Data about the configuration of the NXT must be entered. When an NXT machine with a certain name is added for the first time, the default information is used. This data must be checked and edited if it does not match the actual machine with that name.
Entering NXT configuration data
1. Select the [Top] or [Bottom] tab from the job information bar depending on which side of the panel the machine is located for which the configuration data needs to be edited.
2. Double-click the name of the line to display the machines in that line.
3. Double-click the name of the NXT machine to set the configuration file for to display the items for that machine.
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. The first tab is [General] and this is the location where the machine configuration data is set. There are two groupings of data. Data in the [Machine Setup] affect the conveyor system, and the settings in the [Optimization] affect the optimization of the NXT machine. Refer to the tables below for information on the settings.
Fix Rail: This specifies whether or not the reference rail for the second lane can move to different positions. If this is set to “Yes” the reference rail cannot move to different positions and a setting must be specified for [Rail Width]. This is the location that the refence rail for lane 2 will be positioned.
Rail Width: This setting only displays when the setting for [Fix Rail] is “Yes”. This setting specifies the location at which the reference rail for lane 2 will be fixed.
Board Flow: This specifies the direction in which the panels flow through the machine. This settings does not actually control the direction in the machine but is used for job related processing in Fuji Flexa.
Mark Reset: This specifies whether or not the fiducial marks for the sequences are cleared and reassigned. If this is set to “
Mark Compensation Count: This specifies how many marks are to be used for aligning the sequences when assigning fiducial marks. If this setting is changed then only marks that have no fiducial assignments are affected or all sequences are affected only if the [Mark Reset] setting is “Reset”.
Feeder Duplication: This specifies whether or not parts with many placements will be broken up into multiple feeders and set into different modules. If this is set to “Yes”, parts with many placements will be set in multiple feeders and placed on multiple modules.
Use Current Feeder Setup: When the [Allocate Feeders] option is selected for optimization, this specifies whether or not the current feeder setup will be changed or not. If the is set to “No” and the [Allocate Feeders] option is selected for optimiztion, then the current feeder positions and settings are completely ignored and all feeders are redistributed. If there are variable status feeders that are not being used in the current job in the feeder setup, these feeders are removed.
Conveyor Mode: This settings specifies the panel conveyance mode to be used for production for determining optimization.
Target Conveyor: This specifies the target lane on which the job will be optimized. If set to “Lane 1”, then the job is optimized with the premise that the panels are to be loaded on lane 1.
Optimizer Type: This setting specifies the level of optimization to be performed. “Speed” performs optimization with a priority on achieving a relatively fast cycle time and processing is performed quickly. “Optimal” performs optimization with a priority on achieving the fastest cycle time and processing takes longer. “Time Limit” performs processing the same as “Optimal” but within a specified time limit.
Time Limit: This only displays if [Optimizer Type] is set to “Time Limit”. This specifies the time limit in minutes that the optimizer has to complete processing.
Optimize For Single Module Production: This specifies whether or not paired module production is used for panels between 250 and 305 in length. This setting has no bearing for panels outside of this range. When setting to “No” and the panel size is within the range, the M3 modules are automatically paired for paired production. If set to “Yes” and the panel size is within the range, the M3 modules are not paired. For panels smaller than the range, M3 modules are never paired. For panels larger than the range, M3 modules are always paired.
Optimize Insert Order Only: When this setting is set to “No”, insert order, feeders, head setup, nozzle stations and other items can be optimized/ changed during optimization. Only the insert order is changed during optimization when this setting is “Yes”.
Optimize Panel Stopping Position Offset: This specifies whether or not the panel stopping position is optimized for paired module production. This is only for M3 modules when they are performing paired module production.
Allocate parts to M6 modules: This specifies whether or not to allocate parts that are in the head interference area during paired module production to M6 modules if possible. By setting this to “Yes”, head waiting time during paired module production is reduced. However, more parts are assigned to the M6 module.
Used feeder type: Specify the whether of not reel holders are on the feeders. If set to “Reel holder”, the optimizer positions feeders in the feeder setup considering that the feeders have reel holders. If this is set to “Reel holder-E”, the optimizer positions feeders in the feeder setup considering that feeders have no reel holders and a bucket type feeder pallet is used.
Optimize Nozzle Station: This specifies whether the nozzle allocation should be optimized or not. If this is set to “Yes” the nozzles in the nozzle station will be changed to be “optimized” for production. If this is set to “No” then optimization is performed without changing the nozzle setup.
Nozzle station nozzle allocation method: Specify the nozzle station nozzle arrangement method. “Minimum” arranges for the minimum number nozzles required by the head. “Maximum” arranges for the maximum number of nozzles allowable in the station.