This is used for checking the panel stopping position when the panel stopping position function is being used on the NXT. It is necessary to have a compatible version of Fuji Flexa and NXT control software V3.10 or higher in order to use this function and the panel stopping position correction function must be enabled in the machine configuration. In addition, if the panel stopping position correction function is turned off in the machine configuration, then any settings made regarding this are ignored by the machine.
Section 1 – Making machine configuration settings
The following procedures are used to turn on the panel stopping position correction function for the machine.
1. Double-click the [Internet Explorer] icon on the desktop.
2. Enter the address (URL) “https://
3. From Floor Monitor, click the machine or module number for the NXT for which Machine Accessories is to be used. The Machine Accessories log on page is displayed.
4. Enter or select a user ID from the drop-down list.
5. Enter the password for the user and click [Log on]. Once connected to the machine, the top diagram of the picture will match the machine that was selected. In the lower left side, the menu for possible actions displays. In the lower right side, the details for the selected item displays.
6. Click [Machine Configuration] from [Menu]. Accessory Software connects to the machine and receives the machine information. When completed, the settings page displays.
7. Select [Loader Settings] from the [Category] drop-down list. When a category has been selected the settings shown under the list automatically change to the selected category.
8. Select the [ON (Panel Edge)] option for [Panel position correction].
9. Once the settings have been completed, click [Send to Machine] to send the new setting to the machine. During transmission to the machine, the operation panel will change to the transmission display. When sending the new setting is complete, a page displays with that message.
10.Once all changed settings have been sent to the machine, click [Close].
Section 2 – Making a panel edge check sequence in Fuji Flexa
1. Select the [Top] or [Bottom] tab from the job information bar depending on the side of the panel the panel edge sequence is to be added.
2. Double-click [Coordinate] to display the “All” window.
3. There are several tabs at the bottom of the [Coordinate] pane. Select the [Mark] tab and the mark sequences are displayed.
4. Scroll to the bottom of the sequences until the last blank line is visible.
5. Click in the blank data cell for “Board” and select the “0” from the drop-down list.
6. Press Tab to move to the type data cell, and select “Panel Edge” from the drop-down list.
7. Press Tab to move to the level data cell, and select “Panel” from the drop-down list.
8. Press Tab to move to the reference data cell, and enter a unique reference number.
9. Press Tab to move to the X-position data cell, and enter the X-position for the panel edge to be checked. This position must be inside of the panel. Refer to the “Cautions regarding panel edge position” section below for information about the panel edge checking position.
10.Press Tab to move to the Y-position data cell, and enter the Y-position for the panel edge to be checked. Generally, this position will be 12 mm and is the Y-position that the felt paper is usually applied on the backup plate. This position must be inside of the panel. Refer to the “Cautions regarding the panel edge check position” section below for information about the panel edge checking position.
11.Press Tab to move to the mark name data cell, leave this field blank.
12.Enter any other information as necessary. Note: It is not possible to make 2 or more panel edge check sequences for a panel.
Section 3 – Cautions regarding the panel edge check position
Be sure to note the following caution points about the panel edge check position.
The X- and Y-position must be inside of the panel, but very close to the edge position to be checked (within the scanning area).
Always specify a section with a straight line of the panel edge. Do not include a cut-out section in the scan area as panel play may affect positioning.
When panel rotation is specified, set the coordinates based on the panel orientation at the time of transportation on the conveyor.
Specify a location that does not contain any bright objects such as backup pins, for times when there is no panel on the conveyor. Nor place any bright items in the specified area (such as backup pins, soiled/grease areas, soft backup pin tips).
Section 4 – Making job machine configuration settings in Fuji Flexa
Generally the machine configuration settings for the panel edge will be appropriate and do not need to be changed. Follow the prodecures below if the settings need to be changed.
1. Select the [Top] or [Bottom] tab from the job information bar depending on the side of the panel the machine to be edited is located.
2. Double-click the name of the line to display the machines in that line.
3. Double-click the name of the machine for which to set the auto backup pins.
4. Double-click [Configuration] under the machines name and a window displays in the data area.
5. There are several tabs at the bottom of the [Machine Configuration] pane. Select the [Process Options] tab and the process options for the machine display.
6. Enter the appropriate panel stopping position correction settings process settings for the machine if the panel stopping position correction function is turned on. Refer to the table below for information on these settings.
Setting and Description
Scan Area X/Y: This specifies the size of the area in the X- and Y-direction checked for the panel edge when correcting the panel stopping position.
Shutter Speed: This setting specifies the shutter speed used by the mark camera when checking for the panel edge. The larger the value, the slower the shutter speed and the image becomes brighter. Generally, the default setting is appropriate.
Color: Specify which lighting should be used to check for the panel edge. Different settings will be required depending on the color of the panel. Generally, the default setting is appropriate.
Pattern: Specify which lights should be used to check for the panel edge. Different settings will be required depending on the color of the panel. Generally, the default setting is appropriate.