Tool Management

Overview

Purpose: The Tool Management module is used for:

The Tool management is accessible from the main menu:

Figure 1: Upkip Main menu - Tool Management menu

Transfer

Purpose: The Transfer page is used to show in real-time the cutting tools and clamping devices the current location. It is possible to change the location of the selected cutting tools or clamping devices.

Real Time

Select the menu Tool Management/Transfer

Purpose: The Real Time page shows the number of cutting tools and the number of clamping devices for locations. Clicking on the filters icons open the filtered lists of cutting tools or clamping devices for the machine.

Figure 2: Transfer - Real Time

Clicking on the cutting tools filter icon in a row from real time table opens the Cutting Tools tab filtered with corresponding cutting tools for the machine.

Figure 3: Transfer - filtered cutting tools for machine

Clicking on the clamping devices filter icon in a row from real time table opens Clamping devices tab filtered with corresponding clamping devices for machine.

Figure 4: Transfer - filtered clamping devices for machine

Typing in the Filter field the machine number filters automatically table.

Figure 5: Transfer - Filtering Real Time table

Transfer Cutting Tools

Purpose: The Transfer/Cutting Tools page shows the current location of the cutting tools. The selected cutting tool(s) could be transferred to the selected locations.

Select the menu Tool Management/Transfer/Cutting tools

Figure 6: Transfer - Cutting tools

In a table are listed Cutting tools with an RFID, type, cutting item number, adaptive item number, status, and location.

To scan the cutting tool RFID:

Filtering the cutting tools table is possible by typing in the Filter field part or the whole RFID, type, cutting item type or number, adaptive item type or RFID, location.

Changing locations of some cutting tools is possible by steps:

When moving the cutting tool to the Kardex storage is necessary to enter the tray and the position of the Kardex.

Transfer Clamping Devices

Purpose: The Transfer/Clamping devices page shows the current location of the clamping devices. The selected clamping device(s) could be transferred to the selected locations.

Select the menu Tool Management/Transfer/Clamping devices

Figure 7: Transfer - Clamping devices

In a table are listed clamping devices with an RFID, type, status, and location.

To scan the clamping device RFID:

Filtering the clamping devices table is possible by typing in the Filter field part or the whole RFID, type, cutting item type, or location.

Changing locations of some clamping device(s) is possible by steps:

When moving the clamping device to the Kardex storage is necessary to enter the tray and the position of the Kardex.

Cutting Tools

Purpose: The Cutting tools menu is used for:

The Cutting tools types with their drawings are imported from the ERP system or created manually.

Cutting Tool Types

Select the menu Tool Management/ Cutting tools.

Figure 8: Cutting tools - Cutting tool types

In the table are listed Cutting tool types with a number, description, count (number of instances of this type), free (number of free instances not used in the cutting tools), and created date.

Cutting tool types is possible to filter by typing in the Filter field part of the number or description of the type.

Selecting a row from the table opens Details at the right side with description and attached drawing. It is possible to upload or download the drawing of the type.

Clicking on the arrow at the left side of some row expands the type with the list of instances created with it. Each instance is shown with RFID and created date.

Figure 9: Cutting tool type with attached instances

The table is possible to sort by all columns clicking on the columns titles.

Click on the button Add.

Figure 10: Cutting tools - Add Cutting tool type

Enter the number, description, max reconditions(optional), and click Add.

Select some row with Cutting tool type that has not attached instances of Cutting tools to it. Click Delete.

Select some row with Cutting tool type with Count greater than zero and click Delete. Confirm.

Cutting Tools

Precondition: The menu Cutting tools is selected.

Click on the tab Cutting tools.

Figure 11: Cutting tools - Details

In a table are listed Cutting tools with type number, type description, cutting item type description, adaptive item type description, status, location and column with icons for cutting tool management.

Cutting tools is possible to filter by typing in the Filter field part of the RFID, cutting tool type, cutting item, cutting item type, adaptive item, adaptive item type.

Filtering by status is possible from the Status filter.

To scan the Cutting tool RFID:

Clicking the Clear button clears all filters and shows the table with all Cutting tools.

Selecting a row from the table opens Details on the right side. It is possible to change the Cutting tool status from the Status dropdown and click Save.

Click on the tab Measurement on the right side. There are listed all cutting tool parameters that are measured on the Presetter Zoller machine. After measuring the cutting tool parameter and cutting item parameters are filled automatically and saved to the cutting tool.

Figure 12: Cutting tool and cutting item - Measurements

The table is possible to sort by all columns clicking on the columns titles.

Click on the button Add.

Figure 13: Create Cutting tool - select Cutting tool type

Filter the Cutting tool types by typing in the search field. Select some type from the dropdown.

Figure 14: Create Cutting tool

Select a location and click the Scan button.

Click the Add button.

When creating a cutting tool and is missing adaptive items of the required adaptive item type is possible to select another adaptive item type or scan available adaptive items.

Figure 15: Create cutting tool with nonstandard adaptive item

Select some row with a Cutting tool and click Delete. Confirm.

Select a cutting tool by clicking on the row. Click on the icon Change RFID from the last column.

Figure 16: Cutting tools - open the form Change RFID

On first scanning, select a current location from the list and click button Scan. Scan the cutting tool (adaptive item)

Click Change RFID button.

When selecting a new cutting tool and clicking on the Change RFID icon, automatically is loaded the current location with already used and the button Scan is selected.

Figure 17: Scanning RFID with saved current location

User can scan a cutting tool (adaptive item) and save by clicking the Change RFID button.

Cutting tools management

Precondition: The menu Cutting tools is selected. One cutting tool is selected in the table.

Purpose: For the selected cutting tool are possible the following operations:

Operations are accessible from the icons in the last column of the cutting tools table.

Change cutting item

Purpose: If the cutting item in the cutting tool is broken or expired it is possible to select a new cutting item of the required type in the cutting tool. The old cutting item receives the selected status (Broken or Expired)

Precondition: A row with a cutting tool is selected from the cutting tools table. Click on the first icon from the last column.

Figure 18: Cutting tools - Open Change cutting item form

Figure 19: Change Cutting item of the cutting tool

In the form is automatically selected the current cutting item status. If there is available a new cutting item of the required type, it is selected in the New cutting item dropdown.

Select the cutting item status to Broken or Expired. Select a new cutting item (if exist) and click the Change Cutting Item button.

Return to storage

Purpose: The selected cutting tool is possible to return to Kardex storage with selected status (Expired for example).

Precondition: A cutting tool is selected from the cutting tools table. Click on the second icon from the last column.

Figure 20: Cutting tools - Open Return to storage form

Figure 21: Return the cutting tool to storage

Select in the form the status of returned to storage cutting tool.

Enter a tray and position of the Kardex. Click Return to Storage button.

Disassemble cutting tool

Purpose: The selected cutting tool is possible to disassemble and the cutting item and the adaptive item from it to receive the selected statuses.

Precondition: A cutting tool is selected from the cutting tools table. Click on the third icon from the last column.

Figure 22: Cutting tools - Open Disassemble form

Figure 23: Return the cutting tool to storage

Select in the form the status of the cutting item and the status of the adaptive item. The cutting tool is removed from the table.

Cutting Items

Purpose: The Cutting items menu is used for:

The Cutting items types with their drawings are imported from the ERP system or created manually.

Cutting Item Types

Select the menu Tool Management/ Cutting Items.

Figure 24: Cutting Items - Cutting item types

In the table are listed Cutting item types with a number, description, count (number of instances of this type), free (number of free instances not used in the cutting tools), and created date.

Cutting item types is possible to filter by typing in the Filter field part of the number or description of the type.

Selecting a row from the table opens Details at the right side with description and attached drawing. It is possible to upload or download the drawing of the type.

Clicking on the arrow at the left side of some row expands the type with the list of instances created with it. Each instance is shown with RFID and created date.

Figure 25: Cutting item type with attached instances

The table is possible to sort by all columns clicking on the columns titles.

Click on the button Add.

Figure 26: Cutting items - Add Cutting item type

Enter the number and description, select measurement schema, and click Add.

Select some row with Cutting item type that has not attached instances of Cutting items to it. Click Delete.

Select some row with Cutting item type with Count greater than zero and click Delete. Confirm.

Cutting Items

Precondition: The menu Cutting items is selected.

Click on the tab Cutting items.

Figure 27: Cutting item - Details

In a table are listed Cutting items with a number, type, status, created date, and icon for use (blue and rotating icon - if used in a cutting tool or grey icon – when is not used).

Cutting items are possible to filter by typing in the Filter field part of the number or type.

Filtering by status is possible from the Status filter.

Clicking the Clear button clears all filters and shows the table with all Cutting items.

Selecting a row from the table opens Details on the right side. It is possible to change the Cutting item status from the Status dropdown.

Click on the tab Measurement on the right side. There are listed all cutting tool parameters that are measured on the Presetter Zoller machine. After measuring the cutting items data are filled automatically and saved to the cutting tool.

Figure 28: Cutting item - Measurements

The table is possible to sort by all columns clicking on the columns titles.

Click on the button Add.

Figure 29: Create Cutting item - select Cutting item type

Filter the Cutting item types by typing in the search field. Select some type from the dropdown.

Figure 30: Create Cutting item - all controls

Enter the cutting item number and select the initial status from the dropdown.

Click the Add button.

Select some row with the cutting item that is used in a cutting tool, and click Delete. Confirm.

Select some row with the cutting item that is not used in a cutting tool and click Delete. Confirm.

Adaptive Items

Purpose: The Adaptive items menu is used for:

The adaptive items types with their drawings are imported from the ERP system or created manually.

Adaptive Item Types

Select the menu Tool Management/ Adaptive Items.

Figure 31: Adaptive Items - Adaptive item types

In the table are listed adaptive item types with a number, description, count (number of instances of this type), free (number of free instances not used in the cutting tools), and created date.

Adaptive item types is possible to filter by typing in the Filter field part of the number or description of the type.

Selecting a row from the table opens Details at the right side with description and attached drawing. It is possible to upload or download the drawing of the type.

Clicking on the arrow at the left side of some row expands the type with the list of instances created with it. Each instance is shown with RFID and created date.

The table is possible to sort by all columns clicking on the columns titles.

Click on the button Add.

Figure 32: Adaptive items - Add adaptive item type

Enter the number and description and click Add.

Select some row with adaptive item type that has not attached instances of adaptive items to it. Click Delete.

Select some row with adaptive item type with Count greater than zero and click Delete. Confirm.

Adaptive Items

Precondition: The menu Adaptive items is selected.

Click on the tab Adaptive items.

Figure 33: Adaptive items

In a table are listed adaptive items with RFID, type, status, created date, location, icon for use (blue and rotating icon - if used in a cutting tool or grey icon – when is not used), and icon for changing RFID.

Adaptive items are possible to filter by typing in the Filter field part of the RFID or type.

Filtering by status is possible from the Status filter.

To scan the adaptive item RFID:

Clicking the Clear button clears all filters and shows the table with all adaptive items.

Selecting a row from the table opens Details on the right side. It is possible to change the adaptive item status from the Status dropdown.

The table is possible to sort by all columns clicking on the columns titles.

Click on the button Add.

Figure 34: Create adaptive item - select adaptive item type

Filter the adaptive item types by typing in the search field. Select some type from the dropdown.

Figure 35: Create adaptive item - all controls

Select a location and click the Scan button.

Scan the RFID of the adaptive item.

Click the Add button.

Select some row with the adaptive item that is used in a cutting tool, and click Delete. Confirm.

Select some row with the adaptive item that is not used in a cutting tool and click Delete. Confirm.

Select an adaptive item by clicking on the row. Click on the icon Change RFID from the last column.

Figure 36: Adaptive items - open the form Change RFID

Figure 37: Change RFID of an adaptive item

On first scanning, select a current location from the list and click button Scan. Scan the adaptive item.

Click Change RFID button.

When selecting a new adaptive item and clicking on the Change RFID icon, automatically is loaded the current location with already used and the button Scan is selected.

Figure 38: Scanning RFID with saved current location

User can scan an adaptive item and save by clicking the Change RFID button.

Clamping Devices

Purpose: The Clamping devices menu is used for:

The clamping device types with their drawings are imported from the ERP system or created manually.

Clamping Device Types

Select the menu Tool Management/Clamping devices.

Figure 39: Clamping Devices - Clamping Device types

In the table are listed clamping device types with a number, description, count (number of instances of this type), and created date.

Clamping device types is possible to filter by typing in the Filter field part of the number or description of the type.

Selecting a row from the table opens Details at the right side with description and attached drawing. It is possible to upload or download the drawing of the type.

Clicking on the arrow at the left side of some row expands the type with the list of instances created with it. Each instance is shown with RFID and created date.

The table is possible to sort by all columns clicking on the columns titles.

Click on the button Add.

Figure 40: Clamping Devices - Add clamping device type

Enter the number and description and click Add.

Select some row with clamping device type that has not attached instances of clamping devices to it. Click Delete.

Select some row with clamping device type with Count greater than zero and click Delete. Confirm.

Clamping Devices

Precondition: The menu Clamping Devices is selected.

Click on the tab Clamping devices.

Figure 41: Clamping devices

In a table are listed clamping devices with RFID, type, status, created date, location, and icon for changing RFID.

Clamping devices is possible to filter by typing in the Filter field part of the RFID or type.

Filtering by status is possible from the Status filter.

To scan the clamping device RFID:

Clicking the Clear button clears all filters and shows the table with all clamping devices.

Selecting a row from the table opens Details on the right side. It is possible to change the clamping device status from the Status dropdown.

The table is possible to sort by all columns clicking on the columns titles.

Click on the button Add.

Figure 42: Create clamping device - select clamping device type

Filter the clamping device types by typing in the search field. Select some type from the dropdown.

Figure 43: Create clamping device

Select a location and click the Scan button.

Scan the RFID of the clamping device.

Click the Add button.

Select some row with the clamping device and click Delete. Confirm.

Select a clamping device by clicking on the row. Click on the icon Change RFID from the last column.

Figure 44: Clamping devices - open the form Change RFID

Figure 45: Change RFID of a clamping device

On first scanning, select a current location from the list and click button Scan. Scan the clamping device.

Click Change RFID button.

When selecting a new clamping device and clicking on the Change RFID icon, automatically is loaded the current location with already used and the button Scan is selected.

Figure 46: Scanning RFID with saved current location

User can scan a clamping device and save by clicking the Change RFID button.

Scanning Heads

Purpose: The page Scanning heads is used to configure machines with Balluff controllers and scanning heads. Each Balluff controller has four ports for scanning heads connected to a machine by USB and TCP/IP interface.

Select the menu Tool Management/Scanning Heads

In the table are listed machines with connected controllers, serial ports, and heads**.**

Figure 47: Scanning heads

Machines’ configurations can be filtered by location, controller, or head selected from the dropdown. Click the Search button.

Clicking the Clear button clears the filters and the whole table is shown.

Connect Head

Purpose: Connecting the machine with the scanning head is possible by the button Connect Head.

Click the button Connect Head

Figure 48: Scanning heads - Connect head

Select head and machine from the lists and click the button Connect.

Disconnect Head

Purpose: Disconnecting the machine from the head is possible by the button Disconnect head.

Select a row with a connected machine. Click the button Disconnect Head.

Figure 49: Scanning heads - Disconnect head

Confirm by clicking the button Disconnect.

Manage controllers

Purpose: Configure controllers with name, model, mac address and serial port.

Figure 50: Scanners - manage controllers

Click on the button located at the right side of the Controller filer.

Figure 51: Scanners - manage controllers

Click button Add.

Figure 52: Scanners - add new controller

Enter name, model, mac ID, and serial port. Click Save.

Select the row from the table and click Edit. Make the changes by respecting the uniqueness requirement of the mac address and serial port. Click Save.

Select the row from the table and click Delete. Confirm Delete.