours presented in an estimate. and then input the standard time. etc. 123 . This way.. the target bending time of new/repeat part processing using a bender can be set manually as standard values.LTD.Explanation of Functions 2)-2 Setting standard values for parts Regarding standard part values. -New part: -Repeat part: Input the part name by selecting New. click the name of the part you want to set a target time for. click Search. After inputting the part name.

.Multiple taps Set inspection/maintenance timings for multiple tap consumables. .Explanation of Functions 2)-3 Setting standard values for consumables management Set inspection/replacement timings for consumables on EM and EML machines. . [Tap chip] 124 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.LTD. All rights reserved. [Consumables] Set inspection/maintenance timings based on the number of times each tap chip is used.

. -Set the replacement timing.Tapping III Settings regarding addition. [Tool unit] Inspection based on the number of times each consumable or tap chip of the tool unit is used.Explanation of Functions . disposal and removal of tool units are made. [Consumables] © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. All rights reserved. 125 .LTD.

. . [Tool list] Set the hit count corresponding to the inspection/grinding timing of the tool you want to manage.Explanation of Functions . (Search can be performed using ---for all search items. [Selected tool] 126 © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO. All rights reserved.) Set the inspection/grinding timing for the tool you want to manage in this list.Standard tool A list of tools that have been used in the past is displayed.LTD.

Explanation of Functions . 127 . All rights reserved. [Maintenance item] © Copyright 1998-2007 AMADA CO.Machine Set the inspection timing for each maintenance item such as changing grease or oil..LTD.

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