AS400 Production Line Alarm Triggering
Posted on 2004-10-15
Our production line moves many products per minute. At a specific station some accessories are added to the finished good before packing. Each unit has a barcode on the back and is scanned by a fixed scanner.
As long as the same model is coming down the line there is no problem with adding the correct Accessory. When the model changes often times the operater adding the accessories does not pay attention and therefore the wrong accessories are added to the unit.
I know when a different Finished Good comes down the line baised on the barcode. What I need to do is to be able to trigger some type of Bell, Buzzer, Light that will capture the operators attention.
What (if any) sources are out there for these kind of devices?
How would the AS400 trigger the device baised on defined parameters in the program?