Features & Benefits of Accraply's SmartLink HMI Continued
There are several machine configuration settings that are easy to access and adjust as needed. One example is the ability to turn off individual components if necessary. There is also a label head configuration where you can turn on and off functions to meet customer-specific requirements.
The security administration section allows you to add individuals to their appropriate security level group, edit the users in the groups, or delete them. You can also import or export users in case you ever need to replace your HMI screen.
Line Control Screen
The line control screen can be operated in closed mode, which means the pitching device is closed so products won’t pass through, open mode, which is when the pitching device runs when the conveyor is running, and automatic mode, where you can build up a backlog of products before you release them. There is also a conveyor-only mode, which is a bypass mode for running products but not labeling, and a jog mode, which is for individual setup.
If needed with your machine, there is a CFR 21 audit trail that can be configured. It lets you see all the events that were carried out by a user on a specific machine. It tells you what the ID is, when it happened, which user carried out the operation, what the operation was, and both new and old information.
Accraply’s SmartLink HMI technology is designed to accommodate rapid changeovers with easy access to parameters and recipes, which can be stored directly in the HMI.
The recipe selection section is where the operator can select what material they’re running and download the recipe they need. There is a changeover screen that shows all the Siko Meters you have in the system and allows you to set the value. When you change to your next product, this makes it easier to adjust what you need.
Our HMI also provides video changeover guides to assist operators in understanding how to make changes reducing downtime.
Our SmartLink HMI improves labeling machine efficiency with preventive maintenance schedules that display daily, weekly, and monthly tasks for your operator and maintenance team. Rather than forcing users to carry out the maintenance requests that appear on screen, we give them the option to carry out the requests instead. We don’t want the required maintenance to slow down your production, unless it is absolutely necessary. When something hasn’t been completed, it will be highlighted in yellow to show that you need to perform that specified activity.
Ordering parts straight from your labeling machine has never been easier. The part diagrams make ordering the correct part a more precise process to ensure you get exactly what you need. With so many similar part numbers inside your machines, it’s easy to mix your order up. With our HMI interface, you’ll no longer need to worry about receiving the incorrect part.
It’s important to know that not every part of the machine is shown in this view, but it will highlight the most important parts you’ll most likely need to order. Our interface shows both full assemblies as well as more granular and individual parts.
The SmartLink control technology empowers operators with the information required to solve problems or boost efficiency wherever they are. SmartLink interface allows management to leverage human machine interface technology to optimize the labeling process in front of the machine or remotely.
Remote machine access (optional) can be utilized through a tablet or phone, allowing for more interface capabilities. The ability to check on your label machines remotely can decrease any downtime, especially if the operator needs assistance from somebody who isn’t in front of the machine.
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Accraply offers industry-leading HMI for labeling machines that give our customers a competitive edge in today’s market. Onboarding is simple. With on-demand training, your operators can quickly and independently master the interface. Point-of-use tutorials include “how-to” checklists, video tutorials, single-page instructions, and other training content.
Our HMI and the SmartLink technology increase uptime and throughput and optimize the labeling process. Contact us today to schedule a demo!
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