It is necessary for every manufacturer to keep an accurate count of what theyproduce. Hence, it is necessary to use production counters, which does more thanjust counting. It brings a lot of improvements in manufacturing productivity usingthe sensors for counting parts. As a result, manufacturers can get an insightfulmetrics to look after the manufacturing operations.
It is simple to work with production counters. The Operator has to enter the shiftschedule and scan the barcode. However, when someone wishes to install theproduction counter, it is also necessary to upgrade the production monitor as wellto get the in-depth analysis of the production. Your product counts can beinstantly available to view across PC’s tablets, smartphones and across the largedisplays.Production Counters captures counts in relevant units like kilos, meters, pieces,cycles etc. Scrap and rejects are also counted besides recording the productionspeed. Slow production speed can generate alerts along with tracking thedowntime and reasons for stoppage or shift. In this way, you can identify the realreason for lost production and requirements to boost the improvement.
Using the production counters, you will get the information like Total CounterSensor, Good or Reject Count Sensor, Ideal Cycle Time and Takt Time. But, whatare these? Well, the total count sensor shows accurate production times, adding agood or reject count sensor gives quality information. On the other hand, theideal cycle time of production counters creates a new dimension of cycle,performance, capacity and analytics. Lastly, the Takt Time is the expected time fora successful production.
There are many types of counter displays are available.
This counter performs simple counting operations. Counting can be either in Incrementing or Decrementing mode.
Increment Mode : Simple counting based on 24V DC input, after the operation user can reset and start new counting process.
Decrement Mode : Set target and give the 24V DC as input. The display value decrement and reach zero. In this counter buzzer or flashing light can be used to indicate the end of cycle.
The actual with reset counter is single line and is used in production area where efficiency has to be increased. The actual is the target value and once it is fulfilled, a buzzer may be kept as an indication to notify the person associated with it.
It can be manufactured in Seven Segment Display or LED DOT matrix displays depending on the customer requirement .A sensor input can also be provided at the input.
This counter used where some more informative in the counting process. This has two line in which first line show Target / Actual / Product details etc. Second line show the actual count counted based on inputs 24V DC. It helps to determine the output for a particular shift or a particular period of time, thereby calculating the efficiency of production. A sensor input can be provided and the output may be connected to a buzzer. It can be manufactured in Seven Segment Display or P10 modules depending on the customer requirement.
This counter gives detailed production status whenever required. First line will be the TARGET, second line INPUT and the third one OUTPUT. In the production line two point counts happen, that is before process and after process. Example garment, leather factory etc. This counter is used to calculate the number of finished products during a particular shift. The input can be provided by shorting the terminals, thereby incrementing the number and when the output has reached the target value, the buzzer will be alarmed .The target values can be set using the remote control and when the target has been completed, the values can be reset.
This is the special type of counter display which is used in the Packaging Industry, Automobile and Garments Industry. Customer can define the number of rows and column with their application. Each line functions also can be defined as single input or combinations of inputs.
Using the inputs this display cells can defined as Counting values, Rates, Times, Part number etc
Counting Values : Good part count, Reject part count
Rate : Each line component price or Identity displayed
Time : Cycle time, Production time, Undefined Stop time, Efficiency etc.
Part number : Any Alpha numeric name/ number can be displayed for identity.