This chapter covers the following topics:
Oracle MES for Process Manufacturing uses the device integration capability of Oracle Warehouse Management System to read weighing scales. Full mobile device support provides a query for dispensable items directly from a handheld device, and selection of dispensing jobs. You can read data from the scale with a single click.
Most data entry required for dispensing and preweigh is related to specifying material details such as item number, and lot and quantity information. Barcode readers to scan item and lot information provide data entry capability and eliminate data entry errors. Standard weighing scale integration is provided to read the quantities data directly from production scales or balances.
You can sign onto one or multiple devices prior to accepting tasks. When you sign on to a device you unlock it for use in the manufacturing process. Your system administrator configures the device to require sign-on prior to task dispatch.
You can flag devices that require exportation of lot-specific information, and include this information in the data transmission.
Setup procedures are documented in the mobile device user's guide for configuration information.
Tasks of a Database Administrator. Oracle Database Administrator's Guide
Configuring Dispatchers, Oracle Database Administrator's Guide
Defining Devices, Oracle Warehouse Management User's Guide
Explaining Material Handling Devices, Oracle Warehouse Management User's Guide
Material Handling Device Integration, Oracle Warehouse Management Implementation Guide
The Oracle Warehouse Management material handing device integration lets you manage data through several different methods. After mapping a dispenser to a resource, you can export a measurement command to a dispenser and import measurement data from for processing to MES for Process Manufacturing.
Define material handling devices. See: Defining Devices, Oracle Warehouse Management User's Guide and Explaining Material Handling Devices, Oracle Warehouse Management User's Guide.
Assign each material handling device to a business event, and configure the device directives:
Associate devices at the subinventory level.
Associate the message template to the device definition.
Specify the PL/SQL API specification interface for the device. The export method uses a PL/SQL package procedure called from Warehouse Management in the context of processing the business event.
Initiate the business event, see: Material Handling Devices and Business Events, Oracle Warehouse Management User's Guide
Process Parameters Event for mapping the device to acquire process parameters such as temperature, pressure, humidity, and other critical environmental variables.
Process Dispensing Event for mapping the device to a dispenser.
Export task information to the material handling device. Bidirectional communications run the device task. For example, take a scale measurement.
Device indicates the task is complete and exports XML-formatted data to the application using the API-based interface defined.
Note: You can map a single device for both the Process Parameter Event and the Process Dispensing Event.
To map a device to a resource
Navigate to the Plant Resources window in the Process Engineer responsibility.
Enter the Organization.
Query the desired Resource.
Select Devices. The Resource Devices window displays.
Enter device information.
Enter the Device Response to the process Parameter to map the device to the resource.
Save your work.
Verify the device mapping by performing an appropriate task that requires entry of a process parameter or performance of a dispensing-related operation.
A process parameter is entered to record information such as temperature, humidity, relative barometric pressure, or elapsed time pertinent to product manufacturing. Use process parameters as set points, comparison values, or to document environmental conditions or the measured duration of an operation. See: Mapping a Device to a Resource
To measure process parameters using an integrated device
Navigate to the Production Supervisor responsibility.
Create a batch from a recipe that requires entry of process parameters.
Navigate to the Batches window to release the batch.
Navigate to the Batch Steps window to release the batch step that has the requirement for process parameter entry.
Select Activities to display the Step Activities window.
Select the desired activity.
Select Resources to display the Step Resources window.
Select the desired resource.
Select Process Parameters to display the Resource Process Parameters window.
Select the desired process parameter.
Select Read Selected Process Parameter to trigger the measurement and data entry sequence.
The application reads the parameter from the integrated device and communicates the reading to the application. The Actual process parameter displays.