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In situations where the workbench terminal templates provided are not suitable for the manufacturing process, custom terminals can be created.  Depending on the requirements, it may be quicker and easier to copy an existing terminal, than building a new workbench terminal from scratch.  This guide covers both scenarios.  Before creating a custom workbench terminal, you should have read the sections:
 
  • Terminals
  • Functions
  • On-Screen Elements
  • Importing the Default Profile
  • Default On-Screen Elements

Let’s start by learning how we can build a custom terminal by copying an existing terminal template first.  When a terminal is copied, all settings relating to the source terminal are copied to the new terminal.  It is important to note that the copy process does not create a separate copy of the on-screen elements.  Therefore, both terminals will be referencing the same on-screen elements. In cases where a terminal needs to be associated to an existing on-screen element but you want to apply different on-screen element properties, the existing on-screen element should be copied and the properties edited or created from scratch.  

To copy a terminal:
 
  1. Select Terminal Maintenance
  2. Tick the ‘Advanced’ pre-defined terminal
  3. Select Copy
  4. Enter a suitable value in the Name field (i.e. Work Centre A)
  5. Enter a description value in the desciption field (i.e. Work Centre A)
  6. Select […] in the Linked Equipment field
  7. Select the work units to appear as linked equipment (i.e MBFA, MBCC)
  8. Uncheck or check the on-screen elements that are required
  9. Select Save

 
 
To successfully create custom on-screen elements, you must have a good understanding of the different functions included in LYNQ.  Functions ultimately determine how the user interacts with the workbench. Refer to the ‘Functions’ section before starting this section.
 
It’s possible to create custom on screen elements by:
 
  • Copying an existing on-screen element
  • Creating the on-screen element from scratch
Both scenarios will be covered in this guide.
 
Let’s assume you have two terminals configured. Work Centre A and Work Centre B and both terminals are using the material issue on-screen element.  You decide that in Work Centre B you want to disable the ‘allow over issue setting’ but in Work Centre A the ‘allow over issue setting’ is enabled.

This can be achieved by:
 
  1. Creating a copy of the existing on-screen element
  2. Amend the default settings
  3. Associate the new on-screen element to Work Centre B
  4. Disassociate the original on-screen element from Work Centre B
To copy an existing on-screen element
 
  1. Select Settings
  2. Select Advanced Settings
  3. Select Workbench
  4. Select Elements
  5. Select the on-screen element (i.e Material Issues) using the check box
  6. Select Copy
  7. Change the value in the code field (i.e ‘Material Issue - Work Centre B’)
  8. Select settings against the Material Issue (Active Tasks) function
  9. Deselect the option to ‘allow over issue’
  10. From the Statuses Tab, ensure the ‘clocked in status’ is selected
  11. From the Terminals Tab, select which terminal this will apply to (i.e Work Centre B)
  12. Select Save




 
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