Register Counter & Measurement Readings

Register Counter Readings from Manufacturing in Business Central.

Introduction

Counters represent Machine Center & Work Center in EAM. If you want to collect Counter data from Machine Center & Work Center, then it happens via Counters. Counters can tell a machine, "you need to be maintained after every 10.000 Units or Running Hours".

After production, the data will end up in Counter Journal Line - when posted, the data will be used as a Counter Reading. We don't post Readings directly to the Counters.

When registering a Counter, an Asset must first exist, the Asset is then connected to the Counter, Work Order Plans with Counter Frequencies are created, and finally Counter Readings can be added via Machine Center & Work Center. The setup detailed on this page require knowledge of Counter module.

Dynaway Manufacturing - Counter & Measurement integration
Dynaway Manufacturing - Counter & Measurement integration
Prerequisites

Knowledge of the Counters and Measurements. It is recommended that you familiarize yourself with the Counter module and Measurement module before reading this page.

Register Counter Readings from Manufacturing

Registration of Counter Readings such as Running hours and Units can be done directly from the Manufacturing Module. This allows a Manufacturing Operator to register Counter values manually without leaving the Manufacturing module that he is familiar with and works with daily.

The Register Counter Reading action is only available for records that are connected to the asset and have counter assigned to the asset.

The Register Counter Reading action is available on Machine Center and Work Center.

The Register Counter Reading action is also available on Production Orders (Production Journal and Production Order Routing cards).

Output Quantity

Output Quantity on the Work Center or Machine Center updates the Counter. When Production Order Quantity is registered as Work Center or Machine Center output, I want Counter assigned to the machine to be automatically updated, so that the Counter registration process will be fully automated and reduce mistakes and manual registration. Also, will more integrate maintenance with manufacturing module.

  • It is possible to choose that Counter is responsible for quantity produced on Work Center or Machine Center.
  • When registering output quantity on the Machine Center or Work Center, the Counter Journal Line is created and ready to receive registrations.

Time registered

Time registered on the Work Center or Machine Center updates the Counter. When time is registered on the Work Center or Machine Center, then Counter assigned to the machine is automatically updated, so that the Counter registration process will be fully automated and reduce mistakes and manual registration. Also, will more integrate maintenance with manufacturing module.

  • It is possible to choose that Counter is responsible for time registered on Work Center or Machine Center.
  • It is possible to choose if the total time, only run time.
  • When register time on the Machine Center or Work Center the the Counter Journal Line is created and ready for register.

Register Measurement Readings from Manufacturing

Measurement Readings can be created directly from the Manufacturing Module. This allows a Manufacturing Operator to register Measurement values manually without leaving the Manufacturing module that he is familiar with and works with daily. When the Machine or Work Center is connected with an Asset and it has Measurements, it is possible to register the Measurement Readings directly from card (Machine or Work Center), Production Order (also finished), Production Journal.

The Register Measurement Reading action is shown on Machine Center and Work Center.

  • The Register Measurement Reading action is only available on records that are connected to the asset and have either counter or at least one measurement assigned to the asset.
  • If the asset has more than one measurement assigned then before registering the reading - the proper measurement needs to be chosen.

The Register Measurement Reading action is also shown on the Production Journal and Production Order Routing (for Production Order in status Released and Finished).

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