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Measuring Down Time
« on: June 01, 2016, 11:08:38 AM »
Hey all,

So is there a way to go into Mach and measure how much down time there has been in a week's time?  For instance, how much time the operators are leaving a machine sit before changing material and running again?  I'm doing an efficiency study.
Re: Measuring Down Time
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2016, 07:34:09 PM »
I've got an idea on how to do this.  Been working on it today for my own use.  I'm away for the weekend but will get back on it Monday and post my results. 
Chad Byrd
Re: Measuring Down Time
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2016, 03:02:33 PM »
Okay, I've got something working.
I have attached a screenset and two macros. 
The screenset has a tab called "Down Time" in it you will find Down Time in minutes, parts, and average down time per part and a button to reset all the DRO's to start a new week. 
The Macros will run off of M30 and the cycle start button.  You will need to configure Mach3 to ignore M calls while loading.  It is in the general config section in Mach3 (it is a checkbox).
Hope this will help.  Any questions just send me a message or email.
Chad Byrd