What data can I collect with Silver Level of DataXchange? The Scytec Process Control System is available in four versions. Any quantity combination of versions can be used allowing some equipment to only collect cycle status while other equipment also collects downtimes, etc.
Silver level includes all the features of Bronze Level and adds the ability to track planned and unplanned downtime. The various reasons for downtime can be captured through bar code scanners and data entry at a computer to better explain why idle time occurs.
Common reason codes for CNC downtime are setup, maintenance, tooling, quality, breaks, meetings, waiting on material and others. Keep in mind, when the machine is not running, it is considered idle unless otherwise defined with a reason code.