RS Production can capture machine signals from RS IoT , OPC and a webservice interface.

  • Cycle signal is used to count produced amount (and also for stop handling if the cycle times are short)

  • Production time signal is used for stop handling (ON/OFF)

  • Scrap signal is used for scrap registration

  • Rework signal is used for rework registration

  • Amount signal is a unit counter

Cycle signal

Connecting with cycle signal means that you connect the machine with signal from an external or internal sensor that counts cycles/pulses for each product goes by. With this solution you get OEE score with amounts.

Read more here about how the cycle signal effects Uptime, downtime and cycle times in RS Production

When can cycle signal also be used to detect stoppage?

If the cycle times are short, it’s enough with a cycle signal only to register both cycle times and downtime.

Cycle time < 60 seconds

1 signal

Cycle signal to describe both uptime/downtime and produced amount

Cycle time > 60 seconds

2 signals

Production time signal to describe uptime/downtime + Counter signal to count amount

Production time signal

Connecting with production time signal means that you connect the machine with signal that is always on when the machine is running. With this solution you get the availability from the machine. If you want OEE score with amounts you even need to have a counter signal.

See the picture below how Production time signal works:

Counter signal

A counter signal works as a cycle signal without stop handling. This type of signal you need together with production time signal to get the OEE score with amounts.

Scrap signal

Connect a scrap signal to your machine means that you can measure your scrap automaticlly.. You can take a signal from an external or internal sensor on your machine

Rework signal

Connect a rework signal to your machine means that you can measure your rework automaticlly. You can take a signal from an external or internal sensor on your machine

Scrap difference signal

Connecting with a scrap difference signal means that you add an additional counter, the “scrap difference signal”.

Scrap difference means that RS Production count the difference between the cycle signal (see above) and the scrap difference signal. The calculation is done after the order or article is stopped.

A typicle example for this is if you have a line with with scrap or rework. Then we can have this signal to calculate the difference between two points.