Editing of parts and production sequences is done in the Station Editor. Access this from the drop-down menu.
Creating & Running Your First Sequence
1. Create a Production Sequence using the Sequence Editor:
You can begin by creating a simple sequence with a few steps to display work instructions.
Using the Tascus Station Editor, you can add a Part Number on the Parts List tab. In the next few steps, you will define which production sequences run for the Part Number.
3. Create at least one Production Operation:
Production Operations are used to define which high-level production operations are being completed. Production Operations in Tascus usually align with operations in an ERP system.
4. Link a Part Number to a Production Sequence:
Finally, on the Parts tab of the Station Editor, for each Part Number, you will need to define which production sequences are linked to each Part Number and Operation.
The entries in this table for each Part Number will define what options are displayed when an operator clicks to start a production sequence.
Sequence Editor Page
The station editor opens on the Sequence Editor page, here you can load and edit production sequences. These are a series of production steps that run in sequence when a production sequence starts.
You configure the type of step on the left-hand side of the screen and view the sequence on the right-hand table.
File Opening & Saving Functions
Open -This allows you to select a sequence file to open.
Save – Saves the current sequence file.
Save As – This allows you to save a sequence to a new filename.
Left Hand Step Editing Panel
Step Type – This drop-down list allows you to select which type of step to add to the production sequence.
Target Time – This allows you to define a target time for completion of the step. This will be displayed to the operator as a target time and will be used to evaluate the efficiency of the process.
Step Description – This is the name that is given to the step in the production sequence list. It is important for this not to be empty, and to be a unique value.
Operator Message to Display – On most steps, this is used to display a message to the operator along the bottom status bar.
Add – Adds the current step to the production sequence list.
Update – Updates the currently selected step in the production sequence with the values on the left-hand side of the sequence editor.
Skip Step – Allows you to skip a step in the sequence.
Record Result – This defines whether to record the result of the step in the production database.
Save Image – Allows you to automatically capture an image using an attached camera during this step.
Wait – This should be ticked if you want the step to wait for a response from the operator before moving onto the next step in the sequence.
Pre Conditions – Allows you to use logic functions to define under what conditions this step should run in a sequence. Pre Conditions are only used if you have already defined some product Properties that can be defined when a production sequence starts. See more in the Properties section.
Preview – Some steps (e.g. Display Image) have a preview function to show how the file will appear when used in a sequence.
Edit – On some steps (e.g. Display Work Instruction) this opens up a more detailed editor window where you can define additional production step properties.
Right Hand Sequence List Panel
Preview Conditions – When Pre Conditions have been applied to a sequence, this allows you to preview what a sequence will look like with different product properties.
Sequence List – This is a table showing the names and details of all steps in the production sequence.
Copy – Allows you to copy a sequence step.
Paste – Pastes the current copied step into the sequence.
Move Up – Moves a step up in the sequence list
Move Down – Moves a step down in the sequence list.
Delete – Deletes a step from the sequence.